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Is the width of the tire measured in millimeters from sidewall to sidewall. The first three-digit number in the tire size refers to the tire width. For instance, in a size P215/65 R15 tire, the width is 215 millimeters.
LT = If a tire ends with "LT," it signifies the tire is either an earlier "Numeric", "Wide Base" or "Flotation" Light Truck size designed to be used on vehicles that are capable of carrying heavy cargo and towing trailers (Numeric sizes), use 16.5-inch diameter rims (Wide Base sizes) or are wider, over sized tires designed to help the vehicle drive on top of loose dirt or sandy surfaces (Flotation sizes).
There are two ways that tire manufacturers display tire size, inches and metric. How to read tire size in inches is very straight forward. Example A : 33X12.50R15 The first number is your overall diameter of the tire. In this example the tire diameter or "height" is 33 inches tall. The second number represents the width of the tire.
The first letter indicates the tire’s class. P designates this tire as a passenger car tire. An LT before the tire size would mean the tire is a light truck tire. A European metric tire would have no letter before the tire size.
Ninety-five indicates a maximum weight of 1,521 pounds. Remember that this is per tire, which means you have to multiply by four to get the total capacity for a complete set of tires. If the vehicle has its original tires, you can just refer to the doorjamb, which lists the maximum cargo capacity with passengers.
The size stamp on a tire will tell you its width, sidewall height, internal construction and matching wheel diameter.
Determining the tire size for your vehicle is simple. All the information you need is available either in the owner’s manual or somewhere within the vehicle.
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