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Wheel vs. Tire width selection chart

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Summary

Each tire has a specific rim width range on which the tire can be mounted. Failure to follow rim width recommendations may result in poor tire performance or possible wheel and/or tire failure.

Details

Below is a quick reference chart listing each tire size and the acceptable rim widths for that size. Choosing a wheel near the middle of the range will give a balance between ride quality and handling. A wider wheel will improve handling at the expense of ride quality, while a narrower wheel will improve ride quality at the expense of handling. Consider these compromises when selecting wheels.

Metric Rim Widths
Aspect Ratio Metric Size Designations Approved Rim Width Ranges

35 Series 275/35R17 9.0-10.5
  335/35R17 11.0-13.0
  345/35R15 11.0-13.5
40 Series 285/40R15 11.0-13.5
  215/40R15 7.0-8.5
  245/40R17 8.0-9.5
  255/40R17 8.5-10.0
  265/40R17 8.5-10.0
  235/40R18 8.0-9.5
45 Series 195/45/R15 6.5-7.5
  215/45R15 7.0-8.5
  255/45R15 8.5-10.0
  205/45R16 7.0
  225/45R16 7.5-9.0
  245/45R16 8.0-9.5
  215/45R17 7.0-8.5
  235/45R17 8.0-9.5
  255/45R17 8.5-10.5
50 Series 175/50R13 5.0-6.0
  195/50R14 5.5-7.0
  205/50R15 5.5-7.5
  215/50R15 6.0-7.5
  225/50R15 6.0-8.0
  195/50R16 5.5-7.0
  205/50R16 5.5-7.5
  225/50R16 6.0-8.0
  235/50R16 6.5-8.5
  215/50R17 6.5-7.5
55 Series 205/55R14 5.5-7.5
  185/55R15 6.0-6.5
  195/55R15 5.5-7.0
  205/55R15 5.5-7.5
  205/55R16 5.5-7.5
  225/55R16 6.0-8.0
Aspect Ratio Metric Size Designations Approved Rim Width Ranges

60 Series 185/60R13 5.0-6.5
  205/60R13 5.5-7.5
  185/60R14 5.0-6.5
  195/60R14 5.5-7.0
  205/60R14  
  195/60R15 5.5-7.0
  205/60R15 5.5-7.5
  215/60R15 6.0-7.5
  225/60R15 6.0-8.0
  235/60R15 6.5-8.5
65 Series 185/65R15 5.0-6.5
  195/65R15 5.5-7.0
  205/65R15 5.5-7.5
  215/65R15 6.0-7.5
70 Series 165/70R10 4.5-5.5
  175/70R12 5.0-6.0
  175/70R13 5.0-6.0
  205/45R16 7.0
  185/70R13 5.0-6.5
  185/70R14 5.0-6.5
  195/70R15 5.5-7.0
  205/70R14 5.5-7.5
  185/70R15 5.0-6.5
  205/70R15 5.5-7.5
  215/70R15 6.0-7.5
82 Series 155R12 4.0-5.0
  155R13 4.0-5.5
  165R13 4.0-5.5
  175R14 4.5-6.0
  185R14 4.5-6.0
  165R15 4.0-5.5

P-Metric Rim Widths
Aspect Ratio Metric Size Designations Approved Rim Width Ranges

75 Series P205/75R15 5.5-7.5
  P215/75R15 5.5-7.5
  P225/75R15 6.0-8.0
  P235/75R15 6.0-8.0
80 Series P155/80R13 4.5-5.5
  P165/80R13 4.5-6.0
  P175/80R13 4.5-6.0
  P185/80R13 5.0-6.5
Aspect Ratio Metric Size Designations Approved Rim Width Ranges

35 Series P315/35R17 10.0-12.0
40 Series P275/40R17 8.5-10.0
50 Series P215/50R13 5.5-8.5
  P235/50R13 6.0-9.0
  P245/50R14 6.5-9.0
  P225/50R15 6.0-8.0
  P295/50R15 7.5-11.0
  P225/50R16 6.0-8.0
  P245/50R16 6.5-9.5

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