What Size Tires Do I Need

The suggested width of the rim for most 35-inch tires is between 10 and 12 inches wide. You can go with a narrower rim, but it may not support the tire as well as it should. A wider rim will be stronger and allow the tire to perform more effectively.

This is all based on the manufacturer’s recommendations as well as proven experience. You may also find some 35-inch tires that have stiffer sidewalls than others.

How do I find out what size tires my car needs?

What Tires Fit My Car Calculator

Check your owner’s manual or the manufacturer’s website to find out what size tires your car needs. You can also check the driver’s side door or glove compartment for a sticker that should list the tire size. If you can’t find it, ask one of our ASE-certified technicians at a local Firestone Complete Auto Care store and they’ll be happy to look it up for you.

Can I put different size tires on my car?

Different Size Tires

If you’re looking for a larger tire size (from an OE 235/60R16 for example), it’s as simple as replacing one set of tires with another. Just remember that when you change a tire’s overall diameter, it affects many aspects of your vehicle’s performance.

If you want to keep the same overall diameter when you replace your tires, make sure the new set matches the old.

What size tires will fit on my rims?

How to Tell What size Tires Fit Rims

The tire width that fits your rim is written as a range of numbers. For example, “27-inch wheels x 1.25 to 2.125-inch tires” means that the wheel is made for a tire with a width between 1.25 and 2.125 inches measured from sidewall to sidewall. If you want to put a wider tire on your wheel, you’ll need to check if there’s enough clearance inside the frame and fork for the larger tire.

What size bike tires should I get?

Bike Size Tires

Tire size is typically shown on the side of the tire, e.g., 700x32c or 26″ x 1.75″. Assuming the same aspect ratio, a 700x32c (700C) tire has about the same diameter as a 26″ tire, so you can use either one; but our selection of 700C tires is much larger than that of 26″ tires, so you’re more likely to find what you want in 700C than in 26″.

Do you need to know the size of your tires?

Size of The Tires

There are many times when you might need to know the size of your tires. If you’re buying new tires, you need to know what size they should be to fit your vehicle. And if you have a punctured tire and need a replacement, you’ll probably want one that is the same size as the others on your vehicle.

What does the 265 70R17 mean?

The 265 70R17 Tires
  • 265 70R17 = 265 = width of the tire in millimeters. The width is measured from sidewall to sidewall. In this example, the tire width is 265 millimeters;
  • 70 = height of the tire expressed as a percentage of its width. In this example, the sidewall height is equal to 70% X 265 mm or 185.5 millimeters;
  • R = radial construction type (you can still find bias tires out there);
  • 17 = rim diameter in inches.

Can I use 265/70R16 tires instead of 245/75R16 tires?

26570R16 Tires Instead Of 24575R16 Tires

Yes, you can use 265/70R16 tires instead of 245/75R16 tires. Both sides have an overall diameter within 0.2″ of each other, so there should be no clearance or rubbing issues, assuming the tires are mounted on wheels with the correct backspacing and offset for your vehicle.

Is it better to have a bigger or smaller bike tire?

It depends on a lot of factors like the size of the tire, type of tire, and the intended use. Larger tires are more flexible and typically have more grip, but they are also heavier and less aerodynamic than smaller tires. Smaller tires are lighter, faster, and more aero, but they also have less grip and less air volume for cushioning.


Determine what size rims you want. While it may be tempting to go with the largest rims possible, it is important to remember that more surface area requires more weight.

The heavier the rim, the more weight there is for your car’s engine to push around. The larger your tire, the wider your rim should be.

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