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Q: 265 on a tire what does it mean?

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265 = Width of tire in Millimetres 40 = Ratio of height to width (aspect ratio) Z = Speed rating for over 150Mph (240Kph) R = Radial - the construction of the tire 18 = Diameter in inches of the wheel the tire is designed to fit. In summary, this tire is for a sports car with 18 inch wheels.

Yes but the profile is different and will affect your speedometer.

Can you? Yes you can. Should you? No, you should not because the 65 series tire is 4.84% (1.47") smaller in overall diameter than the 70 series tire. You should never go over or under 3% difference. If you wish to go to a 65 series tire then you need to install 265/65-17 tires that are only 0.19% (.06") larger. That size will be an excellent fit. A 255/65-17 will also work well but not quite as well as a 265/65-17. A 235/65-17 will not work well and you should not install that size. Know that the 265 may rub the fender liner when you turn sharply so check that.

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The 195 refers to millimeters (mm) and is the width of the tire across the treads. The 55 is also in millimeters(mm) and refers to the height if the tire from the edge of the rim(wheel) to the top of the tire. And finally, the 15 refers to inches (in) and refers to the diameter of the wheel that the tire fits to and the inside diameter of the tire.

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That number is the width of your tire in millimeter units. In inch units it is 10.43 inches

It is 265 mm wide

Yes you can

Unlikely, it's MUCH wider.

Can a 265-70r x17 tire work on a 2004 toyota thundra 4x4

Where can I find tires 265 - 70 - R20

265 70 R 15

265 = Width of tire in Millimetres 40 = Ratio of height to width (aspect ratio) Z = Speed rating for over 150Mph (240Kph) R = Radial - the construction of the tire 18 = Diameter in inches of the wheel the tire is designed to fit. In summary, this tire is for a sports car with 18 inch wheels.

No you can not. say for example 265 70 R16 the height of the tire from the rim to outside of tire is 70% of the 265. you can use a calculator to find what size of tire you can use other wise your speedometer will be out

265/70R15

It is 265 mm wide = 10.43 inches (approx).

It usually will, but remember to run same size on both sides.

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