The 185 would have a diameter of 24.65 inches while the 175 would have a diameter of 24.02 inches. The section width, or thickness of the tires differs is slightly more noticeable. The 185 would be 7.28 inches wide while the 175 is 6.89 inches wide.

What's the difference between a 185 tire and a 195 tire?

The 195 may be a bit wider, but it is a taller tire than the 185, so your acceleration will feel like you're in a higher gear. Your speedometer will read slower and your mpg calculation will be off. You can always go back to the 185's.

Actually, pulling up an example on TireRack.com, I see that a 195/60 R15 will work on a 5.5" to 7" rim, so the simple answer to your question is: Yes a 195 is fine on a 185 spec rim. You will increase the tire height by 12mm with a 195/60 vs a 185/60.Apr 3, 2011

How wide is a 185 series tire?

185/60R14 tires have a diameter of 22.7", a section width of 7.3", and a wheel diameter of 14". The circumference is 71.4" and they have 887 revolutions per mile. Generally they are approved to be mounted on 5-6.5" wide wheels.

How wide is a 185 65r15 tire?

Parameter Old New
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Overall diameter: 622 mm 635 mm
Section width 185 mm 195 mm
Circumference 1952 mm 1993 mm
Sidewall height 120 mm 127 mm

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 215 millimeters. 60. This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 60%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 60% of the width.

What does P215 mean on a tire?

It tells us the size of the wheel that the tire is intended to fit. A size P215/65 R15 tire is made for a wheel with a 15" diameter.

215: The first number designates the tire's width, from sidewall to sidewall. In this case, the number 215 means that the tire width is 215 millimetres. 65: The number after the dash specifies the tire's aspect ratio, which is the ratio of the tire's width to its height.Feb 1, 2017

How big is a 255 60R16 tire?

255/60R16 tires have a diameter of 28.0", a section width of 10.0", and a wheel diameter of 16". The circumference is 88.1" and they have 719 revolutions per mile. Generally they are approved to be mounted on 7-9" wide wheels.

How big of a tire is a 255?

255 (Tire Width): The tire width is 255 millimeters from sidewall to sidewall (just over ten inches). 45 (Aspect Ratio): The tire's sidewall is 45% of the tire's width, which means the sidewall is about 114 millimeters or just over 4 inches.

How tall is a 235 60R16 tire?

Unit: Imperial Imperial Metric
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Overall Diameter 27.10 in
Sidewall Height 5.55 in
Radius 13.55 in
Circumference 85.14 in