Rim and Tire Sizes Standards

There exist industry wide standards to ensure that tires and rims will fit uniformly regardless of who made them or where they were made.   Standard tire sizes which are recommended for use on specific rims are in the chart below ...




Recommended Tires for Rim Sizes



This chart is designed to answer the question: “What sized tires can be used on a certain rim size?”

To use it locate the rim diameter in the first column, then the rim width in the second column.   The tire sizes which are recommended for use on that rim are listed to the right ordered according to the tire width in ascending order.  Standard tire sizes are always written as WW/AR DD, where WW = tire width in millimeters, AR = Aspect Ratio, and DD is the rim diameter which the tire is made to use.   A typical example is 205/65 R15.    

There may be some letters in front of the size which signify that the tire is designed for a certain use, and the letter R before the rim diameter may be missing, or could be B or D to indicate that it is of Bias or Diagonal construction.

Note these are recommended sizes for the rims based on standards published by the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organization (ETRTO).  Permitted sizes will be sizes which are close to recommended tires (possibly + or - 10 mm in width) and may be verified by consulting the permitted rims section of a rim diameter or aspect ratio chart and locating the specific tire under consideration.

The letter following a Rim Width (example "B" in 4B) refers to the flange style which the rim uses. 

J Flange = JK Flange

Where J flange rims are specified, JK flange rims may also be used.

Rims for passenger cars are marked with either the width or the rim diameter first, as in

4½J x 15 

or 

15 x 4½J

where  the width is 4½ inches, the flange profile is J and the rim diameter is 15 inches.  


Rim Diameter Rim width Recommended
Tire Width
AR
10 4B 145 82
10 4B 145 70

10 4½B 145 82
10 4½B 145 70
10 4½B 155 80
10 4½B 155 70
10 4½B 165 70

10 5B 155 80
10 5B 155 70
10 5B 165 70

12 3½B 125 82
12 3½B 135 70

12 4B 125 82
12 4B 135 82
12 4B 135 70
12 4B 145 82
12 4B 145 70

12 4½B 135 82
12 4½B 145 82
12 4½B 145 70
12 4½B 145 65
12 4½B 155 82
12 4½B 155 70
12 4½B 165 70

12 5B 145 65
12 5B 155 82
12 5B 155 70
12 5B 165 70
12 5B 165 60
12 5B 165 55

12 5½B 165 60
12 5½B 165 55
12 5½B 175 70
12 5½B 175 65

12 6B 175 70
12 6B 175 65

13 3½J 125 85
13 3½J 125 80
13 3½J 135 80

13 4J 125 85
13 4J 125 80
13 4J 135 85
13 4J 135 82
13 4J 135 80
13 4J 135 70
13 4J 145 85
13 4J 145 82
13 4J 145 80
13 4J 145 70

13 4½J 135 85
13 4½J 135 82
13 4½J 135 70
13 4½J 145 85
13 4½J 145 82
13 4½J 145 80
13 4½J 145 70
13 4½J 155 85
13 4½J 155 82
13 4½J 155 80
13 4½J 155 70
13 4½J 165 82
13 4½J 165 80
13 4½J 165 70

13 5J 155 85
13 5J 155 82
13 5J 155 80
13 5J 155 70
13 5J 155 65
13 5J 165 82
13 5J 165 80
13 5J 165 70
13 5J 165 65
13 5J 165 60
13 5J 175 82
13 5J 185 80

13 5½J 155 65
13 5½J 165 65
13 5½J 165 60
13 5½J 175 82
13 5½J 175 70
13 5½J 175 65
13 5½J 175 60
13 5½J 175 50
13 5½J 185 82
13 5½J 185 80
13 5½J 185 70
13 5½J 185 65
13 5½J 185 60
13 5½J 185 55

13 6J 175 70
13 6J 175 65
13 6J 175 60
13 6J 175 50
13 6J 185 82
13 6J 185 70
13 6J 185 65
13 6J 185 60
13 6J 185 55
13 6J 195 70
13 6J 195 65
13 6J 195 60
13 6J 195 55
13 6J 195 50
13 6J 205 70
13 6J 205 60
13 6J 205 50

13 6½J 195 70
13 6½J 195 65
13 6½J 195 60
13 6½J 195 55
13 6½J 195 50
13 6½J 205 70
13 6½J 205 60
13 6½J 205 50
13 6½J 215 60
13 6½J 225 60

13 7J 215 60
13 7J 225 60
13 7J 235 60

13 7½J 205 40
13 7½J 235 60

13 8J 205 40

13 9½J 275 45

13 10J 275 45

14 4J 135 82
14 4J 135 70
14 4J 145 82
14 4J 145 70

14 4½J 135 82
14 4½J 135 70
14 4½J 145 82
14 4½J 145 70
14 4½J 155 82
14 4½J 155 70
14 4½J 165 82
14 4½J 165 80
14 4½J 165 70

14 5J 155 82
14 5J 155 70
14 5J 155 65
14 5J 165 82
14 5J 165 80
14 5J 165 70
14 5J 165 65
14 5J 165 60
14 5J 175 82
14 5J 175 80

14 5½J 155 65
14 5½J 165 65
14 5½J 165 60
14 5½J 175 82
14 5½J 175 80
14 5½J 175 70
14 5½J 175 65
14 5½J 175 60
14 5½J 185 82
14 5½J 185 70
14 5½J 185 65
14 5½J 185 60
14 5½J 185 55
14 5½J 185 50
14 5½J 195 82

14 6J 175 70
14 6J 175 65
14 6J 175 60
14 6J 185 82
14 6J 185 70
14 6J 185 65
14 6J 185 60
14 6J 185 55
14 6J 185 50
14 6J 195 82
14 6J 195 70
14 6J 195 65
14 6J 195 60
14 6J 195 55
14 6J 205 82
14 6J 205 82
14 6J 205 70
14 6J 205 65
14 6J 205 60
14 6J 205 55

14 6½J 195 70
14 6½J 195 65
14 6½J 195 60
14 6½J 195 55
14 6½J 205 70
14 6½J 205 65
14 6½J 205 60
14 6½J 205 55
14 6½J 215 70
14 6½J 215 60
14 6½J 225 70
14 6½J 225 60
14 6½J 225 55

14 7J 215 70
14 7J 215 60
14 7J 225 70
14 7J 225 60
14 7J 225 55
14 7J 235 70
14 7J 235 60

14 7½J 235 70
14 7½J 235 60
14 7½J 245 60

14 8J 245 60
14 8J 265 60

14 8½J 265 60

15 3½J 125 82

15 4J 125 82
15 4J 135 82
15 4J 145 82
15 4J 145 70

15 4½J 135 82
15 4½J 145 82
15 4½J 145 70
15 4½J 155 82
15 4½J 155 70
15 4½J 165 82
15 4½J 165 70

15 5J 155 82
15 5J 155 70
15 5J 165 82
15 5J 165 70
15 5J 175 82

15 5½J 175 82
15 5½J 175 70
15 5½J 175 65
15 5½J 185 82
15 5½J 185 70
15 5½J 185 65
15 5½J 185 60
15 5½J 185 55
15 5½J 195 82

15 6J 175 70
15 6J 175 65
15 6J 185 82
15 6J 185 70
15 6J 185 65
15 6J 185 60
15 6J 185 55
15 6J 195 82
15 6J 195 70
15 6J 195 65
15 6J 195 60
15 6J 195 55
15 6J 195 50
15 6J 205 75
15 6J 205 70
15 6J 205 65
15 6J 205 60
15 6J 205 55
15 6J 205 50

15 6½J 195 70
15 6½J 195 65
15 6½J 195 60
15 6½J 195 55
15 6½J 195 50
15 6½J 205 75
15 6½J 205 70
15 6½J 205 65
15 6½J 205 60
15 6½J 205 55
15 6½J 205 50
15 6½J 215 75
15 6½J 215 70
15 6½J 215 65
15 6½J 215 60
15 6½J 215 55
15 6½J 215 50
15 6½J 225 75
15 6½J 225 70
15 6½J 225 65
15 6½J 225 60
15 6½J 225 55
15 6½J 225 50

15 7J 215 75
15 7J 215 70
15 7J 215 65
15 7J 215 60
15 7J 215 55
15 7J 215 50
15 7J 225 75
15 7J 225 70
15 7J 225 65
15 7J 225 60
15 7J 225 55
15 7J 225 50
15 7J 235 75
15 7J 235 70
15 7J 235 60
15 7J 235 55

15 7½J 235 75
15 7½J 235 70
15 7½J 235 60
15 7½J 235 55
15 7½J 255 65
15 7½J 255 60

15 8J 255 65
15 8J 255 60
15 8J 275 55

15 8½J 235 45
15 8½J 275 55
15 8½J 285 50

15 9J 235 45
15 9J 255 45
15 9J 285 50

15 9½J 255 45

15 10J 285 40

15 10½J 285 40

15 12J 345 35

15 12½J 345 35

16 5J 175 82

16 5½J 175 82

16 6J 195 50
16 6J 205 60
16 6J 205 55
16 6J 205 50
16 6J 215 80

16 6½J 195 50
16 6½J 205 82
16 6½J 205 82
16 6½J 205 60
16 6½J 205 55
16 6½J 205 50
16 6½J 215 80
16 6½J 215 75
16 6½J 215 60
16 6½J 215 55
16 6½J 225 60
16 6½J 225 55
16 6½J 225 50

16 7J 215 75
16 7J 215 60
16 7J 215 55
16 7J 225 60
16 7J 225 55
16 7J 225 50
16 7J 235 60
16 7J 235 50

16 7½J 205 45
16 7½J 235 60
16 7½J 235 50
16 7½J 245 55
16 7½J 255 60
16 7½J 255 50

16 8J 205 45
16 8J 225 45
16 8J 245 55
16 8J 255 60
16 8J 255 50
16 8J 265 50

16 8½J 225 45
16 8½J 245 45
16 8½J 265 50

16 9J 245 45

17 6½J 215 50

17 7J 215 50

17 7½J 215 45
17 7½J 245 50
17 7½J 255 55

17 8J 215 45
17 8J 245 50
17 8J 255 55

17 8½J 235 45
17 8½J 235 40
17 8½J 245 40

17 9J 235 45
17 9J 235 40
17 9J 245 40
17 9J 255 45
17 9J 255 40

17 9½J 255 45
17 9½J 255 40
17 9½J 265 40

17 10J 265 40
17 10J 345 60

17 10½J 295 40
17 10½J 345 60

17 11J 295 40

17 12J 335 35

17 12½J 335 35







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