SIDE­WALL DE­CI­PHER­ING

4 x 4 Australia - - Gear -

Three types of size de­scrip­tion are used on 4x4 tyres, for ex­am­ple:

265/65R17 100T

265 = section width (in mil­lime­tres) 65 = side­wall as­pect ra­tio (as a per­cent­age) R = tyre con­struc­tion (in this case, ra­dial) 17 = rim di­am­e­ter (in inches) 100 = load rat­ing (in this case, 800kg) T = speed rat­ing (in this case, 190km/h)

9.50R16LT

9.50 = width (in inches) R = tyre con­struc­tion (in this case, ra­dial) 16 = rim di­am­e­ter (in inches) LT = Light Truck con­struc­tion

32X11.50R15LT

32 = di­am­e­ter of tyre mounted on rim (in inches) 11.50 = section width (in inches) R = tyre con­struc­tion (in this case, ra­dial) 15 = rim di­am­e­ter (in inches) LT = Light Truck con­struc­tion

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