LT315/55R16 in Inches

Understanding the dimensions of the LT315/55R16 tire size in both metric and imperial units of measurement is an essential part of tire maintenance and replacement. Let us take a closer look at every important aspect of the LT315/55R16 tire size to understand what these numbers represent and how they may affect your vehicle's performance.

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What is LT315/55R16 in inches?

When we convert LT315/55R16 to inches, it is equivalent to 29.6x12.4R16 tire size in the high flotation system.

LT315/55R16 Section Width
LT315/55R16 Tire Side
Tire Circumference
682 Revs/Mile
Metric Inches
Tire Diameter 753 mm 29.6"
Tread Width 315 mm 12.4"
Rim Diameter 406 mm 16"
Sidewall Height 173.3 mm 6.8"
Circumference 2364 mm 92.9"
Revolutions 423 per km 682 per mile

How wide is a LT315/55R16 tire?

Tire width, also known as section width, is a measurement in millimeters that indicates the width of a tire from one sidewall to the other. It is the first number provided in a tire's size specifications. LT315/55R16 tire has a width of 12.4 inches or 315 mm.

A greater tire width can increase the tire's contact patch with the road, potentially improving grip and handling. However, wider tires can also increase rolling resistance, which could negatively impact fuel efficiency.

Tire Width
Tread width: 12.4"

How tall is a LT315/55R16 tire?

Tire height, also known as the tire's diameter or overall diameter, is the measurement from the ground to the top of the tire. It's essentially the distance from one side of the tire to the other, passing through the center, when it's correctly inflated and not under load. LT315/55R16 tire has a diameter or height of 29.6 inches or 753 mm.

Tire Diameter
Tire height: 29.6"

LT315/55R16 Tire Sidewall Height

Tire sidewall height, also known as the tire's aspect ratio, is the measurement of the height of the tire's cross-section or the height of the tire from the rim to the tread. It is typically represented as a percentage of the tire's width. LT315/55R16 tire has a sidewall height of 6.8 inches or 173.3 mm.

Sidewall height (also known as tire profile) can greatly affect a tire's driving characteristics. Lower profile tires (30 or 35 series) often provide better handling but can give a harsher ride, while higher profile tires (65 or 70 series) generally provide a smoother ride but with less precise handling.

Tire Sidewall Height
Sidewall height: 6.8"

What size rim fits a LT315/55R16 tire?

The rim diameter refers to the diameter of the wheel on which a tire is mounted. It is the distance from one edge of the rim to the opposite edge, passing through the center of the wheel. LT315/55R16 tire can be mounted on 16 inch wheels.

The rim diameter is crucial not only for fitting the tire properly but also plays a role in determining the overall performance of the vehicle, including its handling and ride quality.

Rim Diameter
Rim diameter: 16"

LT315/55R16 Tire Circumference

Tire circumference refers to the distance around the outer edge of a tire. It is the measurement of the entire circumference or perimeter of the tire when it is inflated and mounted on a wheel. LT315/55R16 tire has a circumference of 92.9 inches or 2364 mm.

Tire Circumference
Tire circumference: 92.9"

How many revolutions does a LT315/55R16 tire make?

Tire revolutions refer to the number of complete rotations a tire makes while the vehicle is in motion. It is a measure of the distance covered by the tire. LT315/55R16 tire completes 682 revolutions per mile or 423 revolutions per kilometer.

Tire revolutions are often used in various calculations related to vehicle dynamics, such as determining the distance traveled, estimating fuel consumption, or calculating the speed of the vehicle based on the rotation of the tires. Tire revolutions can also be tracked or monitored by certain vehicle systems, such as the anti-lock braking system (ABS) or the vehicle's onboard computer, for various purposes.

Tire Revolutions
Tire revolutions: 682 per mile

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