# What size rim do you need for 205 55R16?

## What size rim do you need for 205 55R16?

For instance, if we use the tyre size of 205/55 R16 as an example, it is generally recommended to use a rim that is 6.5 inches wide (the rim width is the first number given in the rim size marking). However, it would also be possible to fit this tyre onto a rim between 5.5 and 7.5 inches wide.

## What size rim does a 205 fit?

A 205/75R15 size trailer tire has an overall diameter of 27-inches when inflated and will fit on four different widths of rim: 5-inch, 5-1/2-inch, 6-inch and 6-1/2-inch. Tire sizes of 13-inches and larger will fit on multiple rim widths.

What does the tire size 205/55 R16 mean?

The number is the percentage of the width of the tyre. It is commonly known as the “aspect ratio”. So, the profile of our example tyre is 55% of 205mm, or 112.75mm. This number also increases in increments of 5. 16 is the rim size, or the diameter of the inside of the tyre.

### What is the difference between 205 50r16 and 205 55R16?

End of dialog window. The sidewall difference between the 205/50-R16 to the 205/55-R16 is 3.4%. So, when you’re speedo reads 60mph, you’re actually traveling 62mph. It’s up to you if you want the increased ~0.4″ sidewall; personally, I’d find the more cost effective tire.

### Can different tire sizes fit same rim?

Wheels and tires are not interchangeable words. Tires are a part of the wheel setup. For instance, your vehicle has a set size of rims, but you can buy different sizes of tires to fit those rims, as long as the middle of the tires is the correct size.

Can I put 215 tires on 205 rims?

If you are have a 205/50-16 tire and want to install a wider tire, you can install a 215/45-16 tire. The side profile is expressed as a percentage of the width and therefore needs to be smaller as the width becomes larger in order for the outer profile to remain the same.

## Can you put 205 55R16 tires?

Yes. It will have a slightly lower sidewall height, but should work fine.