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Educate Me On Tire Sizes..........

OK, the wife's little Geo Metro needs some new shoes.........

165 65 13 is stock
165 80 13 is whats on there now
175 70 13 is another size I can run...(might be a 75, I cant remember)

WHAT is the difference in the sizes?

Is one more sporty?
Will one get better mileage?

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The 165/65 will be the sportiest . . .
The 165/80 will be your longest wearing tire . . .
The 175/70-75 will best a mix of sporty and good wearing. . .

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so to get the height (aspect ratio)
This number tells you the height of the tire, from the bead to the top of the tread. This is described as a percentage of the tire width. In our example, the aspect ratio is 75, so the tire's height is 75 percent of its width, or 176.25 mm ( .75 x 235 = 176.25 mm, or 6.94 in). The smaller the aspect ratio, the wider the tire in relation to its height.

so the first tire you posted it 4.2" tall(rim to top of tire) and the 2nd is 5.2"




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