225/70R17 Tire Size in Inches & Millimeters

Tire size “225/70R17” indicates your vehicle’s specifications based on tire width, aspect ratio, height, tire construction, diameter, radial and inches. These tire size numbers represent our tire sizes in both Metric (in millimeters) and Imperial (in inches) units of measurement to help find the correct tire size for your vehicle.

To convert tire size 225/70R17 to inches, you must know what these numbers represent.

So let us know 225/70R17 in simple words:

First number “225” indicates the tire’s width in millimeters.
Second number “70” refers to the aspect ratio, which is the height of the tire’s sidewall as a percentage of its width.
Third number “R17” refers to a tire that is designed to fit a 17-inch diameter rim.

Therefore, when converting the tire size 225/70R17 to inches, it can be concluded that the width of the tire will be approximately 8.9 inches ( 225 mm= 8.9 in), and the sidewall height will be approximately 6.2 inches (70% of 8.9 inches = 6.2 inches).

How to convert 225/70R17 into Inches (imperial)?

To convert tire size 225/70R17 to inches (Imperial) –

1. Width conversion: To convert it to inches, you can use a conversion factor of approximately 25.4 millimeters per inch.

  • 225 millimeters/25.4 = approximately 8.9 inches
    So, the width of the tire is approximately 8.9 inches.

2. Aspect Ratio Calculation: To calculate sidewall height in inches, you can use the tire width (from Step 1) and the aspect ratio:

  • Sidewall Height = Width (in inches) * Aspect Ratio / 100
  • Sidewall Height = 8.9 inches * 70/100 = approximately 6.2 inches
    So, the tire sidewall height is approximately 6.2 inches.

3. Rim Diameter: The “R” in the tire size stands for “radial construction” and the last number “17” indicates the rim diameter in inches. In this case, it’s already in inches.
So, the converted tire size “225/70R17” in inches (imperial) is approximately:

  • Width: 8.9 inches
  • Sidewall Height: 6.2 inches
  • Rim Diameter: 17 inches

How to convert 225/70R17 into Millimeters (metric)?

To convert the tire size 225/70R17 into millimeters (metric) –

1. Width Conversion: The first number in the tire size, “225“, represents the tire’s width in millimeters. Since it’s already in millimeters, there’s no need for conversion.

  • Width: 225millimeters

2. Aspect Ratio Calculation: The second number “70” is the aspect ratio, representing the tire’s sidewall height as a percentage of its width. To calculate the sidewall height in millimeters, you can use the tire’s width (from step 1) and the aspect ratio:

  • Sidewall height = Width (in millimeters) * Aspect Ratio / 100
  • Sidewall height = 225 millimeters * 70 / 100 = 158 mm millimeters
    So, the tire’s sidewall height is approximately 158 mm millimeters.

3. Rim Diameter: The “R” in the tire size stands for “radial construction” and the last number, “17” indicates the rim diameter in inches. To convert this to millimeters, you can use the conversion factor of approximately 25.4 millimeters per inch.

  • Rim diameter = 17 inches * 25.4 millimeters per inch = 432 mm millimeters
    So, the rim diameter is approximately 432 mm millimeters.

So, the converted tire size “225/70R17” in millimeters (metric) is approximately:

  • Width: 225 mm
  • Sidewall Height: 158 mm
  • Rim Diameter: 432 mm

Alternate Tire Size of 225/70R17 For replacement

Tire Size Overall Diameter Difference
245/60R17 28.6″ (726 mm) -2.9%
225/60R18 28.6″ (727 mm) -2.8%
245/55R18 28.6″ (727 mm) -2.8%
245/50R19 28.7″ (729 mm) -2.5%
165/90R17 28.7″ (730 mm) -2.4%
275/45R19 28.8″ (731 mm) -2.3%
225/55R19 28.8″ (731 mm) -2.3%
305/45R18 28.8″ (731 mm) -2.3%
155/80R19 28.8″ (731 mm) -2.3%
275/50R18 28.9″ (733 mm) -2%
215/70R17 28.9″ (734 mm) -1.9%
275/55R17 28.9″ (734 mm) -1.9%
315/40R19 28.9″ (735 mm) -1.7%
155/90R18 29″ (737 mm) -1.5%
255/55R18 29″ (737 mm) -1.5%
175/80R18 29″ (737 mm) -1.5%
235/65R17 29.1″ (738 mm) -1.3%
255/60R17 29.1″ (738 mm) -1.3%
285/45R19 29.1″ (739 mm) -1.2%
255/50R19 29.1″ (739 mm) -1.2%
235/60R18 29.1″ (739 mm) -1.2%
235/55R19 29.2″ (741 mm) -0.9%
285/50R18 29.3″ (743 mm) -0.7%
175/90R17 29.4″ (748 mm) 0%
265/55R18 29.5″ (749 mm) 0.1%
225/65R18 29.5″ (749 mm) 0.1%
325/45R18 29.5″ (749 mm) 0.1%
295/45R19 29.5″ (749 mm) 0.1%
265/50R19 29.5″ (749 mm) 0.1%
265/60R17 29.5″ (750 mm) 0.3%
245/65R17 29.5″ (750 mm) 0.3%
245/60R18 29.6″ (751 mm) 0.4%
245/55R19 29.6″ (753 mm) 0.7%
165/90R18 29.7″ (755 mm) 0.9%
275/55R18 29.9″ (759 mm) 1.5%
275/50R19 29.9″ (759 mm) 1.5%
235/70R17 30″ (762 mm) 1.9%
275/60R17 30″ (762 mm) 1.9%
235/65R18 30″ (763 mm) 2%
175/80R19 30″ (763 mm) 2%
255/55R19 30″ (763 mm) 2%
255/60R18 30″ (763 mm) 2%
255/65R17 30.1″ (764 mm) 2.1%
235/60R19 30.1″ (765 mm) 2.3%
215/75R17.5 30.2″ (767 mm) 2.5%
225/75R17 30.3″ (770 mm) 2.9%

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