P275/50R16 Tire Size in Inches & Millimeters

Tire size “275/50R16” 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 P275/50R16 to inches, you must know what these numbers represent.

So let us know P275/50R16 in simple words:

First number “275” indicates the tire’s width in millimeters.
Second number “50” refers to the aspect ratio, which is the height of the tire’s sidewall as a percentage of its width.
Third number “R16” refers to a tire that is designed to fit a 16-inch diameter rim.

Therefore, when converting the tire size P275/50R16 to inches, it can be concluded that the width of the tire will be approximately 10.8 inches ( 275 mm= 10.8 in), and the sidewall height will be approximately 5.4 inches (50% of 10.8 inches = 5.4 inches).

How to convert P275/50R16 into Inches (imperial)?

To convert tire size P275/50R16 to inches (Imperial) –

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

  • 275 millimeters/25.4 = approximately 10.8 inches
    So, the width of the tire is approximately 10.8 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 = 10.8 inches * 50/100 = approximately 5.4 inches
    So, the tire sidewall height is approximately 5.4 inches.

3. Rim Diameter: The “R” in the tire size stands for “radial construction” and the last number “16” indicates the rim diameter in inches. In this case, it’s already in inches.
So, the converted tire size “P275/50R16” in inches (imperial) is approximately:

  • Width: 10.8 inches
  • Sidewall Height: 5.4 inches
  • Rim Diameter: 16 inches

How to convert P275/50R16 into Millimeters (metric)?

To convert the tire size P275/50R16 into millimeters (metric) –

1. Width Conversion: The first number in the tire size, “275“, represents the tire’s width in millimeters. Since it’s already in millimeters, there’s no need for conversion.

  • Width: 275millimeters

2. Aspect Ratio Calculation: The second number “50” 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 = 275 millimeters * 50 / 100 = 138 mm millimeters
    So, the tire’s sidewall height is approximately 138 mm millimeters.

3. Rim Diameter: The “R” in the tire size stands for “radial construction” and the last number, “16” 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 = 16 inches * 25.4 millimeters per inch = 406 mm millimeters
    So, the rim diameter is approximately 406 mm millimeters.

So, the converted tire size “P275/50R16” in millimeters (metric) is approximately:

  • Width: 275 mm
  • Sidewall Height: 138 mm
  • Rim Diameter: 406 mm

Alternate Tire Size of P275/50R16 For replacement

Tire Size Overall Diameter Difference
255/50R16 26.1″ (662 mm) -2.9%
255/45R17 26.1″ (662 mm) -2.9%
205/50R18 26.1″ (663 mm) -2.8%
295/35R18 26.1″ (663 mm) -2.8%
215/60R16 26.1″ (664 mm) -2.6%
145/80R17 26.1″ (664 mm) -2.6%
235/55R16 26.1″ (664 mm) -2.6%
165/70R17 26.1″ (664 mm) -2.6%
345/30R18 26.2″ (665 mm) -2.5%
335/35R17 26.2″ (666 mm) -2.3%
215/55R17 26.3″ (668 mm) -2.1%
295/40R17 26.3″ (668 mm) -2.1%
235/50R17 26.3″ (668 mm) -2.1%
145/90R16 26.3″ (668 mm) -2.1%
175/75R16 26.3″ (668 mm) -2.1%
265/40R18 26.3″ (669 mm) -1.9%
235/45R18 26.3″ (669 mm) -1.9%
240/55R16 26.4″ (670 mm) -1.8%
165/80R16 26.4″ (670 mm) -1.8%
305/35R18 26.4″ (671 mm) -1.6%
265/50R16 26.5″ (672 mm) -1.5%
205/65R16 26.5″ (672 mm) -1.5%
135/80R18 26.5″ (673 mm) -1.3%
215/50R18 26.5″ (673 mm) -1.3%
155/70R18 26.6″ (675 mm) -1%
245/55R16 26.6″ (676 mm) -0.9%
135/90R17 26.6″ (676 mm) -0.9%
225/60R16 26.6″ (676 mm) -0.9%
275/40R18 26.7″ (677 mm) -0.7%
245/45R18 26.7″ (677 mm) -0.7%
315/35R18 26.7″ (677 mm) -0.7%
205/60R17 26.7″ (678 mm) -0.6%
245/50R17 26.7″ (678 mm) -0.6%
155/80R17 26.8″ (680 mm) -0.3%
225/55R17 26.8″ (680 mm) -0.3%
205/55R18 26.9″ (683 mm) 0.1%
225/50R18 26.9″ (683 mm) 0.1%
185/75R16 26.9″ (684 mm) 0.3%
285/40R18 27″ (685 mm) 0.4%
325/35R18 27″ (685 mm) 0.4%
255/55R16 27″ (686 mm) 0.6%
155/90R16 27″ (686 mm) 0.6%
175/80R16 27″ (686 mm) 0.6%
215/65R16 27″ (686 mm) 0.6%
255/45R18 27″ (687 mm) 0.7%
255/50R17 27.1″ (688 mm) 0.9%
235/60R16 27.1″ (688 mm) 0.9%
165/70R18 27.1″ (689 mm) 1%
145/80R18 27.1″ (689 mm) 1%
355/40R16 27.2″ (690 mm) 1.2%
215/60R17 27.2″ (690 mm) 1.2%
235/55R17 27.2″ (690 mm) 1.2%
315/45R16 27.2″ (690 mm) 1.2%
215/55R18 27.3″ (693 mm) 1.6%
295/40R18 27.3″ (693 mm) 1.6%
235/50R18 27.3″ (693 mm) 1.6%
205/70R16 27.3″ (694 mm) 1.8%
145/90R17 27.3″ (694 mm) 1.8%
265/45R18 27.4″ (695 mm) 1.9%
165/80R17 27.4″ (696 mm) 2.1%
225/65R16 27.5″ (698 mm) 2.3%
195/75R16 27.5″ (698 mm) 2.3%
205/65R17 27.5″ (698 mm) 2.3%
295/45R17 27.5″ (698 mm) 2.3%
345/35R18 27.5″ (699 mm) 2.5%
245/60R16 27.6″ (700 mm) 2.6%
305/40R18 27.6″ (701 mm) 2.8%
225/60R17 27.6″ (702 mm) 2.9%
245/55R17 27.6″ (702 mm) 2.9%
295/50R16 27.6″ (702 mm) 2.9%
185R16 27.6″ (702 mm) 2.9%

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