Tire | |||

Width | A | mm | |

Tyre profile | B | % | |

Rim diameter | C | '' | |

Radius | R | mm |

Designation 155/50R13

Tyre width - this is the distance in millimetres between the sidewalls, in this example 155 mm.

Tyre profile - this is the ratio (expressed as a percentage) of the height of the tyre to its width, 155/50 is 50% of 155, which means a tyre height of 77.5mm

The letter R or D indicates the type of tyre: R for Radial or D for Diagonal.

The rim size - indicates the diameter of the rim in inches, in the example 13 inches (1 inch is 2,54 cm).

From these data we will calculate the radius:

The radius of the rim is half the diameter i.e. 6.5 inches i.e. 6.5*2.54cm equal to 16.51cm

Tyre height is 50% of 15.5cm i.e. 7.75cm