#### P

###### Intended Use Of Tire

Passenger Vehicle. When a tire size begins with a P, it signifies the tire is a p-metric size that was designed to be fitted on vehicles that are primarily used as passenger vehicles. This includes cars, minivans, sport utility vehicles and light duty pickup trucks (typically 1/4- and 1/2-ton load capacity). The use of p-metric sizes began in the late 1970s and they are the most frequently used type of tire size today.

#### 175mm wide

###### Tire Width

Following the letter(s) that identify the type of vehicle and/or type of service for which the tire was designed, the three-digit numeric portion identifies the tire's section width/cross section in millimeters.

The 175 indicates that this tire is 175 millimeters across from the widest point when mounted and measured on a specified width wheel. Because many people think of measurements in inches, the 175mm can be converted to inches by dividing the width in millimeters by 25.4 (the number of millimeters per inch).

175mm / 25.4 = 6.89"

#### 65%

###### Aspect Ratio

The ratio of the height of the tire's cross-section to it's width. 65 means that the height is equal to 65% of the tire's width.

Typically, following the three digits identifying the tire's width in millimeters is a two-digit number that identifies the tire's profile or aspect ratio.

The 65 indicates that this tire size's sidewall height (from rim to tread) is 50% of its width. The measurement is the tire's section height, and also referred to as the tire's series, profile or aspect ratio. The higher the number, the taller the sidewall. The lower the number, the lower the sidewall. We know that this tire size's section width is 175mm and that its section height is 50% of 175mm. By converting the 175mm to inches (175 / 25.4 = 6.89") and multiplying it by 50% (.50) we confirm that this tire size results in a tire section height of 3.44".

#### R

###### Construction Method

Radial. The R in the 175/65R15 84H size identifies that the tire has a radial construction in which the tire's plies "radiate" out from the center of the wheel. Radial tires are by far the most popular type of tire today representing over 98% of all tires sold.

If the R in the size was replaced with a D (175/65R15 84H), it would identify that the internal tire body plies crisscross on a diagonal and that the tire has a "bias ply" construction. Tires using this construction are for light truck and spare tire applications.

#### 15" wheel

###### Rim Size

The 15 indicates the tire and wheel diameter designed to be matched together.

Tires that have a rim diameter expressed in inches (175/65R15 84H, as well as 8, 10, 12, 13, 14,15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26 and 28) are called "inch rim" sizes. These are the most common types of tire sizes and are used on most cars, minivans, vans, sport utility vehicles and light duty light trucks.

Tires and wheels with unique rim diameters should never be combined with traditional "inch rim" tires and wheels.

#### 84

1696lb load. The tire assigned numerical value used to compare relative load carrying capabilities.

The 84 represents the tire's service description. A service description identifies the tire's load index and speed rating. Service descriptions are required on all speed rated (except for Z-speed rated) tires manufactured since the early 1990s.

#### H

###### Speed Rating

210mph. The maximum speed that the tire can sustain for 10 minutes.

Today, the only tires that continue to include the speed rating "in" the tire size (175/65R15 84H) are Z-speed rated tires. In this case, following the two digits used to identify the aspect ratio are the letters ZR to identify the tire's speed rating (Z) and its internal construction (R). Since 1991, all other speed ratings are identified in the tire's Service Description.

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#### mm wide

###### Tire Width

Following the letter(s) that identify the type of vehicle and/or type of service for which the tire was designed, the three-digit numeric portion identifies the tire's section width/cross section in millimeters.

The indicates that this tire is millimeters across from the widest point when mounted and measured on a specified width wheel. Because many people think of measurements in inches, the mm can be converted to inches by dividing the width in millimeters by 25.4 (the number of millimeters per inch).

mm / 25.4 = NaN"

#### 55%

###### Aspect Ratio

The ratio of the height of the tire's cross-section to it's width. 55 means that the height is equal to 55% of the tire's width.

Typically, following the three digits identifying the tire's width in millimeters is a two-digit number that identifies the tire's profile or aspect ratio.

The 55 indicates that this tire size's sidewall height (from rim to tread) is 50% of its width. The measurement is the tire's section height, and also referred to as the tire's series, profile or aspect ratio. The higher the number, the taller the sidewall. The lower the number, the lower the sidewall. We know that this tire size's section width is mm and that its section height is 50% of mm. By converting the mm to inches ( / 25.4 = NaN") and multiplying it by 50% (.50) we confirm that this tire size results in a tire section height of NaN".

#### R

###### Construction Method

Radial. The R in the 195/55R16 87H195/55R16 87V size identifies that the tire has a radial construction in which the tire's plies "radiate" out from the center of the wheel. Radial tires are by far the most popular type of tire today representing over 98% of all tires sold.

If the R in the size was replaced with a D (195/55R16 87H195/55R16 87V), it would identify that the internal tire body plies crisscross on a diagonal and that the tire has a "bias ply" construction. Tires using this construction are for light truck and spare tire applications.

#### 16" wheel

###### Rim Size

The 16 indicates the tire and wheel diameter designed to be matched together.

Tires that have a rim diameter expressed in inches (195/55R16 87H195/55R16 87V, as well as 8, 10, 12, 13, 14,15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26 and 28) are called "inch rim" sizes. These are the most common types of tire sizes and are used on most cars, minivans, vans, sport utility vehicles and light duty light trucks.

Tires and wheels with unique rim diameters should never be combined with traditional "inch rim" tires and wheels.

#### 55

This tire has a ply rating of which indicates how much load the tire is designed to carry at it's specified pressure.

#### R

NaNlb load. The tire assigned numerical value used to compare relative load carrying capabilities.

The R represents the tire's service description. A service description identifies the tire's load index and speed rating. Service descriptions are required on all speed rated (except for Z-speed rated) tires manufactured since the early 1990s.

#### 16

###### Speed Rating

mph. The maximum speed that the tire can sustain for 10 minutes.

Today, the only tires that continue to include the speed rating "in" the tire size (195/55R16 87H195/55R16 87V) are Z-speed rated tires. In this case, following the two digits used to identify the aspect ratio are the letters ZR to identify the tire's speed rating (Z) and its internal construction (R). Since 1991, all other speed ratings are identified in the tire's Service Description.

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#### mm wide

###### Tire Width

Following the letter(s) that identify the type of vehicle and/or type of service for which the tire was designed, the three-digit numeric portion identifies the tire's section width/cross section in millimeters.

The indicates that this tire is millimeters across from the widest point when mounted and measured on a specified width wheel. Because many people think of measurements in inches, the mm can be converted to inches by dividing the width in millimeters by 25.4 (the number of millimeters per inch).

mm / 25.4 = NaN"

#### 45%

###### Aspect Ratio

The ratio of the height of the tire's cross-section to it's width. 45 means that the height is equal to 45% of the tire's width.

Typically, following the three digits identifying the tire's width in millimeters is a two-digit number that identifies the tire's profile or aspect ratio.

The 45 indicates that this tire size's sidewall height (from rim to tread) is 50% of its width. The measurement is the tire's section height, and also referred to as the tire's series, profile or aspect ratio. The higher the number, the taller the sidewall. The lower the number, the lower the sidewall. We know that this tire size's section width is mm and that its section height is 50% of mm. By converting the mm to inches ( / 25.4 = NaN") and multiplying it by 50% (.50) we confirm that this tire size results in a tire section height of NaN".

#### R

###### Construction Method

Radial. The R in the 205/45R17 84V205/45R17 84W size identifies that the tire has a radial construction in which the tire's plies "radiate" out from the center of the wheel. Radial tires are by far the most popular type of tire today representing over 98% of all tires sold.

If the R in the size was replaced with a D (205/45R17 84V205/45R17 84W), it would identify that the internal tire body plies crisscross on a diagonal and that the tire has a "bias ply" construction. Tires using this construction are for light truck and spare tire applications.

#### 17" wheel

###### Rim Size

The 17 indicates the tire and wheel diameter designed to be matched together.

Tires that have a rim diameter expressed in inches (205/45R17 84V205/45R17 84W, as well as 8, 10, 12, 13, 14,15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26 and 28) are called "inch rim" sizes. These are the most common types of tire sizes and are used on most cars, minivans, vans, sport utility vehicles and light duty light trucks.

Tires and wheels with unique rim diameters should never be combined with traditional "inch rim" tires and wheels.

#### 45

This tire has a ply rating of which indicates how much load the tire is designed to carry at it's specified pressure.

#### R

NaNlb load. The tire assigned numerical value used to compare relative load carrying capabilities.

The R represents the tire's service description. A service description identifies the tire's load index and speed rating. Service descriptions are required on all speed rated (except for Z-speed rated) tires manufactured since the early 1990s.

#### 17

###### Speed Rating

mph. The maximum speed that the tire can sustain for 10 minutes.

Today, the only tires that continue to include the speed rating "in" the tire size (205/45R17 84V205/45R17 84W) are Z-speed rated tires. In this case, following the two digits used to identify the aspect ratio are the letters ZR to identify the tire's speed rating (Z) and its internal construction (R). Since 1991, all other speed ratings are identified in the tire's Service Description.

The Mini is a small economy car produced by the English based British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered an icon of 1960s British popular culture.[8][9][10][11] Its space-saving transverse engine front-wheel drive layout – allowing 80 percent of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage – influenced a generation of car makers.[12] In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T, and ahead of the Citroën DS and Volkswagen Beetle.[13][14]

This distinctive two-door car was designed for BMC by Sir Alec Issigonis. It was manufactured at the Longbridge and Cowley plants in England, the Victoria Park/Zetland British Motor Corporation (Australia) factory in Sydney, Australia, and later also in Spain (Authi), Belgium, Chile, Italy (Innocenti), Malta, Portugal, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela and Yugoslavia. The Mini Mark I had three major UK updates – the Mark II, the Clubman and the Mark III. Within these was a series of variations, including an estate car, a pick-up truck, a van and the Mini Moke – a jeep-like buggy.

The performance versions, the Mini Cooper and Cooper "S," were successful as both race and rally cars, winning the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965 and 1967. In 1966, the first-placed Mini was disqualified after the finish, under a controversial decision that the car's headlights were against the rules.[15]

On introduction in August 1959 the Mini was marketed under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini-Minor.[16] The Austin Seven was renamed Austin Mini in January 1962[16] and Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969.[17][18] In 1980 it once again became the Austin Mini and in 1988 the Rover Mini.[19]

BMW acquired the Rover Group (formerly British Leyland) in 1994, and sold the greater part of it in 2000, but retained the rights to build cars using the MINI name.

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