#### ES, SE

###### F:  145/65R15 72HR:  175/60R15 81H

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### Front Tires

#### P ... 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.

#### 145 millimeters

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 145 indicates that this tire is 145 millimeters across from the widest point when mounted and measured on a specified width wheel. Because many people think of measurements in inches, the 145mm can be converted to inches by dividing the width in millimeters by 25.4 (the number of millimeters per inch).

145mm / 25.4 = 5.71"

#### 65%

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 145mm and that its section height is 50% of 145mm. By converting the 145mm to inches (145 / 25.4 = 5.71") and multiplying it by 50% (.50) we confirm that this tire size results in a tire section height of2.85".

###### Construction Method

The R in the 145/65R15 72H 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 (145/65R15 72H), 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

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

Tires that have a rim diameter expressed in inches (145/65R15 72H, as well as8, 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.

#### ... 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 (145/65R15 72H) 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.

### Rear Tires

#### P ... 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.

#### 175 millimeters

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"

#### 60%

The ratio of the height of the tire's cross-section to it's width. 60 means that the height is equal to 60% 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 60 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 of3.44".

###### Construction Method

The R in the 175/60R15 81H 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 (175/60R15 81H), 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

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

Tires that have a rim diameter expressed in inches (175/60R15 81H, as well as8, 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.

#### ... 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 (175/60R15 81H) 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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