Best 165/55 R14 Tires. Rims & Conversion Info

165/55 R14 in inches

165/55 R14 tires' overall diameter is 21.1 inches, tire width is 6.5 inches, the tire can be mounted on 14 inches wheel and the circumference is 66.3". With that parameters, we can calculate that it will take approximately 955.7 revolutions per mile.

So the closest metric tire size of 165/55R14 existing size in inches is 27x8.50R14, which is 27.96% taller and 30.77% wider.

You can use our handy tire size calculator to compare 165/55 R14 vs 27x8.50R14.

What rims fit 165/55 R14 tires?

For each tire size there often there are several wheel sizes. You can't put too wide tires on narrow rims or vice versa. Here is what size of the wheels your vehicle needs for 165/55 R14 tires:

Rim diameter x rim width

165/55 R14 – what does it mean?

Parameter Meaning
165 The first number shows that the tire has a section width of 165 mm or approximately 6.5 inches.
55 The second number is the aspect ratio or sidewall height. In this case, it is 55%. It shows the height of the tire from the ground to the rim edge or the height of the tire's cross-section which is 55% of the width or ~ 91mm
R14 The letter R means this tire is radial. Most of all tires nowadays are radial. The number is the tire diameter in inches. It means that the tire will fit 14-inch wheels

If you want to know more about how to decipher information inscribed on your tires, including aspects such as the tire height, tire width, and the diameter of the wheel, this guide provides an in-depth look at how to read a tire sidewall. These measurements can reveal a wealth of information about your tire's specifications and suitability for your vehicle. Mastering these details will allow you to make informed decisions when buying or replacing your tires.