165/55 R14 tires diameter is 21.1 inches, section width is 6.5 inches and rim diameter is 14 inches. 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.
Compare 165/55 R14 vs 27x8.50R14 with our handy tire size calculator.
For each tire size there often there are several wheel sizes. You can't put very wide tires on narrow rims or vise versa. Here is what size of the rims do you need for 165/55 R14 tires:
Rim diameter x rim width
|165||The first number shows that the tire has a width of 165 millimeters or approximately 6.5 inches.|
|55||The second number is the aspect ratio. In this case, it is 55%. It shows the height of the tire from the ground to rim edge, 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 tire will fit 14 inch wheels|