Best 205/55 R15 Tires. Rims & Conversion Info

205/55 R15 in inches What rims fit 205/55 R15 tires What is 205/55 R15?

Best 205/55 R15 All Season Tires

Best 205/55 R15 Summer Tires

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Yokohama ADVAN Fleva V701
Overall: 82.1%
Dry: 84.3%
Wet: 82%
Comfort: 78%
Wear: 76%
Buy again: 86%
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Kumho Ecsta PS31
Overall: 79.1%
Dry: 79.7%
Wet: 81%
Comfort: 77%
Wear: 76%
Buy again: 81%
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Dunlop Direzza DZ102
Overall: 72.8%
Dry: 81.2%
Wet: 77.5%
Comfort: 78%
Wear: 74%
Buy again: 76%
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205/55 R15 in inches

205/55 R15 tires diameter is 23.9 inches, section width is 8.1 inches and rim diameter is 15 inches. So the closest metric tire size of 205/55R15 existing size in inches is 27x9.50R15, which is 12.97% taller and 17.28% wider.

Compare 205/55 R15 vs 27x9.50R15 with our handy tire size calculator.

What rims fit 205/55 R15 tires?

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 205/55 R15 tires:

Rim diameter x rim width

205/55 R15 – what does it mean?

Parameter Meaning
205 The first number shows that the tire has a width of 205 millimeters or approximately 8.1 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 ~ 113mm
R15 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 15 inch wheels