[Vwdiesel] Tire size conversion
swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Sun Aug 29 10:07:55 EDT 2004
On 27 Aug 2004 at 23:27, Libbybapa at wmconnect.com <Libbybapa at wmconnect.com> wrote:
> I have some large tires that I would like to put on my soon to be 1.6TD
> vanagon. They only measurements printed on the tires are 27 X 8.5 R 14. They
> measure out to 27" tall and 8.5" wide. Doing my best at converting this to the
> accepted standard measurement I get 215.9/76.5 R 14 or simplified 216/76 R 14.
> Can someone who knows doublecheck my math, I don't know if I'm converting it
> correctly, and would like to use a nifty RPM tire size calculator. TIA Andrew
If they are a brand name tire, you can check the mfr web site for diameter specs. I just
put BFG A/T TA's in this size on the rear of Westy. They are about 1" taller overall when
mounted than the Yoko Y370G in 195/75R14 size that I have on the front. I noticed a
very slight drop in RPM at a given speed, since the front remained the same, thus the
speedo remained unchanged.
You may be better of measuring the exact diameter when mounted, since there is quite
a variation between actual tire sizes in a given P metric size.--
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