175/70R14 In Inches – Tire Size & Rim Fitment Guide
What size tire is 175/70R14 in Inches?
The 175/70R14 tire has an overall diameter of 23.6 inches, a section width of 6.9 inches, and can be mounted on 14 x 4.5-6.0 inches rim. The equivalent tire size in the high flotation system is 23.6x6.9R14.
To easy understanding, let us break down each component of the 175/70R14 tire size to know what these numbers represent and how they may affect your vehicle's performance:
How tall is a 175/70R14 tire?
A 175/70R14 tire has a height of 23.6 inches (600.6 mm). This is the measurement from the bottom to the highest point at the top of a tire through its exact center when inflated and no load.
How wide is a 175/70R14 tire?
The 175/70R14 has a width of 6.9 inches (175 mm). This is the tire measurement at its thickest point, the distance between the inner sidewall’s and the outer sidewall’s widest point, also known as section width or tread width.
175/70R14 sidewall height
The sidewall height of a 175/70R14 is 4.8 inches (122.5 mm). It’s measured from the rim to the outer edge of the tire's tread, expressed as a percentage of tire width.
What size rim do I need for 175/70R14 tire?
You can put on a rim with a height of 14 inches and a rim width ranging from 4.5-6.0 inches for a 175/70R14 tire. (Based on recommendations of The Tire and Rim Association (TRA))
Putting very wide tires on narrow rims or vice versa can result in reduced performance of the tire.
The 175/70R14 tire has a circumference of 74.3 inches (1886.8 mm), This is the measurement of the distance the tire covers in one full rotation.
The tire circumference plays a crucial role in your vehicle's overall performance, affecting its speedometer accuracy, acceleration and fuel efficiency.
The 175/70R14 performs 852.9 revs/mile. Revolutions per mile indicate the number of times a tire rotates while it covers the distance of one mile.
Alternative Tire Sizes for 175/70R14
As a rule, you can replace the tire within a 3% difference in tire diameter (height) of the OEM tire size. However, it should be considered as a general guideline, not a hard and fast rule. Here is a list of compatible tire sizes for 175/70R14:
More tire sizes for 14" Wheel:
23" Tire Diameter
27" Tire Diameter
28" Tire Diameter
225/75R14.5 = 27.8x8.9R14.5
*Disclaimer: The tire size is for information purposes only, the measurement is an approximation, as tire manufacturers can have slight variations in their measurements. It's recommended to refer to the vehicle manufacturer's guidelines or consult with a tire mechanic to determine the correct tire size for your vehicle.