205/40R17 In Inches – Tire Size & Rim Fitment Guide

What size tire is 205/40R17 in Inches?

The 205/40R17 tire has an overall diameter of 23.5 inches, a section width of 8.1 inches, and can be mounted on 17 x 7.0-8.0 inches rim. The equivalent tire size in the high flotation system is 23.5x8.1R17.

Tire Diameter23.5595.8
Section Width8.1205
Rim Height17432
Sidewall Height3.282
tire diameter
Tire Side
Tire Circumference
859.8 Revs/Mile

To easy understanding, let us break down each component of the 205/40R17 tire size to know what these numbers represent and how they may affect your vehicle's performance:

How tall is a 205/40R17 tire?

A 205/40R17 tire has a height of 23.5 inches (595.8 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.

Tire Diameter
Tire diameter: 23.5 In.

How wide is a 205/40R17 tire?

The 205/40R17 has a width of 8.1 inches (205 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.

tread width
Tread width: 8.1 In.

205/40R17 sidewall height

The sidewall height of a 205/40R17 is 3.2 inches (82 mm). It’s measured from the rim to the outer edge of the tire's tread, expressed as a percentage of tire width.

sidewall height
Sidewall height: 3.2 In.

What size rim do I need for 205/40R17 tire?

You can put on a rim with a height of 17 inches and a rim width ranging from 7.0-8.0 inches for a 205/40R17 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.

Rim Diameter
Rim height: 17 In.
rim width
Rim width: 7.0-8.0 In.

205/40R17 circumference

The 205/40R17 tire has a circumference of 73.7 inches (1871.8 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.

Circumference: 73.7 In.

205/40R17 Revolutions

The 205/40R17 performs 859.8 revs/mile. Revolutions per mile indicate the number of times a tire rotates while it covers the distance of one mile.

859.8 revs/mile

Alternative Tire Sizes for 205/40R17

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 205/40R17:

Tire SizeDiameterRim (H x W)
175/45R1824.2″ (+2.9%)18″ x n/a
225/35R1824.2″ (+2.9%)18″ x 7.5-9.0″
205/50R1624.1″ (+2.5%)16″ x 5.5-7.5″
225/40R1724.1″ (+2.5%)17″ x 7.5-9.0″
185/55R1624″ (+2.1%)16″ x 5.0-6.5″
225/45R1624″ (+2.1%)16″ x 7.0-8.5″
255/30R1824″ (+2.1%)18″ x 8.5-9.5″
125/80R1623.9″ (+1.7%)16″ x n/a
125/70R1723.9″ (+1.7%)17″ x n/a
195/45R1723.9″ (+1.7%)17″ x 6.0-7.5″
125/60R1823.9″ (+1.7%)18″ x n/a
215/35R1823.9″ (+1.7%)18″ x 7.0-8.5″
215/40R1723.8″ (+1.3%)17″ x 7.0-8.5″
245/35R1723.8″ (+1.3%)17″ x 8.0-9.5″
245/30R1823.8″ (+1.3%)18″ x 8.0-9.0″
195/50R1623.7″ (+0.8%)16″ x 5.5-7.0″
175/55R1623.6″ (+0.4%)16″ x 5.0-6.0″
215/45R1623.6″ (+0.4%)16″ x 7.0-8.0″
205/35R1823.6″ (+0.4%)18″ x 7.0-8.0″
235/30R1823.6″ (+0.4%)18″ x n/a
135/70R1623.4″ (-0.4%)16″ x n/a
195/35R1823.4″ (-0.4%)18″ x n/a
185/50R1623.3″ (-0.9%)16″ x 5.0-6.5″
205/45R1623.3″ (-0.9%)16″ x 6.5-7.5″
225/30R1823.3″ (-0.9%)18″ x 8.0″
225/35R1723.2″ (-1.3%)17″ x 7.5-9.0″
165/40R1823.2″ (-1.3%)18″ x n/a
225/40R1623.1″ (-1.7%)16″ x 7.5-9.0″
195/40R1723.1″ (-1.7%)17″ x 6.5-7.5″
255/35R1623″ (-2.2%)16″ x 8.5-10.0″
125/70R1622.9″ (-2.6%)16″ x n/a
175/50R1622.9″ (-2.6%)16″ x 5.0-6.0″
195/45R1622.9″ (-2.6%)16″ x 6.0-7.5″
215/35R1722.9″ (-2.6%)17″ x 7.0-8.5″

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*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.

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