**The 205 is 27.1 inches tall and the 225 is 28.4 inches tall**. The 225 has higher capacities available for it as well. Generally people go to the bigger size when they need more capacity than what the 205 offers.

**Can 205 75R15 replace 225 75R15?**

Expert Reply: **You should have no problem installing a 225/75R15 on a rim that previously had a 205/75R15**, but you should note that 205 is designed to fit 5 to 6-1/2 inch wide rims and the 225 is designed to fit 6 to 7 inch wide rims.

Related Question Answers:

## What is the next size up from a 205 tire?

Expert Reply: Your current trailer tire size of 205/75-15 has an overall diameter of 27.1 inches. The next size up would be the size **225-75-15**. This tire size has an outer diameter of 28.4 inches.

## What tire size is a 205?

205/75R15 tires have a **diameter of 27.1″, a section width of 8.1″, and a wheel diameter of 15″**. The circumference is 85.1″ and they have 744 revolutions per mile. Generally they are approved to be mounted on 5-7″ wide wheels for passenger tires and 5.5-6.5″ for LT tires.

## What is the difference between 205 and 235 tires?

The first number is the **tread width in millimeters**. So, one is 205 millimeters wide, the other is 235. The second number is the aspect ratio where the sidewall is 75 percent as wide as the tread width. So, wider tread also equals a taller tire too.

## How much difference in tire size is acceptable?

When changing tire sizes, we recommend staying within **3% of the diameter/height of the original tire**. Any more than this and you face the risk of brake failure.

## How tall is a 225 tire?

Calculate the size in inches by dividing the section width by 25.4, the number of millimeters in an inch: 225 / 25.4 = 8.86 inches. The section height is then determined by multiplying 8.86 inches by 0.40 (forty percent): 8.86 x 0.40 = **3.54 inches**.

## How wide is a 225 tire?

The number “225” stands for the width of the tire in millimeters – so in this case the tire is **22.5 cm** wide. The “45” that follows is the aspect ratio – the height of the tire sidewall as a percentage of its width.

## What is the difference between 205 and 215 tires?

With the information we have now, we know that the main difference between a 205 tire and a 215 tire is in width, which is **10 mm more** on the 215.

## What does the r55 mean on tires?

55 refers to **the profile of the tyre, or the distance between the wheel and the edge of the tyre, looking at it from the side**. The number is the percentage of the width of the tyre. It is commonly known as the “aspect ratio”. So, the profile of our example tyre is 55% of 205mm, or 112.75mm.

## What does 205 stand for in p205 55r16 91h?

“205″ **specifies the tyre’s nominal width in millimetres**. The number “55″ refers to the nominal aspect ratio, i.e. the ratio of the tyre’s height to its width. In this case, the height of the sidewall is 55 percent of the nominal width.

## How much taller is a 235 tire than a 225?

225 tires are considered a perfect fit for small cars that can handle only a limited amount of load. 235 tires are 235mm wide tires that are generally used for heavy cars.Comparison Table Between 225 and 235 Tires.

Parameters of Comparison | 225 Tires | 235 Tires |
---|---|---|

Width | 225mm | 235mm |

Tire Height | 29.3 inches. | 29 or 31.7 inches. |

## Can you replace 205 tires 235?

Expert Reply: **As long as your rim is between 6 and 7 inches in width a 225/75R15 size tire would fit on the rim**. The tire will be about 1-1/2 inches taller so you will need to make sure you have the additional clearance for that.

## Why are wider tires better?

There’s a reason why the majority of cars have wide rather than narrow tires. Overall, wider tires are **better for dry surfaces and for high-performance vehicles**. Greater surface area allows for better day-to-day traction and durability.