|Tire Dimensions & Measurement Definitions|
RATIO = Section Height
DEFLECTION = Free radius minus loaded radius.
FREE RADIUS = The radius of the tire/wheel assembly that is not deflected under load.
LOADED RADIUS = Distance from wheel axis of rotation to supporting surface at a given load and stated inflation pressure.
LOADED SECTlON HEIGHT = The loaded radius minus half of the nominal rim diameter. Distance from rim seat to outer tread surface of a loaded tire.
NOMINAL RIM DIAMETER = Diameter of rim seat supporting the tire bead. Examples: 13", 15" and 16.5".
OVERALL DIAMETER = The diameter of the inflated tire without any load.
OVERALL WIDTH = Maximum width in cross section of unloaded tire including protruding side ribs and decorations.
REVOLUTIONS PER MILE = Measured number of revolutions for a tire traveling one mile. This can vary with load and inflation.
RIM WIDTH = Linear distance between rim flanges in contact with the tire.
ROLLING CIRCUMFERENCE = The linear distance traveled by a tire in one revolution. This can vary with load and inflation. Rolling circumference can be calculated as follows: 63,360 divided by revolutions per mile = rolling circumference in inches.
SECTION HEIGHT = Distance from rim seat to outer tread surface of unloaded tire.
SECTION WIDTH = Linear distance between the outside sidewalls of an inflated tire without any load (exclusive of protruding side ribs and decorations).
TREAD WIDTH = The portion of the tread design which comes in contact with the road.
Report created on: 2/8/2016
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