255/80R17 vs 235/80R17

255/80R17 vs 235/80R17: Comparision Size Chart


255/80R17 (Tire 1)235/80R17 (Tire 2)Difference
Tire Size In Inches33.1X10R1731.8X9.3R17
Diameter33.06"839.8 mm31.8"807.8 mm-3.81%
Tread Width10255 mm9.3"235 mm-7.84%
Rim Diameter17"431.8 mm17"431.8 mm0%
Sidewall Height8.03"204 mm7.4"188 mm-7.84%
Circumference103.86"2638.31 mm99.9"2638.31 mm-3.81%
Revs/Mile610.05 Revs/Mile634.23 Revs/Mile+24.18
Revs/Kilometer379.07 Revs/Mile394.09 Revs/Mile+15.02
Tire 1 Front View
10"
33.06"
Tire 2 Front View
10"
31.8"
Tire 1 Side View
Tire 1 Wheel
Circumference 1
103.86"
17"
8.03"
610.05 Revs/Mile
Tire 2 Side View
Tire 2 Wheel
Circumference 2
99.9"
17"
7.4"
634.23 Revs/Mile

Speedometer Error

255/80R17 (Mph)235/80R17 (Mph)
2019.24
3533.67
5048.1
6562.52
8076.95
9086.57
10096.19

235/80R17 vs 255/80R17: Gas Mileage & Performance Comparison

* Below is a comparison table. Assuming 2 tires of the same manufacturer, material and tested on the same road conditions.

255/80R17235/80R17
Wet/Snowy RoadsReduced TractionBetter Traction
Rough TerrainSmoother RideReduced Stability
Handling/SteeringBetterLess Responsive
Gas MileageBetterGood
Road NoiseQuietQuieter
CostMore ExpensiveLess Expensive

Can You Replace The 255/80R17 With The 235/80R17?

No, both tires have the same rim diameter, but the 235/80R17 has a smaller overall diameter than the 255/80R17 which is -3.96% (1.26-inch).

When you want to replace a different tire size, as a rule, for the rim diameter, you will need to be sure that your tires and rims are an exact match, e.g. a 255/80R17 tire will only fit on a 17″ diameter rim.

You Can check our tools and charts below to find your size:


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