2006 Cadillac STS Tire Size
Choose the correct rim size for your 2006 Cadillac STS. Then pick the correct stock tire size from the left to get a detailed explanation of the tire code. If you don't know the correct stock tire size, check the inside of your driver side door or owner's manual.
Front Tire P235/50R17 95 


P 
This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.


235 
This number indicates that your tire has a width of 235 millimeters. 

50 
This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 50%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 50% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 117.50 millimeters. 

R 
This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.


17 
The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter. 

95 
This tire has a load index of 95, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1518 pounds (690 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. 

This tire has a speed rating of V, which means 149 mph (240 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. 
Rear Tire P255/45R17 98 


P 
This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.


255 
This number indicates that your tire has a width of 255 millimeters. 

45 
This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 45%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 45% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 114.75 millimeters. 

R 
This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.


17 
The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter. 

98 
This tire has a load index of 98, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1650 pounds (750 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. 

This tire has a speed rating of V, which means 149 mph (240 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. 