What does 9.50R16.5 mean?

Tire sizes are easy to understand once you learn how to read them.  On this page you'll find a color-coded explanation of the 9.50R16.5 tire code.

9.50

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 9.50 inches.

R

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

RRadial
BBias Belt
DDiagonal
16.5

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 16.5 inches in diameter.