1983 Mazda 626 Tire Size

Your 1983 Mazda 626 was manufactured with multiple tire sizes.  Choose a tire size below to get a color-coded explanation of the differences.  Then pick the best tire size for your 1983 Mazda 626.

165SR14

Simplified Size:  165-14

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1983 Mazda 626 is 165SR14.  A color-coded explanation of the 1983 Mazda 626's tire size is shown below.

165

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 165 millimeters.

S

This tire has a speed rating of S, which means 111 mph (180 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.

R

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

RRadial
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14

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 14 inches in diameter.

185/70SR14

Simplified Size:  185-70-14

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1983 Mazda 626 is 185/70SR14.  A color-coded explanation of the 1983 Mazda 626's tire size is shown below.

185

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 185 millimeters.

70

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 70%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 70% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 129 millimeters.

S

This tire has a speed rating of S, which means 111 mph (180 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.

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
14

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 14 inches in diameter.