1983 Mercury Zephyr Tire Size

There are multiple tire sizes for your 1983 Mercury Zephyr that depend upon the trim level.  Look for your trim level below to get a color-coded explanation of your tire size.  Then pick the best tire size for your 1983 Mercury Zephyr.

Trim Options:

Police Sedan

195/70HR14

Simplified Size:  195-70-14

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1983 Mercury Zephyr is 195/70HR14.  A color-coded explanation of the 1983 Mercury Zephyr's tire size is shown below.

195

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 195 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 136 millimeters.

H

This tire has a speed rating of H, which means 130 mph (210 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.

Trim Options:

GSSedanZ7Z7 GS

P175/75R14

Simplified Size:  175-75-14

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1983 Mercury Zephyr is P175/75R14.  A color-coded explanation of the 1983 Mercury Zephyr's tire size is shown below.

P

This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.

PPassenger Vehicle
LTLight Truck
CCommercial Vehicle
175

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 175 millimeters.

75

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 75%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 75% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 131 millimeters.

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.

Trim Options:

GSSedanZ7Z7 GS

P185/75R14

Simplified Size:  185-75-14

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1983 Mercury Zephyr is P185/75R14.  A color-coded explanation of the 1983 Mercury Zephyr's tire size is shown below.

P

This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.

PPassenger Vehicle
LTLight Truck
CCommercial Vehicle
185

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

75

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 75%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 75% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 138 millimeters.

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.

Trim Options:

Police Sedan

P205/70R14

Simplified Size:  205-70-14

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1983 Mercury Zephyr is P205/70R14.  A color-coded explanation of the 1983 Mercury Zephyr's tire size is shown below.

P

This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.

PPassenger Vehicle
LTLight Truck
CCommercial Vehicle
205

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 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 143 millimeters.

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.