1986 Subaru XT Tire Size

There are multiple tire sizes for your 1986 Subaru XT 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 1986 Subaru XT.

Trim Options:

DL (FWD)

165SR13

Simplified Size:  165-13

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1986 Subaru XT is 165SR13.  A color-coded explanation of the 1986 Subaru XT'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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13

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 13 inches in diameter.

Trim Options:

GLGL-10 Turbo

185/70HR13

Simplified Size:  185-70-13

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1986 Subaru XT is 185/70HR13.  A color-coded explanation of the 1986 Subaru XT'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.

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
13

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 13 inches in diameter.