1989 Subaru XT Tire Size

Your Subaru was manufactured with different tire sizes.  To determine the best tire size for your specific 1989 Subaru XT, we first need to determine your rim size.  Please review the information below.

How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires.  Your Subaru XT's rim size is the number to the right of the R.  In the example pictured here, the tire size fits 16-inch rims.

Rim Size Selection

Now that you know your rim size, make a selection below to filter your results.

13-Inch Rims

1989 Subaru XT

 

There are multiple tire sizes for your 1989 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 1989 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 1989 Subaru XT is 165SR13.  A color-coded explanation of the 1989 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:

GL

185/70HR13

Simplified Size:  185-70-13

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1989 Subaru XT is 185/70HR13.  A color-coded explanation of the 1989 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.

14-Inch Rims

1989 Subaru XT

 

There are multiple tire sizes for your 1989 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 1989 Subaru XT.

Trim Options:

XT6 (FWD)

195/60R14 85H

Simplified Size:  195-60-14

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1989 Subaru XT is 195/60R14 85H.  A color-coded explanation of the 1989 Subaru XT's tire size is shown below.

195

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

60

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 60%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 60% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 117 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.

85

This tire has a load index of 85, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1133 pounds (515 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

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.

Trim Options:

XT6 (4WD)

205/60R14 87H

Simplified Size:  205-60-14

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1989 Subaru XT is 205/60R14 87H.  A color-coded explanation of the 1989 Subaru XT's tire size is shown below.

205

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

60

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 60%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 60% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 123 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.

87

This tire has a load index of 87, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1199 pounds (545 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

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.