1997 Ford F-150 Tire Size

Your Ford was manufactured with different tire sizes.  To determine the best tire size for your specific 1997 Ford F-150, we first need to determine your rim size.  Please review the information below.

How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires.  Your Ford F-150'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.

16-Inch Rims

1997 Ford F-150

 

Your 1997 Ford F-150 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 1997 Ford F-150.

P235/70R16 104S

Simplified Size:  235-70-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 Ford F-150 is P235/70R16 104S.  A color-coded explanation of the 1997 Ford F-150's tire size is shown below.

P

This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.

PPassenger Vehicle
LTLight Truck
CCommercial Vehicle
235

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 235 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 164 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
16

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 16 inches in diameter.

104

This tire has a load index of 104, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1980 pounds (900 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

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.

P255/70R16 109S

Simplified Size:  255-70-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 Ford F-150 is P255/70R16 109S.  A color-coded explanation of the 1997 Ford F-150's tire size is shown below.

P

This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.

PPassenger Vehicle
LTLight Truck
CCommercial Vehicle
255

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 255 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 178 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
16

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 16 inches in diameter.

109

This tire has a load index of 109, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 2266 pounds (1030 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

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.

17-Inch Rims

1997 Ford F-150

 

The original tire size for your 1997 Ford F-150 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Ford F-150's' tire size.

P265/70R17 113S

Simplified Size:  265-70-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 Ford F-150 is P265/70R17 113S.  A color-coded explanation of the 1997 Ford F-150's tire size is shown below.

P

This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.

PPassenger Vehicle
LTLight Truck
CCommercial Vehicle
265

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 265 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 185 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
17

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter.

113

This tire has a load index of 113, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 2530 pounds (1150 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

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.