# 1997 Ford F-250 Tire Size

There are multiple tire sizes for your 1997 Ford F-250 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 1997 Ford F-250.

Trim Options:

### H.D.Lariat H.D.XL H.D.XLT H.D.

## LT235/85R16/E

### Simplified Size: 235-85-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 Ford F-250 is **LT235/85R16/E**. A color-coded explanation of the 1997 Ford F-250's tire size is shown below.

LT | This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.
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235 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 235 millimeters. | ||||||

85 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 85%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 85% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 199 millimeters. | ||||||

R | This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.
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16 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 16 inches in diameter. | ||||||

E | The mark of E denotes your tire's load range, or ply rating. A load range of E means that the tire has a ply rating of 10. Letters further along in the alphabet represent stronger tires that can sustain higher inflation pressures. Tires with higher inflation pressures can carry heavier loads. |

Trim Options:

### 4x24x4Lariat 4x2Lariat 4x4XL 4x2XL 4x4XLT 4x2XLT 4x4

## LT245/75R16/D

### Simplified Size: 245-75-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 Ford F-250 is **LT245/75R16/D**. A color-coded explanation of the 1997 Ford F-250's tire size is shown below.

LT | This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.
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245 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 245 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 183 millimeters. | ||||||

R | This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.
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16 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 16 inches in diameter. | ||||||

D | The mark of D denotes your tire's load range, or ply rating. A load range of D means that the tire has a ply rating of 8. Letters further along in the alphabet represent stronger tires that can sustain higher inflation pressures. Tires with higher inflation pressures can carry heavier loads. |

Trim Options:

### 4x2Lariat 4x2XL 4x2XLT 4x2

## P255/70R16 109

### Simplified Size: 255-70-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 Ford F-250 is **P255/70R16 109S**. A color-coded explanation of the 1997 Ford F-250's tire size is shown below.

P | This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.
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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.
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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. | ||||||

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. |