1997 Land Rover Discovery Tire Size

There are multiple tire sizes for your 1997 Land Rover Discovery 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 Land Rover Discovery.

Trim Options:

LSESDXD

205R16 104T

Simplified Size:  205-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 Land Rover Discovery is 205R16 104T.  A color-coded explanation of the 1997 Land Rover Discovery's tire size is shown below.

205

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

T

This tire has a speed rating of T, which means 118 mph (190 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.

Trim Options:

LSESDSESE7XD

235/70R16 105H

Simplified Size:  235-70-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 Land Rover Discovery is 235/70R16 105H.  A color-coded explanation of the 1997 Land Rover Discovery's tire size is shown below.

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.

105

This tire has a load index of 105, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 2035 pounds (925 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.