# 1999 Lincoln Continental Tire Size

Your 1999 Lincoln Continental 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 1999 Lincoln Continental.

## P225/60R16 97

### Simplified Size: 225-60-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1999 Lincoln Continental is **P225/60R16 97H**. A color-coded explanation of the 1999 Lincoln Continental's tire size is shown below.

P | This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.
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225 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 225 millimeters. | ||||||

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

97 | This tire has a load index of 97, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1606 pounds (730 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

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 135 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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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. |

## P225/60R16 97

### Simplified Size: 225-60-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1999 Lincoln Continental is **P225/60R16 97V**. A color-coded explanation of the 1999 Lincoln Continental's tire size is shown below.

P | This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.
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225 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 225 millimeters. | ||||||

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

97 | This tire has a load index of 97, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1606 pounds (730 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

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 135 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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This tire has a speed rating of V, which means 149 mph (240 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |