2003 Ford F-150 XL Tire Size

There are multiple tire sizes for your 2003 Ford F-150 XL 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 2003 Ford F-150 XL.

Trim Options:

4x4 H.D.

LT245/75R16/D

Simplified Size:  245-75-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2003 Ford F-150 XL is LT245/75R16/D.  A color-coded explanation of the 2003 Ford F-150 XL's tire size is shown below.

LT

This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.

PPassenger Vehicle
LTLight Truck
CCommercial Vehicle
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.

RRadial
BBias Belt
DDiagonal
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:

4x2 Reg. Cab4x2 Super Cab4x4 Reg. Cab4x4 Super Cab

P235/70R16 104S

Simplified Size:  235-70-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2003 Ford F-150 XL is P235/70R16 104S.  A color-coded explanation of the 2003 Ford F-150 XL'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.

Trim Options:

4x2 Super Crew Cab4x4 Reg. Cab4x4 Super Cab4x4 Super Crew Cab

P255/70R16 109S

Simplified Size:  255-70-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2003 Ford F-150 XL is P255/70R16 109S.  A color-coded explanation of the 2003 Ford F-150 XL'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.

2003 Ford F-150 XL - Similar Models

The 2003 Ford F-150 XL has similar models that may have different tire sizes.

2003 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch2003 Ford F-150 Lariat2003 Ford F-150 Lightning2003 Ford F-150 XLT