2003 Lexus LS430 Tire Size

Your 2003 Lexus LS430 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 2003 Lexus LS430.

225/55ZR17 97W

Simplified Size:  225-55-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2003 Lexus LS430 is 225/55ZR17 97W.  A color-coded explanation of the 2003 Lexus LS430's tire size is shown below.

225

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 225 millimeters.

55

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 55%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 55% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 123 millimeters.

Z

This tire has a speed class of Z, which means it's part of an elite speed class of 149 mph or more (240 km/h).  A tire's speed class is less specific than the speed rating.

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.

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.

W

This tire has a speed rating of W, which means 167 mph (270 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.

P225/55R17 95H

Simplified Size:  225-55-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2003 Lexus LS430 is P225/55R17 95H.  A color-coded explanation of the 2003 Lexus LS430's tire size is shown below.

P

This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.

PPassenger Vehicle
LTLight Truck
CCommercial Vehicle
225

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 225 millimeters.

55

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 55%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 55% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 123 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.

95

This tire has a load index of 95, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1518 pounds (690 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.