# 2004 Panoz Esperante Tire Size

Your Panoz was manufactured with different tire sizes. To determine the best tire size for your specific 2004 Panoz Esperante, we first need to determine your rim size. Please review the information below.

## How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires. Your Panoz Esperante's rim size is the number to the right of the R. In the example pictured here, the tire size fits 16-inch rims.

## Rim Size Selection

Now that you know your rim size, make a selection below to filter your results.

## 17-Inch Rims

### 2004 Panoz Esperante

There are multiple tire sizes for your 2004 Panoz Esperante 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 2004 Panoz Esperante.

Trim Options:

### GT

## 245/50R17 99

### Simplified Size: 245-50-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2004 Panoz Esperante is **245/50R17 99Y**. A color-coded explanation of the 2004 Panoz Esperante's tire size is shown below.

245 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 245 millimeters. | ||||||

50 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 50%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 50% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 122 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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17 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter. | ||||||

99 | This tire has a load index of 99, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1705 pounds (775 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 Y, which means 186 mph (300 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |

## 255/45ZR17 98

### Simplified Size: 255-45-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2004 Panoz Esperante is **255/45ZR17 98W**. A color-coded explanation of the 2004 Panoz Esperante's tire size is shown below.

255 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 255 millimeters. | ||||||

45 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 45%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 45% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 114 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.
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17 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter. | ||||||

98 | This tire has a load index of 98, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1650 pounds (750 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 W, which means 167 mph (270 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |

## 18-Inch Rims

### 2004 Panoz Esperante

The original tire size for your 2004 Panoz Esperante is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Panoz Esperante's' tire size.

Trim Options:

### GTLM

## 255/45R18 99

### Simplified Size: 255-45-18

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2004 Panoz Esperante is **255/45R18 99Y**. A color-coded explanation of the 2004 Panoz Esperante's tire size is shown below.

255 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 255 millimeters. | ||||||

45 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 45%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 45% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 114 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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18 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 18 inches in diameter. | ||||||

99 | This tire has a load index of 99, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1705 pounds (775 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 Y, which means 186 mph (300 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |