2008 Scion tC Tire Size

Your Scion was manufactured with different tire sizes.  To determine the best tire size for your specific 2008 Scion tC, we first need to determine your rim size.  Please review the information below.

How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires.  Your Scion tC'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.

16-Inch Rims

2008 Scion tC

 

The original tire size for your 2008 Scion tC is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Scion tC's' tire size.

Trim Options:

Spec

P205/55R16 89V

Simplified Size:  205-55-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2008 Scion tC is P205/55R16 89V.  A color-coded explanation of the 2008 Scion tC's tire size is shown below.

P

This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.

PPassenger Vehicle
LTLight Truck
CCommercial Vehicle
205

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 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 112 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.

89

This tire has a load index of 89, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1276 pounds (580 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

V

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.

17-Inch Rims

2008 Scion tC

 

The original tire size for your 2008 Scion tC is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Scion tC's' tire size.

215/45ZR17

Simplified Size:  215-45-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2008 Scion tC is 215/45ZR17.  A color-coded explanation of the 2008 Scion tC's tire size is shown below.

215

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 215 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 96 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.

18-Inch Rims

2008 Scion tC

 

The original tire size for your 2008 Scion tC is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Scion tC's' tire size.

225/40R18 88W

Simplified Size:  225-40-18

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2008 Scion tC is 225/40R18 88W.  A color-coded explanation of the 2008 Scion tC's tire size is shown below.

225

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

40

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 40%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 40% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 90 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
18

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 18 inches in diameter.

88

This tire has a load index of 88, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1232 pounds (560 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.