The markings that appears on the side of the tires also tells us the basic size of the tire, the rim diameter and the width of the rim.
We will illustrate how to read two different types of branding that may appear on the side of the rally tires.
C: Nominal section width expressed in mm - 225
D: Nominal external diameter expressed in mm - 600
d: Nominal rim diameter of the rim, expressed in inches - 16
C: Nominal section width expressed in mm - 205
h/C: Tire’s technical series. This expresses the ration between the section height (in mm) and the nominal section width (in mm) - 65
Radial construction - R
d: Nominal rim diameter of the rim, expressed in inches - 15
The treads of the various versions of rally tires are described by one or two letters followed by a number. The letters identify the type of tread.
The number after the letter indicates the type of use, for example: RX 7