Tyre Dimensions

Rim Width

The width between the flanges of the wheel (the part the bead of the tyre touches).

Section Width

The linear distance between the outside of the sidewalls of an inflated tyre without any load on it (this does not include any sidewall decorations).

Section Height

This is also known as the Aspect Ratio. This is figured on a percentage of the section width. A tyre size of 185/55.15 would have a section width of 185 millimeters and a section height of 55 percent of 185 millimeters.