About 275/55-20 Tires
Shopping for new tires can often feel a bit like trying to crack the Enigma code. Someone has suggested you need 275/55-20 tires for your ride, but if you do not know what that code means, you have no way of knowing which tires you need. The three most important elements of a tire as represented by those numbers are the diameter, the width, and the aspect ratio. The width determines the amount of traction the tires have in various conditions. Wide tires grip better when cornering on normal road conditions, while narrow tires handle mud and snow with ease. The tire width appears on the sidewall code as a three-digit number representing millimeters. The aspect ratio is the height of the sidewall. Tall sidewalls absorb more shock for a more comfortable ride. In a sidewall code, the aspect ratio appears as a percentage of the tire width. Size 275/55-20 tires are good all-round 20-inch tires that are 275mm wide with a sidewall that is 55 percent of the tire width. Other vital information appearing on the sidewall of a tire includes the load and speed ratings, and the construction method. Individual tires or sets of 275/55-20 wheels and tires are readily available among the large inventory on eBay.