The main differences between 265/75R16 and 265/70R16 tires are:
- Aspect ratio: The first number in the tire size (i.e., 75 or 70) represents the aspect ratio, which is the height of the tire sidewall as a percentage of the tire’s width. In this case, 265/75R16 has a sidewall height that is 75% of the tire’s width, while 265/70R16 has a sidewall height that is 70% of the tire’s width. This means that the 265/75R16 tire has a slightly taller sidewall than the 265/70R16 tire.
- Overall tire diameter: The difference in aspect ratio also affects the overall diameter of the tire. Since the sidewall of the 265/75R16 tire is taller, the overall diameter of the tire is larger than that of the 265/70R16 tire. The 265/75R16 tire has an overall diameter of approximately 31.6 inches, while the 265/70R16 tire has an overall diameter of approximately 30.6 inches.
- Load carrying capacity: The 265/75R16 tire has a higher load carrying capacity than the 265/70R16 tire. This means that the 265/75R16 tire can carry more weight than the 265/70R16 tire.
- Fuel efficiency: The 265/70R16 tire typically has better fuel efficiency than the 265/75R16 tire, as it has a smaller overall diameter and less rolling resistance.
Overall, the choice between these two tire sizes depends on the specific requirements of the vehicle and the driver’s preferences. The 265/75R16 tire may be better suited for heavy-duty applications that require a higher load carrying capacity, while the 265/70R16 tire may be better suited for drivers looking for improved fuel efficiency and a slightly lower profile.