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285 75-R16 tire fitment question

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by Craig Artzner, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. Craig Artzner

    Craig Artzner 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have a buddy who has an '02 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4 and wants to put 285 75R16s on it on his stock steel rims. He doesn't need a lift to run them, right? I myself had a '96 Tahoe 1500 that I ran 285 75 R16 Goodyear MT/Rs on with no problem and I used my stock alloys (15x7s?). I want to assume that the newer trucks would be the same way. This is not an offroad rig, it's his daily driver so he won't be testing the limits of his suspension. Any input is appreciated...
     
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    will work fine, but some shops may not want to mount that wide of a tire on the stock 8 lug rim. Its only like 6.5 or 7" wide. But other than that ,inflate them to the proper psi, and no problems.
     
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    Some say that a 285 is too wide for the factory 6.5's but they will work together. If you go wider you may run into rubbing. A 255/85 is probably a better choice for a narrow rim. I've seen people run 305's on stock wheels w/o major rubbing, some even run 315's with trimming.
     

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