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dually tires

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CenTxk5blazer, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. CenTxk5blazer

    CenTxk5blazer Registered Member

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    I need to replace some of the tires on a dually. Right know it's running two different tire sizes. The front pair are 215/85r16 while the rear are 235/85r16. I couldn't find the tag that indicated what the oe tires were. I'm just looking for replacements since it will be used as a dd, towing, and probably a few or things. Does anyone know what the oe tire sizes are for a 94 k3500? Should all the tires be the same size or should I leave it as it is and replace the bad ones?
     
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    trailblazr81 1/2 ton status

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    Well if you want to ever put in 4 wheel drive you want the same height tires front and rear. You can usually find tire size and pressure info on a sticker. Open drivers door and look above door latch. If nothing else you can usually go to a tire shop and they can look it up on they're computer.
     
  3. OffRoad

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    Original Equipment 215/85-16 Load Rating D

    Original Equipment Optional 225/75-16 Load Rating D


    that's what tirerack.com says.

    www.tirerack.com
     
  4. big_truxx

    big_truxx 1/2 ton status

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    go with 215/85/16 :waytogo: what all 3 here on farm have stock and i will not ever change the tire size. going with 235's... the tires are both 1" wider... and thus losing a whole inch inbetween the duals... this is NOT good! especially when hauling heavy loads. the tires can touch and rub creating friction and heat and bad bad things for the tires ;)
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    with dullys you need to make sure when bolted to axle and weight on them thay dont rub. this will cause heat and will blow out the tires vary fast.. i would go 215/85/16 my self. but you can also mount and check to see what fits . if you can get your hand past the side walls then you will be o.k.:wink1:
     
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    big_truxx 1/2 ton status

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    but only measured at ground... the sides dont squat out under load ;)
     
  7. CenTxk5blazer

    CenTxk5blazer Registered Member

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    Thanks guys, from looking at the tires I was worried that they might rub under a load.
     
  8. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Could also use the oldschool 7.50R16. All the height without the width. :wink1:
     

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