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tire size comparision

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by scrappyk5, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. scrappyk5

    scrappyk5 1/2 ton status

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    the wife and i just bought a 1999 suburban lt ( long version ).
    the tires on it are 245/75/16 , which is what is called for, but they look
    small for such a large vehicle. we were thinking about a taller tire for this but not too tall. anyone out there go larger with tures on a newr burban ?
     
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    I think that is about a 30" tire you should be able to go 32-33".
     
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    i know you can fit a 265/75/16 and i believe a 285/75/16 will fit in most cases
     
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    285's will fit on stock wheels barely....but for just a street driven family truck, i'd go 265's. You can rub 265's if you try, and its easier to not have to deal with the possibility of the 285's requiring some trimming if its just for a DD.

    There are tons of deals to be had on highway tread (and sometimes rarely some "AT" tread) factory 6 lug takeoff's. Watch your local craigslist, or call some local dealers. I've paid anywhere between 300 and 500$ for a set of 4 brand new take-off's 265/70/17's on stock 17" wheels. Will look really good on that burb, update the style a little bit, and really save you $$$ on the tires. You can prolly sell those stock 16" rims for $50 to $100 dollars to recoup some of the cost. If you were local i'd set you up with a set, but i doubt shipping woudl make it worht it!
     

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