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What is the largest tire that will fit? hehe

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by CK5, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Like this hasn't been asked before, but I didn't find it in a search, /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif how big of a tire can I fit on a stock 98 Suburban with a 16x8 wheel? I have 265 R75's now, I read somewhere that 285 R75's will fit, is that true? Also with what back space?
     
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    Shorts 1/2 ton status

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    265s on a 16x8 are the largest that'll fit.

    285s on a 16x8 will rub your buns raw as you sit in the driver's seat /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    285s on the stockers will fit, although, minimal rubbing can occur on the frame, control arm and/or inner fender well.
     
  3. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    OK, looks like I'm at my limit now then, didn't look like there was to much room left. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    155/85/13's /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    on second thought, you might need to grind the calipers, rotors and drums for those 13s, but it will be worth it
     
  6. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I might as well drive it on the calipers. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    I run 33" tires on my '92 Dually. Slight front fender trimming is all.
     
  8. I ran 285/75R/16's on my 96 Tahoe with the torsion bars turned enough just to level out the truck. Stock alloy wheels.
     
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    37s...fenders are overrated..LOL sorry i was feelin stupid..still am...yep now too..
     
  10. I was thinking the same thing or bigger with the way Steve likes his sawzall !!
     
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    My 265's rub the LCA. They make it all shiny and silver! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have BFG Mud Terrains (285-75-16) on my tahoe, I turned up the torsion bars just a hair and trimmed my plasic filler pannels and lower guard. you have to get the alignment done after you mess with the torsion bars. My friend was able to fit 295's on his with just a little rubbing when the tires were new.
     
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    So, can we get the 285/75's under these bad boyz or not?? I was planning on buying the 285's, but I think I may have to crank up the torsion bars a bit. Will the 285/75 not fit or what? I can't even tell if my Blazer sits up high enough to run the tire. I see other Blazers/Tahoes that look like they are sitting higher than mine. Oh well, I'll buy the tires anyway!! hahaha /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i know theyve got blue ovals on their grilles but my roommates '03 f-350 has 285s on stock suspension and my dad's '00 expedition has 285s on stock suff, we had to crank the t-bars on the expy though.
     

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