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Will 3/4 ton SUB fit bigger meats stock?

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by mini_mull, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. mini_mull

    mini_mull 1/2 ton status

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    Like the title said, just wondering if the V2500 burb will fit bigger tires stock than a V1500? If so, what size w/o rubbing/cutting?

    (sorry for another tire fitment question, but I haven't seen this particular one, at least in the 3 months I've been around here.)
     
  2. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I see your point, teh 3/4 ton is significantly higher stock.

    But i would guess if you don't want to rub than 285/75 16's are probably max.

    With a little trimming, i'd venture ot guess 305's would fit, but don't take my word on any of this...
     
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    tuffdogstudio 1/2 ton status

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    ok, my 1984 3/4 ton (8600GVW) with original springs and el-cheapo shocks manages to fit 33X12.5X16.5 BFG/ATs on 16.5X9.75 steelies with 5.5" backspacing.

    Pix of the wheels and tires in my gallery

    Note, I did have some minor rub at the back of the front fenders, but managed to clearance that with some creative pipe and rock use (can you tell this is a camping rig?).
     
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    mini_mull 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks tuffdog. BTW, those simulated pics of your burb are awesome. They look totally authentic. You must be an awesome graphic designer.
     
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    tuffdogstudio 1/2 ton status

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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I'm assuming that you are referring to the 87 burb in your signature?

    Because teh SFA vs IFS ones probably warrent a differnt answer
     
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    mini_mull 1/2 ton status

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    Not the one in my sig, but another SFA burb. One I'm probably going to buy tomorrow.
     
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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Oh, right, i responded to your other post.
     
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    SubYuman 1/2 ton status

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    Ditto

    I ran 33x12.50-16.5 on my C2500 with no lift....
     
  10. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    not really it'll fit the same size as a 1/2ton.
     
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    tomseviltwin 1/2 ton status

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    I have 315/75/16 (35's) on my 87 stock 3/4 ton burb and only had to trim less than an inch on the trailing side of the front wheelwell. It only rubs a litte on the trail occasionally
     
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    I've got 315's on my '89 with no lift (adding a 4" PDQ). They rub going into almost any approach but I get MUCH better mileage than the 265's that were on there.


    tomseviltwin: I've seen your rig at Slim Olsen's on Highway 89 a couple of times. You live nearby? Kinda did a quadruple take when I noticed your 35" tires and no lift....
     
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    Strange...

    I have a 1/2 ton burb and for some reason it seems to be taller than all the other 1/2 ton stock ones I see around. I looked at a 91 today with 31's that seems much lower. I may buy it though as the $900 asking price may be talked down a bill or 2... It is in much better shape than mine(no rust) but needs some engine work. Mine just ate a tranny and a rebuild costs as much as the other burb. Not to mention the dang "Transmission Specialist" says that he built it twice and it wouldn't hold up going down the road, then used a different one that was good and it died. Now he says I need a 400 and I should come get my burb MINUS MY tranny... This is gonna be great...
     
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    I think I'd find a new tranny guy......
     
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    Marc, I live somewhere behind Bird World. I think I passed you one night in the Fred Meyer parking lot. Also once bought an xj computer from you once didn't I?
     
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    Interesting........(I just got the 4" lift for mine yesterday).....funny you bought a computer from me.
     
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    I run 255 85 16's on my stock 89 1500. well No lift but 1 ton springs.(rear and weak sagging old front springs) Its about 32.5 inches of tire never had a problem. I think(not sure) the roof is 7ft 1 and 7ft 7 to the top of the racks and saddles.
    btw. I plan to add an image if it does not appear I was not smart enough to figure it out on the first try.. Oopps.[​IMG]
     

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