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06' Dump

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by ptllandscapeIL, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    I have an 06 3500 DRW dump i wanna put bigger tires on it,Im going wrangler slient armor for sure and was thinking 235-85r16 it came stock wiht 215-85r16 any one wiht this exact truck the t-bars are cranked all the way it has a 10 ft dump body but it is a pain to get my ultamont on and off it sits so low
     
  2. hadley-plow-guy

    hadley-plow-guy Member
    Messages: 31

    I bought General Grabber AT2's for my dump With the size of 245 75 R16's. They fit fine and the pattern on the tires is awesome. They also come in load range E. They are alot cheaper also. But they are a little wider than the old tires I took off. They are also studdable. I'm not trying to sell you on these. But the deep snow traction is amazing. And you can't beat the price. $107 each, at Tirerack
     
  3. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    yeah I got ya,but will they fit new body style chevy???
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    i work at a tire shop. we found the newer silent armer tires suck for milage. lots of complantes. had a few sets from good vehicles that only got 20k miles. :realmad: thay were happy with the traction and ride. but not the life.
     
  5. hadley-plow-guy

    hadley-plow-guy Member
    Messages: 31

    The Generals come with a 60,000 mile warranty, but of course not for a commercial vehicle.
    The only thing you need to make sure of is the space between the springs and the tires. And with 235 85 R16's the spacing should be fine, because you are not changing the width. The height shouldn't be a problem either. If it's 4wd there should be more than enough room.
    The wear so far on the Generals are good but won't last 60,000 but I do carry heavy loads so that is to be expected. But they will last about 30,000. And little road noise for an aggressive AT tire.
     
  6. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    thanks guys,sweetk30 what do u think for my truck I mean size of tires
     
  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    the 235 up grade is comon and seems good. but as to tire i realy dont know what you do and go threw as to what to run. but the generals seem o.k. and bridgestone revos and most firestones are all good bang for the buck. i have seen revos run good on a loaded 1 ton work van with propor rotations for 40-45k miles. and my uncle loves f/s desenation m/t on all his toyotas. he wont buy anything else.

    we use to be a good year store and now swaped over to other brands for lots of reasons. i seen lots of problems with balence/ride/wear on good years. i never ran them on any of my stuff once i started to install them on a regular basses.
     
  8. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    no i wont run generals for sure had the ameritrac tr and I got barley 20,000 on them one season of plwoing there trashed i do alot of hauling trailer all the time and so on I looking at Cooper discover atr or st
     
  9. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    coopers are good to i forgot a bout them.

    and the general tr were o.e junk. cant expect much from them.