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2500 HD Tires..

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Favatts, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. Favatts

    Favatts Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 42

    I have a 04 2500 HD, and am ready to get rid of those tiny stock tires. I was wondering what size tires you guys are running on your 3/4 ton Chevy's.
    Thanks in advance......Favatts
     
  2. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    not fancy

    K3500 crew cab. stock 16" with bfgoodrich all terain. Plenty of traction, not fancy though. If your going to the 'bling-bling' makes sure you check the new rims weight rateing. Most rims might fit your truck but, it doesn't mean they can safely handle the load.
     
  3. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    If BIGGER is what you are after (usually for appearance rather than traction) a lot of guys are running LT285/75R16's on those trucks... but I agree with scottL, match the weight rating.

    In my case, I was after more height to reduce the overall gear ratio... but I was limited by the narrow rim width and spacing of a dually. So I replaced my stock LT235/85R16 tires with two sizes larger, LT255/85R16 which are almost 33" in diameter but were tricky to get.
     
  4. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    2500HD is a one tone truck btw :nod:

    I am running 265 75 r16's on stock PYO aluminum rims. Fits fine. 285's will fit but you need to do some work. I have thought of the 255's since they are pretty narrow.

    Stock tires are tinny and they suck in the way of traction.
     
  5. Favatts

    Favatts Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 42

    Thanks for the help. I want to put on 265/75/16 BFgoodrich all terrains, but I don't want to have to do anything to the truck. I have heard if you get 285's then you need to trim some things, and I don't want to have to do that. So I guess I'll get the 265's.
    Thanks.........Favatts
     
  6. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

  7. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    I like my dunlop radial rover rt's

    Revo's and dualer's are also well liked by the 2500HD croud. They are all cheaper than the BFG's i believe. May look at those 3 and see if the would fit the bill. The dunlops I have do great in the snow for an allterain tire.
     
  8. jpeters

    jpeters Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I have Cooper AT 285's and I didn't have to trim anything. I have a 2001 GMC 2500HD. Love the tires, they have a nice ride to them and get around good. Just got them this summer so not sure how they are with plowing snow.
     
  9. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    My friend recently put 285's on his 2500HD too.... he didn't have to trim anything, but then again, they are not a really aggressive tread either, just an M&S tire....
     
  10. PolarBear

    PolarBear Member
    Messages: 39

    Tires

    I have 265.75.16 Bridgestone AT Revos on my 2000 2500
     
  11. GTL Inc.

    GTL Inc. Member
    Messages: 30

    Tires

    Even though i don't plow snow.Being a landscape contractor i run Bridgestone Dualers M/T on my Chevy non 4 wheel drive. It pulls fine through mud and sand.

    The tread is what i would call more aggressive than BF. Good Rich.Price wise they are more affordable than good rich, and widely carried around the Orlando area.

    check them out. :cool:
     
  12. Favatts

    Favatts Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 42

    So here is the deal. The stock Bridgestone tires are load E rated. I want to put the BFGoodrich all terrains 265's on but they only come in load D. Will these be ok? Does anyone else run these tires?
    Thanks
     
  13. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    look at the amount of weight its rated for. thats what matter. Also you may be able to go down in capacity if you know what the most your front end and rear end will ever weigh
     
  14. Favatts

    Favatts Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 42

    Ratlover,
    The weight rating are the same for both tires. The difference is the E rated tires are for 80 psi and the D rated tires are for 65 psi. I really don't load my truck at all. I was just concerned about the weight of the plow.
    Thanks
     
  15. danS

    danS Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Used BFG AT KO's on my '99 Yukon, 285/75-16 and was really happy. Looked substantially better and they lasted over 60k miles.
    Going to move to 265 on new 04 2500hd. Do alot of towing and don't want too large a diameter for gearing purposes.
     
  16. lalaape413

    lalaape413 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I've got a 2001 2500 HD i'm running 295 75/r16 BF Goodrich A/T KO's. I'm going to put 285's on next time, my buddy sold his truck and put the stock tires back on and he gave me his tires for $400, they only have 5,000 miles on them.