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285's clear with plow mounted and raised ?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by ChevyHD4X4, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. ChevyHD4X4

    ChevyHD4X4 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I have a set of 285-75-16 Trail Cutters M/T's on stock steel rims. I was wanting to know if I can run them on a stock '06 GMC 2500HD mounted with the plow raised ? Trimming or rubbing ?

    Thanks

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  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    when i need tires im moving from 265 to 285
     
  3. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    With my t-bars cranked and 285/70/17's at full lock in either direction I have about 1/2 inch of clearance. Add a blade it might be tight. But then again, I only have a 1/2 ton.
     
  4. nevrnf

    nevrnf Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    2500 hd with 285 and a blizzard 810. No rub with the bars full up and timbrens.
     
  5. scaper27

    scaper27 Member
    Messages: 48

    99 2500HD with front timbrens and 285/75/16 and no rubbing. Little raise on the t-bars helped too.
     
  6. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 670

    My 285's rub at lock when going in reverse. Need to do a little trim work.
     
  7. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    My 285's rub when im turned a certain point, nothing I don't ignore. Its just rubbing on the corner of the bumper valance thing.
    Does it without the plow too.

    Timmy's installed, and T-bars cranked all the way.
     
  8. Rcgm

    Rcgm Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    I have 285's on my 04 chevy 1500 the are 17's t bars are cranked 5 or 6 times no rubbing with my sno way on and rasied.


    RCGM
    Brad
     
  9. I had the same question...just answered it yesterday.

    No rubbing (no trimming) with my '02 HD on 285s/stock wheels and 7.5' Western Unimount raised. BUT, I have the thing cranked right up (aided by Cognito upper control arms) all the way with stock keys (12 turns in my case). I got about 1 inch or so clearance to inner fender when wheel turned fully. With this said, I doubt you'll clear w/o major cranking and/or some trimming.
     
  10. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 978

    Greg I've got 285s on my truck. The only timeI notice the tires rubbing is either goin over a large bump or backing up at full lock. I could get away with turnin the Tbars up a little more because they are damn near level with the ground and it probably wouldnt rub much, if any.

    Will
     
  11. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    I have Goodyear MT/R'S on my 2500HD and they don't rub and i have the plow on it. I just have the T-bars cranked 4-5 turns..
     
  12. Snowbrdr360

    Snowbrdr360 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Ive got 285 BFG All Terrains on my truck and BFG's tend to run big... No problems with rubbing at all, I am cranked thowesport