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285's on a Dually????

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by mossman381, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I have an 02 chevy dually. I am wondering if anybody on here has put 285's on their dually. I know I need a spacer. But not sure what size. I want run as small a spacer as possible. I just put 265's on and I think I want to go bigger. With the 265's I am running a 1/4" spacer now.

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  2. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

  3. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Thanks for the link. Looks like guys are running a 2" spacer. I wonder if an 1.5" would work?
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    here is the correct style spacer with the centering lip for the outer drw.

    http://www.wheeladapter.com/dually_spacers.php

    and i installed a set for a guy on a 99-up style and 285 would have rubbed the sidewalls with 2" thick spacer so we had to run 265 . he used it as a work truck loaded most the time.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2011
  5. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    do a supper single rear and you 285's up front. the would be a tits setup with the ss on the rear.
     
  6. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    This is what I was looking for. Thanks

    I have looked at the semi wheels on pickups. Very cool looking.
     
  7. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,609

    i have 2" spacers on mine
     
  8. Pullin&Plowin

    Pullin&Plowin Junior Member
    from SE WI
    Messages: 10

    i run 285's on minw with a 2 inch spacer the tires are a little close for my comfort when it comes to pulling my gooseneck loaded i would like to go to the 19.5 wheels eventually
     
  9. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    How do you like plowing with your 04 dually? I have seen the 19.5 rims. Any reason why you want the 19.5 rims?
     
  10. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    That would look ******** imo.

    An aggressive set of tires on nice 19.5" wheels looks good with a leveling kit.


    If you get spacers, give Fred a call. Great service and quality work.
    http://www.wheeladapter.com/

    I'm running a set of 2" spacers from him on my truck to get the rear tires back inline with the fronts. Their pricy but when you compare them to the other brands it's worth it, and made in the USA.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011
  11. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    Mossman, I think the only reason you would NOT want 19.5s, is price. Wish I could afford them.
     
  12. Pullin&Plowin

    Pullin&Plowin Junior Member
    from SE WI
    Messages: 10

    i love plowing with my dually it is like a bulldozer and with the 9 foot blade i cover a lot of ground quickly! i would prefer the 19.5s because they last longer and they are stiffer for pulling my trailer loaded. i think they would be better for driving down the road with the plow on too sometimes the truck does seem like the sidewalls are a little soft being only a d load rating on the 285s!