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bigest tires for a 97 2500??

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by cameron2171, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. cameron2171

    cameron2171 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    ok so i have a 97 chevy 2500 with 265/16/75 tires and i was wondering what this is in inches also what the 75 and 265 means and how big of tires i can fit on the truck without doing any thing to it
     
  2. cameron2171

    cameron2171 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    any one????
     
  3. bacwudzme

    bacwudzme Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    285-75-16 would be my guess. With a plow on and up, turning it might rub?
     
  4. bacwudzme

    bacwudzme Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    I forgot to add this hope this helps.

    The 265 is the section width of the tire (sidewalll to sidewall, not tread width) in milimeters.

    The 75 is the section height which measures the tire from the bead to the top of the tread as a percentage of the section width: 75% of 265mm. Take that number, multiply it by 2, convert to inches, add the wheel diameter (16") and you have the overall diameter of the tire.
     
  5. prostk2

    prostk2 Member
    Messages: 70

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=46&
    Cameron try reading this---I think it might be the best way to describe the tire sizes etc.
    If you have a larger plow you probably cant go over your current size or maybe one size higher---LT285/75/16 without rubbing when the plow is on. If you want a taller tire but slightly narrower you should be able to go with a LT235/85/16. Hope this helps and good luck plowing!!
     
  6. bacwudzme

    bacwudzme Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    prostk2 might have a better idea with the 235-85-16 tires those will be cheeper to buy then 285s.
     
  7. cameron2171

    cameron2171 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    thanks you guys!!!! yea ill probly just go with the 285
     
  8. cameron2171

    cameron2171 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    is a 285 the same thing as a 33 inch tire?
     
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I run 235/85 no problem
     
  10. bacwudzme

    bacwudzme Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    correct.
    I have 275-70-18 those are 33s also?:dizzy:
     
  11. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I don't think you are going to get 285 on your truck without rubbing. Are you using stock rims?
     
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    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
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  14. wilderXJ

    wilderXJ Member
    Messages: 39

    265's

    i've got 285-75-16, w/ 3 body lift on a 94 k2500. with-out the body lift, they would rub pretty good up front. Oh and its basicly a 33x10.50 tire