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Biggest Tire to fit on STOCK 2500hd?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by EGLC, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    Truck is completely stock right now as far as suspension, timbrens, keys, etc...whats the biggest I could go without having to do anything besides maybe mess with the keys??

    2003 Chevy 2500hd running 265/75 now
     
  2. mcfly89

    mcfly89 Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    I've got 285's on my CCSB D/A on stock aluminum wheels with no rubbing. I had them on aftermarket aluminum wheels but when I hit a bump in hard corners they rubbed so I switched back to the factory wheels. I have no lift, no timbrens, and no torsion bar adjustments made.
     
  3. Q101ATFD

    Q101ATFD Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    You will rub with 285/75R16 on a stock suspension at with properly sized wheels. The biggest tire you should put on a 6.5" wide rim (factory) is a 245/75. You'll need a 7.5" wide rim to use 285's, making them stick out further at the sides, requiring trimming of the bumper and wheel liner, and torsion bar adjustments.

    I went from 265's to 285's and I am wishing I just stuck with 265's.
     
  4. mcfly89

    mcfly89 Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    I forgot that little detail, i trimmed a little bit off the front of my plastic inner fender wells while I had the wider wheels on it, so that could be why mine do not rub and q101's do. either that or he's drivin a girly truck :)
     
  5. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    I have 265s with no rubbing, I guess that's what I'll stay with then.

    Thanx guys :waving:
     
  6. mcfly89

    mcfly89 Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    what wheels are proper and what should or shouldnt work is a matter of opinion. what DOES work is a matter of fact. and 285's on factory gmc aluminum wheels work nicely. they look right, handle well, and have no problems holding a load. tread wear is even, and I like the looks of the factory stuff. so from a factual perspective, I say you should go 285's :):drinkup:
     
  7. ibew697

    ibew697 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    X2...haven't had any problems with mine either...
     
  8. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    I have an 06 2500HD with 245's on it now, looks like it will take a 285 but I really don't want to take the chance of any rubbing.So I will probably be looking for 265's.
     
  9. mcfly89

    mcfly89 Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    another benefit of 265s is a much larger selection of 10 ply ratings in a wide variety of brands.
     
  10. Novadiecast

    Novadiecast Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Another advantage is 265 cost a lot less than 285.
     
  11. ChevyHD4X4

    ChevyHD4X4 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I run 285's with no rubbing, front bumper is trimmed. I have also cranked the front and added Timberins.

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  12. mcfly89

    mcfly89 Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    I hadnt noticed much difference in price at all. usually no more than $40 a set difference.