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chevy max tire size

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by ABES, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    will i be able to fit a 285 75 16 tire on my stock chevy the 245s just arent big enough for me

    1999 K2500 classic body style

    thanks
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2007
  2. snowsniper1

    snowsniper1 Senior Member
    Messages: 239

    you can run 285s but if you bounce around a lot you will hit the iner fender,and if you turn all the way you will hit your wheel well 265s look a lot better than 245s
     
  3. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    will the rubbing be worse if i decide to put a plow on the front end???
     
  4. William B.

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

    I run 285's with my plow on. Turn the tbars up some and add some timbrens to the front. You should be good to go.
     
  5. payton

    payton Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    my gmc has 285s with no issues.and the bars were not cranked all the way. ran it like this with the plow on it never rubbed a bit.
     
  6. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    my truck is a classic body style does it have less tire clearance than a newer body stlye. and i dont know if the torsion bars have been cranked already as i just bought this truck is there a way to tell if they have been cranked and how many cranks and which direction do you crank them. i have heard that this causes front end parts to not last what do you guys think
    thanks a ton
     
  7. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    anybody???
     
  8. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    I have 265's without issue. I have heard that 285s should work but might be a little wide for the rims.
     
  9. William B.

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

    I'm not sure on the old body style.I have seen 285s on them but not with a plow.I imagine that if you crank the tbars and add timbrens with the plow on, you should be good.
     
  10. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    thanks i just cranked the t bars today it makes such a difference in the stance of the truck i think i got about 1" lift with 4 turns... anyways i think i am going to order 285s on different rims and then keep the 245s on the rims i have now and run those in the winter.
    thanks guys
     
  11. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    I asked about this on lawnsite, and was told that they will rub. I think you should go witht he 265's....i just put new cooper discoverer M+S 265/75/16s on my truck and they look bitchin'....ide highly recomend that for your truck too, being that its very similar to mine!
     
  12. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    thanks for the info guys but does anybody have a CBS chevy with 285's i really want the biggest tire i can get because all my friends are running around with 35" and i am sick of getting ***** for my small tires. also will my rims work with a 285/75/16 tire there are the newer rims like the ones that come on the newer chevy HD s
     
  13. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    you can do one of 2 things....

    1 Grow up and quit worrying about what your friends think about you....

    2. spend the cheese throw on a 4-10 lift and put any tire rim combo you want.

    Done
     
  14. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    1 i dont think i will be growing up anytime soon
    2 i wish i had the money for a 4 inch lift but i wont for at least a year but thanks anyways
     
  15. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Have you givin any thought on a 3 inch body lift? Its common in my area for the 88-98 body styles that have body lifts, they dont look bad even though I am not a fan of them my self.
     
  16. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    I agree, i was thinking about doing that on my truck but decided against it since i plan on getting a new(er) truck for myself within the next year and my current truck will be a crew truck........just make sure you do the increased tire size right away or it'll look goofy with the lil tire with the lift on there.
     
  17. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

  18. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    now im thinking about doing the 285s on my stock rims (newer style Hd rims) do you think these will look good with 3" of lift. also are these tires to wide for the stock rims thanks
     
  19. kuryssnow5

    kuryssnow5 Member
    Messages: 39

    i had 265 on my truck just put 285 on and turned t-bars up and everything is good
     
  20. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    You can run 285's on the stock HD wheels (the HD wheels are 6 1/2 in. wide).Guys do it all the time..and they look great on the OBS trucks like yours. I wouldn't recommend the tire/wheel package you showed in the ebay link on your truck anyway. 305's on 10 inch wide wheels would give you clearance trouble on the front...even with a 3" body lift.