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New tires

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by XxChevy-HDxX, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    I am so glad i got rid of the old stock 245's... Instead of buying 265's i planned for i bought 285's and i must say i am very impressed with the size of these tires i am also happy of how tall my truck is now and also looks more aggressive. :nod:

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  2. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Looks good
     
  3. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    nice. are they rubbing anywhere on turns?
     
  4. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    Nope no rubbing at all 285's is the biggest size you can put on a stock silverado 2500hd. Really big tires :)
     
  5. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    Thank you for the compliment
     
  6. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    I was going to go with 285s on mine but cooper does not make the ST in 285 load range E so I went with the 265s.
     
  7. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    mine arent lood range e ethier because lod range e is not very popular in 285's thats why mine are d and plus they still are very strong tires they loaded for 3305 lbs each which is really heavy
     
  8. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    I don't think I'll ever need the e rating even if I were to have a 3/4 ton truck I have never hauled or pulled anything that heavy, & don't see it any time soon.
     
  9. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    I do loads between 1000-3400 lbs and i tow trailers between 5000-11500 lbs so the bigger tires i need them the 245's couldnt really handle the weight i did a load of rock salt 1200 lbs not that much but the tires really seem to hold weight good better than the 245's
     
  10. Silverado10923

    Silverado10923 Member
    Messages: 82

    I had those same tires on my 02. They were great. Good traction and great wear for heavy lug tires. I ran 55psi daily and dropped em to 45psi when plowing. I have 285 75 16 Dunlop Maxx Tractions on my new 2010. Hope to have as much luck.

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  11. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,570

    Looks very good!:nod:
     
  12. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    thank you i run 60 psi in front and 80 in back and when plowing i put about 600- 800 lbs of ballast in back
     
  13. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    Thank you very much !
     
  14. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Nice tires....i love the look of 285's
     
  15. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    Thanks tls22.... Dont you run 285 goodyear duratracs?
     
  16. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    yes sur.....
     
  17. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    They look really agressive how long have they lasted you so far
     
  18. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I run 285's on my ford in the winter and 35's in the summer. the 285's are great in the winter.
     
  19. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    thanks man i cant wait untill snow starts to show up
     
  20. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Just a little over a year now...and going strong. Prob get another year or two out of them.