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Tire size on stock GM rims

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by DrakeSabitch, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. DrakeSabitch

    DrakeSabitch Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Did a search and couldnt find a definite answer. I currently have 265/75/16 on my stock GM rims. Does anyone have a solid answer as to if i will be able to fit 285s on these rims? The guy at the tire store told me you cant put 285s on these rims. Has anyone done this or have any more info as to if this is true or not? Thanks.

    The pic is the stock GM rims i have.

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  2. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    I know that Goodyear gave me a hard time about switching tire sizes at all.
     
  3. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    I've put 315's on stock 6.5 wheels before. 285's will fit and wear just fine. They will bump out a little on the sidewalls b/c of the width, but that's it. I'd say 50% of the guys on this site running GM trucks have 285's or have.
     
  4. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    what he said^^ you will more then likely have to turn the T-Bars a bit and trim the front valence a little. Watch when the plow is on though.
     
  5. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    Have had 285s on for 4 years now love them.
     
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I know a lot of people that run 285s on 16" GM rims and they fit just fine. I personally like 265s my self.
     
  7. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    The stock rim on a 2500 is 6.5'' wide which takes 245's and on a 3500 it's 7'' wide which takes 265's factory.You can put bigger,wider tires on your 2500 rims physically,but the tire manufacturers/dealers will tell you otherwise for liability purposes.I know lots do it on the 6.5'' rims but I'd run at least a 7'' wide rim for 285's.
     
  8. DrakeSabitch

    DrakeSabitch Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    ok thanks for the input guys. Ill probably just go with 265s again when i buy new tires this week.
     
  9. osborneconst

    osborneconst Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    From what I have read on the truck forums, you won't have any problems on a steel wheel, but the aluminum ones are known to crack around the bead on 285's or larger
     
  10. DrakeSabitch

    DrakeSabitch Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    tires update

    ended up with the 265s.

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  11. DrakeSabitch

    DrakeSabitch Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    another pic

    one more..

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  12. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    nice but whats with the center caps. Im lookin at those same tires but made by General tire same design just a older version and only about $180 per tire.
     
  13. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    Yep the generals have same design but wear out in about 20 k.
     
  14. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    I have heard that and i have heard that they they last the same amount. Its the same tire but when BF redesigned it they sold it to generals. Either way i replace tire every year so that's all they got to last me. i have the BF's now and they aren't going to get me through winter i put them on last thanksgiving.
     
  15. DrakeSabitch

    DrakeSabitch Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    what about them? they are painted black.


    i was going to go with the generals too, but heard about the bad tread wear. only paid 205 per tire for the BFGs, the other tire shops had em for like 220-230, so 205 compared to the 180 for the generals was good enough for me, either way still expensive though.
     
  16. leftynetter23

    leftynetter23 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I was in the same boat as you , 285 vs 265. I too ended up going with the 265s. I got a good deal on e rated cooper at3's. I like them, so far so good. Can't wait to see how they handle once the snow flys.