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truck clearance

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by turfcat75, Jan 16, 2001.

  1. turfcat75

    turfcat75 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I have a 1997 chevy silverado 1500,
    The tires on it are 245/75r 16
    what number on the tire is the height?Is it 245 or 75
    well i was wondering how tall of a tire could i get and how much more clearance would i have ,i need that extra clearance for snowplowing
     
  2. eskals

    eskals Member
    Messages: 40

    Let's see if I can get this right.

    On a 245/75r16:

    The 245 is the width, in millimeters.

    The 75 is the aspect ratio, as in 75% of 245mm is the height of the tire.

    The r16 means its for a 16" wheel.

    I think thats correct, if not someone will correct me.

    Eric
     
  3. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    turfcat75,

    You can run any brand 265-75R16's on stock offset wheels. If you go to aftermarket aluminum wheels, they are offset less or more (depending how you look at it) . These will cause some types of square sidewall tires (BFG AT's) to hit the bottom rear of your front wheel well flare when you are carrying a plow. Another good idea for snowplowing is 235-85R16's on any rim type. They are tall and skinny and ideal for plowing snow. Some people have put big 285-75R16's and crank up the bars, but they will definately hit with plow weight on.

    Hope this helps.