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Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by jrm123180, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. jrm123180

    jrm123180 Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I have a 2000 Silverado 1500. I'm in need of new tires and I found some BF Goodrich All Terrains for $138each installed. They are 265/75/16, and I currently have 245/75/16 on my truck. The 245's are more expensive for some reason. Would I be ok upgrading to this size tire. I have a 7'6" Fisher on the front of it.

  2. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    IMO definitely move up to the 265's. I have the same truck...2000 Silverado 1500 and have 265's on it. I don't know if they make any difference from a performance standpoint but they sure look nicer then the smaller 245's. The 245's could be more $ due to inventory or something like that.

  3. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    check the load range the 265 are prob load C the 245 may be load E.Your 1500 is fine with 265 75 load range C
  4. sgoalie23

    sgoalie23 Member
    Messages: 62

    I did the same thing to my 2500. Same tires, same size. They are great tires.
  5. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    The 245s that came new on your truck were probably P- rated tires(passenger). the LT rated tires in 245s are usually "E"s and the 265s "C"s or "D"s. Either would be OK for your truck...
  6. Gmgbo

    Gmgbo Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    how the the 265's effect ur speedo?
  7. jrm123180

    jrm123180 Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I went with the 265 BF Goodrich All Terrains. I love them so far, they ride great and handle just as well...especailly in the snow. I'm not sure about the speedo, I have heard that it throws them off slightly
  8. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 979

    It does throw them off a little, but you should be able to go to any local GM shop and have them reprogram your computer/speeod. From what I have read, they can not reprogram above a 265 because none of the GM vehicles came with anything bigger than a 265.