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2500ld help!!

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by ChevyMan5112, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. ChevyMan5112

    ChevyMan5112 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    hi guys im new to this forum. I have a 2000 chevy 2500ld with the 6.0. same drivetrain as the hd from 2001. i know this question gets asked so much but I cant find anyone with an ld in the same situation. I want to put 285/75r16 duratracs on my truck. i have my t bars cranked within an inch of level. will the 285s fit on my truck? i dont care if i have to trim the plastic. im worried about them rubbing with my plow up. i have an 8ft fisher mm2 storm guard. :confused::dizzy:
  2. ss502gmc

    ss502gmc Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    I have an 01 2500hd with 285 BFG ALL TERRAINS and torsion bars at factory level and I've never had a problem. I also run an 8ft fisher.
  3. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    You'll be fine, I had a 2003, 05, and 07 with no problems.
  4. ChevyMan5112

    ChevyMan5112 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I also want to buy timbrens. Do you recommend them for a chevy? Used to plowing with my old f350 and the front end didn't sag at all. Wish chevy would use a straight axle in their heavy duty trucks
  5. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Yes, have/had them in all the trucks l listed above.
  6. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    Will give it a little rougher ride but well worth it plowing snow. Had them on my 89 and 98.
  7. ChevyMan5112

    ChevyMan5112 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Thanks a lot guys. Wish I knew about this site 10 yrs ago when I first started plowing snow

    DERHNTR Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    My 07 GMC 2500HD with 285/75/17 rub on the upper A frame rear side. This is a new to me truck which I know has a leveling kit installed. It appears to be cranked up a bit much. I have to install my Curtis Sno-Pro 3000 on it and see where I have to set the T-bars.

    07 GMC 2500HD 6.0 Z71 package, with plow prep package.
  9. ChevyMan5112

    ChevyMan5112 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    That may be because you have 17's
  10. m.$terner

    m.$terner Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    I also do not think you will have a problem with those as long as your on factory rims. Anything bigger than a 285 on 16's though and i might be a bit weary
  11. ChevyMan5112

    ChevyMan5112 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Okay boys, new dilemma. So I got my tires. I decided on the kenda klever mt in 285 75 16 because the wife wouldn't let me buy the 1200 dollar duratracs. So anyway I get them and no tire shop wants to mount them on my stock steel wheels...I'm positive that they will be fine because I know so many people that have bigger on stock wheels. Maybe getting an aggressive tire isn't even worth it at this point...
  12. joeyg999

    joeyg999 Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 79

    Go to one of the used tire shops. They will be happy to take your money.
  13. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    I'll take your money too..
  14. ChevyMan5112

    ChevyMan5112 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Haha you're a funny guy. Nope I ended up mounting them myself and taking them to get balanced
  15. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,288

    I had a set of 285/75/16s on my 2006 Chevy 2500hd and I cranked the torsion bars a few turns.The only problem had was the tires would rub against the front valance when turning.so I trimmed it and it was fine.