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Tires for a 97 k2500 diesel long bed.

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by lanomed, May 25, 2015.

  1. lanomed

    lanomed Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I bought a 97 K2500 with a plow to replace my 2000 nissan 4x4 after it was totaled. The Chevy came with 225 tires as factory the tires on it are 245's and need to be replaced, What size is recommended for a plow/ daily driver? First time plow owner but long driveway.
  2. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    265 75 16 is the best size tire to put on those trucks. Had 3 of them and that's the best size for looks and traction.
  3. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,090

    265's will look nice but they'll be to wide to run chains if needed. They're also a little wide for a stock wheel since it came with 225's. I suggest 235/85/16 E. No wheel size issue, can run chains, great winter traction and cheaper than 265's.
  4. lanomed

    lanomed Junior Member
    Messages: 2


    Thanks for the input folks. I will probably go with the 235s.
  5. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    Check out the search feature. This has been beaten to death a gazillion times.