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    Master Mechanic clgoch187's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurbanMan View Post
    Z71's are taller than the regular 4x4. Although, I wouldn't expect a 185 to rub on a geo metro. Let alone a z71 lol
    285 sorry. And my truck next to my buddys 06 1500 ls the bed rails handles fenders etc are all about level...except of the front edge of the hoods of course due to the newer style hood
    03 Silverado 1500
    285/75/16 BFG's
    2 Blaupunkt 10" vW1000 subs in Subthump box
    ProComp Level Lift & 3" rear blocks

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    Another question I was wondering, I noticed that one "available" size for my tires, after looking online, is a 235/75/16, will THIS fit on the factory rim? and also would getting a "thinner" tire give me better gas mileage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowtied View Post
    Another question I was wondering, I noticed that one "available" size for my tires, after looking online, is a 235/75/16, will THIS fit on the factory rim? and also would getting a "thinner" tire give me better gas mileage?
    how wide is the factory wheel? I certainly wouldn't run it as your truck probably isn't calibrated (gears, speedo) for such a short tire
    Chuckie!!!


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    Yes, the 235/75/16's will fit.....and as far as Better Fuel Mileage with a thinner tire.....in looking(Below)at both Tire Sizes, the 255/70's that you have on Now Vs the 235/75's....as you can see there is very little difference between them, by chance do you on what Gears your Truck Has??



    Tires: Tire 1 Tire 2
    Tire Size
    255/70-16 235/75-16
    Section Width
    255 mm (10'') 235 mm (9.3'')
    Sidewall 179 mm (7'') 176 mm (6.9'')
    Tire Diameter
    764 mm (30.1'') 758 mm (29.8'')
    6 mm (0.8%) shorter.
    Rim Sizes 16x7 to 16x9.5 16x6 to 16x9
    Circumference 2399 mm (94.4'') 2380 mm (93.7'')
    Revs Per Mile 670.8 676.2
    Speedometer Assuming that this is OEM Tire and Speedometer Readings are Correct >>> When Speedometer Reads 60mph...Actual Speed will be 59.5mph: 0.8% Slower.


    MIKE


    99"SILVERADO
    5.3 l 3.73 l G80
    BLACK BEAR CUSTOM TUNE
    SNUGTOP l COLORMATCH l KATZKIN










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