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Thread: 285 Tires

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    The thing is you guys have totally different body styles. The newer trucks might not be able to run tires that large without trimming.
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  2. #12


    just put 85/70-17 on my 08 2500hd today with leveling kit . Rides better and 4 wheel fixed my speedometer. has always been off and is correct now. No rubbing and they reprogrammed the TPMS system. This is on stock 17x7.5 rims

  3. #13


    i think you will def. need a leveling kit for the new body's... 285 are too big to run without anything... rc has inexpensive kits check em out... the tires looked huge on mine without a lift, like WAY TOO BIG... i couldnt even turn half way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan_Z71 View Post
    i have them on my 01 silverado. Without a lift. But I dont think the 08 would have any problem?
    I'm silverado 1500HD 2001

    285/75 16 bfgoodrich all terrain on it no problemo fit perfect no mod

    very good look

  5. #15


    I think the important think to consider here is that 285 is the tread width,the aspect ratio and rim diameter is what determines the height of the tire, for example

    285/55/20=32.34" tall

    also you need to consider the backspacing of your rims. GM generally use a 31mm or 20mm offset on their factory wheels so if you go to a rim with less offset it is going to push the tires to the out side of the truck causing them to rub. I have a set of 20" GM rims with a 31mm offset and I'm planning to put 305/50/20 size tires on (32.05"tall) I'm fairly sure they're gonna fit o.k. but I'm replacing the torsion keys any way to give the truck a better stance

    Good Luck and I hope I helped!!

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    i go p285/65/18 on my 2001 silverado and i have no problems my truck is stock your truck sits higher than mine you should be good

  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by wlstiger01 View Post
    i go p285/65/18 on my 2001 silverado and i have no problems my truck is stock your truck sits higher than mine you should be good


  8. #18


    I think it is going to be iffie..... The key is to have stock wheels. I think as soon as you go aftermarket and wider, they are going to rub. See if you can have them test fitted.

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    They will rub in the front without a leveling kit!
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  10. #20


    I agree no doubt they will rub on the new body. Mine did. You will have to get the 2" leveling lift..

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