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    Default Biggest tire I can run with stock 16s

    Looking to buy new tires and Im wondering what the biggest tire I can run with stock suspension is.

    From my research here, Ive seen that I could probably run 255/70R16 or 265/70R16 with no problems.

    And if the stock backspacing isn't smaller than 4.5" I could run a 265/75R16.

    Im not sure if Im right on these choices or not. If anyone has any input or suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.

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    what type of truck is this on. Year and model, 2x4 or 4x4? get some pictures up too. Welcome to the site btw
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    Sorry, I just realized I didn't put any of my truck info in my post.

    2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 LS 2wd.

    No pics atm, Ill get some up when I can.

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    Hey man, Im running 285/75/16 on my 2wd chevy and its been good, although I think it would look better with 265/75/16 because of the front being down more than the back theres like 4" from the fender wall and the not a big of that look but Im lifting mine so i have to deal with it for now lol
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    I'm running 265/75/R16's on my stock 16" wheels. Toyo A/T's.

    2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab LS 4X4
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    thanks guys for the advice.

    Anyone else have any input?

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    Default Question on tires?

    Sorry, but i just got a 2009 silverado 1500 all the way stock reg. cab 2x4 4.6L engine and im looking to buy the biggest tires i can possibly put can anyone find that out for me if i keep the stock 16'' rims or maybe drop to a 15''

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    A 15'' rim wont clear the calipers, and actually i think you already have a 17" rim.. If i am correct..


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