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05-18-2010, 04:12 PM #1
width of stock (steel) rims on '04 silverado (reg cab, long bed) ?
I'm looking to replace all four tires--all of them have "weather cracking" which runs the circumference of the tire inside all of the treads. They would probably be ok, for a while, in & about town... but I wouldn't want to take extended trips, at interstate speeds, with these tires.
I would like to know the RIM WIDTH (in inches) so I can shop around for replacement tires.
TIA - karl
05-18-2010, 05:48 PM #2
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05-18-2010, 09:55 PM #3
I thought all the newer trucks were 16s, even the 2wd. Most likely 16x16.5. What size are your stock tires? You want something close to them.When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras.
05-18-2010, 10:49 PM #4
Yes, the stock wheels on my truck are 16" rims. The door jam sticker calls for 235/75R16 (alternatively 255/70R16). The tires on my truck, currently (and obviously not OEM) are 245/75R16. I think I can go with 265/70R16, but if the rim WIDTH is only 6.5" then I don't think it would be safe to mount the wider (265) tires... although height profile-wise the 265/70R16 is equivalent to the 245/75R16s which are currently on the truck.
I've been told by a tire dealer (treadquarters) that the 265/70R16s will be OK... but, I hesitate to take their word for it (salespeople that they are). I was hoping a GM/Chevy expert, here on these forums, would know for certain if my stock rims are 7" (not 6.5") wide... if so, the 265/70R16s would work for me (found a set of four online, the Yokohama "Prodigy H/T", for $420 w/free shipping and no state sales tax... @ http://tinyurl.com/3xk24ya ). I don't "off road" and average less than 7K-miles/year... so I'm not looking to buy the latest/greatest/biggest/best/most-expensive tires out there.
If you know they're 6.5" wide rims... I'll have to stay with the 245/75R16 (the Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051 in that size would be $428 for a set of four... @ http://tinyurl.com/2apbaom ).
Thanks for the feedback!
Last edited by 04-silverado; 05-19-2010 at 02:05 PM. Reason: corrected some info
05-18-2010, 11:12 PM #5
265s are no problem on 6.5 rims. Most of the current 4wd pickups and Tahoes have them. Guys have even put 285s on the stock 6.5 rims.
05-19-2010, 07:51 AM #6
Pics of the wheel would help, but if they are the steel wheels they are 6.5". The aluminum wheels in '04 were 7"
05-19-2010, 02:07 PM #7
05-19-2010, 02:11 PM #8
My rims are of the painted "steel" variety -- and I think you may be correct, that they're 6.5" in width. Not sure how to embed one here, but here's a linked photo:
...which I am fairly sure corresponds to this one (from the link which you provided)...
Last edited by 04-silverado; 05-19-2010 at 02:19 PM.
05-19-2010, 02:17 PM #9
I am assuming that you have the 1500? If it is the 2500 then I know for sure that it the rims are a 16x6.5 even on the aluminum wheels. Not really recommended but I have 315's on the 6.5, so the 265 will fit fine. recommended for a 255 and up is 7-9.
Ok just saw the pic, but still should be 6.5
Last edited by dsfloyd; 05-19-2010 at 02:19 PM. Reason: new infoDavid
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05-19-2010, 02:20 PM #10
yokohama lists the 235/75/16 as well as the 255/70/16 as oem for their sizing
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