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11-20-2010, 03:18 PM #1
285/75/16 tires on stock 6.5" rim
i have a 2004 2500HD Silverado with the stock 6.5" rim. On all the tire websites I have looked at they say that a 285/75/16 tire should go on at least a 7" rim. Is this stretching the tire too much? I've heard a few people have ran this setup but will it hurt the tire in the long run? i want a 33" tire but don't want to be left hanging with a blown set of tires. Any advice is surely appreciated.
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11-20-2010, 03:45 PM #2
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The "old school rule" used to be the wheel should be around 2" narrower than the tire tread width. This allowed the tires sidewall to flex properly. I still try to follow this within reason, but people have put all different width tires on all different width rims soooo....
I would follow the tire manufacturers recommendation for what wheel width to mount your tires on1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
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11-21-2010, 04:56 AM #3
That is the size i am running on my stock rims its a set of nitto terra grapplers had them on for about a year with no problems.A few of my coworkers are doing the same with no problems[IMG]C:\Documents and Settings\Craig\My Documents\Downloads[/IMG]T Tuff Country Leveling Kit 285/75/16 Mickey Thompson MTZ 16x8 Moto Metal 951 Wheels Tow Mirrors Westin Winch Tray Pioneer Radio Blackout Bowtie Billet Grill Insert Gullwing Toolbox
11-21-2010, 10:45 AM #4
what tire pressure u running with that setup?
11-21-2010, 06:04 PM #5
40 pounds thats what the local 4x4 shop put in them at the time of install
11-21-2010, 06:50 PM #6
how is the tread wearing? I had 80 lbs in all four of mine size 265/75/16 and they are wearing pretty badly in the center so i aired down to 55 lbs, but the damage has already been done i will need new tires before it gets too snowy. How are 285s in the snow?
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11-22-2010, 06:24 PM #8
Just rotated tires last weekend so far showing no unusual wear all looks good
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