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    Default Can stock 89 2500 suburban use 255/85 R16 tires?

    Hi,

    Can someone tell me if 255/85 R16 tires can be used in a stock 89 2500 suburban?

    Truck came with 245/75 R16, so these tires would be a bit wider and taller, would there be any clearance issues?

    I have very cheap beater truck that needs tires and these are being sold cheap locally.

    Thanks

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    I couldnt tell you for sure about the clearance but with all the room in the wheel wells on my '90 3/4 ton I wouldnt imagine you having a problem. Those tires are 30.5" tall and the new ones would be 33.1" tall...thats an extra 1-1/4" in either direction from center and the width change would be minimal. In fact Tirerack.com considers the 255/85 a "plus zero" tire which means it is a little wider than stock (235/85) but about the same diameter.
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    I run 285/75 x16's on my Subs and have minimal clearence issues with stock suspension. With the early bodystyle you should be fine, I think the 255/85x16 is very close in diameter to the 285/75's.

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