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    Default Max Tire Size for 2001

    Pretty basic question. I would like to run larger tires on my 2001 4wd Sub that has the original 16" wheels without lifting in any way, and I actually like my polished factory wheels!! I would not mind trimming slightly, though, the inner fenders if necessary. I currently run Michelin LTX M/S in 265 70 R16 and they are wore slam out. I plan on switching to Nitto Terra Grappler. My brother owns a wheel alignment business and he is a diehard Michelin man. I was surprised when he recommended these Nitto tires, so I am trying to get a larger tire without a lift. Does anyone have larger tires on their same body style Sub?

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    I know on my '05 2WD Silverado, P265/70R17 is about as big as I can get away with stock without rubbing the wheel wells. Now, I'm pretty sure the 4WD has more clearance on the front wheels because it's more leveled. Hopefully someone with a bit more experience can chime in, but here's my non-scientific 2 cents. lol
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    I have a 97 K1500 Suburban that I just took 285/70's off. No rubbing and not lifted. I didn't think they looked right on the Suburban. I put 265/70 in their place.

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    you can fit 285/70's under the truck with out rubbing issues
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    sgtsjj, Thanks for the answer. Is that what you have on your '99 silverado in your picture?

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    Sheldon, Iowa


    Actually 265/75r16 is the max on a 2001 my 1992 1 could get 286 75 r16s by turnin the bars up and maybe you could on the 01 too but my 2000 the 265/75's rub on the mudflaps on tight turns.

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