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

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Big6ft6, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Big6ft6

    Big6ft6 Rockstar 100 Posts


    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.

  2. BowTieOgre

    BowTieOgre New Member

    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.
  3. unplugged

    unplugged Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Buy take offs

    How cheap? I bought a set of take offs from a late model Tahoe, wheels, tires, lugs, and center caps for $400. See the post. There are some sweet deals out there for wheels and tires on craigslist. With the 20" and bigger wheel craze you can buy a set of take offs pretty cheaply and if you don't want the wheels, post 'em here or back on craigslist.
  4. justcuz

    justcuz Rockstar

    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.:glasses:

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