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Most cost effective rim and tire size for your truck?

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by PantheraUncia, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia New Member

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    Back in 2000, 16 inch rims were standard and you can get tires that fit that rim for anywhere form $99-$250 new (normal use(road/highway). Most trucks skipped over 17 inch rims and moved into 18 and 20's stock.

    I run 70k mile tires on my 16 inch rims with mainly road driving. If I want to upgrade from 16 inch rims to 17,18, 20, etc, what is the most cost/performance/mileage tires I can move to?

    I don't want to raise the truck and I don't want to use tires that give less than 70k miles per set.


    I think if I move to 18 inch rims, I can move to 285's and a slimmer side wall. (I am 2wd) and would need to raise the front end to get larger tires?
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  2. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

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    17's are your next most cost-effective size. However, I'd argue that if you don't want to raise the truck you should just stick with 16's.
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