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 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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?
  2. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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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