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tire size question

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by carrfire, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. carrfire

    carrfire New Member

    I just got a leveling kit and am very happy with it but the 245 tires are killing me. I'm thinking of going with either 265/70/17 or 285/70/17 BFG A/T on stock rims to start. Price difference is about $230. I will obviously get better gas mileage with the 265's and the gear ratio for towing would probably be better with 265's as well. Also, if I want to get aftermarket rims I won't have to worry about rubbing with 265's like I would with 285's. But...the 285's would fill out that wheel well so much better. What do all of you think? Thanks
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    2008 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 2WD 4.8L
    Mods so far:
    -Air Valence gone
    -De-badged
    -tinted side windows
    -K and N air filter
    -18" magnaflow muffler
    -2" Daystar leveling kit
    to come:
    -hitch receiver
    -tonneau cover
    -tires
    -2" block in rear (maybe)
  2. retired2001

    retired2001 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    My '04 came with 265R70x17s and I would think that you wouldn't have any problem with that size. You probably wouldn't have a problem with the 285s after you put on the leveling kit.
  3. 95CTburb19

    95CTburb19 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I think the 285's should fit fine after the leveling kit and will fill out the wheel wells nicely.
  4. ct9a

    ct9a Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Bigger is better.
  5. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    the 285 will look better and fit nicely. and yes, bigger is better :)

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