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
    2008 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 2WD 4.8L
    Mods so far:
    -Air Valence gone
    -tinted side windows
    -K and N air filter
    -18" magnaflow muffler
    -2" Daystar leveling kit
    to come:
    -hitch receiver
    -tonneau cover
    -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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