Tire Size

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by WI_z71, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. WI_z71

    WI_z71 Member

    I have searched and can't find the exact answer I am looking for. I am in need of new tires and I want to get a bit more aggressive tires. I have an 05 Silverado z71 with the stock 265/65/17s on it. I am putting on the readylift leveling kit tomorrow or Saturday. Would I be able to fit 285/70/17 tires on my truck without it rubbing? I have found a relatively good deal on some Cooper Discovery STT tires and thinking about buying them but I don't want to buy tires that wont fit...


  2. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    they should fit fine and the STT are a great tire :great:
  3. WI_z71

    WI_z71 Member

    Thanks, a bit pricey, but less than the mickey thompsons I was looking at
  4. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    yea they are really not that bad price wise compared to others and for what you get they are well worth it..... what Mickey Thompson were you looking at MTZ?
  5. WI_z71

    WI_z71 Member

    Ya i think they were about 218 a tire for the MTZ, I found the STT's for 183 a tire, with 100$ shipping though...:(
  6. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Silly question but is your truck a 2WD, or a 4WD?
  7. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    check this site they maybe cheaper in here.. onlinetires.com
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2008
  8. finalday7

    finalday7 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Darcy, hes got a 4x4.
  9. sierraman

    sierraman Rockstar 100 Posts

    i just put new 285/70/17 discoverer stt's on my sierra with 3 inches of lift and it only rubs ever so slightly when at full turn in reverse. Im am adding 2 inch lift coil springs sometime next week so it shouldnt rub after that, but the chevy bumper is not as fat as the gmc so i think you'll be ok with just the leveling kit. By the way i love my discoverer stt's, excellent choice for a tire, quiet on the road too. I got them for 181 a piece at selecttire.com, i'll post pics as soon as i get the lift put on
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2008
  10. WI_z71

    WI_z71 Member

    I am beginning to have second thoughts about the STT's. I do not know how much off roading I will be getting into in the near future, and it doesnt really seem necessary to have mud tires if I don't use them for what they are designed for. I do want something I can get through rough terrain in sometimes, so I was thinking the ST or ST-C would be more up my alley. Has anyone had either of those, or all three STT, ST-C, or ST that could compare it for me? I still might go with the STT because I do have potential for some off roading, and when I work on my cabin up north it would always be nice to not worry too much about getting stuck...or just to have some fun maybe...anyway, any opinion would be nice!


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