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tire size

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 06piney, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. 06piney

    06piney Rockstar 100 Posts

    really dumb question for you guys.

    what is the biggest size tire that will fit on an 06 silverado with no lift or leveling kit?
  2. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    on stock rims, a 285/75R16

  3. I t looks like you have a 1500 4x4, the biggest tire would be a 285/75 but you would have some serious issues w/ rubbing. Prbably a 265/75 would be your safe bet
  4. Jimmiee

    Jimmiee Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    When changing to bigger tires what is the best way to recalibrate the speedometer?

    Thanks, Jim

  5. I believe you can take it to your locl dealer and have it changed or by getting a tune box (superchips, hypertech) etc
  6. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    look online for speed calibrators. you will need a new speedo gear I believe
  7. 06piney

    06piney Rockstar 100 Posts

    I got another question for you guys.
    Ive been looking into leveling kits, and maybe some new wheels when i get the money together for it.
    How much is a decent front end leveling kit for an 06 silverado 1500 W/T and how much bigger will it allow me to go with oversized tires without having rubbing problems?
  8. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    you will probably be looking to spend about 150-200 on the leveling kit (although rough country may have one cheaper). and I would stay with the 285/75R16 (its a 33/11.5)
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2009
  9. 06piney

    06piney Rockstar 100 Posts

    thanks alot man, once i get the manoey together, and when i need new tires, im gonna put new wheels and tires on with the leveling kit.

  10. Just make sure that a 285/75 won't rub, I have a leveled out 04 3500 silverado single rear wheel truck and my 285/75's rub and my truck sits much higher then a 2" leveled 1500. Just a heads up, hate to see you get burned

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