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Wheel width on 04 Silverado

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by Lil_Red_Chevy, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Lil_Red_Chevy

    Lil_Red_Chevy New Member

    hey guys does anyone know for sure what the wheel width on an 04 silverado 1500 Z71 is?
    I've got 17" wheels already and I want to go from 265/70/R17 to atleast a 285/70/R17, but I dont know for sure how wide my wheel is. 7" or what?
  2. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    Below are 2.... 17in" Alloy Rim for the 2004" Silverado's.....Both have a Section Width of....7.5in"s

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    [​IMG] HOL 5196MSM
    $149.00
    Part Number: HOL.5196MSM
    Wheel Size: 17 x 7.5
    Bolt Pattern: 6 x 5.5
    Finish: Mach/silv

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    Size: 17" x 7.5"
    Finish: SILVER (OEM RIM)
    Style: ALLOY WHEEL, 17X7.5, 5 SPOKE,
    Dealer Wheel Price: $573.00
    Discount Wheel Price: $175.00
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011
  3. Lil_Red_Chevy

    Lil_Red_Chevy New Member

    thanks for the help now i just need to figure out if a 285 is recommened for only a 7.5" width
  4. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member 1000 Posts

    7.5" is fine for a 285.
  5. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    If you Go to the Below link and enter your Current Rim and Tire Size on the left hand side and then enter on the Right hand side the Rim and Tire Size you are looking to install.....it will show you all the Spec's on fitment and so on,

    Link,
    http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp
  6. Lil_Red_Chevy

    Lil_Red_Chevy New Member

    well thats good, but I've been told my tire wear will increase due to a larger tire crest than if I had an 8"wheel

    ---------- Post added at 05:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:27 PM ----------

    last two questions:

    If I put a 285 on my OEM 17" wheels what is my offset and just to be clear will it be enough to prevent rubbing on the inside of my wheel well?
  7. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    Your Factory 17in" Rims.....have a Offset of +31....and a 5.5in" Backspace.
  8. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member 1000 Posts

    A 285 is a narrow 33" tire. A 305 isa wider 33" tire. The recommended wheel width is 8" to 10". So I don't think you'll have a wear problem with the 7.5" wheel.
  9. Lil_Red_Chevy

    Lil_Red_Chevy New Member

    Alright thanks guys I'll probably wait a little longer then for new wheels and do it right the first time.

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