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Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by 9191gmc, Jul 1, 2013.

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    9191gmc New Member

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    what size is a standard 2001 silvy 4x4 wheel??
    can it take different size rubber?? what sizes??
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    Looks like 16" rims were standard on those trucks. The stock tire size is 245 75R16. This information was found on Tire Rack.
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    I've got an '01. It came stock with 16" wheels. Once the original tires wore out, I ran 265-65-16s on it. That size tire rubbed a little every time the tires were brand new so I would be leery of going bigger than that unless you have a lift.
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    what about this..... I have a set of fancy aluminum wheels,Ultra, with 265/75/16 rubber.. The truck came with them.
    I hate the lugs on them. Anyway...can I put 235/75/16 rubber on these rims???? I didnt think I could but maybe I am wrong...??
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    What are the actual wheel dimensions, particularly the width?
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    i dont know they are Ultra Brand Alum. wheels. Is there a chance they could take 235/75/16??
    they would be cheaper and I dont need wide tires anyway.
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    Since the Ultras and the tires you want to put on them are both 16", then yes, a 235/75/16 would fit. However, as the Ultras are aftermarket and they already have some 265s on them, I just hope they aren't too wide for a 235. 235 is starting to get narrow for a full-size truck.
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    so I guess 245 would be ok.... maybe I will stick with them..
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  9. McClintoc

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    Yeah, I wouldn't go smaller than stock. At least not width-wise.
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