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Will a 265mm Tire it on stock rim?

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by Bowtied, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Bowtied

    Bowtied Rockstar 100 Posts

    Hi guys my stock wheel has the 255/70/16 tire on it, would a 265/70/16 tire fit?
  2. clgoch187

    clgoch187 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    Yup. I'm guessing someone put smaller tires on it. 265s are the oe recommended size but a lot people go to the 285/75 that should be the biggest you can go with out rubbing( at least without any lift) on a 4wd. If yours is 2wd you probably don't wanna go any bigger than the 265 without doing a little research first.

    These should be a sticker inside your driver side door jam with the recommended size a tire pressure
  3. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    clgoch187......The 255/70/16's was one of the Tire Sizes that Chevy/GM Installed on the Factory 16in" Alloy Wheels.
  4. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Member 1 Year 500 Posts

    ^this is accurate. You can actually fit as big as 265/75/16 on your truck if it's 4wd, maybe even on 2wd
  5. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Member 1 Year 500 Posts

    285/75 requires a leveling kit at the very least without rubbing.
  6. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor


    To help you, here's some Information"Specs"on both Tire Sizes, the 255/70's and the 265/70's....

    [TABLE="class: cms_table_cms_table_cms_table_withlines, align: center"]
    [TR]
    [TD="align: center"]Tires:[/TD]
    [TH]Tire 1[/TH]
    [TH]Tire 2[/TH]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TH]Tire Size[/TH]
    [TD="align: center"]255/70-16[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]265/70-16[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TH]Section Width
    [/TH]
    [TD="align: center"]255 mm (10'')[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]265 mm (10.4'')[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TH]Sidewall[/TH]
    [TD="align: center"]179 mm (7'')[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]186 mm (7.3'')[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TH]Tire Diameter
    [/TH]
    [TD="align: center"]764 mm (30.1'')[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]778 mm (30.6'')
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TH]Rim Sizes
    [/TH]
    [TD="align: center"]16x7 to 16x9.5[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]16x7.5 to 16x10[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TH]Circumference[/TH]
    [TD="align: center"]2399 mm (94.4'')[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]2443 mm (96.2'')[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TH]Revs per mile[/TH]
    [TD="align: center"]670.8[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]658.8[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TH]Speedometer[/TH]
    [TD="align: center"]Assuming that this is OEM Tire and Speedometer Readings are Correct >>>[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]When Speedometer reads 60mph Actual Speed will be 61.1mph: 1.8% Faster.[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]


  7. clgoch187

    clgoch187 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    I had 185/75/16s on my or wheels with absolutely no rubbing on my 03 z71 before I leveled it and from what I can find the z71 suspension package had no change in ride height.
  8. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Member 1 Year 500 Posts

    Z71's are taller than the regular 4x4. Although, I wouldn't expect a 185 to rub on a geo metro. Let alone a z71 lol
  9. thrasher

    thrasher Rockstar 100 Posts

    I have 285/70r16's on my 2001 HD2500, no rubbing issues...
  10. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Member 1 Year 500 Posts

    those are almost the same height as a 265/75/16. They're just wider....

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