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i have a '83 sierra 2500 4*4 and i am planning on getting new mud tires for it. i currently have 235/85 r16 road tires on the stock rims. i have four other rims that i plan to put the new tires on but im not sure what the maximum width and height on the tires can be without rubbing on the truck. i know that they need to fit a 16" rim but thats it. there is no lifts on the truck or any other modifications other than a DMI Bumper. any help is appreiciated.
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When your wheels are at full turn, how much room do you have at the front? Also do you know the backspacing of your new rims? If they're pretty close to stock, then a 265/75/16 would put you right around where you are at now. I'm using this size because they're are alot more tires available in this size. Check to see how much space you have in their to increase it and your next size up would be a 285/75/16. On your 88 it might be a tight fit with no lift. If you don't mind cutting a little of the inner fenderwell out it will give you another inch or so for the width of the tires.
 

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Im agreeing with finalday.... you will prob be fine with a 265/75/16 but you may be able to fit a 285/75/16... and what tires were u planning on getting? I can offer some suggestions if need be
 

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When your wheels are at full turn, how much room do you have at the front? Also do you know the backspacing of your new rims? If they're pretty close to stock, then a 265/75/16 would put you right around where you are at now. I'm using this size because they're are alot more tires available in this size. Check to see how much space you have in their to increase it and your next size up would be a 285/75/16. On your 88 it might be a tight fit with no lift. If you don't mind cutting a little of the inner fenderwell out it will give you another inch or so for the width of the tires.

alright thanks. the rims that i am going to use are stock that i have laying around. i havent had much time to see how much space i have when my wheels are turned. i am thinking that i might put an add on spring on the back to so wether or not ill get a lift i dont know.
 

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Im agreeing with finalday.... you will prob be fine with a 265/75/16 but you may be able to fit a 285/75/16... and what tires were u planning on getting? I can offer some suggestions if need be

im not sure yet what tires im going to get yet. im thinking on TSL's i think thats what there called. but i forget who makes them. i seen it in jc whit. thanks alot.
 

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Interco makes em :great:
 

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Yea Interco makes TSL's but they are a very aggressive tire and are great off road but not the best on road, but look great too
 
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