I'm looking for anyone with experience on putting "over sized" tires on
an 2004 2500 HD. I recently pick this truck up and of course it comes
from the dealer with the totally lame Chevy 245 - 16's with the
passenger car tire tread (who knows what the heck Chevy is thinking).
These tires look like stupid since the truck is so large and they are
so small, not to mention the stupid tread on them.
Anyway I would really like to put some 32 - 33's (or at least 285's) on
the truck. I went to my local tire dealer and thought it was going to
be as easy as paying for them. He said "No can do". He claims the only
stock factory truck that can take 33's is a Dodge Ram. He said the
clearence in height wasn't a problem but that the width was a major
issue. He claims that the stock alloy wheels from Chevy are only 6.5"
wide and that if I try and go to 7 or 8" wide that the tires will rub
without cutting stuff. Is this true?
He also claims that the torsion bar would have to be changed in a major
Any personal experience would be appreciated. Any web sites with info
on this would also be helpful.
I would really like to put BF Goodrich KOs on this truck but he claims
they don't offer 33's in a 16" wheel either. True? Why on earth not?
They offer 33's in a 15" wheel because I've seen them.