I just purchased a 97 K2500 Ext cab LB. The truck is to be used for
some towing (2 horse trailer) and a lot of hauling (wood, stone, hay,
The truck came with 285/75R16 tires on 6.5 rims. These tires do not
need to be replaced immediately, but probably won't make it too far
beyond this winter, so I've started the shopping for replacements.
Stock tires for this truck are 245/75R16. I wanted to go with
265/75R16, load range D. Everywhere that I look, tho, they suggest
that this size tire should go on a 7.0 rim, which means that the 285s
should probably be on at LEAST 7.0 rims.
So, my questions:
1. What does it do to a tire if it is run on a rim that is too small?
2. What tires will give me reasonably good traction in the
fields/woods w/out singing (too loudly) to me when I go down the
Your input will be sincerely appreciated.