I have a 2001 Tahoe 4x4 and all of the publications that I see online state
that the standard tires/rims combo for this vehicle is 265/75/16. The
sticker on my door states that I have 245/75/16 on a 16x6.5 inch rim. Now
the actual factory tires that are installed on my ride are 245/75/16 on a
16x7.5 inch rim.
I want to get some bigger tires without having to get a lift kit or any
other mods but I am having conflicting recommendations from tire dealers.
One dealer will only install a 265/75/16 while another dealer says that a
275/70/16 is the max size I can get and yet another dealer says I can get a
285/75/16. The problem being that each one thinks that they have
recommended the maximum tire size for safety and/or without having mods
based on my vehicle and rim size.
Any help on this would be appreciated. I would prefer the 285's but the
other two dealers insist they are not safe.