I want to get some ground clearance, but I'm not willing to spend $1800
minimum for a 4" lift. There is no smaller lift. I don't need a big
flotation tire for sand or mud, I just want clearance for rocks on fire
The tire guys say I can replace my 245/75R-16's (30.7" tall by 9.8"
wide)with 265/75R-16's (31.9" tall and 10.5" wide). But he didn't know
about 255/75R-16's (33.3" tall by 10" wide).
The 255/75R-16's would actually be a bit wider, and a lot taller. Any
idea if they are going to fit?
On Thu, 26 Feb 2004 08:04:37 -0500, "Smelly Belly"
Actually it is width/aspect ratio/rimsize. The aspect ratio is a
percentage of the width. With a width of 265, a 75 aspect ratio would
put the height at 198.75. (Note this is just the sidewall height and
obviously not overall diameter.)
99 V-10 Super Duty, Super Cab 4x4
Correct, the sizes are as follows:
Tread Width = 10.4"
Diameter = 31.6"
Tread Width = 10.0"
Diameter = 31.1"
My 1999 Z71 came with the P265/75 R16 as standard so I would imagine they'll
fit an 03'.
BFG has a size 255/85 R16 that's a bit over 33" It's a tall/narrow tire; it
comes in the Mud-Terrain tread. Had 'em on my 94 f250 with no mods, other
than the bumper ground & shimmed forward.
Yea.. Your right. I MEANT to put 255/85R-16's. I typo'ed the size.
The 255/85R-16's (usually only used on Dualies) are the 3.3" tall by 10"
wide I was meaning to talk about.
The width shouldn't be an issue, only the height might be an issue on a
unlifted truck. And probably only an issue on the front.
Anyone put those on a 1/2 ton 03' or up Silverado?
Seems to me that if you increase overall tire diameter by 1.2" (30.7"
-> 31.9") you are only raising the lowest point fo the diff .6".
Don't know how much extra ground clearance you are looking for, but
.6" isn't that much.
I have 255/85R-16'BFGoodrich Mud Terrains on my 2003 1500K Silverado.
That's 33.3 inch tall, 10 inch wide. That is the TALLEST tire that will
fit without a lift. They look like they were made for the truck, and
lifted the ride height up over 1.5" from standard height.
I can turn to full wheel stops, and go over big bumps, and they don't
rub at all. But, that's because they are fairly narrow tires.
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