Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Tires and Wheels



  • hecaroshecaros Posts: 2
    Hi everybody. I have a question, I hope some one can give me an aswer. I just put a new set of wheels, 20" to my SIlverdao CrewCab 2006. Everytime I brake it shakes. The fastest I am going at braking the harder it shakes.
    We check the brakes and resurface the rotors, the pads are in very good condition and has new tires.
    Can any one help. Thank you.
  • tygranttygrant Posts: 3
    Can anyone tell me if I can use stock 16" wheels on my 2005 Chev Sierra CrewCab? It has custom 18"X10 wide wheels, too big. Tag on the door says it came with 265-70-17. I would like to use 265-70-16 or any that will give me about 31" in height. Will stock 16" fit over the hubs/ brakes. I get different answers from tire dealers. Does anyone know for sure?
    I want the best MPG, how tall should the tires be? 2005 1500 5.3 4.10 ratio
    Can someone tell me which code it is in the glove box the will tell me if this has posi trac?
    Thanks Ty
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Can someone tell me which code it is in the glove box the will tell me if this has posi trac?


    The stock rims should fit fine with the 265/70R16 tires. Unless there was an aftermarket brake kit added.
  • I lifted my 07 2500 HD Duramax 2" New Body Style and put on Pro Comp 18" Classics with Nitto Grappler LT 285/65 R 18 Tires. The Steering and stability is terrible, Tried adjusting the pressures and doesn't help. GM says these trucks aren't capable of upgrading to a larger tire and lift because it will and does affect your shift points, handling and speedo sync. There is not a program from GM to compensate for your shift and speedo (imagine that) and if you go with an aftermarket programmer you will be replacing an engine and tranny, my buddy proved that . I have spent countless hours and $ trying to get the stock handling back with this set up to no avail.
    If anyone has an answer to this I sure would like to know because it is a long day on a trip fighting the wheel :) BUT IT SURE LOOKS GOOD :}
  • tygranttygrant Posts: 3
    This is a great site. Thanks for the help. Ty Grant
  • tygranttygrant Posts: 3
    Thanks for the insight, you just save me a major hassle, that is just what I was going to get! Great site.
    Thanks Ty Grant
  • Okay soo I thought i posted i guess not, sorry if this has been asked before, I cant find it.

    HAs any one upgraded tires on a stock 2008 silverado 4x4 crew cab short bed, I curently have P265 70 17 on my truck which suck for towing and snow I want to upgrade with out and adjustments using stock rims.......can I go to a LT285 70 17???
  • YEP as in I can go with the 285s with no lift/leveling with no rubbing
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    there are some that said you may need to trim a small part of the wheel well. Then others say that they have had no problems. I'm wondering if that's due to the tight specifications that GM builds these trucks to. ;)
  • Regardless of tire size, tread design (highway, all-terrain, mud-terrain), or manufacturer, a tire size that begins with "LT" (light truck) may result in a stiffer ride when compared to a tire size that begins with "P" (passenger). The LT tire has a stiffer sidewall than the P tire. The reduced compliance will transmit more more road imperfections into the vehicle. The LT should offer a higher load capacity depending which rating is chosen. I found this out AFTER buying new tires for my Jeep. The "normal" Jeep ride and noise worsened because of this difference. If winter tracion is an issue, some tires meet the Rubber Manufacturer's Association Severe Snow Condition rating and will have the mountain & snowflake symbol on the sidewall. BFG A/T ko, General Grabber AT2(studdable), ProComp All-Terrain, Goodyear Fortera TripleTred are all rated. Hope this helps.
  • well the problem is I tow a 28 ft travel trailer and it feels like im driving a tanker truck full with no baffels in it swaying doesn't even start to describe it on the P metric tires. and the hts suck getting to my tree stand. in the grass and mud I can't even imagine what they will be like in the snow..
  • Based on your last post.
    1) Loss of traction while off pavement may be caused/cured by comparing tire tread design ( highway, all-terrain, mud-terrain ) and intended driving surface.
    2) Trailering issues may be caused/cured by comparing:
    a) your trailer size/capacity and truck's towing capacity (upgrade to 3/4 or 1 ton)
    b) upgrading tire load range (but not exceeding truck's tow capacity)
    c) load in trailer compared to trailer's load capacity
    d) use of torsion stabilizer bars when towing
  • I do use sway bars
    the 1500 can tow my trailier weight
    its that the pmetric tire side walls are not sturdy enough
    I just want a bigger sturder tire and if the mich at 285 will fit without rubbing
  • Anybody know if there would be any problems going from a 70series down to a 65 series tire?
  • The stock tire size is p265/70R-17 but the dealership has put on Goodyear Eagle LS2 275 -55 R20's. Is this a good thing?? I will be using them in the snow country. Please let me know if I should get them replaced with original size. :confuse:
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    You definitely do not want Eagles in the snow. Find a good winter or snow-rated all-terrain tire if you'll be in the deep white, or a snow-rated all-season tire if it's occasional light snow. You also want a narrower tread in snow to be able to get more downward weight ion less area; this prevents floating on the snow.

    kcram - Pickups Host

    Need help navigating? - or send a private message by clicking on my name.
    Share your vehicle reviews

  • I have an 06 1500 4x4 with 17 in rims . Can I put 285's on this truck without any rubbing or problems?
  • i currently have LT245 75 R16 tires on my stock 2004 silverado 2500hd. i want to get a little bit bigger tires, i was thinking 285's although i don't want to get a suspension lift. i really just need to fill the wheel wells with more tire. the 245's just look to small. so, do i get 285's or 265's?? any thoughts?
  • akjbmwakjbmw Posts: 231
    Re post #47. I just bought an 07 2500HD Duramax Crew that has the same tires. I don't know yet what the rims are or what the lift is. Sure pulls our trailer better than the '98 K1500 did.
    I don't feel the stability issues you mention other than the width seems to cause a pull to whichever side of the chain wear valleys in the pavement I am up on. Don't notice any pull on fresh road surface.
    It is now almost six months later, have you resolved the problems you were experiencing?

Sign In or Register to comment.