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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 03:22 AM
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285/75R16 tires

I am curious can 285/75R16 tires be put on stock 1995Chevy Z-71?

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Re: 285/75R16 tires

Keep the stock rims and you're good to go [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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appreciate the good info.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 09:43 AM
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285's on stock rims.........




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I wish these size tires were more reasonably priced. I guess I will have to start saving my pennies and picking up bottles and cans on my way home from work!

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Re: 285/75R16 tires

Thats why I was planning to go down to a 15" wheel. BUT we'll see how today goes, i'm goin to look at a '98 Z28 so....I might start lookin at Z rated tires now who knows. only if I get a killer deal on the car. Here's the car, what do yall think.





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BigBlue:

You're not trading in the truck for one of those are you?????????????????????? Hopefully this would be a second vehicle.

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Don't know, dont have things figgered out yet Not sure what my chances are of havin the winning bid on the car yet. Its up for silent auction, hardly anybody knows about it. the previous owner is a good friend of mine who clipped a light pole with the left rear, his dad had the dealer fix it and then donated it to their church for a tax writeoff because he didn't want tom to kill himself in it. and I was talkin to tom yesterday and he told me that a 5k bid would probably get it. So i'm gonna put in a bid for 5k and just see what happens.
Now don't all yall kill me. BUT I was looking to get a car for when I go up to A&M, just a little more economical...gas mileage...would fit in parking garages....etc. So we'll see what happens. plus if I get this car for 5k then after I sold my truck I could use the 5 or 6k left over for college tuition, which would be a huge load off my back.


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Re: 285/75R16 tires

NEO, what brands are you looking at for prices? I know BFG wants like $175 and up for a 285, but Cooper wants about $125 a tire for their 285 STT's (mud terrains). Lots of the tire companies that aren't as flashy as BFG make good tires that will do just as well for what we can use an IFS truck for, only for a lot less.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

Another option is some 255/85R16's. A 285/75R16 is about 33x11.25R16 with the actual height usually being around 32.8" or so, about .5" taller than your average 33x12.5R15. A 255/85R16 works out to about 33x10R16, with the actual height running around 33.3", so like 1" taller than your average 33x12.5R15. More of a tall and narrow tire, but I like my tires narrow for finding traction.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] 255 prices are a lot less than the 285's simply because most people want the wider 285 just for looks. BFG MTkm's go for $141 around here (Middleville, MI), and the Cooper STT goes for $110.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Hmmmm..............I think there's a set of Cooper STT's in my future......[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img].........


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285/75R16, 255/85R16, & 305/70R16 fit on a stock GM IFS fullsize 4x4 truck when on the stock 16x7 rims.
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i wanted some 255s but they'd have to be a special order. none of the tire shops aroung here had em. and we're talking big town houston!
i couldn't wait cuz i wanted mud tires for that weekend and got the 285s. but i'm not at all disappointed.


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