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#1 Say

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 03:51 AM

Hey guys,
I have a 03 1/2 ton 2wd ext cab short bed and I was wondering what the biggest tire I could run would be. I have 2" coil spacers up front and I heard you can run 265/75r16s on a stock 2wd with no rubbing, so I was thinking I should just stick to those. Any advice would be much appreciated.

#2 melbertbloosfan

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 08:55 AM

I am not sure what will fit, but will give you some dim's just in case you don't hav'em:

-----------------Width-----Overall Height (in inches)
255/70/16*-----10.04-----30.06
265/75/16-------10.43-----31.65
285/75/16-------11.22-----32.83
305/70/16-------12.01-----32.81

*this is what came stock on my '02 ext cab sb 2WD

Soooo:
I would throw out the 305/70 as I *think* it might be too wide for the rim and would cause some extreme uneven wear (on a stock rim, that is).
That said, I might try the 285/75. With your spacers it would be close, but hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Of course your speedo with the 285's would probably be 'bout 4 mph's off.

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#3 Bruce 2011 2500HD

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 09:48 AM

I've got 285's (BFG AT TA KO's) on my 4x4 and they fit fine. The speedo is about 4-5mph off and it's not that bad. I had 245's on their stock and they looked like donuts on their. My rims are the stock 16x7.5's...I think the 305's will be to much for the stock rims, but I think the 285's are perfect. Just my opinion.
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#4 Machine

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 03:21 PM

Hi -

285's will work with your spacers - 265's without spacers and 2WD.
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