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#1 sleepur606



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Posted 18 March 2007 - 12:39 AM

All right, my 265/75R16 tires have been on their way out since Halloween. They were new on my truck when I bought it in October of 2004, but they're this really AWESOME brand called Milestone. If you haven't heard of them it's probably because no one is cruel enough to sell them to you.

Anyway, I'm looking for new stuff for the truck and I'm planning for future upgrades with the new wheels and tires. The Wilwood big brake kit and a lift kit are most definitely somewhere up the road...once I'm done with school. Unlike the other kids, I have to pay for my own stuff.

Ok ok, here's what I'm looking for.
Wheels: either Teflon coated or Polished American Racing Mojave Wheels in 20x10" like these:
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Tires: either Toyo Open Country A/T or M/T at or around 33" for now...
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in 305/50R20 (these are roughly 32 inches), or
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in 33x12.50x20

I need two things from you guys. First, will these fit my stock 2002 Silverado 2500HD 2WD; and second, what is the best combo.
By the way, I've got a Silver Birch Metallic, crew cab, short bed if that helps the decision at all.

**Pictures taken from American Racing and Toyo Tires websites, please don't eat my children**

#2 vxaxv17



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Posted 18 March 2007 - 11:04 AM

I seriously doubt you would be able to fit anything in the 32"-33" on a stock 2wd HD at 12.5" width. I've got 33x13.5 on 18x9s WITH a 6" lift with very minor trimming of the front air dam. At that diameter and width, you would probably need a small lift or maybe some torsion bar cranking...
02 GMC Sierra 2500HD 6.0L ECSB - 6" BDS Lift, 33" Mickey Thompson MTZs on 18x9 American Racing Wolverines

#3 sleepur606



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Posted 18 March 2007 - 05:52 PM

Thanks for the info
I think I'll end up getting a leveling kit with torsion keys and some new shocks. Off Road Unlimited says their kit will clear 33" tires in the front and no problem in the back, so that's probably the way it'll go.

#4 Trouttrooper



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Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:59 PM

Funny you should post those two tire pictures. I run the both styles depending on time of year. I've been pleased so far with both for their wear and traction. The MT do have a bit of a hum at highway speeds but it doesn't bother me at all (I'm pretty picky about noise too). Very good traction in snow and mud and pretty decent on ice. AT's do very well on ice and pavement. They are ok for snow and mud.

I'm a little different than most in that I prefer tall skinny tires. I personally run 235/85's

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#5 diehrd



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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:56 PM

Jump over to eBay , Sportztrailers is the company,,Look at the Pro comp 1079 rims which allow a rock guard to be added to them ,, There way better looking then those American racing and may even be cheaper
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#6 98silvz71



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Posted 20 March 2007 - 09:07 PM

The Pro Comps look better and are cheaper. If you don't do much mudding than you probably don't need the MT tires. I used AT and haven't had a problems getting around in snow or ice, mud is another story depending on how deep it can get.

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#7 jbone



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Posted 05 April 2007 - 04:38 PM

I like the american racing black teflon ALOT!! To expensive for me to afford though.

#8 Tad83k



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Posted 07 April 2007 - 02:28 PM

I Have Pirelli Scorpion ATR's and love them, you should take a look at 'em

#9 DaveK



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Posted 17 April 2007 - 04:41 AM

I'm running my second set of BS Dueller Revo's on my '03...best tire for my kind of driving with this truck. I have a camp about 1000 feet off road and these get me back through snow, mud, etc. And their quiet on the highway. Get about 55K out of them.