Edited by ace ventura, 08 December 2007 - 08:08 PM.
Going From 265 70 R 17 To 285 70 R17 Difference?
Posted 08 December 2007 - 08:07 PM
Posted 09 December 2007 - 03:30 PM
You will have about an inch more sidewall, as the ""265" has a 31.6" diameter vs. "285" has a 32.7" diameter. The speedometer should be off by 3.5%, according to the "Miata" tire size calculator. It should look a little better! Good luck.
I'm curious is their a big difference in the way the truck looks when you change from the 265's to 285's? I feel like my 4 wheel drive truck looks 2 wheel drive. I might do a lift in the future but I'm curious with just changing to the bigger aggressive tires will it give the truck a 4x4 look or is a lift inevitable. I also don't like lifts that involve cranking the t bars I just feel like it messes up the ride quality.
Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:35 PM
Posted 09 December 2007 - 05:37 PM
Edited by pm26, 09 December 2007 - 05:44 PM.
Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:16 PM
2004 Chevrolet Z71
Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:20 PM
I'm new to the forums, I also went from 265 to 285////looks great on the truck. I would also recommend a leveling kit.
I went with Dueler Revos 285/70-17 w/2.5 leveling kit
Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:38 PM
Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:13 PM
I stayed with 265/70 /17 because of it being harder in the tranny by changing the shift points and gearing. I hope to have this truck for 20 years. (My last K1500 I had for 13 years before some one pulled in front of me and totaled it) I think the more aggressive tires make the difference IMO.
2007 Silverado Ext Cab WT LS package 4.8L, American Racing Cannon Wheels 17"X8.5", Nitto Terra Grappler 265/70R 17", 1.5" Skyjacker Leveling Kit, Raptor SS Oval Nerf Bars, Weather Tech Molded Floor Mats, AVS Vent Shades, Speed Liner Spray-on Bed Liner, SS Chrome Grill Insert, Corsa Sport Exhaust, GM molded Splash Guards, Bull Ring Tie Down Anchors, "Painted" Front Bumper, Front Valance, Door Handles, Mirror Caps, Added Body Side Molding
Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:40 PM