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Old 11-25-2008
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Looks awesome. Some 265/75/16's would look great in there now
Yea I think that is probably the size i will go with i keep deliberating about the 285's. I am just worried about the fit on the stock tire and the rubbing, I cant seem to find anyone with the 285-75-16 on the stock wheel and the t-bar crank with shackels.
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hmm I wonder why they get such amazing reviews on tirerack.com
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey...ireSearch=true

Hoz, do u have any suggestions, I need a tire that is decently cheap, and I do about 90% on road and 10% off road- so basically I am looking for a capable a/t tire, thanks

HAHA!!! if i was trying to sell a box of turds i'd hype it up too. i don't believe all those supposed reviews on those sites. I think there staged but that's my opion. Anyway's if your just going to be onroad more than off i would say go with those. thats how our work truck are used. They seem to hold up good just make sure you rotate every six and keep'em balanced. They should do ya just fine. I had some put on my work truck new and about 12k later their doing pretty good as far as wear. They grip pretty decently offroad but we're 2wd too!!!
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Looks good, go with 285's, Im runnin them with my t-bars maxxed out and a 2" aal. Heres a pic:

Damn that is sexy.
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^^ thanx! lol you can get 265's if youd like, but youll be wishin you got 285's... come on now, get 285's! lol gotta love peer pressure......
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Thanx man. Nope, I dont have any rubbing at all, not even offroading. Mine are wearing just fine too even tho I have an 8 inch wheel. lol heres a pic comparing my stock 245/75-16s to now...
lol i remember when i drove around like that
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fun times
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Old 11-27-2008
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on the tire chart it says you can run 285/75/16 on the stock 16x7 rim. i am also having small doubts of going that wide due to the 7" wide rim but i dk what im going to do when i get new tires(not for a while) i was also thinking the 285s but still having doubts.
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i heard that the 285 are too big for the 16 inch wheel but the 265 75 16 will do just fine but i may be wrong. it would be nice to fit a little bigger tire though too give it a little more beefer look to the stance of you truck!
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I have seen 285/75-16s on the stock 16x7 wheels. search around, youll find pics.
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yeah i have the 265s on my truck right now and they look too small cuz of the tbar crank. Im going to search to see what i find
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Looks good, now go get ya a set of 32's asap!
he should be dangerous and do 33's like me
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what shackles did you put on??
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^^ thanx! lol you can get 265's if youd like, but youll be wishin you got 285's... come on now, get 285's! lol gotta love peer pressure......
yall do realize that 285/75/16 is a completely different size than the 285/75/17's that you have correct?

285/75/16 are roughly a 33/11/16
285/75/17 are closer to a 34/11.5/17

so if you are running a 34x11.50 i dont think he would have any problem running a 33x11?
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yall do realize that 285/75/16 is a completely different size than the 285/75/17's that you have correct?

285/75/16 are roughly a 33/11/16
285/75/17 are closer to a 34/11.5/17

so if you are running a 34x11.50 i dont think he would have any problem running a 33x11?
dude your wrong... those last numbers are the wheel size. its the first two set of numbers you gotta look at for heigth and width

EDIT: im a retard... just looked it up... lol im wrong
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^ lol

Google > search > "Tire size calculator"
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what shackles did you put on??
The shackles are Chevy drop shackles. The item # from Summit is bel6400.
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Old 12-10-2008
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Sorry to hijack this thread, If one wanted to eliminate the lift blocks would using the chevy drop shackles allow you to remove the blocks yet retain the stock ride height? I am mostly just curious but I am not a huge fan of lift blocks either.
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Yup, sure would
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Old 12-10-2008
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mine are only like a 32.8x11.3. no rubbing at all
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adding a 2.5" shackle to eliminate a 2" block will put you back at stock height.

However,seeing as it is a factory block and was designed to be there,I don't see the harm of it there.
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