Join Date: Sep 2010
September 17th, 2010, 12:26 PM #3
is 265 the stock width. if 265 is wider than stock u will not only lose some turning radius but u will have to watch out for hitting hard bumps because it would be easier for the finder to cut into the tire. by hard bumps i mean harder than normal. nothing in daily driving u would have to worry about
Join Date: Jul 2009
September 17th, 2010, 12:35 PM #5
Posted By: gfd749 is 265 the stock width. if 265 is wider than stock u will not only lose some turning radius but u will have to watch out for hitting hard bumps because it would be easier for the finder to cut into the tire. by hard bumps i mean harder than normal. nothing in daily driving u would have to worry aboutThe 265 was on it when i bought the truck Tire Rack gives 2 options with the 16 inch 245 and 265. I would have to go with a 275/70/17 with the 17 inch rim.
Join Date: Jul 2009
September 17th, 2010, 7:24 PM #7
other than the speedo bein a lil off (it wont be off by much) my truck came with 265s and now i've got 33x12.5x20s on it and had a buddy drive next to me with stock tires and rims and my speedo was off by 7 at 65, only other thing you should worry bout is turnin if it'll rub or not
Join Date: Feb 2010
Hanover County, VA
September 17th, 2010, 8:59 PM #8
My 2004 Silverado 1500 2wd had 16" rims, but a previous owner put 17" (GM 4x4 rims) wheels on it. The tires are 265-7017 and my speedometer is off by 2 or 3 mph, depending on speed. If it reads 72, I am traveling 75 mph.
Aside from looking like a 4x4 from a distance, the truck rides normally. It has Goodyear rubber, but I'll probably replace them with Michelins in December when my state inspection is due. My current tires have a bit of tread remaining, but I don't want to take chances with my truck only being rear-drive. (It's like a duck on ice when I try to drive it in snow.)
P.S. To check your speedometer accuracy, I know of three ways to do it. First, get a cop to measure your speed with radar. Second, use a mile marker and time the number of seconds it takes to get from one to the other at 60 mph, which should be 60 seconds if you cover exactly one mile. Third, use a GPS while driving a fair distance at a set speed. The GPS readout should match your truck's speedometer.