I have a 02 Z71 Ext cab I would like to replace the highway tires that are on it with an agressive A/T. The stock size is 265/75/16 would a 285/75/16 be alright? I drive around town and on the highway. would it just be best to keep stock size? I ride atv's and I need to get in and out of some muddy spots and the highway treads are not cutting it. I haul a trailer and I don't want to lose any acceleration by going to a bigger size. Is it worth it to have a bigger tire? Any input would be appreciated.
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2002 Chevy Silverado Z71 Extanded Cab Short Bed
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I'd say a 285/75 /16 would fit, but you would have to get a leveling kit to lift the front about 2 inches so you won't get tire rub in the turns. i had that size on my 96 Z in a Bridgestone Dueler AT REVO. Excellent tire. Good for on/off road, and wears nicely. Doesn't make too much noise and not too bad a price.
I had 285's with a 2" leveling kit, looked great! I had BFG A/T's. They where great as far as tread wear, they lasted forever, but they werent very good off road. Procomp makes an aggressive A/T tire with a tread life warranty, ive heard lots of great things about them. www.4wheelparts.com