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GMC Yukon XL, SUV
#2546 of 4104 OK to use 265/75R16 for the stock wheel?
Oct 14, 2002 (10:09 am)
I just got my 2003 Yukon XL and it is very comfortable. Traded in a 1997 GMC Suburban for this new one. It's definitely added tons of improvements and features.
I would like to replace the stock tires (Firestone Wilderness LE 265/70R16) with Michelin LTX A/T 265/75R16 tires. Does anyone know if the tires will get in contact with the structure when the steering wheel is turned to the extreme.
Your information will be highly appreciated.
#2547 of 4104 RE: Leaking Floor
Oct 14, 2002 (10:32 am)
My 2000 Grand Prix had the same problem - the AC drain hose was plugged. You can probably fix it yourself if you are comfortable digging around back behind the passenger dash.
Oct 14, 2002 (11:42 am)
Check out Michlien CrossTerrains. I have them on mine and love them. I would get H speed rated, if they are available (better heat dissapation and handling).
Oct 14, 2002 (12:21 pm)
Cross Terrain tires do look attractive. It's got favorable reviews from http://www.tirerack.com
I used to use LTX A/T and M/S for my 1997 Sub. maybe I will try CrossTerrain this time.
What size of the tires do you use?
Oct 14, 2002 (1:43 pm)
I have a Yukon XL Denali and it came with the tirs on 17" rims, so the size you would use would be different. I would probably go with the 265 width that come on most of these vehicles. You could go wider if you want. I would check with Tire Rack and see what sizes they recommend.
#2551 of 4104 1994 Suburban Tire Pressures
Oct 14, 2002 (2:24 pm)
I recently purchased a 94 Suburban. The truck did not come with a owners manual which I am trying to get now. Can anyone tell me the tire pressures for the stock size tires? the sticker on my door jamb is fadded so bad I can't read it.
Oct 14, 2002 (10:23 pm)
You didn't mention what side of the vehicle was causing problems, but you're going to have to scroll back quite a way in the messages. There was a problem with wet carpeting that GM recognized and applied a fix to. If I recall, the right rear wheel well wasn't sealed properly allowing water to seep in and cause the carpeting to get wet.
Oct 15, 2002 (3:25 pm)
You will not have any problems changing from a 265 70 16 up to 265 75 16.
I looked at making the same change on a Tahoe, but with only 12K miles I think I will wait a while.
Even though both tires have the same section width at 10.7 inches - the Firestone 265 70 16 have a wider tread width, maybe 1/2 inch difference.
The Michelins are taller - 31.9 inches VS 30.6. Revs per mile are 657 VS 681. So your speedo will only be off by 3.5%.
I have 285 75 16's A/T's on my 1999 Silverado Z-71 - I plan to swap the 285's from the PU to the Tahoe (wheels and all) - for a trip this winter - I can't imagine driving the Firestones in the snow.
Oct 15, 2002 (11:16 pm)
Ok several things could cause the problem. GM did release a service bulliten on this issue, it says to replace the lower door weather strip. If you take the truck to the car wash a lot that could cause it. It could also be a disconnected sunroof drain in the pillar. The A/C unit for the rear A/C is in the far rear right by the cargo door, so unless the capet is in the cargo area that is probably no the issue. If it is then check the drain under th right rear quarter panel behind the rear tire. The lines are run under the floor so the condensation from the lines would not be inside the truck at all.
Here is the TSB number and description-Front Floor Carpet Wet/Musty Odor (Replace Rear Door Water Deflector) #01-08-64-001A
If that fails try another dealer, they are not all equal!!!
#2555 of 4104 Tire Wear on 2002 Suburban
Oct 16, 2002 (10:37 am)
what is the latest with regard to tire wear both of my two front tires are wearing out inside is there any updates since July 2002 thanks