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Chevrolet Silverado 2500, GMC Sierra 2500, Tires, Wheels, Truck
#6 of 11 Bro-in-Law
Aug 19, 2003 (2:53 pm)
He just had them put on this summer so im guessing around 5K on them now. Reason i have heard for the 7K mile rotate is that there is alot less chance of the tires starting to cup and make the truck shake. Experianced that on my 97 Ram when i had it...cost over $700 for four new 33" tires.
Aug 19, 2003 (7:19 pm)
my truck only shakes at about 73-75 mph anything after 75 its smooth. I think the truck hits its resonance frequency at those speeds
Aug 20, 2003 (3:56 pm)
.....I have not looked at specs in a while, but I swore the 1500's were 7.5 and the 2500 was 7"?.....perhaps I was wrong.....
Thanks for the insight.....I do know you can put all kinds of tires on these rims...305's etc.....but it's the long term wear I am concerned about...
I may just go 245/75 again....they did me well.
...and no 1500 talk here Ryan......1500KD (Kid Duty) topics are available if you need be......LOL
Aug 20, 2003 (4:28 pm)
I put 265/75R16 on my 2500 HD (16X6.5 rims) about 8k ago. I think it MIGHT bounce a little more at hiway speeds and sway more in the hills,or maybe not.If so it's not much.They still look new.I rotated them at 6k.
With 255s you won't feel any difference.
I got rid of those firestones at 30k. Two of them were loosing big pieces of tread out of the center.They did grip the road a little better than the Goodyear Wrangler AT/S that I have on it now.
Aug 20, 2003 (7:24 pm)
any time any place. your LD 2500 vs my 1500KD
Also change that cabin filter yet? haha
Aug 21, 2003 (12:59 pm)
my 265/75's on the last truck (1500)...
These 'Stones have wore, rode, handled great....so great I didn't want to replace them..
If anything, it will be the 255/85's instead of the 245/75's.....
I still have a few months......like to have them before deer waitin' season..
Thanks for the input.....
....where are the 255 guys who put them on 2500 Rims 2-3 years ago!?