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Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, Truck
#73 of 82 Spare Tire Size Variances Part 2
Jan 02, 2010 (4:54 pm)
The question posted above only addresses the mechanical issues.
I know from experience years ago driving my BMW 2002 in a very “spirited” manner with a non-matching tread pattern on one tire, that it can seriously elevate the pucker factor.
So to answer the question as to information left out of that previous post; the tires on the truck when I bought it used are Nitto Terra Grappler LT285/65R18 on Diamo rims that do look good. They are the same tire diameter as the build list tires. They were also LTs, by the way.
And yes, I would expect the tread width to add significantly to the pucker factor caused by the tread pattern. These would not be mechanical issues unless I hit something because of it…
How close is close enough in the diameter issue is still the question I am interested in.
#74 of 82 Spare Tire Size
Jan 07, 2010 (9:25 pm)
Anyone know if a 32.5 inch diameter tire will fit in the spare tire hiding place under the bed of a 2007 2500HD NewBodyStyle short bed? Hoping I don't have to mount a tire on a rim to see if it fits.
#75 of 82 loose wheels GMC Sierra
Jan 13, 2010 (4:02 am)
#76 of 82 loose wheels GMC Sierra
Jan 13, 2010 (4:02 am)
I have a 1994 GMC Sierra, have had it for 7 years with no problems with the wheels coming off. Yesterday, driving at about 50 mph the driver's side rear wheel came off. No one was injured luckily. I had a flat tire on that side a while ago and the spare was on while the tire was repaired and then the wheel was replaced. I had the truck towed to the mechanic who repaired and replaced the wheel His comment was that this particular model did that frequently. I have not found that to be the case. The holes in the rim were all chewed up from being driven when loose. Has anyone else had this problem with a Sierra or is this person just trying to get out of paying to replace what needs to be replaced? My gut feeling is that he is trying to avoid his responsibility.
#77 of 82 Re: Spare Tire Size [akjbmw]
Jan 30, 2010 (12:36 pm)
Since there were no responses to my previous questions, I am guessing no one has checked the thread who knows or is willing to venture opinions.
So, for whomever is looking for what others have done...
A year ago I bought a used 2007 2500HD NBS Crewcab shortbed Duramax with about 3 inch lift and Nitto Terragrappler 285/65R18 tires on Diamo rims.
I have had the rear of the front wheel wells tweaked to stop the rubbing on hard turns and changed the spare to a used 285/75R16 (it does fit up underneath the bed) so all tires are now pretty close to the same approximate 32.6 inch diameter, less wear.
The lug nuts are supposed to be compatible with the stock spare rim so when I am pulling my trailer (portable motel room) across the middle of the great open West with another tire problem (New Years Eve day something on the road cut through steel belts in center of a tire - not a fun thing), I can use the spare to get to the next berg large enough to find another Nitto tire.
#78 of 82 Re: Spare Tire Size [akjbmw]
Feb 02, 2010 (6:25 pm)
Thanks for the info.
I'm planning to go with 35's eventually. Any chance you'd be able to fit a 35er under there????
#79 of 82 Re: New Wheels [hecaros]
Jul 25, 2010 (6:13 am)
">hey i have the same problem with my 2008, i put 24's on it and it shakes like crazy cant figure out why because it doesn't do it with the stock rims and they are the same 24's i took off my 2005 that never shook... wierd situation... did u ever find out what it might have been
#80 of 82 tire upgrade
Oct 22, 2011 (1:25 pm)
I have a 2007 GMC Sierra classic 2wd. I want to upgrade tires/wheels and go a little bigger and wider to give it more of a 4wd look but dont know jack about this stuff or even where to start. Any recommendations/advice?
#81 of 82 Help Pls, can't find tire pressure
Feb 20, 2012 (12:40 pm)
Yes, I realize, this is a stupid predicament. I have a 2003 Sierra 2500HD with the correct OEM specified tires. The door placard has been cleaned with some kind of solvent and is not readable.
I am looking for the correct inflation pressure. I tried the owners manual, it says see the placard, tried GMC assistance line - no help (!!!!! really, they didn't know or couldn't find out)
Truck= 2003 Sierra 2500HD, 2 wheel drive, extended cab.
Tires = 245/75R16 Load range E Firestone Transforce HT (fancy name for just an OEM replacement tire)
If you have a similar truck, could you please check the door sticker for the inflation pressure?
Thanks in advance
#82 of 82 Re: Help Pls, can't find tire pressure [henryat1140]
Feb 22, 2012 (7:26 am)
According to Tire Guides, your vehicle's placard should say 55 psi front / 80 psi rear.