View Full Version : Tire Suggestions for 04 chevy silverado 1500 ext cab short box??

G&G Maintenace
02-20-2009, 03:46 PM
Any suggestions out there on tires for Chevy 1500 ext cab short box?? I would like something that works well in both summer and winter...it is a 4x4...no plow

02-20-2009, 04:00 PM
I like the Firestone Destinations AT's the the MT's are even more bad-ass

G&G Maintenace
02-20-2009, 04:08 PM
i was looking at those.....i can get firestones at dealer price so that would def be a plus....any ideas on how big I can go still keeping with the stock rims?

02-20-2009, 04:13 PM
Im not sure, I think tirerack.com has a calculator that will give you suggestions.

G&G Maintenace
02-20-2009, 04:17 PM
i have 245 on now...according to firestone i can go to 265...i have also heard some guys put 285 on.....but i heard that the 285 may rub....anyone have any experience with putting the 265 on?

02-20-2009, 04:27 PM
Bridgestone dueler at revo's......second set on my silverado and they work great.

G&G Maintenace
02-20-2009, 04:28 PM
thanks beano ill check those out

02-20-2009, 04:39 PM
Bridgestone dueler at revo's......second set on my silverado and they work great.

second that. Just got a set for my 2005 Toyota Tacoma. And make sure they are Revo's. They have a bridegestone duler a/t tire that is very similar but not the same

G&G Maintenace
02-20-2009, 04:49 PM
thanks geo...im seeing them for around 150??? is that around what you paid?

02-20-2009, 04:56 PM
They are a little pricey, i bought my first set three years ago for about $550. I just got my new ones in November and paid $900 with a free oil change. Cheapest i could find but they are load range E and perform great on street and off road. More tire than my truck

02-20-2009, 05:43 PM
thanks geo...im seeing them for around 150??? is that around what you paid?

it really depends on ur size and wheter u get LT or P. I went with P265/75/16 which is the largest size in my truck without rubbing my mudflaps. u have a half ton so u might want to check the load ratings for P versus LT. ur truck might have a payload higher than the P rating so u would have to get the LT. which is usually not that much more expensive, maybe $20-$30 more per tirebut i paid around 8 something for my set, but it includes free lifetime and rotation, plus 3 year unlimited alignment (have my alignment checked over and repaired for free for 3yrs unlimited mileage) plus road hazard warranty where they will patch it, and if they can't they will order u a tire. is ur truck 4wd?

02-20-2009, 05:55 PM
I run Coopers with good luck 265's will work fine.....my dad has 285's on his and they may barely rub just a bit when turning around

G&G Maintenace
02-20-2009, 05:56 PM
beano...how do they handle in the snow??

02-20-2009, 11:16 PM
I was going to say the Michelin LTX MS. They are superb. Very quiet, handle very well, and you will get at leat 70000 miles if you rotate when your supposed do. Now, these are regular street tires, I don't know hoe they would hold up in the snow.

02-21-2009, 12:45 AM
I had BFG All Terrain 285/75/16 on my 2000 Chevy Z71. They never rubbed. Of course the new chevys sit lower. I got 75000 miles out of them pulling a trailer. They cost quite a bit but they are worth every penny.

02-21-2009, 05:03 AM
They handle great in the snow. I don't plow with that truck but it definitely wont get stuck especially in 4 wheel drive. Ive had it off road in about 10 inches of snow and no problem getting traction. I think its the best all around tire there is out there. They handle great off road, in the rain in the snow and great for everyday driving. They have an aggressive tread pattern but dont sound or look like the big mudding tires. Best investment i made in my opinion.

02-21-2009, 06:12 AM

G&G Maintenace
02-21-2009, 11:46 AM
thanks guys for all the responses...now i just gotta research prices and go from there

02-21-2009, 12:32 PM
Here's a tire size/circumference tool:

You can modify it for ease of use quite easily using the "Display Units" on the right. NOTE: this is a Canadian tire store website - so the prices are unusual.

Find what you want at Tirerack.com then go local with the "Tirerack price PLUS shipping"...many stores will match this price.