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CSLC
06-12-2010, 09:57 PM
Hey Boys,

I need to get new tread for the truck. I have a 05 GMC 2500HD Ext. Cab 4x4. I want to go up one size on the tires from stock tires. I would like something that is a little more aggressive then a road tire I guess you could say I am looking for an all terrain. I am in site development. I don't do a lot of heavy towing. But I do a lot of driving on job site's that are muddy.....

tjbullet
06-12-2010, 11:16 PM
285's?
BFG All terrain, BFG Mud terrain, Toyo Open Country A/T, Cooper Discover
Most likely in that order for what most would need. But that's just my .02

Coastal Lawn Maintenance
06-12-2010, 11:29 PM
i would stick with an all terrain, mud tires just don't hold up as long. i have been in places with my Michelin at2 and they are just as good as the as when i had the copper discovery stt.

FiveOJoe
06-12-2010, 11:36 PM
I put Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors on my Silverado. They seem to be wearing like iron. Quiet on the road but an aggressive tread. Excellent in snow, okay (but not great) in the rain. The have a Kevlar belt that is supposed to withstand punctures.

LKCLawnService
06-12-2010, 11:38 PM
good year ATS's are awesome

seabee1
06-12-2010, 11:41 PM
i have cooper atr's on my 2500hd and they work great for me ,plowing and road driving :usflag:

CSLC
06-13-2010, 09:22 AM
I think stock are 245's I would like to go 265's

CSLC
06-13-2010, 09:40 AM
I am looking at the BFG A/T, Cooper Discovery S/T, Goodyear wrangler Silent Armor

Junior M
06-13-2010, 03:29 PM
I've got BFG mud terrains now, I wouldnt recommend them. They wear way to fast..

I am going with BFG all terrains or MasterCraft Courser A/Ts next..

jimmyjack
06-13-2010, 03:59 PM
I think stock are 245's I would like to go 265's
the 265s will still look small , go with the 285s , but you might need to trim a midge off the air dam , i ran 285s on mine for years , loved them , last year i got H2 rims and put them on with the 315s on them , they fit :clapping:(with a little more trimming) i love the look i dont think id go to anything smaller again....oh yea i dont have a lift

Gravel Rat
06-13-2010, 05:39 PM
Chevy always has used those low profile 245 tires a 265 is only 2 centimeters wider. For a Chev you want something taller to get the truck off the ground the 255/85R16s work good for snow and mud plus give you some height.

FiveOJoe
06-13-2010, 06:09 PM
Don't go too big, you give up too much power. I run 265's on my crew cab and I think that's perfect. They might not have the "look" but performance wise they allow the truck to keep power to the wheels.

Here's my truck when I tried 305's, but they were just too pick and killed the power.

The truck came with 245's but it looked like Bigfoot in transport!

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76582&stc=1&d=1174611061

CSLC
06-13-2010, 10:26 PM
Can you guys post some more pics of your trucks

FiveOJoe
06-13-2010, 10:35 PM
Here's my truck when I tried 305's, but they were just too pick and killed the power.


^^^^^^
That should say "too big"


I had to change out the torsion bar mounts in my truck to level out the front and get those 305's on, and I trimmed the gray plastic piece in front of the wheels because they rubbed.

Junior M
06-13-2010, 10:41 PM
I am gonna get somebody to copy a new z71 4x4 sticker and make it say z69 4x4 instead. :D

http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr164/JLM88_bucket/fourwheeling002.jpg

davis45
06-13-2010, 11:03 PM
For a tougher lookin street tire without losing alot of tread life, look at the Cooper Discover S/T (Not the stt's). Good lookin, decent tread life, decent price, kind of meaty but not a mud terrain.

CSLC
06-14-2010, 09:41 PM
Hey Junior I like the size of yours what are they?

redmax fan
06-14-2010, 10:13 PM
Chevy always has used those low profile 245 tires a 265 is only 2 centimeters wider. For a Chev you want something taller to get the truck off the ground the 255/85R16s work good for snow and mud plus give you some height.

i agree with this . plus side walls have a stiffness rating , you want LOAD E .
the stiffer side walls make better steering / better weight handling

ive got coop 16 / 75 / 285 on my ram 2500 and dont like how they handle ,
too wide for me . seems slippery on ice and floats from side to side on highway . im getting the above like rat says soon as i can sell my tires . i'll post pic of truck below with the 285s on

redmax fan
06-14-2010, 10:20 PM
fear this :laugh: