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STIHL GUY
09-04-2010, 07:42 PM
im looking to buy new tires for my 2500HD. does anybody know if i can fit 285's without a leveling kit?? i cranked the torsion bars up in front.

do any of you have pictures of your 2500HD with 285's?


Thanks

KE-llc
09-04-2010, 07:47 PM
you can run the 285s with the torsion bars raised a lil and some plastic lining trimmed back....honestly there's no need for the 285s...if you want it for looks then I would suggest dumping some $ into the front end. JMO

STIHL GUY
09-04-2010, 11:27 PM
Well I plan on eventually adding a leveling kit but the tires are coming first so I just wanted to make sure they would fit till I do get the leveling kit
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P.Services
09-04-2010, 11:31 PM
I have 285 on my 2500hd. Find my photo thread and you will see some good pictures of it. Baddest truck ever if you asked me!!
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jimmyjack
09-05-2010, 08:20 AM
ive ran 285s since i got the my truck no leveling kit or cranking just trimmed the plastic , now i have 315s on it still no kit or cranking

360ci
09-23-2010, 08:52 PM
I'd stick with 265s personally unless you need the additional ground clearance (an inch or so). 265's will also keep costs down and knowingly will keep mileage decent.

WH401
09-24-2010, 10:24 AM
I'd stick with at least 265's too. You don't need anymore tire than that and 285's are likely to really kill the mileage on a truck that doesn't get it in a decent manor to begin with. Putting the level kit on will only hurt it more, not to mention it'll make the front end raised up when the back is squatting from a load.

The stock tires on those trucks are 245's right?, at least that's what I have always seen stock on GM's.

OrangeToys
09-25-2010, 09:54 PM
i run 285's and couldn't be happier. the milage isn't any different!

lawnpropm
09-26-2010, 11:57 AM
I purchased my 2500 with 285's on it already and nearly everyone around here runs them also. They run great just make sure your tread isn't too aggressive it will beat you to death.
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STIHL GUY
09-27-2010, 11:55 PM
i ended up going with 265s instead

STIHL GUY
09-28-2010, 12:04 AM
heres a pictures of the new tires

rcslawncare
09-28-2010, 12:19 AM
Great looking truck! Exactly what Im looking for next. I just put 265's on mine and it improved the look a ton over stock 245's....

bltp203
09-28-2010, 06:17 AM
I agree, that looks really sharp.

STIHL GUY
09-28-2010, 08:00 AM
thanks guys... i figured the 285 would screw with my gas mileage and i dont want to trim any of the plastic...they look a lot better that the 245s and they were $1100 for 5 tires mounted installed and ballanced so i really didnt want to spend the extra $$ for the 285s either

WH401
09-28-2010, 08:25 AM
Looks nice. I agree, a big improvement over the 245's.

STIHL GUY
09-28-2010, 12:41 PM
Looks nice. I agree, a big improvement over the 245's.

it rides nice with the 265s as well

BrunoT
10-08-2010, 03:17 PM
im looking to buy new tires for my 2500HD. does anybody know if i can fit 285's without a leveling kit?? i cranked the torsion bars up in front.

do any of you have pictures of your 2500HD with 285's?


Thanks


285's fit my 2wd except I had to trim some of the plastic wheel well insert at the front. When you crank the wheel all the way it would rub some. took about 2 minutes with a handsaw.