View Full Version : chevy 2500HD tire size

08-17-2004, 12:02 AM
I have a 2002 2500HD Durimax, it has those small 245 tires on it, I was wondering if anyone has put bigger tires on their truck without a lift kit.

08-17-2004, 03:08 AM
I have heard of lots of people going up to 265 series tires on the HD trucks. Some have even gone up to 285's, but I do believe they require a torsion bar adjustment and a front end alignment. There have been several discussions on this subject over at www.pickuptruck.com in the GM truck forum. Hope this helps

08-17-2004, 08:58 AM
Thanks pottstim, I think I will go up to the 265's, those 245's just dont look right

Davis Lawn Mowing, LLC
08-17-2004, 09:55 AM
I would put 265s or 275s on it.

08-17-2004, 09:38 PM
I would not make any tire changes that were not E rated. We haul too much weight and work too hard for tires that would not do the same work we do now.

08-17-2004, 09:56 PM
Its funny you mention that, several tire places I went today looking at prices tried to sell me load range C tires, they said I probably wont ever haul that much weight. I think the weight of the truck alone would destroy C range tires. I guess they are right, they are experts in the field of tires, I only got that goose neck hitch cause it looks cool.

Davis Lawn
08-17-2004, 11:40 PM
A 265 and 285 tire on a factory wheel will work fine without a lift kit, but the HD's look great witth the torsion bars cranked (leveled out) and 285s

08-21-2004, 01:39 AM
We have LT285/75/R16/D on our duramax. Mounted on stock rims, with about 1.5" of torsion bar cranking. The bars were previously cranked though, so I don't know how much is necessary if at all.

So far they seem to be wearing evenly with no other problems.

They are only a D load range as opposed the to the stock E load range, but the load capacity is 3305 lbs as opposed the the stock 3065 lbs.

I'd say go with 285, or at least 265.