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Username Post: Which stock size tires?        (Topic#358154)
kangaroo 
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09-22-19 11:43 AM - Post#2776155    

I have been searching for about two hours and not seeing what I need so I thought Id ask. Currently I am using BFG all terrains but looking to go to a more street tire. I have a 84 c10 350/350, with stock rims. Truck is not lowered and stock height. The STOCK white wall tires seem very very small for the truck IMO. I am looking for something as wide for max traction and taller than the STOCK little white walls. I will be using the truck with the occasional off road trek. Thanks for any help or links.



 
gchemist 
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gchemist
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09-22-19 12:32 PM - Post#2776163    
    In response to kangaroo

275/60R15 is probably the most popular upgrade to an 8" wide wheel. For 3.73 to 4.11 gears, it's the perfect power band size size. Other axle ratios vary in size. A 255-275 mm in width will do better than stock.

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
kangaroo 
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09-22-19 06:08 PM - Post#2776191    
    In response to gchemist

thanks for the help . ill look into those there . they seem to be 3" shorter than what I have now. Currently I am using 31X10.5X15



 
gchemist 
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gchemist
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09-23-19 03:11 AM - Post#2776207    
    In response to kangaroo

Oh, 4X4? Huge difference!! 31-33" tires are popular. 30" for street 4X4 use. Check over at www.ck5.com. They have a chart size for tires that fit without trimming or minor trimming.

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
kangaroo 
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09-23-19 08:17 AM - Post#2776242    
    In response to gchemist

No its a 2wd. I had the larger tires on it because I was hitting different construction sites daily. No longer doing that and want to make the truck more street comfort.



 
gchemist 
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gchemist
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09-23-19 09:39 AM - Post#2776250    
    In response to kangaroo

What your axle ratio? Without overdrive, sticking to 29"- 30" tires would be my preference.

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
Mad Professor 
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09-26-19 03:41 PM - Post#2776532    
    In response to kangaroo

GM made 16" steel rims for the 2wd C10.

Hard to find. I got mine off a junker electric Co. truck. Not sure how wide you can go with those rims, but will be taller even with a lower profile tire. Don't forget a 5th rim for your spare.



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68 Camaro RS/SS , 69 LT1 350, M22
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Stinky 
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11-25-19 05:18 PM - Post#2780952    
    In response to Mad Professor

There should be a tag in your glove box w/the build codes.

If I was guessing....235/75-15, just like on my '86 Sub.




 
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