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Tire fitment help

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by Bologna Hammer, Apr 6, 2021 at 7:01 PM.

  1. Bologna Hammer

    Bologna Hammer TYF Newbie

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    Ill start out by saying Im sorry for the ignorance but Im new here.. I have experience working on tuner cars and fitment with those but I cant seem to find a solid answer for stock suspension tires for my 95 Yukon. I just picked it up Saturday and I plan having it be a winter/light offroad use vehicle. it has 245/70r16 tires on it now and Im looking for something a bit meatier for tires. Id like to go to 17s with a 285 or wider. I plan on giving it new shocks but would like to stay stock height if I can. I dont mind plastic cutting but whats a good tire size that might fit without having to lift it 16s or 17s. or if I do lift is say 4" what other mods will I be expected to make it work without problems?
     
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    you might be pushing your luck with a 285. a 265 70 17 and a bump out with an aftermarket rim put my tires just outside my wheel well. it was the stance i wanted but with an independent front not a solid axle the front tires lean when heavily compressed so you lose even more room. i made contact several times on when i was going a bit faster than i should have been on some heavy dips. a 265 puts you around a 31 and 285 is more equivalent to a 33 so id wait to do a 33 until you do a lift. a 285 will fit without cutting tho.
     
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    lets say a little down the road I decide to do like a 4" lift. what is a good one to go with for these?
     
  4. Joseph Garcia

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    Welcome to the Forum from NH.

    Lots of knowledgeable folks here who freely share their knowledge, experiences, and perspectives. Knowledge is power.

    I hope that you will become a participating member in the Forum's discussions.

    Pics, please.

    If I recall correctly, I had 265/70x16 tires on OEM wheels on my 1997 Yukon SLE (RIP). I had no rubbing, and I did not make any suspension or fender/body mods.

    Regarding wheel/tire combinations that will fit your truck without rubbing, no 2 trucks and their suspensions are exactly alike, due to a number of factors including accumulated wear on the suspension components, so there is no guarantee that what fits with no rubbing on one truck will automatically fit with no rubbing on your truck. Other folks' experiences can guide you in one direction or another, but the final test will be when you mount the wheel/tire combination on your own truck.

    To assist you in getting a good idea on whether or not specific alternate wheel/tire combinations 'may' fit your truck with no rubbing, I recommend that you use the wheel/tire comparison app at the URL listed below. You can use this app starting with your existing wheel/tire combination as a benchmark, assuming that there are currently no rubbing issues with it, and measure the actual critical fender and suspension component clearances as directed by this app. Then, you can enter alternate wheel/tire combinations, and this app will give you the projected changes in these critical fender and suspension component clearances.

    https://www.wheel-size.com/calc/

    I used this app for determining whether on not I could use my current alternate wheel/tire combination, and it accurately projected the changes in critical clearances. Again, the use of this app in not an absolute guarantee that an alternate wheel/tire combination will fit without rubbing, but it provides a much better assessment, or projection, than simply an educated guess on your part, or a statement from others that it worked on a truck other than yours.
     
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    265/75/16 or 265/70/17 will fit no issues, my dad has them on both his 89 and 95 and I had them on my old 97 285/75/16 or 285/70/17 don't fit as nicly on stock as the newer truck, but should with some trimming ( possibly the corner of the bumper)

    once lifted the 285's should be good with minor trimming.
     
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    Thanks for the info on the app, I will definitely use it. I was looking to see what others with similar vehicles are getting away with or what people have had to do in order to make it happen.
    I dont mind doing a little trimming I plan on beating on this thing a bit anyways haha
     

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