Tires for OEM Dually 17" Steelies

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  1. Cheyenne95

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    Looked high and low for an existing thread to ask this question on. Couldn't find one. I apologize if I missed it. Figured I'd start a new one.

    This is for my '95 K3500 dually.

    To get away from the chrome wheel covers (impossible to reach valve stems) I am moving to the '08-'10 factory dually five-spoke steel rim (no wheel covers).

    Currently on the original 16" steelies I'm running 235/85-16 tires with no rubbing while turning (front), no sidewall touching (rear). On the 17" steelies I calculate I can run a 235/80-17 tire, which is just a little taller.

    Calculators can get you only so close. Tires rarely measure true to their stated size. Anybody running this same OEM 17" rim? Anybody running this size tire (235/80-17) on their dually Without issue/rubbing/touching?

    Anybody care to recommend an 'affordable' A/T tire that doesn't have raised white letter on one side. On a dually there would always be either white-letters-out on the front and black sidewall on the rear or vise-a-verse-a. That would bother me every time I'd look at my truck. I've looked at M/T tires, but anticipate a lot more road noise on the highway. Like to find an A/T that doesn't require me to sell a kidney to pay for a six, but not fall apart in a couple thousand miles (unicorn?). Open to suggestions.
     
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  3. Cheyenne95

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    Thanks B.

    If anybody is running these rims, I'd love to hear from you. On paper everything should fit just fine, but confirmation would put my mind at ease.

    I'll post up my results once I have them bolted on myself.

    Thanks.
     
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    HotWheelsBurban Burbs are great!

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    BFGoodrich used to make a "Commercial T/A " truck tire that didn't have white letters. Ran them on my old R2500 square Burb, got good life from them. They were 16", but I'm sure if they still have them, they have 17s and the more common sizes now. (Was a few years ago when I had that truck.) Then they were around $30 per tire cheaper than the regular truck T/As since you weren't paying for the privilege of advertising their tires....
    BTW this price was at Sam's Club. My current Burb is running Cooper Discoverer RTX s, but it's a 1500. Lots of guys on here have mentioned having good luck with Cooper tires.
     
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    smdk2500 I'm Awesome

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    If i remember right 08 was the year that GM changed the bolt pattern to the bigger one. If so you will have to use adaptors to make them work. I could be wrong on the DRW trucks also. If you haven't already gotten the wheels I would check into that before getting them.
     

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