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Old 02-13-2006, 02:45 PM
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I am currently running Bridgestone 305/70/16 on my 1500HD 4x4 but I had to crank the torsion bars a bit so the 305's wouldnt rub...
I have done this on a few of my trucks because I dont like factory tire size, nor do I want to fool with lift kits.
Every GM truck I have had needed a different amount of adjustment to the torsion bars to make the 305's work but it is a nice fit afterward.

I think it looks better leveled out anyway, I know the 305's are better in rough terrain.
They had told me that the tires would not fit on the rims I have (which are standard for the Silverado). They were too wide.

Would a tire place adjust the torsion bars when I get the new tires installed or would I have to take somewhere else?
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Old 02-13-2006, 02:51 PM
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I guess it depends on the tire place you choose but it's an easy diy job
there are two hex head adjustment screws found in the crossmember of the frame near the transmission. You do nothing more than screw them in the same amount of turns each til you reach the desired front end height.
I always like to measure some reference points on each side in the front prior to cranking and re-measure a few times during the process.
Mainly when I do it, I step way back and look at the lines of the truck to be sure I dont go to far and that I dont do more to one side of the truck from the other side...
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Old 02-13-2006, 03:02 PM
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Here is another look at them on factory wheels
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Old 02-13-2006, 04:50 PM
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Jay, sweet tires!! I was thinking of having a set of these put on my Silverado. I love the way the 285s look.

A couple of questions: Do they rub anywhere on the fender?(I've heard of this being a problem in some cases). Also, did the tire shop that mounted them for you re-calibrate your speedometer for the bigger tires or did you have to take it to a different mechanic to have this done?
No rubbing. If we had gone with the 305's, we would definitely have needed some adjustment, but the 285's are a perfect fit. As for recalibrating the speedometer, we bought a Power Reprogrammer when we first purchased the Tahoe in '03. It allows you to recalibrate for larger or smaller tires as well as change the Governor setting, adjust fuel/air ratio & and rear axle ratio. In all, it can add between 15-30 HP. Got ours from JEG'S performance parts. Pretty easy to program too, just plug it in under the dash, select your options and let the computer do all the work.
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Old 02-13-2006, 04:53 PM
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Same questions here. I need new tires soon and no one around here will put the 285s on my Silverado. I have an 02 2500HD. They said there is no way they will fit!?

Thje tires I have on now are (I think) 245-75-R16. My friend's dad has the same truck but a GMC and he got them installed no problem. There was a little bit of rubbing but that's all.

What's the truth to this?
I don't know why they wouldn't. My friend who drives an '01 GMC HD has the 285's on his pick-up. That's where I fell for them. They look perfect. He has no lift or body adjustments whatsoever.
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Old 02-13-2006, 04:56 PM
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I guess it depends on the tire place you choose but it's an easy diy job
there are two hex head adjustment screws found in the crossmember of the frame near the transmission. You do nothing more than screw them in the same amount of turns each til you reach the desired front end height.
I always like to measure some reference points on each side in the front prior to cranking and re-measure a few times during the process.
Mainly when I do it, I step way back and look at the lines of the truck to be sure I dont go to far and that I dont do more to one side of the truck from the other side...
That is a NICE looking combo. Red just catches the eye. That truck could probably tow 2 or 3 more boats. I love GM.
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:15 PM
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Old 03-12-2006, 04:59 PM
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:07 PM
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