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305/70R16 on Stock Tahoe Rims?

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    305/70R16 on Stock Tahoe Rims?


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    I'm planning my setup in stages, and have come to a speed bump. Can 305/70R16's fit my stock 16x7 Tahoe rims? I know White Stallion is running them on his HD stockers, but are they 16x7 also? Is this even a good idea for my Tahoe at stock height? I've cranked my t-bars already to level the truck and get rid of the stink-bug look. I will eventually run 16x8's, but not right now. I've done the tire size calc's to see how much bigger/wider they are than 285/75's, and there isn't much difference. Everyone says 285's fit, so 305's "should" fit, maybe rub a little(can be trimmed). Any knowledge and assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
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    i ran 305/70/16 MTRs on my stock wheels with a body lift and cranked t-bars. they rubbed the frame when i turned sharp, didnt touch the fender or airdam. i know we have different body styles, but i really doubt you can fit 305s with just a t-bar crank without some major rubbage
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    Go with 285/75s they shouldnt rub, and if they do it would be minimal.

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    I got 285s with no rubbing. I did crank my t-bars, but just to level the truck.
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    Go with the 305's. You'll like the look a lot better. Do some trimming and some tbar cranking and you'll be good to go! I've seen that set up before.
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    Go with the 305's, they will work with stock rims. 285's look too skinny. I've seen a new Z71 running 305/70 MT/R's without any rubbing at all with stock rims. The only 305 size tire I think might not work would be the Super Swamper SSRs, they run a little bigger than most tires.
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    I'm running 305-70-16 Goodyear AT/S on a stock rim and I dont rub anywhere. To me they are the perfect size tire for a stock truck on stock rims

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    Thanks for the responses! I've decided that when the time comes, 305/70's are going on the Tahoe. Nothing pleases my eyes better than a truck with tires that "fit;" tires that really fill the fenders well and look like they belong there.
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    Re: 305's

    Originally posted by HI Hoe
    Thanks for the responses! I've decided that when the time comes, 305/70's are going on the Tahoe. Nothing pleases my eyes better than a truck with tires that "fit;" tires that really fill the fenders well and look like they belong there.

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