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Hey guys, new here. I just got a 14 CCSB and bought a 2.5 in spacer for the front for the time being until I can get a little heavier into the suspension, and I was wondering if 275/75/16 would fit on stock wheels. Haven't seen that size mentioned in the forums. Thanks in advance
 

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Without rubbing might I add. That's the only reason I don't want 285/75. I don't wanna be cutting or molding
 

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Do they even make tires in that size?

In reality, any tire taller than a 265/75/16 will rub. But, on stock wheels going to 285/75/16 can be as simple as removing the front air dam and doing some easy modifications to the pinch weld area.
 

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I thought I saw a tire in that size the other day, but I could be crazy. Idk. I just haven't made up my mind. I don't really do any hardcore wheeling, but I have found myself in some sticky situations. I just don't wanna get flexed or something and have 285s tearing stuff up! Lol
 

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I do recall seeing that size before and thinking, wow weird. But I just did a quick google search only shows mention of that size and no one currently selling it.

If you are at all concerned about clearance issues then just stick with 265/75r16. As is there is very little clearance. If running chains, or packed with snow or mud, you notice the lack of clearance.
 

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I just didn't want the fender wells to look too empty. I believe I'll put the lift on and see before I head to the tire shop
 

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I just didn't want the fender wells to look too empty. I believe I'll put the lift on and see before I head to the tire shop
I don't think that our trucks will ever have that empty tire well look. This is my truck 265/75R16 with a 2.5" lift. I think mud terrain tires help with the look.


Here is a stock GMC/Chevy. Now that looks like an empty wheel well.
 

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I stayed with the stock wheels, did a 2.5" Readylift on the front and 1.5" on the back, and then put on 285x75R16 Ironman AT all around. Your experience may vary, but I got zero rubbing. Did not have to remove or melt or anything. Might rub if on a trail...but not in everyday driving. I went with the AT for a more aggressive look but smoother ride and less noise than mudders. I have a Jeep Rubicon w/35s for 4wheeling...this one is just for work and hauling.
 

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There are 275/70-16 tires in a couple/few brands (IE Michelin). Slighty wider, slighty taller.

From my hotrod/sportscar days...I would have wanted to simply put on some wider tires, but not taller tires. Basically, there are very few if any options other than going both wider & taller. While some don't mind the decrease in straightline performance from a taller tire, I'd be inclined to regear. MUCH easier to do if 4x2. ALSO, if one is stepping up to a 295 or 305, wider wheels (than OEM) are probably advisable.
 

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I stayed with the stock wheels, did a 2.5" Readylift on the front and 1.5" on the back, and then put on 285x75R16 Ironman AT all around. Your experience may vary, but I got zero rubbing. Did not have to remove or melt or anything. Might rub if on a trail...but not in everyday driving. I went with the AT for a more aggressive look but smoother ride and less noise than mudders. I have a Jeep Rubicon w/35s for 4wheeling...this one is just for work and hauling.
did you use any wheel spacers
 

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did you use any wheel spacers
Wheel spacers will typically cause rubbing. In some cases even with 265/75r16s. Alot of it depends on the tire. not all 285/75r16 are the same size. The ATs don;t typically have side knobs that stick out as far.
 

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Wheel spacers will typically cause rubbing. In some cases even with 265/75r16s. Alot of it depends on the tire. not all 285/75r16 are the same size. The ATs don;t typically have side knobs that stick out as far.
to reiterate this, I am running 0 offset rims at an 8 inch width (equivelent to a 1.5 inch wheel spacer) and caught a GOOD amount of rub with 265/75/16 KO2s before melting and messing with the alignment. Also I just switched from my work pc to my mobile half way through this post and it cloud transferred my typed comment to my cell without hitting Save. Pretty cool!
 

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1in lift front and back, new coil springs, 1" wheel spacers and 265/75-16 Cooper Discoverer at/3's and I had to do a little melting and mudflap slicey dicey.
 

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to reiterate this, I am running 0 offset rims at an 8 inch width (equivelent to a 1.5 inch wheel spacer) and caught a GOOD amount of rub with 265/75/16 KO2s before melting and messing with the alignment. Also I just switched from my work pc to my mobile half way through this post and it cloud transferred my typed comment to my cell without hitting Save. Pretty cool!
I’ve noticed this or something like it between my iPhone and my iPad, surprised me.. but that’s easily done with modern electronics!?
 
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