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Old 09-03-2004, 11:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm sure this has been hashed out before, but I'm
in the market for new A/T tires for my dually. I'm
staying with the same size (215/85 E)

I have the stock Goodyear Wranglers on and I
like their looks...... but would consider other brands.

I would appreciate your suggestions and recommendations.

Goodyear Wrangler A/T


Bridgestone Dueler A/T


Michelin XPS A/T


BF Goodrich A/T


Cooper Discoverer A/T


Dunlap Radial Rover A/T
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Old 09-04-2004, 02:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i'm just starting to look as well, i'm going up to 235-85, probably dueller a/t i like the square shoulder look on the tire and alittle more aggressive tread. michelins cost too much for me
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I'm curious to see how this thread hashes out! I've got the 215 Goodyears on my Dually also and am going with the Mich's when these are used up. Going up in diameter though. I still haven't quite figured out why 2500HD's get 245's and dually's get 215's out of the factory, when the drivetrain is the same! If someone could enlighten me, I'd be grateful!
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2500 gets 245/75 dooleys get 215/85 there almost the same diameter..... its up to the owner to put real tires on.... i got 235/85 bfg at/ko in the back and 265/75 up front keeps that big diesel outta the mud nice. work good on the 4x4 tires are almost same diameter rears .1 taller than fronts but when yor talking 31.65 31.75 it really doesnt matterEdited by: chevmeister
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Good luck fitting anything bigger on the dually without a spacer on the stock rims...Go on...go outside and measure the space between your tires.





Thast right...aint gonna fit.
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Diesel Dually,

As I stated in my orignial post, I will be staying with
the stock tire sizes. All the tire/wheel dealers
recommended that spacers should not be used on
duallies.
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Good luck fitting anything bigger on the dually without a spacer on the stock rims...Go on...go outside and measure the space between your tires.





Thast right...aint gonna fit.


Well Diesel Dually...I've seen many a dually with larger tires on it, up to LT245/85R16, that have plenty of space between the tires with no spacer. If I stay with 85's and only increase in tire diameter, I won't have anything to worry about!!!!
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Have you looked at the Cooper Discoverer AT's?


I had them on my plow truck in the 265 and they worked great for winter and summer driving and they are not that loud either.
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Thanks AK,

It 's available in (215/85 E) Photo added.
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Before people make statements that they have seen "things" on other trucks you should make sure it's the same type of truck as you.


It's been hashed over a few times and you really should search out "Dually tire size"


GM switched the rim dimensions on 01 and up duallys.


You cant put a larger tire on with out the tires touching, which if you haul a load in the truck will cause heat to build up and a possible failure from the tires rubbing each other.


Have people done it......Yes. But it dosent mean it's right.


235/85 size tires not only increase the diamater of the tire they increase the WIDTH of the tire. You go from a 8.6 inch wide tire to a 9.3 inch wide tire. And that is where the trouble is.


You lose about 3/4 of an inch between your DUAL tires.


Use the Search function to be informed about the problems with switching sizes on new Dually's.
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