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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-23-2019, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Tire size

I have a 2006 Duramax. Currently running Fabtech 6” lift with 37” tires on 20” wheels. Looking to go to 35” tires on some new 20” wheels. I am worried it may look to small. Anybody have any pics of my set up using 35” tires.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2019, 09:34 AM
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I have a fabtech 6" on 35x12.50x17 heres a picture for reference if you still need it. Did you have to do any trimming for your 37s? I'm getting ready to bump up to those.
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Tire size? Well...why do you suppose a certain size is "spec'd" for your particular version? Could it be that all those engineers know something you either don't know, or don't want to know because it isn't "cool".

I am in favor of using the size my vehicle came with when new. As to QUALITY of tires, well...that's the problem....I've had enough sad experiences with CHINA BOMBS that I suggest you try and find a legit AMERICAN-made tire.

As for tread patterns, as I noted elsewhere...I understand..I "get it"...for some, having a very "aggressive" tread design helps with their personal issues. In fact...that is so common some manufacturers even BRAG their tire tread is "aggressive-looking".

My prejudice is that the best-handling tire is one with a very ordinary "highway tread" design; more rubber on the road.

But what about "off-road". Some of us actually LIVE "off-road"...meaning in my case, about a mile of unimproved roads that get muddy, snowy....washed out....just generally not something the "city folk" are used to, but THINK is fun to have to deal with.

Typically, in mud or snow, those "aggressive" knobby quickly get packed with mud or snow & ice, leaving you with a surface that may not actually grip as better than an ordinary "highway" tread.

I personally have not seen any connection between tire/wheel SIZE, as well as tread design, for determining who gets stuck. Let me qualify that by noting I do not go out looking for big boulders to climb, at least not in my pick-up truck. For that kind of specialized driving, may I suggest the correct specialized vehicle...? Such as a horse, mule, ATV, or better yet..a heliocopter…? I am not competent to comment...we have no big boulders around here that I have a need to throw my truck against.

So - I agree - the choice of tires depends more on what your own personality requires, than actual road/driving conditions.

2013 3500 long bed crew cab. Purchased at approx. 80,000; now have 91,000, convert to CP3. DPF "triggerd" a limp mode, so was cut out of the vehicle & cleaned by a DPF cleaning co., on re-installation, everything back to normal. Would never ever think of something as nasty and as anti bunny wabbet as a full-delete...after all..dosnt everyone like the fun & excitement of being stuck by the side of a Interstate in the ran while towing when one's truck's computer decides to go into "limp mode"...?.

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Tire size? Well...why do you suppose a certain size is "spec'd" for your particular version? Could it be that all those engineers know something you either don't know, or don't want to know because it isn't "cool".

I am in favor of using the size my vehicle came with when new. As to QUALITY of tires, well...that's the problem....I've had enough sad experiences with CHINA BOMBS that I suggest you try and find a legit AMERICAN-made tire.

As for tread patterns, as I noted elsewhere...I understand..I "get it"...for some, having a very "aggressive" tread design helps with their personal issues. In fact...that is so common some manufacturers even BRAG their tire tread is "aggressive-looking".

My prejudice is that the best-handling tire is one with a very ordinary "highway tread" design; more rubber on the road.

But what about "off-road". Some of us actually LIVE "off-road"...meaning in my case, about a mile of unimproved roads that get muddy, snowy....washed out....just generally not something the "city folk" are used to, but THINK is fun to have to deal with.

Typically, in mud or snow, those "aggressive" knobby quickly get packed with mud or snow & ice, leaving you with a surface that may not actually grip as better than an ordinary "highway" tread.

I personally have not seen any connection between tire/wheel SIZE, as well as tread design, for determining who gets stuck. Let me qualify that by noting I do not go out looking for big boulders to climb, at least not in my pick-up truck. For that kind of specialized driving, may I suggest the correct specialized vehicle...? Such as a horse, mule, ATV, or better yet..a heliocopter…? I am not competent to comment...we have no big boulders around here that I have a need to throw my truck against.

So - I agree - the choice of tires depends more on what your own personality requires, than actual road/driving conditions.
Oh for [email protected]#$ sake get a life...
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NH you fall for his spiel every time!!
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Oh for [email protected]#$ sake get a life...
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Poor fellow - so angry with what he thinks his life has done to him, he has no choice - cannot contribute to our knowledge - just use this forum to TRY and relieve some of his free-floating anger.
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NH you fall for his spiel every time!!
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here's another one - who deserves sympathy, not scorn. The overwhelming majority in here want to exchange info. and see what they can learn, what they can contribute to fellow GMC/Chev. truck operators.

Don't let the above two "hard-cases" discourage you from contributing. We need each other's help to get the best service out of our trucks.

What I learned in here turned a very disappointing "do-it-yourself" kit into an absolutely delightful, serviceable vehicle. So comment away, and if a couple of sad-sacks feel a need to be disagreeable, trying to take their personal problems out on us, just let it go.

Oh, for those who do not speak German "spiel" is German for "song". Where this poor soul got the idea that I can sing...beats me.

2013 3500 long bed crew cab. Purchased at approx. 80,000; now have 91,000, convert to CP3. DPF "triggerd" a limp mode, so was cut out of the vehicle & cleaned by a DPF cleaning co., on re-installation, everything back to normal. Would never ever think of something as nasty and as anti bunny wabbet as a full-delete...after all..dosnt everyone like the fun & excitement of being stuck by the side of a Interstate in the ran while towing when one's truck's computer decides to go into "limp mode"...?.
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"We need each other's help to get the best service out of our trucks", but also "having a very "aggressive" tread design helps with their personal issues". So I guess to the OP our fellow buddy here is helping you with your 35" tire dilemma by insinuating you get your Johnson examined.
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