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Old 07-17-2017, 07:51 AM
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Whats the biggest dually tire size I can run on my 2001 dually before needing spacers? Its got 235/80/16 on it now.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:22 AM
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Anything over a 285 empty will need them. If you're hauling a lot and heavy I wouldn't go over a 265.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:29 AM
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Yeah I tow a lot with the truck, was looking at a 265/75/16 but had some guys tell me I'd still need spacers, wanted to see if anyone actually ran 265's without spacers
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:50 PM
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Interestingly enough, we have a Wheels and Tires section.....
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Why not just run spacers
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Yeah I tow a lot with the truck, was looking at a 265/75/16 but had some guys tell me I'd still need spacers, wanted to see if anyone actually ran 265's without spacers
It's tight and as always tire brand plays a role too. I'd just stick with 235's or get 2" spacers
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:29 PM
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255/85/16 may be a good option.
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235/85/16 Is the largest I would run. I use a 1/4" spacer with that size in BFG KO2.

You may be able to get away with larger but I sometimes run with 5K LBS on my flat bed.
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I'll probably end up running spacers, 2" steel. But thinking about trying these tires out, can get 6 for around $875 http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-NEW-265-75...FZHdBS&vxp=mtr
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I wouldn't risk no name ebay tires if you are towing a lot.
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The Centennial name has been around for a long time, I think Greenball owns it now which is a decent company. That being said, I'd make sure they had a road hazzard warranty.
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The Centennial name has been around for a long time, I think Greenball owns it now which is a decent company. That being said, I'd make sure they had a road hazzard warranty.
Yeah Greenball owns them now.
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I run 235/85/16 and they touch when loaded heavy fwiw
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Default Biggest Dually Tire Size?

I have ran lots of tires that touched when loaded. What is the problem with it. I had a roofing company and was loaded more often than not. Never had an issue. In fact I have had more issues with the stock size getting rocks stuck between them.

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I know them touching isn't good, but I've never personally seen a failure. Rock between them is a diferant story.

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