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Author Topic: What tires are you using on your HD ???  (Read 29390 times)

repacs0103

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Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
« Reply #75 on: January 05, 2011, 10:11:23 AM »
Those are wheel dually wheel simulators, basically chrome hubcaps.  Also, correct me if I'm wrong but i think those are regular 16" 3500 wheels, and it looks like those tires are more like a 265 or 285 mm width.  The 245 19.5" tires really don't look too much different than 225's.  On a tire that big, an extra 20mm of width and 15mm of height is pretty minimal
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Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
« Reply #76 on: January 05, 2011, 11:59:52 PM »
Good call in the 16's, I see the difference now that you mention it. Hub caps huh. So this guy must have put and 8 lug front axle in and covered it with "10 lug" hub cap, fooled me at first glance.
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Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
« Reply #77 on: January 08, 2011, 05:21:22 PM »
Hard to say on that 4x4 conversion; I've seen that truck on the web before and the picture really isn't clear enough to determine but they do look like 19.5's to me - and yes, probably 245/70/19.5.  Simulators are usually pretty hard to place onto a wheel with a different bolt pattern as they mate pretty closely with them, regardless of the two styles - one bolts under the lugs, another bolts over them but they sit close to the lugs because typically two of them attach by hooking onto existing lug nuts.

I'll respectfully disagree that there's not much visible difference between the common 225/70/19.5 and a 245/70/19.5; I've run both in a highway pattern tread and you can tell the difference at a glance.  245's are a hair over 33" tall, while 225's are 32" - that's a noticeable difference.  Also if you put 245's on a 6" wheel like what comes on a 3500HD, there is a pronounced sidewall bulge as technically you're supposed to run 245's on a 6.75" wheel.

225/70/19.5:


245/70/19.5:


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« Last Edit: December 22, 2011, 10:55:02 PM by someotherguy »
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Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
« Reply #78 on: March 20, 2018, 07:44:02 AM »
I've run across these Chinese tires on Craigslist, is anyone running these or know if they're any good ?  I need steer tires for my 4x4 build that will pass DOT inspection.

"NEW 225/70R/19.5 Annaite tires

14 ply load range G, all position.

Great tire and have many available. Won't last long!!!

$150 + sales tax"
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remingtongoose77

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Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
« Reply #79 on: April 02, 2018, 08:20:15 PM »
I'm running the OE set up being 225/ 70/19.5 wheel, so I ended up with Michelin xze on my steer axle, and cooper road masters on the rear. All in the 6 tires were nearly 2 grand. The Michelins are the nicest tires I have even seen and the coopers have nice knobby lugs and are ok.

I think all are load range f

 


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