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Old 10-15-2007, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Hey,
Im planning on gettin a chevy silverado this spring and i want to get bigger tires put on it not like monster truck tires or anything but just bigger than the orginals so i was wondering if anyone knew of good/cheap places to buy big tires in either Murfreesboro, Tn or Eau Clarie, Wi Areas..
Thanks for the help!
Mandy
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Try Discount Tire, Pep Boys, NTB, etc. Heck, maybe even Farm and Fleet or Wal-Mart.
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:40 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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The best places to buy 33's or larger would be the little off-road or truck shops. And they are everywhere in the south.

Are you buying a new or used silverado? the new body style (2007,2008) GMT9000 trucks can handle larger tires a bit better then the older body styles.
I had a 2001 GMC sierra that I put 34's on, without a lift. They would occasionally rub in turns and sometimes jounce the fender over a large bump at higher speeds. I eventually threw smaller Goodyear Eagles on the truck because I got sick of it.

I own a New 2007 GMC Sierra and the wheel clearance is greatly improved. 33's or 34's could easily fit with little to no rub and 35's with a small lift.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:13 AM
 
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I went to Discount Tires and got my truck tires there. They are a little bit oversized, but heavy duty to do the job and got an excellent price. But any tire place can give you good deals on great tires. You want to remember though, that if you get oversized tires, make sure of the clearence of your turning radius, when you turn, will your tires rub against the fenderwells, that can void the warantee if they wear out around the edges because of that, and it could make turning a little difficult too. Mine barely clears, but I had them do only the front two at first to make sure, before actually putting all 4 on and discovering afterwards there was going to be a problem
Sometimes Pep Boys offer that 'buy 3 get one free' deal but ake sure of which tires are covered in that special, most of the time, it could apply to only certain brands of passenger car tires.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:42 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I went to Discount Tires and got my truck tires there. They are a little bit oversized, but heavy duty to do the job and got an excellent price. But any tire place can give you good deals on great tires. You want to remember though, that if you get oversized tires, make sure of the clearence of your turning radius, when you turn, will your tires rub against the fenderwells, that can void the warantee if they wear out around the edges because of that, and it could make turning a little difficult too. Mine barely clears, but I had them do only the front two at first to make sure, before actually putting all 4 on and discovering afterwards there was going to be a problem
Sometimes Pep Boys offer that 'buy 3 get one free' deal but ake sure of which tires are covered in that special, most of the time, it could apply to only certain brands of passenger car tires.
That deal usually only covers OEM and winter/all-season tires if i remember correctly, but I dont know.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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In many cases, slightly bigger tires will improve gas mileage on the highway, because you'll get less spin on the tires and more road-hugging torque. It's similar to how transmissions work, if you stay in low gear, your engine will have to work much harder to maintain a 55 MPH speed, thus use more fuel.
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