Tire size?

Tiny
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • 140,000 MILES
Just wondering if a size 285 70 17 Hankook MT Tire was bad on the engine or transmission? This vehicle I am thinking about purchasing already has these tires. Nobody that's really close to me knows much about cars. I don't think it should be that big of a problem but this friend I have thinks it is really bad for it?
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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 7:30 PM

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Tiny
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It will be hard on the suspension and the front and rear hub bearings. Your mileage will be poor at best. The tires will be noisy on the road as well. The tread is too aggressive for highway driving

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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 7:35 PM
Tiny
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Okay. Wondering if the hard on the suspension part can be fixed with some heavier duty shocks or suspension? And heavier duty hub bearings? As I said I don't know anything about cars. Or do you think that the guy selling it is trying to get rid of it because its worn out? I just don't want to pay $8000 or $9000 dollars for something that is gonna be giving me issues.
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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 7:43 PM
Tiny
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No, no heavy duty options available.

Why dont you tell him you want new standard tires before buying it. I cant see him throwing away a sale for 500.

Roy
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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 7:44 PM
Tiny
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Some Tahoes during that year came with the optional 265/70-17 tires installed from the factory. The ones on there are a little taller, but not wild.
However, I will agree with the previous post of them being noisy and adversely affecting fuel milage. I you're going to drive this as a commuter, you need a factory; for highway, sized tire.
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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 7:59 PM
Tiny
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Thanks guys
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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 8:41 PM
Tiny
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You're welcome.
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Monday, April 8th, 2013 AT 12:02 AM
Tiny
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I was wondering if you know what the tallest tire on a 16 inch rim I can mount on my 2002 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 without doing a lift of any kind.

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 AT 1:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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We only recommend direct fit parts. However, I do know if you check tirerack, com, they give options. Hope that helps.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 AT 1:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ANTHONY CATALANO
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • V8
  • 2WD
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  • 123,000 MILES
Will 205 60 r 15s fit my SUV listed above?
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 AT 1:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KOOLCADDY6
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Check on drivers front door jam and it should say with the factory requires for your vehicle tire size depending on what option your veh has. Changing the tire size up or down may affect your speedometer the way your transmission shifts or even traction control (abs)
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 AT 1:13 PM (Merged)

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