Well, yes and no, because they have to be GM OEM wheels and the dealer has to get a VCI number from GM which is a recalibration number to accept that size tire and they can down load it into the vehicle. This info might help:Changing of tire size on midsize and full size trucks and utilities.
When attempting to change tire size, it is important to understand what tire size the customer is interested in installing. General Motors will ONLY support a tire calibration for tires that have been sized, tested and designed for the vehicle in question and its applications. DO NOT use the information offered in the ABS module (tire size selection) as a guide to see what tires are applicable to the vehicle in question. Keep in mind, changing the tire size in the ABS module will only affect ABS wheel speed sensor calibration that are direct inputs to the ABS module. It will not correct or calibrate the speedometer's accuracy, and will not change the calibration of the ABS rear speed sensor value on vehicles that obtain rear wheel speed data from the ECM/PCM/VCM via the VSS.
2004 Chevrolet Colorado LS with 235/75/R15 tires. The customer would like to install P265/75/R15 tires. Although ABS module shows this tire can be programmed, the 265/75/R15 will only fit under a Colorado with the Z71 suspension. This suspension will offer acceptable wheel clearance. Therefore, a calibration will not be offered for this application.A second example would be 20" wheels and tires for the full size pick up trucks. A calibration has been developed for this specific application in response to popular demand from our customers. Accessories released an approved tire wheel combination that has been tested and validated by GM Engineering for a specific application.
The only way to confirm that a calibration is available would be to visit YOUR sales department. Using the sales order guide, the following combinations of items must be available for the vehicle in question. If you can build a vehicle, using the sales guide, using the same model year, body style, engine size, transmission type, axle type and suspension type, any tire offered for that combination will have a corresponding calibration available. If the rims are aftermarket they might not have a calibration because GM does not support aftermarket products just OEM.I"ve gone through this with other people on there vehicle, its a pain in the butt. Might want to call another dealer, might get a different answer.
Sunday, January 17th, 2010 AT 2:10 PM