Thanks for this info mate!I have these on my c7 at the moment
they are Kelly 265/75R16 and the tread is pretty chunky and they didn't rub at all on the standard suspension even after I had put a steel bar on, winch with steel cable, 2nd battery in engine bay, bash plates etc.
all that made the front sink pretty bad which forced me to get new suspension but the wheels never rubbed on the vehicle.
I also have a set of coopers at3 which are 265/70/R16 and they are great for long road driving, nice and quiet and grip very well in the wet
anything bigger than 265/75 on a 16 inch rim will probably hit, you might be able to get a 15 inch rim and put a higher profile tire on but make sure the rim clears the brake calipers and discs before buying.
you might be able to fit 285/70R16 on but I would also test fit them before buying as they might hit in the front at full lock of the steering.
I wouldn't go up in rim size they don't do as well when you deflate them to drive on sand or mud(less surface area?) I see people putting 20 inch rims on and then wonder why they cant tackle the beach very well.
anyone with a Colorado 7 if they are going to add the stuff I did to mine you will need better front suspension it sinks pretty bad when you add 200 to 300 kg to the front and would only get worse over time with the constant load on it.
Huh? Better have another look at that rear suspensionThanks for this info mate!
I have been looking at the suspension, and noticed the rear suspension is just a spring in this car? It doesn't have any shock absorbers?
Did you upgrade your suspension at all?
I have 18 Inch rims at the moment and tossing up between running the 265 65R18, would you suggest there is enough reason to drop down to the 17s?
If you did do suspension, what did you go for?
I would also think a higher sidewall would allow a larger surface area when you deflate the tires to drive on sand or mud.
George what did you decide and are you happy?My other option is to keep my 18's and then get steel rim with 16 or 17's for offroading.
Only thing i have a problem is effect on overall speedo readout.