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looking for the best snow tire and rim combo!

Postby knappco [OP] » Nov 19 2015, 11:33pm

I currently am driving a 2010 GMC Sierra Denali witch has 20" chrome wheels that are heavy and need constant cleaning especially in the wintertime. I live in northern Colorado at about 7000' and we get some serious snow up here so naturally I need a serious rim and tire combo.
I'm looking for a light weight, not flashy set of rims to put some aggressive studded snow tires on, I don't care what size rim i use as long as it fits the parameters. however I would like to keep the tire size at 275 so my speedometer and everything else works.

I want to know what the LS pros (you guys) recommend for the most aggressive snow set up?

Thanks for your help!
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Postby 19trax9519trax95 is online! » Nov 20 2015, 1:00am

I'd just get a set of oem steel rims (they are 17") and then tires of your choice.

Or, you could probably find a set of used alloy rims for fairly cheap and then get the tires you want.
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Re: looking for the best snow tire and rim combo!

Postby knappco [OP] » Nov 20 2015, 1:02am

I guess i need to know the bolt pattern and maybe a link to buy them online?
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Postby gripall » Nov 20 2015, 1:24am

For a wheel since you aren't looking for anything flashy, I would get black steel wheels. Much like your spare. The plus with steel wheels is they are relatively cheap and every shop will have them.
For tires I will recommend what we run on our work pick ups.
Firestone Winterforce tires on our 1500. They can be studded and are a great tire. Not very aggressive though.
Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs on our 2500s. They can be studded and are pretty aggressive. They also carry the snow tire badge on the sidewall, they preform well in the snow and mud.

Good luck, lets us know how you make out.
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Postby 19trax9519trax95 is online! » Nov 20 2015, 1:26am

I assume you have a 1500.

Your lug pattern is 6x6.5 or 6x139.7 they are the exact same, just one is metric.
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Re: looking for the best snow tire and rim combo!

Postby woodzi » Nov 20 2015, 2:05am

I put my snows on the stock steel/chrome rims and plasti dipped the chrome covers black (except for the centre caps). I bought a nice set of alloys for the summer. Straight steel rims get rusty and ugly after a couple of years. We solved that on my wife's car this year by purchasing a set of wheel covers for $50.

Whatever weight difference there is between the steels and alloys is not noticeable, although I have driven lighter vehicles where they do make a difference.
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