I like to research my options before committing to them and then finding out I made a mistake! So I have been reading post after post about many others that have changed tire size on their vehicles. I am not talking about a large difference, but according to the posts that I have read, many people have stated what they think are the pros and cons to changing tire size.
In particular, I am looking for pros and cons to upgrading to a LT265 75 R16 from the LT245 75 R16 on a Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab K1500 4x4. The tire I want to upgrade to is a Firestone Destination AT. I am currently running Firestone Steeltex.
THE PROS are: 1) Better looking tire for a 2004 K1500 Silverado 2) a little more ground clearance
THE CONS are: 1) Worse gas mileage (Not sure if it adds up to a lot) 2) More surface contact and less “traction” in the winter time 3) Price
I was wondering if anyone out their has had any experience with this and would the pros OUTWAY the cons? Thanks for any advice!