After getting the clutch and brake working and driving it around the block, I desperately needed a new set of tires. Off to the tire shop it went!
Using the 2017 Nissan Titan I was testing, we loaded up the Chevy and took it down to the tire shop. It probably could have driven there, but the tires were in such disrepair, I felt it would be a lot safer to trailer it.
I decided to go with the local COOP in our town to keep the purchase local. Also, this helped to narrow down the seemingly overwhelming tire options out there these days. I went with a set of Cooper A/T 3 in 265/75R16 to help fill the tire wheel well a bit better than the small ones it had on it. Plus, these tires should be good on the highway and do just fine in less than ideal situations.
Unfortunately, I got a call saying the rims I had wouldn’t really work since they were setup for tubed tires. I could add tubes to the Cooper tires, but I opted not to. It just seemed like tubes could be a pain and in fact the rear passenger tire was currently leaking a lot of air due to a tube issue. Off went the rims and I looked through their catalog for new ones.
For rims, I really wanted the Ansen Sprints, however, their $219 per wheel price and the growing list of needs on the truck had me looking elsewhere. Besides, I just couldn’t bring myself to put over $1k in rims on a truck that isn’t going to be a show truck.
Instead, I decided to go with steel wheels over the alloy thinking these wheels will handle rough roads better. I do plan on driving this truck quite often on dirt roads and the steel just seemed like a better option. With the only choices being really white, black or naked steel, I went with white. I did opt for the chrome caps and lug nuts. I have to give it a little style!
Overall, I’m really pleased with how it came out and I feel a TON more confident driving it around on new tires.
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