It might just be the best work horse in the business. The Chevy Silverado 2500 gets it done.
But if you’re current set of tires is done, it’s time to look for a new set and to help we’ve assembled out top picks of the best Chevy Silverado 2500 tires. Looking at on- and off-road performance, durability, tread life and price we’ve made out suggestions below.
Chevy Silverado 2500 Tire Size
Below is list of the different Chevy Silverado 2500 cab configurations as well as the available tire sizes for each.
- Crew Cab 265/70/17 or 245/75/15 or 275/70/18 or 275/65/20
- Double Cab 265/70/17 or 245/75/15 or 275/70/18 or 275/65/20
- Regular Cab 265/70/17 or 245/75/15 or 275/70/18 or 275/65/20
Best All-Terrain Tire for Chevy Silverado 2500
Michelin LTX AT2
Equipped on many Silverado 2500 models from the factory, the Michelin LTX AT2 might not be the most impressive all-terrain tire in terms of off-road grip, but it does offer the best full package. That’s not to say that off-road grip is lacking. Far from it. What makes it such a great tire is really that it enables such a high level of off-road grip with on-road civility. It’s quiet and comfortable on the highway and has better responsiveness that most tires. Plus, it performs admirably in the wet thanks to circumferential channels that work to force water away from the contact patch.
It’s also an impressively durable tire both on-road and off, and to prove it, Michelin backs this tire with a 60,000 mile warranty.
Best All-Terrain Tire for Chevy Silverado 2500 (alternative)
BFGoodrich All Terrain TA KO2
We’ve listed the KO2s here as our runner up, but that really depends on how you define the term “best.” We decided that a well-rounded tire is probably the best option, which is why we went with the Michelins. But if maximum off-road grip is how you define best, then this is the option for you.
This tire, thanks to it’s unique design and tread compound, is remarkably capable on any surface and digs into loose earth, mud and gravel fantastically well. It’s also impressively durable, particularly on the sidewalls which feature rubber that’s 20 percent thicker to prevent against cuts and slashes. It also comes with a 50,000 mile warranty.
On-road performance is decent, though wet weather braking isn’t as good as some rivals.
Stick to the trails and there’s no better all-terrain tire.
Best All Season tire for Chevy Silverado 2500
Michelin Agilis Cross Climate
There are some other great all-season tires for the Silverado 2500 but few offer true grip in all-seasons. The Agilis Cross Climate is certified for extreme winter grip and features the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on its sidewall.
Beyond that, it’s an impressive tire for hard working tucks thanks to a tread design that’s built to handle repeated stop and go traction needs, under heavy loads and with a high torque engine, without degrading.
Best Budget Tire For Chevy Silverado 2500
If you need all-terrain grip but want to save where you can, the Pathfinder AT is a top option. This tire costs roughly 25% less than out top picks and still delivers some solid off-road grip.
Plus it comes with a 50,000 mile warranty, which isn’t half bad at all.
Cheapest Tire for Chevy Silverado 2500
Corsa All Terrain
The cheapest tires available for the Silverado 2500 the Corsa All Terrain is another go-anywhere tire for your big truck. It’s built for milder off-roading so don’t expect to much from this tire. On-road it’s manners are pretty decent, though it’s somewhat lacking in wet weather grip, as a result of a tread design that doesn’t really help evacuate water from the contact patch very well.
A 40,000 mile warranty isn’t overly impressive and the cost isn’t enough of a savings (compared to the Pathfinder AT above) to really make this tire worthwhile.
Best Winer Tire for Chevy Silverado 2500
Cooper Discoverer Snow Claw
If you need a dedicated set of winter tires for your Silverado 2500 the Cooper Discoverer Snow Claw is a top option. As a Discoverer tire it’s built for trucks and won’t be stressed under heavy loads or doing hard work.
The tread design features a connected center rib for excellent on-road stability on clear or icy roads and also helps deliver impressive braking performance. The rest of the tread design and the plentiful amount of siping helps grip the snow for impressive traction on snow covered roads.
For added grip, it’s studdable too. And it’s quite reasonably priced.
What tires come on the Chevy Silverado 2500?
From the factory Chevy equips the Silverado 2500 with one of three different tires, depending on the size. All versions of the HD Silverado fitted with 17-inch wheels are mated to Firestone Transforce HT tires. Trucks running 18s are equipped with Michelin LTX AT2 all-terrain tires. And finally, those running 20-inch wheels run Goodyear Wrangler Trailrunner AT tires.
How long do Chevy Silverado 2500 tires last?
Depending on the tires on the truck, expect factory Silverado 2500 tires to last roughly 55,000 to 60,000 miles. The factory Goodyears come with a manufacturer warranty of 55,000 miles while the factory Michelins get a 60,000 mile warranty. To achieve these miles you’ll need to follow proper rotation procedures and keep tires inflated to the right pressure. Regardless, tire life will be impact by use, especially off-roading or hauling/carrying heavy loads. All tires are 10-ply E-rated so they are built to hit these miles doing regular hard work.