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1997 GMC C3500 Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your GMC C3500 tire size? Use the following chart to find information on tire size, speed rating, and inflation.

Trim Level Tire Size Speed Rating Inflation in PSI F/R
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SL* Shop LT225/75R16/C None 55 PSI/ PSI
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SL* Shop LT225/75R16/D None PSI/65 PSI
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SL* Shop LT225/75R16/D None 65 PSI/ PSI
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SL* Shop LT245/75R16/E None 80 PSI/80 PSI
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SL* Shop LT225/75R16/D None PSI/55 PSI
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE* Shop LT225/75R16/D None PSI/55 PSI
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE* Shop LT225/75R16/D None PSI/65 PSI
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE* Shop LT245/75R16/E None 45 PSI/80 PSI
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE* Shop LT225/75R16/C None 55 PSI/ PSI
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE* Shop LT225/75R16/D None 65 PSI/ PSI
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLT* Shop LT225/75R16/C None 55 PSI/ PSI
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLT* Shop LT245/75R16/E None 45 PSI/80 PSI
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLT* Shop LT225/75R16/D None PSI/65 PSI
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLT* Shop LT225/75R16/D None PSI/55 PSI
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLT* Shop LT225/75R16/D None 65 PSI/ PSI

1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SL*

- Size: Shop LT225/75R16/C

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 55 PSI/ PSI

1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SL*

- Size: Shop LT225/75R16/D

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: PSI/65 PSI

1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SL*

- Size: Shop LT225/75R16/D

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 65 PSI/ PSI

1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SL*

- Size: Shop LT245/75R16/E

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 80 PSI/80 PSI

1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SL*

- Size: Shop LT225/75R16/D

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: PSI/55 PSI

1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE*

- Size: Shop LT225/75R16/D

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: PSI/55 PSI

1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE*

- Size: Shop LT225/75R16/D

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: PSI/65 PSI

1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE*

- Size: Shop LT245/75R16/E

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 45 PSI/80 PSI

1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE*

- Size: Shop LT225/75R16/C

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 55 PSI/ PSI

1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE*

- Size: Shop LT225/75R16/D

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 65 PSI/ PSI

1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLT*

- Size: Shop LT225/75R16/C

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 55 PSI/ PSI

1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLT*

- Size: Shop LT245/75R16/E

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 45 PSI/80 PSI

1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLT*

- Size: Shop LT225/75R16/D

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: PSI/65 PSI

1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLT*

- Size: Shop LT225/75R16/D

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: PSI/55 PSI

1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SLT*

- Size: Shop LT225/75R16/D

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 65 PSI/ PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Recommended Tires for Your 1997 GMC C3500

What tires are best for a 1997 GMC C3500? The following tire brands and types are a great fit for your GMC C3500.

Firestone Destination M/T2
Destination M/T2

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Destination X/T
Destination X/T

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3 - LT
Dueler A/T Revo 3 - LT

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Dueler H/T 685
Dueler H/T 685

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Transforce AT2
Transforce AT2

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Transforce HT2
Transforce HT2

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Primewell Valera H/T LTR
Valera H/T LTR

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Winterforce LT
Winterforce LT

  • Limited Warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter

Buy Tires for 1997 GMC C3500

Shopping for tires can be overwhelming, but not when you're equipped with the right information. That's why you should head our way when it's time to put new tires on your  1997 GMC C3500. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the tire shop of choice for GMC C3500 tire options. Whether you need a tire that's designed to improve fuel economy, take tight corners, or handle off-road terrain, you'll find good tires that match your budget.

View GMC-recommended tires for your 1997 C3500, plus important information about GMC C3500 tire size, speed rating, and tire pressure. Take it from one of our tire technicians, Brianna: "You want to find the correct size for your tire. It matters in alignments and keeping your vehicle driving the way it’s supposed to.”

Other than getting the proper tire size, you also want to think about a couple of other things when getting new GMC C3500 tires like where and how you drive, and what tire brand you trust most. If you live in Florida, you probably won't want to buy studdable snow tires. Washington state or Montana is a different story, though. If you live in a state with some extreme seasonal shifts, you might want to switch between winter tires and all-season tires for the best performance.

When thinking about your driving conditions, consider where you live (mountains vs. city vs. countryside) and the kind of weather can catch you off-guard. (Watch out Tornado Alley!) Drivers in states that fully experience all four seasons often buy two sets of tires: one for winter and one for summer. It's one of the best ways to maximize their GMC C3500's safety and performance from January to December. Other drivers prefer to purchase one all-season set to limit trips to the tire shop and make sure their vehicle is prepared in the rain, sleet, snow, or sun!

Your personal driving style is the next factor to consider. Do you enjoy challenging the limits of your GMC C3500? Hitting the road less traveled? If you're an avid off-roader who yearns to pioneer new paths, you have very different tire needs than a highway commuter who doesn't hit the hills very often. You'll want a tire that can handle gravel, sand, stone, and dirt. You might want to look at bigger tires with stiffer sidewalls and wider tread patterns to help protect against punctures and maintain balance in uneven road conditions. But if you're comfortable in the city and suburbs, a GMC C3500 tire that offers a smooth, quiet ride might be exactly what you need. Talk to a tire technician at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help choosing the best tire for you, or start shopping for GMC C3500 tires online. You're only a click or two away from a new set of 1997 GMC C3500 tires.

Tire Brands for GMC C3500s

Firestone Complete Auto Care has plenty of good GMC C3500 tire brands for you to choose from. Firestone and Bridgestone are two of the most popular. Firestone tires for GMC C3500s always deliver! Harvey Firestone founded the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio in 1900. He was a passionate inventor from the get-go. Firestone recognized the untapped potential for auto tires, so he started producing and testing passenger, truck, and farm tires. One of the company's pioneering efforts was the introduction in 1908 of the first all-rubber, non-skid tire! Firestone Tires has been passionate about leading the industry since day one, thanks to Harvey Firestone's industrious spirit. Today, Firestone is one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world. They make 8,000 different tires for all sorts of vehicles — including 1997 GMC C3500s.

You can't go wrong with Bridgestone for GMC C3500 tires, too. In 1931, Shojiro Ishibashi founded The Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd. in Japan. In 1990, the company merged with The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. Today, Bridgestone Tires has more than 50 production facilities and 55,000 employees throughout the Americas! The company remains an international leader in tire and rubber technology, providing exceptional service, tires, and more to drivers around the world. As Shojiro Ishibashi put it, Bridgestone is dedicated worldwide to "serve society with superior quality." What are you waiting for? If you want to drive with peace of mind, buy Bridgestone tires for a 1997 GMC C3500 today!

GMC C3500 Tire Rotation, Repair & More

We sell tires, but we also service them and care for all the around-the-wheel components. We're your one-stop shop for tire installation, rotation, and ongoing maintenance! Shop 1997 GMC C3500 tires online and schedule an installation appointment. Many stores are on weekends and into the evening to fit your schedule.

1997 GMC C3500 Tire Q&A

Inspecting and caring for your tires is one of the best ways to help them last. Get answers to common GMC C3500 tire questions and learn how to care for new tires.

  • Is GMC tire inflation important? Even a tiny decrease in tire pressure could impact your safety and fuel economy. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan.
  • What do the numbers on my GMC C3500 tires mean? Your tire sidewall numbers tell you the recommended load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to a tire technician to learn how to read GMC tire numbers.
  • Can I check the tread depth on my GMC tires at home? All you need is a penny. Hold the penny so that Abraham Lincoln is facing you, then place your penny into a tread groove upside down. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new GMC C3500 tires.