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1986 GMC G3500 Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your GMC G3500 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
1986 GMC G3500 Vandura* Shop 8.75R16.5LT/C None 40 PSI/50 PSI
1986 GMC G3500 Vandura* Shop 8.75-16.5LT/E None 45 PSI/75 PSI
1986 GMC G3500 Vandura* Shop 8.75R16.5LT/E None 50 PSI/80 PSI
1986 GMC G3500 Rally* Shop 8.75-16.5LT/D None 50 PSI/65 PSI
1986 GMC G3500 Rally* Shop 8.75R16.5LT/E None 50 PSI/80 PSI
1986 GMC G3500 Rally* Shop 8.75-16.5LT/E None 45 PSI/75 PSI

1986 GMC G3500 Vandura*

- Size: Shop 8.75R16.5LT/C

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 40 PSI/50 PSI

1986 GMC G3500 Vandura*

- Size: Shop 8.75-16.5LT/E

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 45 PSI/75 PSI

1986 GMC G3500 Vandura*

- Size: Shop 8.75R16.5LT/E

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 50 PSI/80 PSI

1986 GMC G3500 Rally*

- Size: Shop 8.75-16.5LT/D

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 50 PSI/65 PSI

1986 GMC G3500 Rally*

- Size: Shop 8.75R16.5LT/E

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 50 PSI/80 PSI

1986 GMC G3500 Rally*

- Size: Shop 8.75-16.5LT/E

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 45 PSI/75 PSI

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

Recommended Tires for Your 1986 GMC G3500

What tires are best for a 1986 GMC G3500? The following tire brands and types are a great fit for your GMC G3500.

Get the Right Tires for 1986 GMC G3500

Finding the right tires can be quick and easy, especially when you have all the information you need to make a good decision. That's why you should head our way when it's time to put new tires on your  1986 GMC G3500. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for  GMC G3500 tires for winter, spring, summer, and fall. Whether you want tire that's made to take tight corners, handle diverse terrain, or improve fuel-efficiency, you'll find good tires that match your budget.

View the tires GMC recommends for 1986 G3500s, plus helpful information about GMC G3500 tire size, tire inflation, and speed rating. Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for tires and you'll experience our best service. As one of our tire managers, Ruben, says, “I make sure you know which tire is the best fit for your car, not only for performance but safety.”

Apart from finding the right tire size, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying GMC G3500 tires like where and how you drive, and what tire brand you trust most. If you live in south Texas, 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 evaluating your driving conditions, think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience. Many drivers who live in states that experience all four seasons choose to purchase two sets of tires: one for winter and one for summer. It's a smart way to capitalize on GMC G3500's performance and safety throughout the year. Other drivers prefer the convenience of all-season tires. They make one trip to the tire shop and they're pretty much ready for rain, light snow, or sun!

Your personal driving style is the next factor to consider. Do you enjoy pushing your GMC G3500 to the limits? Hitting the road less traveled? If you're a diehard off-roader, you have very different tire needs than a highway commuter who doesn't leave the paved path. You'll want tires that can stand up to gravel, sand, stone, and dirt. A larger tire with stiff sidewalls and a wide tread pattern can help prevent punctures and encourage stability in irregular road conditions. But if you're comfortable in the city and suburbs, a GMC G3500 tire that offers a smooth, quiet ride might be exactly what you need. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for help selecting the tire that's right for you, or get started by browsing tires that fit your vehicle. You're only a few clicks away from finding the right 1986 GMC G3500 tire for your needs.

Tire Brands for GMC G3500s

You have so many options when it comes to tire brands that work for GMC G3500s. Firestone and Bridgestone are two popular brands. Firestone tires for GMC G3500s are always ready to get the job done! Harvey Firestone founded the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio in 1900. He was a boundary-pusher from the start. Firestone recognized the overwhelming potential for automobile tires, so he started making and testing truck, passenger, and farm tires. The company can be credited for introducing the first all-rubber, non-skid tire in 1908! Firestone Tires has been passionate about leading the industry since day one, thanks to Harvey Firestone's industrious spirit. Firestone is now one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world with 8,000 different tires for a variety of vehicles — including the 1986 GMC G3500.

Bridgestone is another top choice for GMC G3500 tires. 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 is a global leader in rubber products and tire technology, delivering outstanding tires, service, and more to drivers worldwide. As Shojiro Ishibashi put it, Bridgestone is dedicated worldwide to "serve society with superior quality." That means you can find superior quality Bridgestone tires for a 1986 GMC G3500 and drive with peace of mind.

GMC G3500 Tire Installation & Rotation

Firestone Complete Auto Care has been a leading tire provider for more than a century. We're your tire shop and a complete service center for tire installation, maintenance, repair, rotation, and alignment! Shop 1986 GMC G3500 tires online and schedule an installation appointment. Many stores are on weekends and into the evening to fit your schedule.

Questions About 1986 GMC G3500 Tires

Inspecting and caring for your tires is one of the best ways to help them last. Get answers to common GMC G3500 tire questions and learn how to care for new tires.

  • Why does GMC tire inflation matter? 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 G3500 tires mean? The numbers on your tire sidewall give you information about tire speed rating, traction, treadwear, tire size, and load carrying capacity. Chat with a tire technician to learn how to read the numbers on your GMC tires!
  • How do I check the tread depth on my GMC tires? Grab a penny. Hold the so that Abe Lincon's head is facing you and his hair is pointing toward the ground. Then, place the penny into a tread groove. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new GMC G3500 tires.