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1997 GMC K1500 Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your GMC K1500 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 K1500 Sierra Special* Shop P245/75R16 S 35 PSI/35 PSI
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra Special* Shop P265/75R16 S 35 PSI/35 PSI
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra Special* Shop LT245/75R16/C None 45 PSI/45 PSI
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL* Shop LT245/75R16/C None 45 PSI/45 PSI
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL* Shop P245/75R16 S 35 PSI/35 PSI
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL* Shop P265/75R16 S 35 PSI/35 PSI
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SLT* Shop LT245/75R16/C None 45 PSI/45 PSI
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SLT* Shop P245/75R16 S 35 PSI/35 PSI
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SLT* Shop P265/75R16 S 35 PSI/35 PSI
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE* Shop P265/75R16 S 35 PSI/35 PSI
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE* Shop P245/75R16 S 35 PSI/35 PSI
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE* Shop LT245/75R16/C None 45 PSI/45 PSI

1997 GMC K1500 Sierra Special*

- Size: Shop P245/75R16

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

1997 GMC K1500 Sierra Special*

- Size: Shop P265/75R16

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

1997 GMC K1500 Sierra Special*

- Size: Shop LT245/75R16/C

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 45 PSI/45 PSI

1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL*

- Size: Shop LT245/75R16/C

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 45 PSI/45 PSI

1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL*

- Size: Shop P245/75R16

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL*

- Size: Shop P265/75R16

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SLT*

- Size: Shop LT245/75R16/C

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 45 PSI/45 PSI

1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SLT*

- Size: Shop P245/75R16

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SLT*

- Size: Shop P265/75R16

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE*

- Size: Shop P265/75R16

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE*

- Size: Shop P245/75R16

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE*

- Size: Shop LT245/75R16/C

- Speed Rating: None

- Inflation F/R: 45 PSI/45 PSI

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

Recommended Tires for Your 1997 GMC K1500

What tires are best for a 1997 GMC K1500? The following tire brands and types are a great fit for your GMC K1500.

Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
Blizzak DM-V2

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Firestone Destination A/T2
Destination A/T2

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Destination LE2
Destination LE2

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Destination LE3
Destination LE3

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
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
Dueler A/T Revo 3

  • Platinum Pact 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/L Alenza Plus
Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

  • 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 A/T LTR
Valera A/T LTR

  • See Store For Details
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Primewell Valera H/T
Valera H/T

  • 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 K1500

Buying new tires can be easy and quick, especially when you're equipped with quality information from the tire experts that know! That's why you should come to see us when it's time to buy new tires for your 1997 GMC K1500. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the tire shop of choice for GMC K1500 tire options. Whether you want a tire that's built to improve fuel economy, take tight corners, or handle off-road terrain, you'll find affordable tires that get the job done.

View GMC-recommended tires for your 1997 K1500, plus helpful information about GMC K1500 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 consider a handful of other factors when buying new GMC K1500 tires like where and how you drive, and what tire brand you trust most. If you live in Florida, you probably won't need heavy-duty winter tires. Somewhere like Colorado or even Kansas is a different story. You may want to invest in a set of GMC K1500 snow tires for one part of the year, and all-season tires for the rest of the year.

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!) 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 K1500'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 challenging the limits of your GMC K1500? Going where no vehicle has gone before? 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 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 K1500 tire that offers comfort, stability, and a quiet ride could be just 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 K1500 tires online. You're only a click or two away from a new set of 1997 GMC K1500 tires.

Good Tire Brands for GMC K1500s

You have so many options when it comes to tire brands that work for GMC K1500s. Firestone and Bridgestone are two of the most popular. Firestone tires for GMC K1500s always deliver! Harvey Firestone started the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1900 in Akron, OH. He was a visionary from the beginning. Firestone saw a future in automobile tires, so he started making and testing farm, truck, and passenger 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 dedicated to staying one step ahead of the competition since day one, all thanks to Harvey Firestone. Firestone is now one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world with 8,000 different tires for a variety of vehicles — including the 1997 GMC K1500.

Bridgestone is another smart move for GMC K1500 tires. Shojiro Ishibashi founded The Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd. in Japan in 1931. His company merged with The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1990. Today, Bridgestone Tires has more than 55,000 employees and 50 production facilities throughout the Americas. It remains a global leader in tire technology and rubber products, providing world-class service, tires, and more to communities 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 1997 GMC K1500 and drive with peace of mind.

GMC K1500 Tire Installation & Rotation

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're your one-stop shop for tire installation, rotation, and ongoing maintenance! Shop 1997 GMC K1500 tires online and schedule an installation appointment. Many stores are on weekends and into the evening to fit your schedule.

1997 GMC K1500 Tire Questions

Inspecting and caring for your tires is one of the best ways to help them last. Get answers to common GMC K1500 tire questions and learn how to care for new tires.

  • Why check GMC tire inflation? A small decrease in tire pressure can have a big impact on your driving. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help improve braking time, increase fuel economy, and boost tire lifespan.
  • What do the tire sidewall numbers mean for my GMC K1500? Your tire sidewall gives you information about load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to one of our tire technicians to learn how to read the numbers on your tire!
  • 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 K1500 tires.