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Hello, I was wondering is a 225/60/16 wheel/tire would work on my Yukon XL? What other size tires and wheels would work if they are off GMC/Chevy vehicles? What do the numbers mean?

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Debbie,

First, on all vehicles sold in the US there is a vehicle tire placard that will list the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size.  The vehicle tire placard is usually found on the driver's door frame.

You didn't tell me the year of your Yukon, so I can't tell you what the original tire size was, nor what other sizes will work, but I know a 225/60R16 is way too small - that's car size, not SUV size.

Here's a good explanation on the sizing system:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=7  

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I have over 30 years experience in the design, manufacturing, and testing of tires. I have served as the technical advisor to the "800" number. I have authored or co-authored many publications - usually without credit. I can answer almost any technical question, but please don`t ask me to compare brands. I probably have prejudices because of my work experience.

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I am a graduate of the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH - BME, 1971 I attended graduate school at the University of Akron - but did not complete my PhD - something I regret.

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