02 Trailblazer RWD Rear Wheel Mismatch - Chevy TrailBlazer, TrailBlazer SS and GMC Envoy Forum

Welcome Enthusiast! If you already own a Chevy TrailBlazer or GMC Envoy or perhaps thinking of purchasing such a vehicle, then you have come to the best TrailBlazer and Envoy site on the net! Rainier, Bravada, Ascender, and 9-7x owners welcome too!

You are currently viewing our site as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to search and post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.
Join Today!
Go Back   Chevy TrailBlazer, TrailBlazer SS and GMC Envoy Forum > 2002 - 2009 TrailBlazer/Envoy Tech > 02-09 Brakes, Suspension, Wheels and Tires > Tires

Tires Tires

TrailVoy.com is the premier GMC Envoy Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Thread Tools
Old 04-07-2018, 05:29 PM
Videot Videot is offline
Junior Member
2002 Chevy TrailBlazer LT EXT
Pewter Metallic 4.2L I6 2WD
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Missouri
Posts: 14
02 Trailblazer RWD Rear Wheel Mismatch

We have a 2002 Trailblazer Rear Wheel Drive (yes, I know, it's an oddball). One of the rear tires had a couple of nails in it, so my son took it to Sams Club where we bought the tires from. They covered it under the road hazard warranty, but didn't have an exact replacement. So they put on a Goodyear Fortera HL, where the other tire is a Goodrich LongTrail. The tire size is P245/65R17. The difference in tread is 3/32".

I've heard that you shouldn't mix different brands on the same axle, even if they are the same size. Is that true?

Should I go out and find another Goodyear Fortera, or are we okay with this tire combination on the rear axle?

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 08-10-2018, 03:06 PM
Thetonymartin's Avatar
Thetonymartin Thetonymartin is offline
New Member
2004 Chevy TrailBlazer LT
Steel Gray Metallic 4.2L I6 4X4
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Utah
Posts: 24
I’d make them replace all to match.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-11-2018, 11:31 AM
TB-Al's Avatar
TB-Al TB-Al is offline
New Member
2007 Chevy TrailBlazer LS
Graystone Metallic 4.2L I6 2WD
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Pleasure Island, Al.
Posts: 338
If this were a sports car I would say unequivocally to replace all 4. Cheap insurance above 150 mph. But how many times to you test the limits on a 2002 Trailblazer? If the tires were installed by Goodyear, Firestone, or any major tire store I'd complain. But I have a feeling all Sam's Club is going to do is laugh. You went there to save money and now you will see what saving can cost. I'm not saying that is bad. I save money this way all the time but understand that I'm not paying for top shelf customer service.

It is interesting that Sam's says they don't have the Longtrail because Wal-Mart still sells them. https://www.walmart.com/product/10057696/sellers
"It is useless to do with more what can be done with less." William of Occam
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy TrailBlazer, TrailBlazer SS and GMC Envoy Forum forums, you must first register.

Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
(Only letters, numbers, dashes and underscores are permitted for user names)
The user name that you choose is permanent and can never be changed.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

» Sponsors

Advertising Info

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:09 AM.

Chevy TrailBlazer and GMC Envoy Enthusiasts - Copyright 2004 - 2009 All Rights Reserved.
All trademarks referenced herein are property of their respective owners.
RSS Feed