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New tires for 04 Silverado Z71

I need help deciding what size tires to buy

New tires for 04 Silverado Z71

Postby truckcommander [OP] » Dec 31 2012, 4:54am

I need help deciding tire size; 265 (current),275 or 285. My truck is all stock and I'm getting new tires. Will 285's scrub or rub with pot holes or sharp turns? Thanks for the help
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Re: New tires for 04 Silverado Z71

Postby bjg068 » Dec 31 2012, 5:18am

I believe that body style u can go 285/75/16 max. If they rub a bit, crank your torsion bar up a notch or buy better ones(they're cheap)...
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Re: New tires for 04 Silverado Z71

Postby truckcommander [OP] » Dec 31 2012, 5:25am

Sorry for leaving the other info out. the size would be 285/70/17. buy better torsion?
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Re: New tires for 04 Silverado Z71

Postby bjg068 » Dec 31 2012, 4:57pm

The torsion keys- u can crank the factory up a notch or buy the aftermarket ones, which should be more heavy duty. It's how your model year truck gets leveled. A cpl months ago my buddy bought the keys, rear blocks(1" taller than factory) and 4 shocks for $200. I think it was a kit by rough country. Keys alone are prob like $60
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Re: New tires for 04 Silverado Z71

Postby truckcommander [OP] » Dec 31 2012, 11:14pm

Thanks man, I'll look into that if I have any issue with them scrubbing. I had them cranked on my last truck, so i know what they are. I didnt know you could by aftermarket ones though that's cool.
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