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what size tires can i run?

Postby jc_182002 [OP] » Mar 30 2012, 5:04pm

Hey guys, im new here and before i spend the money i need some input.
I have a 09 silverado Z71 crew cab with stock 18" wheels.
I have ordered a 2" front level kit.
my question is how big of a tire can i run with this set up using stock 18" wheels? bigger the better
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Re: what size tires can i run?

Postby StarsnBars » Mar 30 2012, 11:04pm

33's will fit. Any bigger tire and you will rub..
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Re: what size tires can i run?

Postby archangel_500 » Mar 31 2012, 5:05am

My brother in law just got a 2" lvl kit for his silverado and went with 325/60/18 right at 33" and they fit perfect
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Re: what size tires can i run?

Postby Yamaharacin » Mar 31 2012, 5:26am

I went with the 2.5 inch TGC lift, new 18" rims and 285/65's. Perfect fit. It does get awfully close when it comes to full lock though.
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Re: what size tires can i run?

Postby EKinMN » Apr 01 2012, 2:09pm

Yup, most guys will do a 285/65/18 tire. Seems to work the best, with minimal impact to your speedometer. Great fit with no trimming.
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Re: what size tires can i run?

Postby jc_182002 [OP] » Apr 02 2012, 8:48pm

Thanks for all the responses. I figured that the 285/65/18 would be the majic number but now i know.
09 Silverado crew cab Z71. 2.5" level kit, 2" rear block. 325/65/18's

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Re: what size tires can i run?

Postby Yamaharacin » Apr 13 2012, 11:01am

Hm recently had issues with my 285's, I have the 2.5 TGC lift. Its settled now after 500 miles or so. The driver side tire is rubbing on the inner wheel well when i turn all the way left.... The other side doesnt if i turn right, no idea why. Right above the cv axle is exactly where im talking about just FYI. I'll probably just cut that little section off....
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Re: what size tires can i run?

Postby jc_182002 [OP] » Apr 23 2012, 5:23pm

ok so i went with the 2.5" top of the strut spacer and it jacked the front up to high IMO so i went and bought a 1" lift spacer for the rear and worked out perfectly. Sitting on stock 265/65/18 in this pic. Still waiting to get some new shoes but i think im leaning towards a 295/65/18. Image
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Re: what size tires can i run?

Postby 83choochoo » Apr 23 2012, 8:13pm

truck looks good i think 295/65/18s might rub when turnred lock to lock you might have some slight trimming to do.
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Re: what size tires can i run?

Postby Cuban. » Apr 23 2012, 8:24pm

especially while backing up. For some reason that's when tires like to rub the most
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