How much lift will I need to get away with stuffing these tires under my truck?
A guy from work is selling tires and rims dirt cheap. $1000 for 4 basically new Nitto Terra Grappler tires with 4 KMD XD Rockstar rims. He put them on his Hummer around May and pulled them off in August. They have about 4000 miles on them. I looked at all 4 tires and rims and they're mint. Anyways, I'm about due for some tires and I'm looking around the $1000 price range...however since he's trading his Hummer in for a car (LOL) he NEEDS to get rid of these tires. At first he told me he wants $2000 for them and if I found a buyer for him he'd take $1750 and give me $250. Week by week the price went down. I told him I'd buy them but my truck is 6 lug and his Hummer is 8 lug. Well now that he's dropped down to a $1000 I'm all interested in them. I currently have 31" tires and I assume being LT 325/65R18 that these are 35". I figured I MIGHT be able to squeeze 33" tires in there with some trimming but these tires are huge at 35". I've got 2" wheel spacers on my truck right now which I was thinking about selling and going out and buying 6lug chevy to 8 lug wheel spacers/adapters and getting the bare minimum lift I need to get these to fit? I also very shortly will be pulling some heavy loads so I think I'm due for more durable shocks and more leaf spring strength anyways being I'm going to be pulling a car with my truck.
My truck is a 1999 Silverado 4x4 Z71 The newer style of that year not the classic square boxy style. I was thinking about just getting one of the cheap 2 or 3" body lifts and then get the Tough Country 2" Suspension lift found here:
I would go out and get a 6" lift and spend the $1000 on it but I'm not sure if I could put it together myself and I wouldn't want to even think of quoting a shop to do it for me but I think a body kit and basic add a leaf and torsion keys is do-able with some little help.
Nitto Terra Grappler All Terrain
LT 325/65R18 121 R
is the information he gave me about them.