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    Default Tires and rims for 2008 chevy 1500

    Hello everyone,
    i just bought a 2008 chevy silverado 1500 and it has the stock 18 inch wheels on it right now but it's going to need tires pretty soon. So I decided that I am going to go with new rim and tires as a package. What I need to no is how big can I go tire wise and I'd like to go with either 18 or 16 inch rims because I found a set I like and they only come in those sizes. I don't really want to lift it but if it comes down to it I will.

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    I have never seen a 16" rim on the NNBS trucks before so I can't say weather they would actually clear the brakes or not. I run 18" rims with a 285/65 all terrain tire on a leveled truck and they fit. I think its like 32.6" tire or something like that.

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    Welcome to the club, it's good to have you here.

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab SportSide: See Mods in My Garage

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    ***Moved to Wheels & Tires***

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Red Wing, Minnesota, United States


    16" don't clear brake calipers on the new trucks, 17 is the smallest
    99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
    Hypertech III, K&N, true dual

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    Ohh really? What size level do you have? 285s are about what I want and thanks for the help!

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    I'm running the Rough Country 2" level kit. My rims have a backspace of 5.5" as well. I had to remove the factory front mud flaps because the tire touched it but it's been all good since. I have been considering their 3.5" kit or even finding a 4" lift. But for a nice look, the 2" level with my tire and wheel combo do a great job. I get complements and I even had one guy talk to me for 30 min in a Costco parking lot about my setup lol

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