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    Default Max tire size without any kind of lift modifications


    I have a 2005 Chevy Silverado 4x4 Crew Cab, and I am wanting to put BFGoodrich 285 - 70 - 17 size tires on it, but I do not have any leveling kit or lift of any kind on the truck. Does anyone know if that size tire will fit without any lift modification and not rub. I do plan on getting a leveling kit soon to raise the fron end 2 inches, I was going to get the tires first and then the leveling kit. Can anyone help me out.


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    I'm not sure why you want tires that don't need any lift, and are then going to get a lift. You may wind up with an "empty wheel well" look.
    The 285/R17s should be fine. If yours is like others, you'll be okay up to 295/70R17 and 33/12.50R17 sizes. A leveling kit is all that is required to run these two sizes on a 17x8 wheel as long as the backspace is 4.25" or greater. You didn't mention what rims you are running.
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