GM Truck Club
THE PREMIER CHEVY TRUCK & SUV FORUM
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Page 1 of 2 12 Last Post byLast Post by
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1

    Default lift kit/tire size

    I have a 2007 1500 Classic Z71 crew cab with 265/70/r17's. I wanted to make it a little bigger, but have no idea what to do to it. I ahve ssen the same truck with 285/70/r17's, but that didn't seem quite big enough. I was told that I can't go any bigger than 285/70/R17 without rubbing, so do I need to get a lift kit, if so how much of a lift, and what size tires could I throw on it? Thanks

  2. #2

    Default

    What do you primarily uuse the truck for, any off road, or towning??
    What size tire would you like to have on it???
    What tire do you want to go with also?

    A leveling kit will allow you to get a much bigger tire than the stock height.
    Check out readylift.com for sizes on leveling kit


    hope this helps
    Ryan

    2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 (the Yellow Jacket)
    4inch suspension 3inch body
    Straight 6 (383 Stroker within a year)
    36inch SuperSwamper TSL.
    105,000
    Detroit Loccers
    Daily Driver Weekend Wheeler
    much more...

    2004 Sierra crew cab, 2wd, 5.3 V8
    2inch Daystar Leveling kit
    single dumped Flowmaster 40 sieries exaust(removed)
    Mb Blitz Chrome wheels
    Leer Bed Cover(for sale)
    50k miles
    :glasses:




  3. #3

    Default

    33s should fit fine...if you want to go up to 34" tire you will need a body lift unless you want to be cutting metal and molding plastic.

  4. #4

    Default

    i say you do a leveling kit to it, or if you want a little more than that go for the Rough Country 3" kit in this link. you should be able to fit 33/12.5s fine with both kits


    http://rockymountainsusp.com/GM_IFS_07_PICKUP.htm
    PETE
    95 GMC Sierra 2500
    3" Body Lift, 33" Goodyear MTR's
    5.7L 350 TBI Edelbrock SDT Exhaust, Flowtech Headers, K&N Intake
    Sold :(
    1999 Jeep Cherokee, 3" Rustys lift, 33" BFG MT's, locked, armored: Rolled :(
    2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. K&N Intake, Custom Kolak Exhaust


    Contact this GMTC Moderator for any problems or questions you may have :great:

    Join the GMTC Facebook Group!!! Join Here

  5. #5

    Default

    so theres no 3" lift option for the older body style? I also have the 07 classic... but the site says 07-09 which makes me think that the RC 3" is only for the newest body style... if this would work with mine I'd do it for sure.


    2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic 4x4
    - 17" Avalanche Wheels
    - 2 10" Premier Comp Subs/custom Subthump box
    - Some scrapes, scratches, dents, creases, and bends!

  6. #6
    Sr. Apprentice lvz2ryd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Boise, Idaho
    Posts
    62

    Default

    go with the Rancho kit. It is a bit spendy, but the best IMO.


    2002 Silverado 1500 5.3|
    Black and Machined Devino 16s|
    Maxxis Bighorn 265/75 |
    Bully Dog Triple Dog with SNB Tune
    |
    Airaid CAI |
    Flowtech 2.5 Afterburner
    |
    Tint Covered ARP Clear Tailights|10% tint so u cant see up in my windows!|



  7. #7

    Default

    I have an 88 GMC 1500 with a 3in body with 33 -12.50 - 15 and they dont rub. i want to crank my torsion bars up all the way and see if i can fit 35's. does anyone know if those would fit? i know a lot of people hate the torsion bar lift idea, but i dont care i want 35's and i m not spending the money on a lift.

  8. #8

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBetty350 View Post
    I have an 88 GMC 1500 with a 3in body with 33 -12.50 - 15 and they dont rub. i want to crank my torsion bars up all the way and see if i can fit 35's. does anyone know if those would fit? i know a lot of people hate the torsion bar lift idea, but i dont care i want 35's and i m not spending the money on a lift.
    i don't think they will fit. i have an 89 with a 6" susp. lift. maybe with some fender triming they could but it will be tight.
    1989 GMC Sierra 1500 6" lift 35x12.5x15 bfg m/t, not on the road anymore but will be back soon!
    2005 Jeep Wrangler X, 31x10.50 bfg a/t, 15x8 soft 8's

  9. #9

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue89GMC View Post
    i don't think they will fit. i have an 89 with a 6" susp. lift. maybe with some fender triming they could but it will be tight.
    but my 33's now dont even come close to rubbing.

  10. #10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBetty350 View Post
    but my 33's now dont even come close to rubbing.
    i have a lot of room still. without cranking the T bars
    88 GMC Sierra, 3inch Body lift, 33-12.50-15 Mastercraft MT Tires, 1970 350 crate motor, 350 Horsepower, Headers, true dual 3inch exhaust with Dynamax ultaflo mufflers(no cats), euro taillights, 2000 silverado seats with console, aftermarket steering wheel, bushwacker fenderflares, comp cam, B&M slapstick, and every single part is brandnew. still off the road, (3 years) almost done.:great:

Page 1 of 2 12 Last Post byLast Post by

Similar Threads

  1. I need help on tire size AFTER lift
    By Tater in forum Wheels & Tires
    Replies: 12
    Last: 02-15-2010, 01:15 AM
  2. Tire size lift
    By Georgiaboy6985 in forum General Chevy & GM Tech Questions
    Replies: 1
    Last: 11-23-2009, 08:57 PM
  3. Tire size lift
    By Georgiaboy6985 in forum Wheels & Tires
    Replies: 0
    Last: 11-21-2009, 10:28 AM
  4. lift kit/tire size
    By felonslayer in forum Wheels & Tires
    Replies: 4
    Last: 01-07-2009, 12:20 AM
  5. 1999 k1500 ls tire no lift max tire size.....
    By ultramegabob in forum Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)
    Replies: 2
    Last: 02-17-2007, 11:35 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •