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    Default Tire Fitment

    Sup guys, got a 04 Chevy Suburban Z71. I am planning a 3 inch body lift and 305/70R17 Nitto tires on the factory 17'' wheels. The tires measure 33.8'' tall and 12.3'' wide. Just wondering if anyone else is running a similer setup and have any tips for me. Thanks!

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    watch out for running wider tires on stock rims, im not sure how wide the stock ones are about 7.5in i think, but with that wide of a tire they are going to wear in the middle faster than usual.
    the nitto has a min rim of 8in and max of 9.5

    2003 Z71 Silverado LS
    Access roll up cover
    Bed Rails
    Billet Grill insert
    Bed Rug
    CB with PA system
    Waiting to be installed
    Two 8in RF HX2 punch( would have 12s but they got stolen)

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    Join Date
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    Red Wing, Minnesota, United States


    I know of a couple of guys that run 33 ans 35 on the stock 17 rims and have had no problems
    99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
    Hypertech III, K&N, true dual

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    Cool, thanx for the info! L8R

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    Jr. Engineer
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Rochester, MN


    I think you better put a leveling kit on if you want to clear those. On my '97 Suburban I had 315/75/16 (34.6 inches) with a 3" body lift, rear add-a-leafs and cranked up torsion bars. I could never turn sharply and my frame around my tires was always polished and shiny from the tires rubbing against it. I chewed through those tires pretty quick (never buy Yokohama M/T's unless you are going to sell your truck within 20,000 miles) and replaced them with 305/70/16's (32.8 inches) and was much happier. They still filled in the wheel wells plenty and I was able to turn sharply again.
    99 Silverado Z71 4.8
    2" Suspension lift (Add-a-leafs and leveling keys)
    Long tube headers with 3" offroad Y-Pipe
    Volant Cold Air Intake with Ram Air Intake Tube
    Jet Mass Air Flow Sensor
    Diablosport Predator Tuner

    Previous Truck:
    97 Suburban K1500
    3" Body lift
    2" Suspension Lift (Add-a-leafs and cranked up torsion bars)
    35" Yokohama M/T's
    K&N Intake
    Airraid Throttle Body Spacer
    Hypertech Programmer
    Dual Flowmasters

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