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Thread: Tires and Leveling Kit
04-22-2009, 09:10 AM #1
Cooper Discoverer STT's
I was wandering if 295/70-17 cooper discoverer stt's would fit on my 2005 chevy silverado 4x4 with a leveling kit without any problems..
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04-22-2009, 02:39 PM #2
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Welcome to the site! From what I've seen on here, you might have some rubbing with the 295's w/o leveling the front end. You can get some lift with the torsion bars, but that also stiffens the ride. I have not done this on mine, but I'm sure you'll get some more info' pretty quick. Good luck!
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04-22-2009, 05:31 PM #3
Thank, i was either thinking the 295's or 285's, if i couldnt fit the 295's then i was going to go with the 285's...
04-22-2009, 05:49 PM #4
Welcome to the GMTC! To answer your question, a lot depends on your rim choice and the offset of said rim, I have a 305/50/20 on an 8.5 inch rim with a 31mm offset and they don't rub. This tire is approx 32.1" in diameter while the 295/70/17 you describe is 33.2" tall. On my truck I could run a 305/55/20 with no problems on the same rim ( 33.4" tall) but they are just too expensive for me at this time, so to answer your question , yes they will fit providing you use rims with the correct offset. Almost forgot, I have a 2.5" Pro Comp leveling kit on my truck. Hope this helps.Adam
04-22-2009, 05:57 PM #5
I was hoping on keeping my stock rims..will that be a problem?
04-22-2009, 06:29 PM #6
Never seen a 295 wide tire on a factory rim, tread width is 11 3/4" and '05 stock rims are 7 1/2" wide, that's a 4 1/4 difference, hmmm......might look a little funny, 285 or 275 might be a better choice, 285/75/17 is 33.8" tall and would fit the rim better. With the leveling kit and stock rims they should fit o.k.Adam
04-22-2009, 06:37 PM #7
Ok, Ill prolly do that..Any good ideas on good, cheap leveling kits?SrA Mason
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04-22-2009, 08:20 PM #8
Cheap isn't always good! Here's a couple of links, I have the Pro Comp keys from stylin concepts, theres also a link to the thread I posted on the install
04-22-2009, 08:36 PM #9
tire and leveling kit
The 295s are to wide for the stock rims and for a leveling kit only. You need 4inches of lift to clear the 295s on a K1500. I would go with the 285s with level kit.
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