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    Default ReadyLift Done :S

    I had the 2.25" leveling kit put on my 07 NBS Silverado 1500 yesterday. I like it, but have to admit I was expecting a little more lift out of it. It says you can fit 33" tires on it, which are roughly 285's in metrics if I'm not mistaken...but after seeing it done, I am doubting my chances of fitting 285's with no rubbing...I am looking at aftermarket rims also, does anyone have this same kit and have 33"/285 tires? If so how close are you on the fit? Any rubbing or trimming? And will the larger tires and aftermarket rims give it a little taller appearance? Didnt know how much a set of 33"/285's would actually make it sit higher than the 265's on it now.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Last edited by CornhuskerChevy; 08-19-2009 at 08:33 PM.


    2007 Z71 Silverado 1500 LT NNBS
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    My truck has 275/55/20 on it, I can't imagine 285's could be that much bigger. Looks like there is plenty of space in my wheel well still.
    Peter

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    i have a pro comp kit wich is a 2.5 lift. its obviously not the same kit but im guessn its about the same effect.
    i put 33's and they fit but theyll rub just a lil bit wen u make sharp turns. ive never heard it rub while driving. just wen im in parking lots on drive ways and have to turn it realy hard.

    and going to a 33 from a stock made the truck sit up about another inch and have a slightlly smoother ride quality.

    the only thing is i went from stock 17 in rims to 18's that were a bit wider and ive been told that could be the reason for rubing wen i turn.
    all in all its not to bad of a rub and it doest noticably affect tire wear
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    18in American Racing atx series thug's with 33 inch BFG A/T's
    N-Fab Nerf steps
    Blacked out rear wheel wells
    Rugged Liner bed liner <came with the truck>
    Pro Comp Leveling kit
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    I have the TC Level Lift. I am running the 285, 65 18's with an off set wheel. I am not sure what the offset is and so far no rubbing issues. I dont 4x4 heavy so as far as rubbing isses I have not seen, or felt.

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    -Incubus"Recoil" Wheels18x9
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    Jimbo74 put a 2.5 front lift on his nbs and he was able to fit 295/70/17 which is a little over 33 so with 285/75/16 you should be just fine.

    Heres some pics of his with the 295's:



    2003 Silverado 1500
    V8 4.8L 294ci
    2 inch Pro Comp Leveling Kit
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    It all depends on your rim choice. If u go with a wider rim and some negative offset u will probably rub but if u stay closer to 0mm or some positive offset and 4.5 - 5.0" backspacing u should be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevyman2004 View Post
    It all depends on your rim choice. If u go with a wider rim and some negative offset u will probably rub but if u stay closer to 0mm or some positive offset and 4.5 - 5.0" backspacing u should be ok.
    i have a 0mm offset on mine and it rubs so deffinatly go with a positive offset
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    Custom 3in exhaust with Magnaflow muffler
    18in American Racing atx series thug's with 33 inch BFG A/T's
    N-Fab Nerf steps
    Blacked out rear wheel wells
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    I had the ProCOmp leveling kit installed and ProComp wheels with 285/75/18 and there is a little bit of rubbing. Nothing a razor knife wont fix when I get around to it. I recomend the bilstein shocks if you do the level lift. There is a set made for you truck that work great. I do a lot of off roading and the new shocks and wheels are great.
    FYI the 2500 HD models still sit about 1/2" low in the front and I don't recomend cranking up on the torsion bars for the look - your truck will drive like a Ford.
    Trevor - Huntington Beach, CA
    2007 GMC 2500 4X4

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