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  1. #11
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    Owens Cross Roads, Alabama


    heres another one with 35s
    2004 Silverado 4x4
    1986 K5 Blazer
    8" Superlift w/39.5 super swampers
    1992 GMC Jimmy "Blue Bomber"
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  2. #12


    I have a 2009 Z71 Silverado with the 18 inch wheels, can I put a 2" inch leveling kit on my truck and run the same tires as you have?

    I want the Kuhmo All Terrain tires in the 285/65 R18 can I do this?

    Do I need a front end alignment afterwards?

    Any help/advice would be great, it is hard to find tires in the 18" range (want 10 ply)

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    I have a 3 inch lift with 18" rims and 35x12.5 Nitto Trail Grapplers. They do rub a little on inclined turns but not real bad.

    (Scott) Myrtle Beach, SC
    January 2012 ROTM WINNER
    2011 GMC Sierra Z71 MAX 6.2 L w/ Trailering Package
    Rough Country, XD Rockstars, Nitto Trail Grapplers, N Fab, Lund Genesis, Putco, Gator Grip,
    Flowmaster 40 series, Diablosport InTune, Banks Ram Air CAI,
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  4. #14


    After any changes to your suspension you should get an alignment.

  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by aloxdaddy99 View Post
    After any changes to your suspension you should get an alignment.

    On my 2009 Z71 with 18 wheels and a 2 inch lift, could 285's work or would they rub to much.

    Where would the tires rub, sorry for asking so many questions on my 2003 model it did not have this problem.


  6. #16


    I have been told it will work. I still have the stock tires on my truck. I am hopeing to get something in the 285 range this year.

  7. #17


    my uncle runs 285/70/17 pro comp xtreme at's and dont rub with factory wheels hes got a crew cab silverado 1500 too, i got a 4 inch ready lift and i rub with 33s but i run 20x10s with 4,50 backspacin.., and ive cut my inner fender and beat some on the metal behind them, i had 35s on the truck for about a mnth then went back to 20s. the 35s rubbed the same at the 20s do. ful lock backin up or if i hit a bumpwith it turned all the way... ive got picts of both set up on my profile

    -2011 silverado 1500-
    -diablo trinity
    -k&n cold air
    -air aid tb spacer
    -full 3 inch y pipe back no resanotor
    -cherry bomb xtreme dumped
    -ready lift sst 4 inch lift
    -305/55/20 nitto trial graps
    -20x10 fuel hostages
    -2012 jeep wrangler-
    -smittybilt stinger src bumper
    -smittybilt src rock sliders
    -smitty bilt xrc 8000comp whinch
    -285/70/17 cooper discovery stt
    -1.5 wheel spacers
    -delta xenon cross bar head lights
    -2007 silverado 1500 sold-
    -warn 7 in hid fog ligths

  8. #18


    I'm running a 6in rough coutnry lift with 315s only rubs a little bit on the valance. Definatly needed an alignment after the lift install.
    Same thing with my old Audi A4, lowered it 5-7in and was running 205/35r19s thing was slammed next to my truck.

  9. #19


    The guy with the nbs silverado whic is older than the nnbs has more fender room to run bigger tires compared to these newer trucks. The guy said he did trimming on hiss nbs so really you can't run big tires like that and not have to change some things. I think you will have to cut a good bit to fit on the nnbs i had 33 13.50 cooper stt's before i lifted my truck with a readylift 2.25 inch leveling kit and rubbed on the inner plastic fender. I trimmed it some and it worked out fine but was a big wide tire for just a leveling kit on 18's. I have since installed new plastic inner wheel well liners since the others were cut andcut the new one's about a 1inch all the way around where you can't tell just took me awhile to do it like that so when i run 35's there want even be any light rubbing.

    2008 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab Lt Z71 5.3 V8
    7.5 Inch Rough Country Suspension Lift
    RBP Replica Grille Black w Chrome Rivets
    Recon Smoked Cab Roof Lights
    N-Fab Powdercoated Gloss black Cab Length Nerf Steps
    5% Tint over 20% all the way around / 5% Eyebrow Strip
    AVS Smoked Window Visors
    Z71 Stickers Black & Metallic Silver
    Tow Mirrors / Smoked Turn Signals
    XM Satellite Radio Fin / Color Matched
    Interior Plastic Pieces / Color Matched
    Power Acoustic Tweeters
    Painted Bowties / Color Matched
    Painted Door Handles / Color Matched
    Smittybilt Bull Bar / Color Matched
    Custom Rolled Edge Exhaust Tips / Color Matched
    Custom 2.5 Inch Cat Back True Dual Exhaust
    Flowmaster Super 40 Series Dual in / Dual out
    Magnaflow Tru-X Pipe
    K&N Air Filter
    18x9 Rockstars Machined Black
    Center Caps / Color Matched
    33.13.50 Nitto Terra Grapplers
    New Front Wheel Well Liners
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Tailights
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Third Brake Light / Smoked
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Halo Projector Headlights
    Notto HID Kit 10,000k Low beams
    Recon L.E.D. Light Bar
    Buschwacker OE Style Tailgate Cap
    AMI Gloss Black Antenna
    Debadged Chrome Lettering
    Door Molding Removed

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