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    Default Tire Sizes??

    New to the club....and already my first question...

    I have a new 2009 Chevy Silverado 4x4 Z71 with stock 18x8 inch rims and am getting ready to put a 2.25" leveling kit on it with an added inch in the back to keep the rear up a little as well as adding a 1.5" body lift, what is the largest tire I will be able to fit on the truck when the lift is done without cutting anything....I am hoping for a 35"....what does everyone think?


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    Welcome to the forum! I have an 08 silverado with a 2.25 inch readylift leveling kit and i believe a 33 inch tire is as tall as you can go. I have 33x12.50x18 toyo mts and they rub alittle only when i crank the wheel all the way over.
    If you find yourself slipping,.....tie a knot.....hold on tight

    2008 silverado
    1500 crew cab
    5.3 L 4x4
    Borla exhaust, rbp black tip
    tint, bed liner
    2.25 in ready lift leveling kit
    18x9 rbp 94r
    33x12.5x18 toyo mts

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    Welcome to the site. I have 35's and can tell you that you need at least a six inch lift for 35's to clear and even then you need to make sure you get the proper backspacing/offset rims.

    Bobby - North Carolina
    2008 4x4 5.3L V8
    6" Suspension Lift and 1.5" Body Lift
    20x9 Ballistic Jesters w/35" Toyo Open Country MT's & 1.5" rear wheel spacers
    4:56 Yukon Gears
    Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator
    Baja style bed mount spare tire carrier
    Flowmaster 40 series dual exhaust
    Recon Smoked LED tails/3rd brake lights/black projectors w/switchback LED's in the corners
    N-Fab Nerf Steps
    K&N CAI
    No Fear Pedals
    Tint, Line-X bedliner, Window visors, Rear wheel well liners
    Painted front grill, bow ties and door badges, de-"lettered" tailgate
    Powder coated front and rear bumpers

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    Hi, and welcome to the site!
    Eddie , 2000 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (old style)

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    Default Tire Size

    Thanks for the information and welcome!

    One thought on having 35s with the leveling and 1.5" body lift....I am sticking with the stock RIM 18x8 and would be putting 285 75 18s on them....think that makes any difference?


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    Welcome to the forum.

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    Welcome to the site!


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