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    Default New tires, wheels... lift kit? '04, Ext Cab Z71 4x4

    2004 colorado
    ext cab
    Z71 4x4
    dark gray fenders
    silver birch body

    Looking to get some flat black rims and more aggressive tires (all terrains probably). I don't really do much off road and I do some towing.

    I have no clue how to shop for these items. I'm also interesting in going with larger tires, which would probably require a body lift (or just spend the money on a suspension lift?)... something like 17" wheels, 285 tires, and 2" body lift?

    any suggestions/help? merchants, brands, styles, etc?

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    Yes, you should start by contacting tire stores and asking them questions and getting accurate professional answers.
    Les Schwab, Tire rack, Discount Tires ....LOL right next to your post is an add for discount tires. Try clicking on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by wdprice3 View Post
    2004 colorado

    I have no clue how to shop for these items.

    any suggestions/help? merchants, brands, styles, etc?

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    welcome to the site from san fran, ca. for lifts, you might want to check out the following sites:, as for tires and rims, i agree w/ fly fisher - go to your local tire shop. or you can go to and check out thier their wheel simulator.
    2K Bowtie Silverado xCab 5.3L
    7" Fabtech Suspension Lift + 3" Perf Acc. Body Lift
    K&N Air Intake + Edelbrock Shorty Ceramic Headers + Flowmaster Super 10 Series dumped after muffler!
    Bridgestone Dueler 285/75/16 on stock rims
    SSBC Slotted Rotors & Pads
    HID Driving & Fog Lights

    (AR Bajas + ProComp 305/70/16) <-- seasonal set

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    Basically, what's the biggest tire I can go without a lift? I'm planning on cranking the TBs tomorrow.

    If I went with a 2" or 3" body lift (suggestions on these welcome) what size wheel/tire do you recommend?

    I plan on stopping by a few stores in the area, but I would also like some suggestions from people not trying to take my money.

    and I see no ads. Firefox+Adblock FTMFW! So, no I won't be clicking on any ads you are seeing.

    I have been looking at several sites, but I don't know what size tires would require a lift and what size lift etc.

    thanks for the suggestions given. I was also hoping to get suggestions on styles that look good on other people's colorados.
    Last edited by wdprice3; 07-23-2010 at 10:33 PM.

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