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    Default 2008 Silveradp tire sizes

    I have an '08 silverado with a 2.5 inch leveling kit..I am about to buy some tires this week and was wondering if I am going to have to go with 285 65 18s or CAN i go with the 295 70 18s....Any help with this is welcome...i dont want to rub, but if i can trim just a little off of my fender i am willing to do that..let me know what you guys think

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    Jr. Apprentice 1bdtrk's Avatar
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    If your staying with stock wheels the 295's wont rub at all and they will look awesome! What tire are thinkin of?
    09 Silverado LT, 2.5 Level kit, 1.5 Zone Body Lift, Tints, Matte Blk Raceline Wheels with GoodYear Duo Trac 315/70/17, Smoked tail lights, Flowmaster single. MORE TO COME!!! WISH THAT WAS ME BEHIND KAT VON D!!!!!!!!!!

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    The trail grappler was what i was looking at, but man its hard...there are so many out there to choose from, but i have heard good things about the trail grappler so im gonna roll the dice

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    are you staying stock wheels? because i put a 2.5 in level kit on my truck and im running 33x12.5x18s with 18x9 wheels...and they only rub on my drivers side front fender when i back out of my driveway....and nowhere else...i didnt even bother trimming.
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    295/70's will rub alot. I attempted to run a 305/55/20 on a 20x8.5 (+18), which is close in specs to the stock 20's, with a 2" leveling kit, and they didn't come close to fitting without major fender work. My buddy is running a 275/60/20 on my old wheels (the ones mentioned above) with a 2" leveling kit and he gets some very minor rubbing occassionally. I have seen countless threads where people cut metal to fit the equivalent of a 33x12.50 on aftermarket wheels on GMT-900's with lifts ranging from 2"-3".

    Just for reference:

    295/70/18 = 34.26 x 11.21
    305/55/20 = 33.21 x 12.01
    275/60/20 = 32.99 x 10.83

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    I ended up going with the 285-65x18 trail grappler..they look good i decided that the 295 even if it didnt rub, would be to much tire without a bigger happy with them though! thanks for all of the replies

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    Great decision the trail graps in a 295 almost rub on my truck.

    07 Silverado 1500 5.3L extended cab
    4" Rancho Suspension lift with Adjustable Shocks
    2" Leveling kit
    1.5" Zone Offroad body lift
    35x12.50 R 18 Nitto Trail Grapplers
    Ranch Hand Grille Guard
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    Lets see some pics of your truck with the new rubber
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    I wish I could! I got a new apple mac thing...and i have no clue how to use the dang thing! Im learning though!

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    Hey man you could have ran a 325/60/18 with only rubbing is at the inside fender wall at the lower part i only did minor trimming though ha.

    2008 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab Lt Z71 5.3 V8
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