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    Default Suspension & Tire Question not the normal though...

    Hi...My name is Michael and I am getting a new truck 2011 Silverado in about 8-12 weeks.

    I am plannig on doing a lift kit 6" for sure, I have seen a truck from a member on this forum 2010 I think, black, lifted, fender flares, steps really cool.

    My question is before I saw this truck I wanted pretty much the same thing just with new rims (the member used his factory rims) but since I saw the truck I have decided that I kind of like the factory rims. I what to use the new factory rims with spacers of course and just get new tires, I don't want the dealer or the shop doing the lift work to keep the tires, I want to use those on either my wifes 2008 Tahoe or my sons 2005 Silverado I think the tires are the same on all 3.

    Has anyone had dealings like this and do shops that do custom work usually give you the suspension parts and old rims & tires.

    My only other idea is to buy the truck, have the custom shop lift it and add the spacers and then take it to a tire shop to install the bigger tires on mine and put the smaller tires on one of my other vehicles. My question there is other than apperence can you drive the truck around for a couple of days with a 6" lift kit and factory rims & tires without damage to the truck.

    Thanks for any help

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    Should be fine, but if the lift shop puts your new tires on, shouldn't want too much more to put your tires on another car. Especially since your giving them so much money in the first place.

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    Ya, their your tires. If you want them they have to give them to you. Make sure you tell them tho, because they will disappear quick if they think they can pull a fast one on ya.

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    They will give you all of your factory parts if you want them, and you will be fine rolling on the stockers for a while if you have to.

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    will be no problem man most lift's say make sure you have 18's or larger are recommended but these new body style trucks want allot you to run a 16 without some grinding so you will be good with the stock 18's

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