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    Default Tire size and leveling kit compatibility

    I have a 2" leveling kit on my 2008 Silverado and I was planning on getting some 285/70-17 Nitto Terra Grapplers which I know will fit without any rubbing. I recently started thinking about getting some 295/70-17 instead but I don't know if I'd also have to get a 2.5" leveling kit for the tires to clear or if I could stick with the 2". Anybody know?

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    I have the 2.25" RL kit and running Nitto Trail grapps in 295/70R17 and they rub on the sway bar and UCA and I had to trim some plastic. But they look killer!!

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    A lot of leveling kit manufacturers will advertise anywhere between 2" and 3" of lift (and everything in between) for their leveling kits, I always err on the side of caution and assume you'll get 2" of lift from a leveling kit, despite what the manufacturer may claim. That being said, 285's should be fine, but you may need some trimming if you go for 295's.
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    Those tires do look good on your truck ajarman. I may have to go through the pain of replacing my leveling kit so I can go with the 295's

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