99 + 96 Burbs, Late model 17 + 20" OE rims, Non-OE tire sizes...

Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by cmcolfax, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. cmcolfax

    cmcolfax Rockstar

    OK, I have been around vehicle enthusiast forums for 15+ years...

    And generally hate "what tire size fits?" threads.

    But I am new to Suburbans... And this could fit in "Lift, Leveling & Offroad" or in "Wheels & Tires" or here...


    I just picked up a 99 K1500 LT Burb with the factory fender flares.

    I scored a set of 08 Silverado 17's and have them stashed in the garage.

    Found a good deal on some lightly used 285/75/17 Firestone Destination MT's

    Don't mind cranking the t-bars some if I will only need a little bit to fit comfortably.

    Don't know if I will need anything in the rear.

    Want to EVENTUALLY do F150 keys and an AAL (not a lift block).

    What do you guys think?

    Anyone have a pic of a similar setup?

    Now, I'll throw this in here too...

    Buying the wife a mint, original owner, 96 K1500 LS Burb.

    Found a good deal on some late model (not sure of year) OE 20's.

    And got a local tire shop to price match PepBoys on Cooper Zeon's in the 285/50/20 flavor.

    Want to keep close to or better than stock ride ("better" does not mean "softer").

    Whaddayathink? Crank the t-bars a bit? Or go ahead and do F150 keys? Anything for the rear?

    Again, anyone running similar setup? Thoughts? Pics?

    Pics of the rigs in their current / stock state to come later.


  2. cmcolfax

    cmcolfax Rockstar

    No one has a thought?
  3. nadcicle

    nadcicle New Member

    Not the exact answer I believe you were seeking, but I did get some newer model rims/tires on Craigslist for cheaper than a set of replacement tires by themselves. Factory ride height as well.

  4. cmcolfax

    cmcolfax Rockstar

    Those the OE 2008+ 18" Z71 rims?

    Love the look of them on the square OBS trucks.

    My rigs and plans have changed slightly...

    Will update this thread when I have some more time...

  5. janikphoto

    janikphoto Rockstar 3 Years 100 Posts

    I put 2005 17" oem steel wheels on my 1999 k1500 and went with 255/70/17's on them. I wanted to go a little taller, but not wider... but, I was worried about rubbing.
  6. cmcolfax

    cmcolfax Rockstar

    I am currently running 2005 Z71 wheels with 265/70/17's on my bone stock 96 K1500 with no issue.

    Hopefully upgrading to 2008 Z71 wheels with 285/70/17's soon.

    Will be a bit tight on a stock 96, but have t-bar key / aal plans for it as soon as I have some $.
  7. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    CL near me has TONS of new "take offs" from dealers that they can not sell as new. They go pretty darn cheap.
  8. cmcolfax

    cmcolfax Rockstar

    Here too...

    They get +/- $900 for OE 17 & 18" alloy wheels with OE tires.

    I've got the '08 17" wheels. Just gotta get some tires.

    The $ will depend on whether or not the guy that is looking at the 99 Burb I have for sale wants the stock 16"/Michelin LTX combo or the 17"/Bridgestone Dueler combo...

  9. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

  10. cmcolfax

    cmcolfax Rockstar

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