Lift questions

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by SargeZ71, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. SargeZ71

    SargeZ71 Member

    i am about to put 2 inches of lift on my 2005 z71 crew cab.

    first how many tires will i be able to use? Im guessing 33's should be fine?

    Also i currently have 17 inch rims that i want to replace. Should i stick with 17's? Is it possible to go down to a 15 inch rim on this truck or would it look awful/hurt the truck?

    Im trying to save money where i can....

  2. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Can't fit 15" wheels on your truck because of the brakes are larger than previous years. I would stick with the 17's because 15" & 16" are becoming hard to find. You can get a narrow 33"/285 on your truck with the leveling kit.
  3. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Are your factory rims damaged? Or do you just not like them? I haven't looked in a while so I may be wrong but not many trucks are being made anymore with 15" rims. What that means is the tire's for said rim size will be more expensive. I have 18's on my truck and the price for tires of that rim size run a little more price wise. My suggestion would be to look for a tire or style of tire to find a good price than look into the rims. I just found out my factory rims aren't what I thought they were so I will be going down this same road soon.
  4. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    I like the '08, 18" Z-71 wheel on the classic body trucks that just have a leveling kit.
  5. SargeZ71

    SargeZ71 Member

    the wheels currently arent damaged..they are actually in very good shape and clean up truck is an 05 like i said but is in very good condition. i however, just do not like them...i want to put a mostly black with a little chrome wheels on
  6. SuperChevy1523

    SuperChevy1523 New Member

    I have 2001 Chevy Silverado with a 6inch Skyjacker suspension lift and 16 inch American Alloy wheels with 295/75/16 Hankook Mt's on it and had to trim my bumper to fit them even though the skyjacker said it will fit 35 inch tires well I had trouble fitting 33.6 inch tires. Id say see once you put the leveling kit on it, go see if you can just fit a bunch of different size tires that way you can go as big as it will allow and wont have to buy a bunch of tires till you find what you want!

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