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Lift/tire questions

Discussion in 'Chevy C/K Truck Forum' started by cooter71, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. cooter71

    cooter71 Member

    I have a 2-3" rough country lift on my 92 Chevy k1500 and right now I'm running 265/75/16 tires which look alright. But they're just not big enough, rough country recommends a 285/75/16 tire but I know people run those with just a tbar crank and 1" block, there's got to be a bigger option, I was wondering if anybody knows the biggest possible tire that will fit with this lift, I am willing to take off the front valence for clearance, if anyone has some input it would be greatly appreciated, pictures would be even better, thanks!
  2. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    33 for sure which is the 285/75 or a 305/70 but maybe 35s could fit taking the black valance off. Probably won't be anything bigger than 35s.
  3. K15 Blazer Guy

    K15 Blazer Guy Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    I have heard this as well. we basically have 33s on the truck allredy, its just cheaper to call them 285/75/R16 instead of a 33" all-terrain... by a lot actually.

    also! beware of how you lift. I have been looking at a lot of forums and a lot of people have complained that their turning radius, among other things, suffered with a lift.
    If you want to go for that really meaty look... you may just want to get some 15x9 wheels for a better mettal to rubber ratio.... but for driveability, handeling, gas millage, and the safety of having a full size spare. stick close to the present size.

    also, with 15x9 rims you can drop your tire pressure to almost 4 psi without popping a bead... which has saved me from getting un-suck a LOT helps in deep snow too, cause the tire footprint gets HUGE
  4. cooter71

    cooter71 Member

    Thanks man haha I'm definitely not all about the comfort or steering radius I just want the look, it already rides like crap with that lift, I know the 285/75's are 33's and I'm happy with 33" tall tires they fill out the wheel well's good but I wanna go as wide as I possibly can
  5. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    305 is the widest 33" I think

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