Tires and rims for 2008 chevy 1500

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Spencetron88, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Spencetron88

    Spencetron88 New Member

    Hello everyone,
    i just bought a 2008 chevy silverado 1500 and it has the stock 18 inch wheels on it right now but it's going to need tires pretty soon. So I decided that I am going to go with new rim and tires as a package. What I need to no is how big can I go tire wise and I'd like to go with either 18 or 16 inch rims because I found a set I like and they only come in those sizes. I don't really want to lift it but if it comes down to it I will.
  2. 2k8z71

    2k8z71 Rockstar 100 Posts

    I have never seen a 16" rim on the NNBS trucks before so I can't say weather they would actually clear the brakes or not. I run 18" rims with a 285/65 all terrain tire on a leveled truck and they fit. I think its like 32.6" tire or something like that.
  3. donyms

    donyms Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the club, it's good to have you here. :glasses:
  4. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome! :great:
  5. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    ***Moved to Wheels & Tires***
  6. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    16" don't clear brake calipers on the new trucks, 17 is the smallest
  7. Spencetron88

    Spencetron88 New Member

    Ohh really? What size level do you have? 285s are about what I want and thanks for the help!
  8. 2k8z71

    2k8z71 Rockstar 100 Posts

    I'm running the Rough Country 2" level kit. My rims have a backspace of 5.5" as well. I had to remove the factory front mud flaps because the tire touched it but it's been all good since. I have been considering their 3.5" kit or even finding a 4" lift. But for a nice look, the 2" level with my tire and wheel combo do a great job. I get complements and I even had one guy talk to me for 30 min in a Costco parking lot about my setup lol

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