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#1 Jgwentworth

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 01:43 PM

Hello, I have a 2007 chevy silverado 2500 hd new body style and I am trying to get 35s on the truck. With a 3 inch body lift would they be able to fit the 35s with 17 inch rims depending on the offset and backspacing? 33's are on it currently with only minor rubbing on the torsion bar.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 05:21 PM

Depends on the wheels and also on what your definition of 'fit' and '35's' is.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 05:33 PM

Most likely going to be Cooper Discoverer 35x12.5. Fitting to me is not having to cut anything down to change its cosmetic look really.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:00 PM

Most likely going to be Cooper Discoverer 35x12.5. Fitting to me is not having to cut anything down to change its cosmetic look really.


Well the right way to do it would be a 6" suspension lift.
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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:08 PM

yeah I understand i just was wondering if only a body lift would do it and if necessary get new torsion keys and I think it would work with just a body lift but I want to make 100% sure before I do it.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:23 PM

Why not go with a 305/70, which is a 34-12 to 34-12.50 depending on the brand and wheel width.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:46 PM

What kind of wheels are you looking at? Width and offset? I'm going to say that you're going to need to trim. How much depends on the wheels/tires.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 03:06 AM

I am probably going with a Pro comp wheel 17x9 looks like its a 4.75 backspacing with -6 mm offset. I am not sure what backspacing or offset is needed. I recently found a post a guy with a 2500hd GMC 2007 who was able to fit 35 inch tires on with only his torsion bars turned up and longer shocks added and only needed minor trimming on the inner fender liners.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:40 AM

I am probably going with a Pro comp wheel 17x9 looks like its a 4.75 backspacing with -6 mm offset. I am not sure what backspacing or offset is needed. I recently found a post a guy with a 2500hd GMC 2007 who was able to fit 35 inch tires on with only his torsion bars turned up and longer shocks added and only needed minor trimming on the inner fender liners.



What were the wheel specs? That makes a big difference. Also, just in case you haven't seen any, body lifts don't look so hot on HD's. The amount of frame that will be showing is quite a bit.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:33 PM

yeah im now going with the readylift leveling kit, he doesnt even know the wheel specs :S, but im going to jack the truck up 2 inches before i buy everything and see what kind of clearance i have, so thank you for the help

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 02:13 PM

Crank your stock keys and see if you can get a couple of inches out them before you buy leveling keys.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 02:38 PM

I've read too much about how much more stress it puts and how bad of a ride it is. With the leveling kit it relocates the front shocks to help with the ride.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 04:19 PM

I've read too much about how much more stress it puts and how bad of a ride it is. With the leveling kit it relocates the front shocks to help with the ride.


ehh its does the same thing in the end.. crank it

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 04:48 PM

I've read too much about how much more stress it puts and how bad of a ride it is. With the leveling kit it relocates the front shocks to help with the ride.


You didn't read enough :D

The "leveling keys" put exactly the same stress and result in the same exact bad ride. They just lighten up your wallet some. ONLY reason to ever put keys on is IF you can't get the height you want from the stock keys and want to crank further.

Edit: which, by the way, means that leveling keys actually result in MORE stress and WORSE ride than the stock keys will allow.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 05:44 PM

I've read too much about how much more stress it puts and how bad of a ride it is. With the leveling kit it relocates the front shocks to help with the ride.


You didn't read enough :D

The "leveling keys" put exactly the same stress and result in the same exact bad ride. They just lighten up your wallet some. ONLY reason to ever put keys on is IF you can't get the height you want from the stock keys and want to crank further.

Edit: which, by the way, means that leveling keys actually result in MORE stress and WORSE ride than the stock keys will allow.



And, you dont need the shock extensions if you stick to a reasonable lift with the stock keys.

Someone is blowing smoke up your shorts to get you to buy all the extra stuff you dont need.

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