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#1 bharvill

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:15 PM

I have an 03 Z71. I want to put a 3 inch body lift on my truck. What is the biggest tire size that will fit with this lift with a 16 inch wheel with a slight offset? Does anyone have any pics?

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:22 PM

3" Suspenion Lift or Body Lift
- 305/70R16 and under on Stock Wheels or 16x8; 16x10 (possible torsion bar crank and light trimming)
- 315/75R16 on Stock Wheels or 16x8 (torsion bar crank and heavy trimming, or cutout flares); 16x10 not recommended
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:44 PM

Anybody seen Punxsutawney Phil?

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:52 PM

Anybody seen Punxsutawney Phil?


Umm what? :lol:
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2008 Chevy Silverado LTZ Vortec Max - 3 in body lift, 4 inch CST suspension lift, 285/65r20 (35s) BFG all terrains, 20x9 MKW M-26, stainless steel grill, chrome bug deflector, chrome mirrors, chrome gas door, stainless steel box rails, Pace Edwards roll up box cover, husky liner floor cover, stainless steel mud flaps, chrome door handles, Chrome 6" oval nerf bars, 3m Paint Protection.

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#5 bharvill

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:21 PM

So with a 3in body lift you can fit 16x8 set of wheels, and 315/75/16 tires or (34.6) But in this case I would have to do some heavy trimming. just making sure we are on the same page.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:30 PM

You'd definitely have to either crank the hell out of the torsion bars, or do a lot of trimming to fit the 315s. If I were you, I'd either go with a 305 or a 33x12.5, you should have no problem fitting either size.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:45 PM

If you are going to wheel, I would just stick to 33s. I have gone and tried fitting the biggest tires on my truck, not worth the head ache.

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Year
Make
Model
2wd or 4wd
Tire Size
Wheel Size
Lift kit size and Brand if not stock
Torsion bar Rating or Code:
Torsion bars cranked or not and if so how much.
Torsion bar keys if any
Lift Blocks?
Add-A-Leafs?
Body Lift?
Aftermarket Bumpers?
Fender Height Measurements
Any fender or body trimming needed? (If so where?)


2004
Chevrolet
Silverado
4wd
315/75R16 --see my other post
Stock 16x7
cranked up
I dont know, Ill look, or not, whatever
1.5-2"
nope
nope
nope
nope
I wish
41.5" front 42" back
no trimming on body but the air damn is trimmed and the e-brake and some rubber pieces are wired back
Here is a thread with 27 pages of lifted trucks.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:12 PM

why do people try to fit the biggest tire possible in there truck?

i tried to fit 37's on my old truck and they fit, but rubbed... i would NEVER drive a truck with tires rubbing. it got old really quick..

just put 285's / 295's on.... you will have alot less headachs...

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:28 PM

That old one was a beast man lol


Back to the topic, Id say you can be okay with a 305, id recommend a 285 though.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 07:50 PM

I have an 03 Z71. I want to put a 3 inch body lift on my truck. What is the biggest tire size that will fit with this lift with a 16 inch wheel with a slight offset? Does anyone have any pics?



I have 305/70/16s on my 2000 Sierra 2500 4x4 and have a 3" lift. The tires rub on the torsion bar in tight turns. So I would not recommend anything larger than 295/70/16 unless you are going to restrict you turning on do some more modifacations.




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