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2017 Chevy 1500 Tires and wheels fitment
CanMan34 posted a topic in 2014 - 2019 Silverado & Sierra07/12/2020 Hey everyone, I'm new to the game. I understand tire sizing but not fitment regarding clearances with aftermarket wheels. Looking for some advice. I know that I would like an aggressive MT in 33's. I'd like to get new wheels because I absolutely hate the stock polished aluminum 18's I have right now. I'd like to get 289-295/70/18's but I'm not sure if that would fit with wheels with a -24mm offset and still have enough clearance in the wheel wells to turn completely without rubbing. My plan is to get the MotoFab 3 inch front leveling kit (strut spacer) before I go and by wheels and tires. If you've done something similar, I'd love to hear form you. If you know of a good way that I could figure this out without buying everything first to test it, that would be great too. Thanks in advance! 07/13/2020 Quick update: I've spoken with a friend of a friend who knows WAY more than myself about lifting trucks and the fitment of aftermarket wheels and tires. First off, he suggested that I don't put in a 3 inch strut spacer kit. His reasoning was that I'd be replacing ball joints, CV shafts, wheel bearings, ect. His rational was that the spacer would through the angles off too much and put excessive wear on many parts. He also said I could go through and change out the upper control arms to attempt to correct the angles a bit (at that point, I'm thinking, well if I'm going to go that far I might as well just wait and buy the real lift kit that I want). Another point he brought up is that if I were to put the 3 inch spacers in, it may through the alignment off so much that there wouldn't be enough adjustment in the stock tie rods to make the proper adjustments needed to complete the alignment. So now I'm just in the process of re-evaluating what I want to do. Stand by for another update soon to come.
2008 1500 Victory Red CrewCab Z71
5.3l posted a topic in New Member IntroductionsGreetings Board! My name is Matt. I'm new to GM and Trucks. Not new to forums. I'm a reformed German car guy: VW's, BMW and Audi. Sold my 2007 Audi RS4 and bought the attached 1500. So far I love this truck. Not nearly as fast, but way more capable. It's Victory Red with 54k miles, AFE intake, leveling kit, Pro Comp wheels with 285/60/18 KO's, Diablo Intune canned tune for 93 octane loaded, black leather, Z71 and Z82 pkgs, retractable bed cover, lineX bed and rear wheel wells. Got it for a song and love everything about it. Currently live in MD with frequent trips into DC, but as soon as I get back down south (NC) it'll get a 6" lift and a burlier wheel tire combo and re-geared. Glad to be here and glad to contribute.
New Member/First Question
GMC2004HD posted a topic in New Member IntroductionsHey all, My name is Curry and im from Virginia and drive a 2004 GMC 2500 HD 4x4. I am having an issue with my brakes that i can not figure out what it is. Ive taken it to 2 shops and they have told me "Your brake pads are fine" and "We cant find anything wrong with them". So i know it cant be something simple. My brakes work fine under normal everyday driving braking conditions, but if i need to slam on the brakes, very hard, it feels like the front left losses braking power, or it is slipping, or something. It is not the ABS kicking in but I have no idea what it is. This has already caused an accident and every shop must think im crazy because they all say my brakes are fine which they are not because this is still happening. Can anyone help? Thanks so much, Curry