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I'm looking for a diffinative answer here. I'm looking at new wheels and tires for my '05 Silverado. Can I go to 285/70R17 with out a leveling kit or cranking the torsion bars? I've heard both yes and no on this. Some say you just need to trim the valance and your all set. Is this true? Any help here would be very appreciated.

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I don't have a finninative answer either but the worse that you would need to do is crank the torsion bars some. It's an easy enough job and, personally, the truck looks better a little more level. I think, from what I've read, it's a matter of the exact tire you get vs the exact size, some rub, some don't, all depends on the depth/type of tread. If I recall, getting older so bear with me, the Mud Terrains tending to rub more often than not as compared to ATs or HTs. Could be wrong. Try a look down on down the Rim & Tires section and you should find plenty of threads that may help you decide. Personally, put them on, if they rub, crank your bars until they don't and always make sure you get an alignment when done.

 

BTW, sharp looking truck. I've always been a sucker for a red truck, just never had good luck with red vehicles.

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I am looking for the same solid information as OP..

 

I'd like to further the question with does a mud tire or AT make a difference.

 

Yes you can, my last truck was an '05 and I ran 285/70/17 BFG's on the stock wheels. No level or crank, and it didn't rub.

 

 

What BFG did you run? Mud terrain? TA KO?

 

I am looking to get the Cooper ST MAXX as my next tire possibly in the 285 range..

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I am looking for the same solid information as OP..

 

I'd like to further the question with does a mud tire or AT make a difference.

 

Yes you can, my last truck was an '05 and I ran 285/70/17 BFG's on the stock wheels. No level or crank, and it didn't rub.

 

 

What BFG did you run? Mud terrain? TA KO?

 

I am looking to get the Cooper ST MAXX as my next tire possibly in the 285 range..

 

 

285/70/17 KO's on stock wheels. Was on logging roads daily(work for a land and timber cpmpany), and it never once rubbed.

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