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Okay, first I did look at posts and maybe I just missed it or I didn't search right. I also looked int he post where people are postings pics of their trucks and I didn't see anything like this. So I apologize if there is one already.

 

Alright, so I have a 2010 silverado. 5.3L V8.

I'm strongly considering a Zone Offraod 2" level and a 3" body lift. As a college student money is tight so that's why I'm considering this route with it. I also want 33s looking at the Nitto Terra Grapplers. I have stock 20s on my truck as you'll be able to see in this picture below. Do you think doing this level/body kit and putting 33s would look bad on stock wheels? I would have to have a dealer or shop install though as I have no way or knowledge to do this myself.

 

Anything bad about this combination or company?

Also, I'm worried if I would have to re-gear. I believe I have 3.42 right now.

 

Another thing I seem to remember someone mentioning a dealer buying stock tires and wheels back. Has anyone ever done this?

 

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Good looking truck, just like mine. I already have the Rough Country 2" level kit and plan to buy some Cooper Zeon LTZ in 275/60/20 or the Discoverer ATP soon because of the crappy Goodyear Eagle LS2 tires. You may want to get the wheel house liners to cover the gap you're gonna have with the body lift.

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Thanks cparks555. I always care about how things look. I don't think the wheels themselves are bad, but looking at prices with wheels, tires, and the level/body kit it's quite expensive.

 

Blue_Silvy_11 I do agree. My Goodyears are still a bit newer, but I strongly dislike Goodyears. I had them on my Maxima and I went through two sets in 60,000 miles. Did you install the level kit yourself or did you have someone do it? I assume like everyone else you did it yourself?

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Its a fairly easy install to do both kits in a driveway and they both come with instructions. If you take your time and read carefully I'm sure you can do it :thumbs:

 

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No problem bud any good shop can have it installed for you in a days time then if the two of you can't. Don't forget to post pics when its done!

 

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I dont think it would look bad, It wont quite have that widened offroad stance with the high positive offset of the factory wheels, but It wont look bad.

 

As far as the dealer buying tires and wheels, my dad sold his to his salesman, but im pretty sure it was a private deal between the two rather than a purchase through the dealership.

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Thats a great setup and you will be very pleased. I ran the same setup, only with aftermarket wheels for about a year. Two suggestions: Get a more aggressive tire than the Terra (ie. Trails), and as stated above get the rear wheelhouse liners. The rubber gap guards are fugly. I recently replaced mine with the liners and it made a huge difference.

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Thank you Blackout07

I'll keep the rear whellhouse liners in mind if I can ever get the stuff. I know getting it installed will be very costly unless I can convince someone at the bar to help, but I wouldn't trust them anyways.

 

Why the trails if I may ask? I don't go mudding. I just want the more agressive stance on the truck. I just don't want something that will absolutely kill me as far as tires not lasting because these goodyears that came with the truck absolutely suck.

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Thank you Blackout07

I'll keep the rear whellhouse liners in mind if I can ever get the stuff. I know getting it installed will be very costly unless I can convince someone at the bar to help, but I wouldn't trust them anyways.

 

Why the trails if I may ask? I don't go mudding. I just want the more agressive stance on the truck. I just don't want something that will absolutely kill me as far as tires not lasting because these goodyears that came with the truck absolutely suck.

 

 

If I were you, Ide invest in some BFG ATs. They are pricier than some, but last a really long time. Thats what Im going with next time. Ive heard good and bad about the lifespan of the Nittos, but I have seen BFGs last for 75K easy. One guy I talked to got 93K out of a set on a Tundra.

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