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Lift & Tire Selection


Caylor30

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I have a 2011 Silverado 5.3L, 4WD, I am currently waiting on my 2.5" RC suspension kit to arrive. I am now debating on a tire and rim selection. My current tire size is 265-65R17.

 

With the kit I am applying, it is recommended that I run 285-70r17 with factory backspacing. I want to run a 33x12.50x17 or 33x12.50x18. will it be possible to run this tire and if so, what backspacing will I need? Does anyone have any recommendations regarding rims? Are Teflon coated rims decent?

 

Greatly appreciate the help

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You can run those tires on factory wheels relatively easily with minimal rubbing, however on aftermarket your going to need to bust out a cutoff wheel. Prepare to cut metal out of the fenders. The more positive the offset of the wheel the better the fitment.

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Greatly appreciate the response. I figured a little trimming would be neccesary but wanted to ask prior to making my next purchase. Now let me ask you another question, what would you recommend for tires I was looking at nitto Terra grappler a/t, Toyo open country, and dick cepek fun country. Kind of curious as to what others think.

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I will personally never run an AT again. They just look boring on a beefy truck and once they wear some they begin to look more and more like a street tire. With Nitto and Toyo you can get an aggressively styled MT with excellent road manners and wear. So the options are clear to me.

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