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What is the largest tire size I could use on a 2006 Sierra w/leveling

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What is the largest tire size I could use on a 2006 Sierra Crew Cab w/leveling kit? Haven't purchased leveling kit yet.

 

I have 17" factory wheels now, but may buy a set of 18" factory wheels.

 

Can anyone tell me how large of a Mud or All Terrain tire I could use on either of these wheels?

 

Thanks

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I've seen 305/70R17 with leveling kit. But 285s aren't much smaller and are a lot easier to find.

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I ran 285/70/17's (on stock rims) on my 2006, with just the torsion bars cranked a few turns. They never rubbed, even with the factory mud flaps. And, there are lots of options in that size too.

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I ran 285/70/17's (on stock rims) on my 2006, with just the torsion bars cranked a few turns. They never rubbed, even with the factory mud flaps. And, there are lots of options in that size too.

Did cranking the torsion bars make it ride or drive differently?

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Did cranking the torsion bars make it ride or drive differently?

It won't change much. Just make sure to get the front end aligned afterwards. It will ride a little more firm/stiff in the front, but not too bad. Other than the firm ride, I didn't notice any different driving or handling characteristics.

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