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Chevy11192

2” or 3” leveling kit?

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I drive a 2014 Chevy Silverado with factory 22s and 285/45/r22 tires. I plan on putting a leveling kit on it and getting some bigger tires to beef it up a little bit. Thinking about a 3” leveling kit in the front with 1” blocks in the rear. (Just running a 2” leveling kit in the front would be an option but I’ve heard you can only get 33s under there)

 

A few questions: does anyone have any experience with a setup like this? What’s the biggest size tires I could get? (I’m assuming I could get 34s without rubbing). And also, what are everyone’s recommendations on tread width? I’m wondering if I should stick with a 285/55/r22 or upgrade to something a little wider?

 

I appreciate any help!

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On 2/16/2018 at 8:44 AM, Chevy11192 said:

I drive a 2014 Chevy Silverado with factory 22s and 285/45/r22 tires. I plan on putting a leveling kit on it and getting some bigger tires to beef it up a little bit. Thinking about a 3” leveling kit in the front with 1” blocks in the rear. (Just running a 2” leveling kit in the front would be an option but I’ve heard you can only get 33s under there)

 

A few questions: does anyone have any experience with a setup like this? What’s the biggest size tires I could get? (I’m assuming I could get 34s without rubbing). And also, what are everyone’s recommendations on tread width? I’m wondering if I should stick with a 285/55/r22 or upgrade to something a little wider?

 

I appreciate any help!

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Just installed a 3" motofab level kit on my 2016 with factory rear. Upgraded to 20x12s (-44) with 33x12.5 mud tires. Took a little plastic and metal trimming to not rub. Before and after pics below.

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5 hours ago, allblack16 said:

Just installed a 3" motofab level kit on my 2016 with factory rear. Upgraded to 20x12s (-44) with 33x12.5 mud tires. Took a little plastic and metal trimming to not rub. Before and after pics below.

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That looks really good! I went ahead with my lift and actually put on the zone 3.5” combo kit- a 2” level in the front and 1.5” body blocks on the front and rear. I decided to go with the 35 x 12.50 R22 Nitto Ridge Grapplers on stock offset and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I had to trim my fender liner to minimize the rub but I do slightly rub the sway bar at full turn (not a huge issue for me). I do have a question though: when you say you had to do some metal trimming to not rub, where exactly did you have to trim? I’m contemplating grinding down my sway bar but I’m a little skeptical.. might just learn to live with it. Pics belowDCCFEDE3-1B8C-4C1D-AE11-859A724F2DDB.thumb.jpeg.9bbe68f3c4dad040d7678a54a1091a71.jpeg

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2' BDS up front, nothing in the back. Stock 20" wheels and i'm running 285/60R20 Goodyear Duratrac tires. At absolute full lock the tires touch the sway bar just a little bit. Otherwise they clear everywhere else.

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Looks like the rest of my pictures didn’t post- see below.

 

Schooner- I like the look of yours too. I would’ve gone to black rims if I had a black truck. Felt like I had to stay with the chrome on mine

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17 hours ago, Chevy11192 said:

That looks really good! I went ahead with my lift and actually put on the zone 3.5” combo kit- a 2” level in the front and 1.5” body blocks on the front and rear. I decided to go with the 35 x 12.50 R22 Nitto Ridge Grapplers on stock offset and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I had to trim my fender liner to minimize the rub but I do slightly rub the sway bar at full turn (not a huge issue for me). I do have a question though: when you say you had to do some metal trimming to not rub, where exactly did you have to trim? I’m contemplating grinding down my sway bar but I’m a little skeptical.. might just learn to live with it. Pics belowDCCFEDE3-1B8C-4C1D-AE11-859A724F2DDB.thumb.jpeg.9bbe68f3c4dad040d7678a54a1091a71.jpeg

Mine rubbed right on the plastic corner of the back portion of the front fenders... trimmed the plastic and the metal under it.. will take pics for you this weekend.

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On 2018-03-14 at 3:52 PM, Crazy Schooner said:

2' BDS up front, nothing in the back. Stock 20" wheels and i'm running 285/60R20 Goodyear Duratrac tires. At absolute full lock the tires touch the sway bar just a little bit. Otherwise they clear everywhere else.

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More pics please!

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Here's mine, 3" level up front with Cognito upper control arms and stock in the back.  285/65/18 Nitto Trail Grapplers.

 

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2.5 king, nothing in back. 33x12.5r22 on a 10"wide -25. had to trim quite a bit of metal in the back of the fender well. used zone's trim plates. Looks way more aggressive in person, not so pizza cutter. running ridge grapplers. When it comes to tires more is more - these trucks look better with more tire. Just if you don't want a large lift you have to mod.

 

35's on OEMs look great on your truck BTW...

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8 hours ago, shadrickjm said:

Here's mine, 3" level up front with Cognito upper control arms and stock in the back.  285/65/18 Nitto Trail Grapplers.

 

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Do you happen to know the offset on your wheels? And did you trim? 

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10 hours ago, benny12 said:

Do you happen to know the offset on your wheels? And did you trim? 

Honestly I don't remember the offset.  I've had the wheels for a few years.  I can get under the truck and look on the inside of the wheel a little later today and see.  Zero trimming, I do rub on the felt liner at full crank in reverse.  It just barely rub the liner.

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Has anyone ran into problems after having the 3 inch level on ? Wear and tear such ? I know the angles are pretty steep , haven’t heard how everything has held up after a little time 

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On 3/26/2019 at 2:13 PM, shadrickjm said:

Here's mine, 3" level up front with Cognito upper control arms and stock in the back.  285/65/18 Nitto Trail Grapplers.

 

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What running boards are those? 

 

Tyler

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20 minutes ago, amxguy1970 said:

What running boards are those? 

 

Tyler

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I am running a motofab 2.5'' upper strut leveling kit, ARE camper shell, Yokama rack, 2019 GMC AT4 wheels, and 275/70r18 ko2. I love the look but I believe I will be replacing the rear 1'' lift block with a 2'' block. I would recommend having someone else install your leveling kit. It sucked putting it on.

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