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Anyone running 17" wheels?

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My first post here, I tried search but found no results, so here is my question:


Is anyone running 17" wheels on a lifted 2015+ GM SUV?    Wondering about any brake clearance issues, etc. 

I see that the spare is on a 17" rim, so with the stock steering knuckle and brakes they obviously work.  But what about with the replacement knuckle of a 6" lift?


I currently have a 1990 V2500 Suburban 4x4 that I have owned for the last 22 years, and I am finally ready to go newer.
I am looking at getting a 2016+ Yukon XL Denali.   I plan to add a 6" lift and 35" tires.


My experience with tire and wheels is that in general, the more sidewall, the better the ride and the more flexibility in airing down for four wheeling.

Plus I'm an old guy and not a huge fan of the look of giant wheels with what amounts to a big rubber band of a tire on a 4x4.
And after reading all the complaints about noise / buffeting / thumping / vibrations on this newer K2xx platform, I want to minimize that too.


So I am thinking of 17" rims with 35/12.50/17 or 315/70/17 tires, and would like to confirm somebody has run one of these combinations on a 6" lift.


Thanks in advance!





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The 17" rims with 315/70/17 tires work just fine.  I went with a McGaughy's 7" black stainless steel lift kit.  Had to move the retractable steps back an inch or so, no rubbing issues in normal driving.  I have only had it on moderately rough roads, and no rubbing so far.  I expect a couple of very minor contact points in heavy articulation, but it's no desert racer so no worries!  LOL

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