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Old 09-07-2010, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tire size for a Stock height Chevy 2500HD duramax

Hi guys,

Newbie here with a newbie question, i have done searches on forums and google and after all the research i have realized that i cannot fit the tires i just picked up with rims with out a lift.

The rims i have are Moto Metal 20 x 9 8 lug on 6.5

the truck is a Silverado 2500HD crew cab short bed 6.6

The most i am willing to do is a level kit on the truck

what is the largest tire i could fit with just a level kit ?
what is the largest tire i could fit with no level kit and stock height?

I want to use those rims

i was thinking of 285/55r20

i am most def on a supper tight budget
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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welcome to DP. I thought I read somewhere 31" is the biggest you can go be for you rub, After that you need a lift. Maybe someone with more expertise could chime in. Enjoy
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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All depends on your rim offset, size etc. I run 285's which is about a 33" on stock rims, and i just had to crank the torsion bars a little so they would clear. No rubbing.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks guys

fishprowler i just picked up the rims,, is there any were on the back of moto metal rims that will say its offset?
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah it will say on the back of the wheels. I run 325/60/18's 33/1350/18 with alot of trimming and a little t-bar crank.
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crank the bars if you have to.
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I'd go with the 285/55/20, you can get load range E in that size. They'll fit with a little trimming and your truck will still ride good and no stress on front end parts.
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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all great info guys!

i found some grapplers in 285/55r20 for $1200 not sure how good a deal it is though its seems ike ave price

if i put a leveling kit with those tires would i sill need to do some shaving?
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