07 Burb Z71 tires

Discussion in 'Lifted Supension - Z71 & 4x4' started by Phibbs87, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Phibbs87

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    I just picked it up a week ago & the tires kinda suck. Got a buddy selling some :

    (4) Nitto Terra Grappler A/T 285/60/R18

    (4) Nitto Ridge Grappler 35X12.5 R18 LT

    Which of these will if any will fit on the Burb with it sitting stock Z71 height & stock Z71 rims? I’ve found mixed word amongst numerous forums & sites & even researching here I’m not sure what the solid answer is. Thanks y’all


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    35X12.5 R18 won't fit without a lift and/or trimming

    https://tiresize.com/comparison/

    I put in the stock tire for my 07 Tahoe 265/70R17 and its pretty much the same size as a 285/60/R18 so those should fit. I put a 2.5 level on mine to fit 285/70R17 which is close to a 33X12.50 with no trimming.
     
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    So if I was looking at some 285/65/18s then I need to to look at a leveling kit?


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    Probably need to at least crank the keys a little bit. 265 65 18 is the same as stock. 285 65 18 is 1" taller and 1" wider. You might be able to stuff em in there. Report back.
     
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    There are some guys running 285/65R18s on NNBS trucks, but it requires at least a 2" level and some trimming of the front fender mount. 2" spacers can be installed under the shock without much trouble. I did it when I had a 1500, it took about an hour and a half with a helper. If you want to go to 2.5, the installation is different since the spacer must be installed above the shock. I've never done that type of kit but plenty of guys here have.


    Here is an idea of how they look on a Z71 Tahoe, from my saved pictures. I'm pretty sure the owner of this Tahoe is/was a member here.
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