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Will a 2”Level kit allow me to fit by 275/65/20 on 2015 Yukon XL

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  1. Jisnis

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    I’m trying to fit 2020 Sierra AT4 wheels on my 2015 Yukon Denali XL. These wheels and tires will be my “overland setup”. I put them on and they rub as in the front as expected. I’m a noob, so I apologize for my noob question in advance. I was wondering if a 2” level kit would help with some of the clearance issues? The tires are 275/65/20 Goodyear wrangler ultra terrains. The wheels and tires look great on the Yukon. I don’t mind the rubbing but it won’t past the wife text. My next steps would be to trim or bend but would like to avoid if possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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    Looks like some major rubbing. Measure the center of the fender lip to the ground on both sides, then jack up the front of the truck so that those fender measurements are 2” more than they were then turn the steering wheel lock to lock and see what clearance you have. This isn’t 100% but will give you an idea if you can get the clearance you need with a level or if you’d be better off with a proper lift.
     
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    That particular 275/65r20 has an inflated diameter measurement of 34.1".
    From my personal experience and my readings/research - trimming/modification is going to be required to run this size tire without any rubbing. Even with a 2-3" front lift, the rear inner fender is still going to be a problem.

    The tire is already rubbing when parked on level ground. Think what might occur with wheel articulation, speed and a slight turn to the wheel. You could take some blue painters tape or contractor tape and line the inner wheel well. Then, take a drive around your local area, your usual "drive around town." Then, get out and see what kind of marks you have on the tape.

    I think in order to run a 34"+ diameter tire, a level of at least 2" will be required. But, trimming will probably still be required. A 33" tire would not require any trimming.

    FYI - the inner fender wheel well modification is referred to as a NorCal Fender Mod.
    Exammple: https://norcaltruck.com/2007-5-2013-chevy-gm-large-fender-mod

    If running a 34"+ tire is a necessity, then you will probably need to look at a full 6" diff drop lift kit.
    For example, BDS Suspension: https://bds-suspension.com/product?ma=5&mo=9&ty=1&yr=2015-2019
     
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    Great info! thank you
     
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    Yes. Unfortunately 2-3” level probably wont be enough to clear them unless you trim. And IMO, a full on 6” lift would probably look silly with that tire/wheel combo.

    I personally would either trim or put on a slightly smaller tire.

    Keep us updated!
     
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    On a side note, is that the factory size tire on the at4’s with 20’s? Daaaaaammmnnnn
     
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    Oh yea, and to me it doesn't really look like you have to do much trimming to be honest. I would try to pull back the fender liner a bit and go from there.
     
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    I don’t think so neither. My plan is to install 2” lift kit and take wheel liner off to see if I need to bang things back.
     
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    I believe these takeoffs from a 2020 Sierra.
     
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    Honestly, a level kit really isnt gonna make much more room for them at all. Jack the front up a few inches with a floor jack and you will see what I mean.



    These are factory 20” at4 wheels (also have 18”, but look a bit different)....

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