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I don't see too much about the factory 18's I took a chance and installed the wildpeak At3 265/65/18. Lift setup is the eibach pro at 2.7in, 1.5in wheel spacers and 2in proryde blocks in the back. There is a fairly decent amount of rubbing with these tires. Trim the waffle and cut the corner of the pinch weld. In case anyone else was wondering. Not many people have the 18s from all the reading I have done.
 

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I don't see too much about the factory 18's I took a chance and installed the wildpeak At3 265/65/18. Lift setup is the eibach pro at 2.7in, 1.5in wheel spacers and 2in proryde blocks in the back. There is a fairly decent amount of rubbing with these tires. Trim the waffle and cut the corner of the pinch weld. In case anyone else was wondering. Not many people have the 18s from all the reading I have done.
would you have rubbing with out the spacers?
 

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would you have rubbing with out the spacers?
There's a good chance it would rub on the sway bar. Also, I think this truck did a terrible job with the wheel spacing and already has a narrow, sunken in look. Lifting it pulled the front wheels in even more. Adding fender flares and the wheels look even further in. So there is some compromise
 
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I have the 2 inch Eibach lift in front with a 1 inch lift block on my Z71 Colorado. After I install my +20mm offset wheels, can I fit a 255/80/17 with minimal trimming? It seems like this would work fine. It's a skinny 33 and I'm getting 13mm (.5 inches) of frame clearance without pushing my tires outside of the wheel wells. Downside is they only have this size in LT E-rated tires. Is that going to suck for daily driving?
 

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So much great info on this thread and on the site. Been lurking for a few years but used this thread to level my 2016 Z71 Duramax. I did the AutoSprings 2.5” level with 1” block in the leaf springs and diff drop last Fall. I also did Street Rays sway bar relocation kit and Prothane extended end links at the same time. Today I had Falken Wildpeak A/T3W 265/70R17 tires installed today. Pics below, which aren’t totally leveled up, top to bottom are stock, level, and level with tires. There is a slight rub on frame at back of wheel well at full lock, but not too bad.

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I like the look of your set up!! What front lift is this and how much overall lift did you obtain in order to fit those tires? I have been considering the Rough Country 2" coil over set up for the front. Not sure this will work. Thx!!!
 

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So I just replaced my stock wheels with Alpha Equipt Delta wheels (I think the grey looks great on the grey truck). I'm looking at bigger tires I can run when my current ones wear out. I want to fill out the wheel wells a bit more and get a little more ground clearance. I'm currently on 265/65/17s with the Eibach 2 inch lift in the front plus the 1 inch Chevy block in the rear. The new wheels are 22mm offset but also 8.5 inches wide vs the stock 8 inches of the Z71 wheels. What size can I fit without frame/sway bar rubbing? I'm OK with a little waffle trim or relocation, but I don't want to trim my fenders. I just want to know what to expect. Truck gets used for a lot of daily driving but also a lot of overlanding trips. Maybe 255 is better choice for gas mileage. What would you choose? I'm torn.

Current options are:
255/75/17 (know will fit, probably best for daily driving but narrower than current tires, love my current tires, but Falken doesn't make the Wildpeak I like in this size)
265/70/17 (know will fit but only an inch bigger diameter than current tires)
255/80/17 (probably the only way to get a 33 in there but only in LT size and more limited tire options, truck may no longer fit in garage)
275/70/17 (might be ideal option but worried about frame rub)

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So I just replaced my stock wheels with Alpha Equipt Delta wheels (I think the grey looks great on the grey truck). I'm looking at bigger tires I can run when my current ones wear out. I want to fill out the wheel wells a bit more and get a little more ground clearance. I'm currently on 265/65/17s with the Eibach 2 inch lift in the front plus the 1 inch Chevy block in the rear. The new wheels are 22mm offset but also 8.5 inches wide vs the stock 8 inches of the Z71 wheels. What size can I fit without frame/sway bar rubbing? I'm OK with a little waffle trim or relocation, but I don't want to trim my fenders. I just want to know what to expect. Truck gets used for a lot of daily driving but also a lot of overlanding trips. Maybe 255 is better choice for gas mileage. What would you choose? I'm torn.

Current options are:
255/75/17 (know will fit, probably best for daily driving but narrower than current tires, love my current tires, but Falken doesn't make the Wildpeak I like in this size)
265/70/17 (know will fit but only an inch bigger diameter than current tires)
255/80/17 (probably the only way to get a 33 in there but only in LT size and more limited tire options, truck may no longer fit in garage)
275/70/17 (might be ideal option but worried about frame rub)

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I ran your stock and aftermarket wheel specs through willtheyfit.com and your new wheels inner rim will sit 4.7mm farther away from the truck. Meaning that it’ll give you that much more clearance from rubbing frame/sway. 265/70 should be a safe bet and anything wider may rub.


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I can confirm as well that theb265 70r17 does work with no lift or spacers on stock wheels. I get slight rubbing with the wheel at full lock left in reverse but after driving a couple hundred miles it no longer happens. There is a slight bump out in the lower driver side fender liner that causes the rubbing. There is nothing behind it and I don't understand why its there to begin with.

Anyway I'm running Michelin defenders on mine. I can see a more knoby tire or a non HT tire rubbing more but it can't really hurt anything. Just the liner.
 

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So I just replaced my stock wheels with Alpha Equipt Delta wheels (I think the grey looks great on the grey truck). I'm looking at bigger tires I can run when my current ones wear out. I want to fill out the wheel wells a bit more and get a little more ground clearance. I'm currently on 265/65/17s with the Eibach 2 inch lift in the front plus the 1 inch Chevy block in the rear. The new wheels are 22mm offset but also 8.5 inches wide vs the stock 8 inches of the Z71 wheels. What size can I fit without frame/sway bar rubbing? I'm OK with a little waffle trim or relocation, but I don't want to trim my fenders. I just want to know what to expect. Truck gets used for a lot of daily driving but also a lot of overlanding trips. Maybe 255 is better choice for gas mileage. What would you choose? I'm torn.

Current options are:
255/75/17 (know will fit, probably best for daily driving but narrower than current tires, love my current tires, but Falken doesn't make the Wildpeak I like in this size)
265/70/17 (know will fit but only an inch bigger diameter than current tires)
255/80/17 (probably the only way to get a 33 in there but only in LT size and more limited tire options, truck may no longer fit in garage)
275/70/17 (might be ideal option but worried about frame rub)

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I have a similar lift setup and I just installed toyo open country AT3's in 265/70/17 on stock tires and have no rubbing anywhere. I did do a diff drop and the sway bar relocate brackets and I think that helped prevent rub.

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Looking for recommendations.... I was looking at putting a Zone Offroad 5.5" lift on my 2021 midnight edition Z71. I want to keep my stock wheels with 34-35 (or the equivalent there of) tires. In order to go 5-6 inches with factory wheels I figure I'll have to use spacers (most likely 2" spacers all around until I find a set of wheels that resemble my stock one as close as possible) to get the clearance needed. A reputable installer near me said they don't particularly care for Zone lifts anymore due to various reasons. What are your thoughts on Zone, recommendations on something comparable (not rough country), as well as, thoughts on whether keeping my stock wheels is even a viable option. Also keeping in mind I don't want to have to sell a kidney to afford it.
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Looking for recommendations.... I was looking at putting a Zone Offroad 5.5" lift on my 2021 midnight edition Z71. I want to keep my stock wheels with 34-35 (or the equivalent there of) tires. In order to go 5-6 inches with factory wheels I figure I'll have to use spacers (most likely 2" spacers all around until I find a set of wheels that resemble my stock one as close as possible) to get the clearance needed. A reputable installer near me said they don't particularly care for Zone lifts anymore due to various reasons. What are your thoughts on Zone, recommendations on something comparable (not rough country), as well as, thoughts on whether keeping my stock wheels is even a viable option. Also keeping in mind I don't want to have to sell a kidney to afford it. View attachment 398328
I think custom offsets has a YouTube video discussing zone and bds lifts. It’s worth a watch.


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I think custom offsets has a YouTube video discussing zone and bds lifts. It’s worth a watch.


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I'll look it up thanks. I saw the one they did on zone vs rough country, and after bad experience with RC on my last truck, RC is definitely out of the running.
 

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I'll look it up thanks. I saw the one they did on zone vs rough country, and after bad experience with RC on my last truck, RC is definitely out of the running.
I just got the 6" RC lift installed today on my Canyon and actually loving it as truck drives almost stock and it looks badass. I did get mine installed at a RC authorized shop for whatever it's worth so shop gave me 3 yr warranty on the lift (instore). What issues did u ran into with the RC kit?
 

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I just got the 6" RC lift installed today on my Canyon and actually loving it as truck drives almost stock and it looks badass. I did get mine installed at a RC authorized shop for whatever it's worth so shop gave me 3 yr warranty on the lift (instore). What issues did u ran into with the RC kit?
Several minor things, although admittedly some were with the workmanship of the installer. I had 1 rear shock blow out right after the 1st year and the other completely fell off. I had horrible front end shake and could never get the alignment right so ate through 3 sets of tires in less a year each. Found the metal front shock spacers to be extremely thin and (to me seemed cheaply made). Because of this my front end began to sag and dropped a good 2-2.5 inches over the course of about 2 years. Never had issues with my 4 when drive before the lift install, after install i had to have it serviced about every 2-3 months (with the relay having to be changed twice). There were a few other minor things but these were the major issues off the top of my head.
 

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Oh boy..that's quite a list...hopefully, it's all good on mine. Shop did the 4 wheel alignment and it was no issues at all. However, I'm running smaller tires right now on a 17" rim but will be moving to 18" wheels with 33s soon.

Several minor things, although admittedly some were with the workmanship of the installer. I had 1 rear shock blow out right after the 1st year and the other completely fell off. I had horrible front end shake and could never get the alignment right so ate through 3 sets of tires in less a year each. Found the metal front shock spacers to be extremely thin and (to me seemed cheaply made). Because of this my front end began to sag and dropped a good 2-2.5 inches over the course of about 2 years. Never had issues with my 4 when drive before the lift install, after install i had to have it serviced about every 2-3 months (with the relay having to be changed twice). There were a few other minor things but these were the major issues off the top of my head.
 
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