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Hello all,

I want to go with a lift maybe a 1.5 Inch lift and leveled. I would like to run 17" rims and tires from a Silverado for looks.....but I know that entails a lot of extra work getting the spedo calibrated and such. Is there a 15" tire that would fill up the space and give the truck a bit taller and better looking stance....or do I have to go to 17". Also, I have read about taking the Silverado rims to a machine shop to have bored to 101mm. I would also like some help and advice about the height of lift to support 17" rims and tires if I have to go that route. I would like to go to an all terrrain type of tire. My truck is a 2006 with only 80k miles and no rust. I am going to pull jetskis and maybe a boat here and there, but only a 20 minute ride to the water. I realize there is a bunch of info here in the forums, but I just signed up and I am a bit new to looking through all the info and finding what I need. Any advice on what to do with size of rim and tire and lift would be greatly appreciated.

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Ok guys.....I have been looking on the internet and was wondering would a 265 75R 15 tire fit the standard rims and would that help to fill up the space and make the the truck a bit taller? I have the crew cab LT 4x4 Z71 2006 Colorado
 

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You can crank your torsion bars to give you a 2 inch lift in the front, if you do you need to do a diff drop, to raise the back, 2 inches you will need 8inch shackels, already has 4 inch on it. You do not need the after market torsion keys, keep the ones you have

those tires will work just fine on your stock wheels

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Thanks Hunter62! Can you also answer me one more question please? If I do the 2" lift on the truck as a 1.5 body lift will I be able to run 17" rims and tires without rubbing? Also, what all is involved with getting the spedo recalibrated for the bigger rims and tires?
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The diameter of the rim has very little bearing on rubbing, it is the size of the tire, plus the off-set of the rim

off-set is, how much does it stick out to the side then stock,

if you raise it 2 inches and then do a 1.5 body lift, you can run a 31-32 inch tire on stock z71 wheels or Cragar 8 wheels

should be able to find some 2010-12 Z71 wheels pretty cheap

the Cragar 8 wheels are real popular on the first gen trucks

going with a 17 inch rim, same, 31-32 inch diameter tire

use a speed app on your phone and memorize it instead of reprogramming your bcm to change the speedometer.
 
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