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Old 12-13-2012, 04:35 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
 
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First timer from Maine here on the site, as well as with a Duramax. I've been visiting the site for a few months now and gathering up info, just waiting for the right time to purchase my 1st one.

I bought a loaded 2013 about a month ago and just turned 1k miles on it. Its a very nice upgrade from my 2001 Chevy 2500hd gas job.

I love all the information i'm gathering from reading the forums. I really dont' like my stock tires, I can live with the rims. Not a huge fan of leveling it without adding the UCA's, pitman and idler arm braces and with that cost, its worth it to buy a suspension lift. That will happen eventually along with a set of 35's. But for now I'm wondering if I could get away with going with a Toyo M/T 275/70/18 on the stock rims and no front end adjustments. What do you guys think?
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:01 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:46 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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That tire is 33.2" tall, doubt they will fit without some sort of rubbing.... Welcome to the forum.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:03 AM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
 
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Thanks guys. Theres so much information on this forum its great.

Damax - I was just wondering because I've seen a couple posts where guys were running 305/55/20's on a non leveled, stock front end and they weren't having any problems. Pretty much the same size tire so I was hoping it would work. Might just wait until I get the suspension lift and go with news rims/tires as a package. We'll see.
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My buddy is running them on his 2012 but his front end is up a couple turns. The guy that had it before him had 35's on it and they rubbed a tad.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:36 PM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
 
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Thanks guys.

I think I might just go ahead and order the Toyo's in 275/70/18 to go on the stock rims and hope for the best. If I have to, i'll turn up the torsion bars a few turns. I'll post a few pics when it happens

Just ordered the extendable towing mirrors since it came with the small ones. Already put a back rack and my toolbox on as well as AVS vent visors.

I really want to order the N-Fab cab length steps but have seen mixed reviews about them. Any input from people who have them?
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