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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-28-2008, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
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Many questions about max tire size for 04 2500HD.

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I read forum before post that theme, but don't find any good info.
1) What max tire size fit 04 2500HD on 17 and 8 wide rockstar wheels without rubbing?
2) Do you know any way to fit 285 and more tires without body lift?
3) What size of body lift more reasonable than other?

I need big tires because truck look bad with standard tires, and i want that truck with lift have stability in turns.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-28-2008, 03:32 AM
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I would just go with a leveling kit and then with 285/70 17's. That is waht I ran on my 04 and had no problems.

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what size kit you have?

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I just had the cognito leveling kit it was 2-3 inches

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with a leveling kit you can easily clear the 285's,you can clear them also with just turning up the torsion bars..

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I bought my truck about 10 months ago. it had 315/75/165 toyo a/t on them. they rubed like hell but didn't want to get new ones right away. I finally bought new ones the other day and am now looking for new shocks. But need to now first if my torsion bars are raised. How would i check this. And also how do i check to see if it has a leveling kit on it.

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First....I don't think a body lift is the way to go with a Diesel. I heard it messes with the cooling system.

Second...If you are putting bigger tires on stock wheels, there is supposedly an issue with them blowing out or something of the sort, you might want to research that...and if you do anyways, with some cranking and cutting you can fit 285/75-16 tires. IF you go with aftermarket wheels, you'll probably rub. I put aftermarket wheels on mine with a 0 offset (basically wheels that stick out the least) and my 265's rubbed pretty good...and I have a leveling kit...

Third...if you're looking at a leveling kit..Cognito is the best, but it's $$$$$. I have a readylift kit...it was 200.00 and it still has stock ride quality and I have NO issues with it. There are also many others to look into as well....

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First....I don't think a body lift is the way to go with a Diesel. I heard it messes with the cooling system.

Second...If you are putting bigger tires on stock wheels, there is supposedly an issue with them blowing out or something of the sort, you might want to research that...and if you do anyways, with some cranking and cutting you can fit 285/75-16 tires. IF you go with aftermarket wheels, you'll probably rub. I put aftermarket wheels on mine with a 0 offset (basically wheels that stick out the least) and my 265's rubbed pretty good...and I have a leveling kit...

Third...if you're looking at a leveling kit..Cognito is the best, but it's $$$$$. I have a readylift kit...it was 200.00 and it still has stock ride quality and I have NO issues with it. There are also many others to look into as well....
the issue you mentioned isn't realy a tire problem it is more the style of wheel used with the over sized tires,with the wider aftermarket wheels you have nothing to worry about only on the OEM 6.5" wide Aluminum wheels.

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the issue you mentioned isn't realy a tire problem it is more the style of wheel used with the over sized tires,with the wider aftermarket wheels you have nothing to worry about only on the OEM 6.5" wide Aluminum wheels.
TYREBOYZ_DEMAXIN i was wanting to put nitto 325/60/18 on my 08' i have 18x10 4.5" BS wheels seem ok to you i have the trosion bars turned up

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