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Old 05-10-2009, 06:52 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Please Help Which Size Wheel/Tire for Stock Height 08 2500HD?

Tried to look through all the posts here on wheels and tires and I still am not sure what to do so I need your help. I know which wheels I want (XD Chrome Hoss) but I'm not what offset, size of wheel, or size of tire to go with. I want to keep the truck stock height and don't want the wheel and/or tire to look to big for the truck. I would like everything to look proportional. I also want to do minimal if any trimming and am not sure what is being trimmed when I see that posted so any education you could give me on that would be great too. Any tips and pictures would be nice as well. Thanks
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:53 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:54 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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33 12.50 20 on the xd hoss rims
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:55 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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you will need a 2 inch leveling kit or turn up torsion bars
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sorry i thought the thread title said stock for some reason and thats why i posted that...its getting late!
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you will need a 2 inch leveling kit or turn up torsion bars

I currently have my torsion bars turned up. Don't think they are maxed out though. I'm not familiar with the leveling kit but have heard it mentioned. What is it and where can I find more info on it? Thanks
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:42 AM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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I went with 305/60-18 on 18 X 8.5 rims and I think it turned out nice. I just had to trim the plastic fender liner front and back of the wheel well. As far as the leveling kit, I would recommend turning up your torsion bars and just add the shock extensions to eliminate over-travel. I did, and it rides sweet.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:17 AM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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I went with an 18X9 with a -18 offset. Tires are LT275/65/18's. I only used my T-bars to level the truck from side to side since it was almost an inch higher on one side. I did use 2" lowering shackles with the sulastics. The front left tire rubs only very slightly when backing up and turning hard right and does not stick out past the fender.
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