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Wheel/Ride Height change?

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by 79dentside, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. 79dentside

    79dentside Full Access Member

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    Alright guys. Thinking about going pretty bold here(for me anyways haha). I am a “stock” kind of guy, but the old girl needs tires, and this is the time to change something. I would like opinions/pictures of what you got. Here is my rig with worn out 235/75/15 tires (not sure the rim width??)
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    Here is my thought. I am thinking maybe a 3” drop front/rear, and either 15x8 rally’s upfront/15x10’s in the rear OR 16x8 rally’s up front/16x10’s in the rear.

    I like the stock look, but I also like a well filled out wheel well (295’s in the rear potentially?), And not slammed. I would like about a 2” lip-to-tire gap.

    Any of you guys have pictures of your set ups? Like I said, I like the look, but now is my chance to do something with the old girl. Thanks!
     
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    I'd go with taller tires, and call it a day.
     
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    The truck looks descent the way it's sitting, but couldn't hurt with either a mild lowering spring (maybe 2") or a slightly taller tire. If it were me, I wouldn't go taller tire, without going with a bigger rim. I'm not a fan of 15's or even 16's and a 75 aspect ratio. I like bigger wheels and smaller aspect ratio tires, but you're going to pay for that as well. Also, that big wheel small tire look could be argued that it doesn't suit these squares very well.
    It's your truck, you do what your budget allows.
     
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    I’m trying to figure out the same thing, my rear springs are shot - so I’m looking for options too.
    Mine has the Big 10 package but I really don’t want to go back to the stiffer springs
     
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    I like some meat on the tires, not a fan of rubberband tires. I am leaning towards 16’s if I can find them. But, worse case scenario, I can do 15x10 on the rear and keep the fronts.

    I like staggered tires, always have.
     
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    Ive got factory 15" ralleyes 8" wide with 31x10.50's. My front coils are droopy so shes low in the front but i like the sizes, im gunna get new coils eventually to level it back up. Im also actually looking to swap to 6 lug and put my 265/75/16 from my burban on it.

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    I do like that too... I’m stuck.
     
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    I think in your case id just go one or two tire sizes bigger and be done. It looks good as is!
     
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    Heard you say it multiple times and I'm still not convinced of your springs sagginess is a thing. Nor are replacements going to level the truck out. Stock these have a rake. If you want factory level buy a ferd.

    Btw, can't like that post because of the 6 lug thing. 5 lugs or less.
     
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    Then ive really got a big rake
     
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    That thing looks Factree to me too!
     
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    Pics dont do justice... its WAY lower in the front! Layin under the front on my back and my chest is touchin, not the same in the back. When i was young i thought rake was cool but right now i actually want it level... :shrug:
     
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    I've got 295/60/r15 in mine and they're about 29" tall. I think those would be perfect with your stance. Here's a pic of mine and I know it's lowered but, I'm actually going back to stock when I put the BBC 454 in this Holliday season.

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    I think those size tires would be great for you. Buy the tires and if you don't like the look you can always lower it afterwards.

    But, whatever you do remember, white letters out. Lol
     
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    WHITES OUT!! AHMEN 82!!:33:
     
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