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35" Tires on leveled Silverado

Thought I'd post my tire experience for anyone interested in going with bigger tires on their Chevy Silverado 1500 w/ Z71 package.

I bought the truck new in 2016 and immediately went with a 2.75" leveling kit and increased tires size to 33x12.5x18 on stock rims. Had no problem with that setup for the last 46k miles and now am ready for a new set of tires. I wanted to go bigger but the shops I spoke to said its not possible and 33" is the biggest you can go without having to start modifying the fenders and trimming the fender liners.

The shops were wrong. The shop that did my initial leveling kit was 100% sure the 35s would never fit without at least a 4" lift kit. They decided to humor me and try it out anyway. The 35s fit perfectly. I had them install all four corners and it works flawlessly. Not a single area of contact/rubbing even in full turning left/right while driving forward or reverse and even up curbs to test with changing suspension angles. I thought I was going to have to trim at least little but to my surprise no trimming needed at all. Chevy should be selling these trucks off the lot with 35s they fit that well.

I hate it when tires stick out the side of the fenders as I think it just looks sloppy and obnoxious. These fit perfectly within the wheel well and the drive is smooth and perfect. No excessive road noise either. Sounds and feels exactly like the 33s, but the 35s look much nicer.










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