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    Will 35s fit comfortably on an 03 2500HD? It's 2wd with the torsions cranked to the max. 33s fit no problem but it needs tires and I'm curious about the 35s. Factory 16s if that matters
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    no you can maybe get away with 33's
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    33s (285/75/16) on it now with absolutely zero problems. Tons of room without trimming or anything
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    i think i remember that 35's need trimming to fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyotabuilder View Post
    no you can maybe get away with 33's
    did you read before you answered? he has 33's


    i say go 35's and trim
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    285/75-16s are more like a 32. last i recall thats the biggest you can go without a lift. maybe 305/70-16 but that will proabably rub. a 315/75-16 will rub for sure, even with trimming.

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    they aren't as wide as a 35 that will most likely will be a 12.5 he said fit seeming that he doesn't want to trim
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    yeah, a 285 is like a 11" wide tire vs a 315 being a 12.5".

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    305s are the biggest you can go with trimming before having serious rubbing issues
    i know from experience on a friends 2500 hd
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    you guys cant jusdge a tires size based on the metric numbers, they are usually wrong and the tire size will be different from brand to brand
    some 285's are 32's some are closer to 33, some are 11"wide some are over 12", the width and offset of wheels is key

    a 305 is a wider tire and needs more space to turn than a 285 but a 295 may give the height without the width, there are all kinds of metric sizes out there, but the real sizes are what counts
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    Here is my truck it had 305 and it is for sure the biggest you can go I had 35s and they rubbed so bad.

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    i say fu*k it run some 35's just try to keep them skinny

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    Ive seen a few run 35's on h2 wheels (high offset narrow wheel) with minor rubbing

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    Bretzel that's perfect!!! Exactly what I was going for. 305/75/16?
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    There are quite a few guys on some of the duramax forums that have 35's on their 2500HD's. General consensus is they fit with minor trimming of the bumper valence if you use stock wheel offset and width and have a "leveling kit" which I'm assuming is cranked bars. One guy said the best offset you can have on those trucks for fitting wide tires is actually a +6 but changing the offset from stock to - is a quick way to get your tires to rub.

    I've been throwing around the same idea because I want new tires and may eventually want to try out some 3" fenders which would probably make anything smaller than a 35 look goofy.

    All that being said, I saw a 1500 4x4 with 35x12.50's and cranked bars about a week ago. Would have like to see him turn out of the parking lot though.
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    I had 305/70/R17 Nittos on H2 wheels lift no lift and only trimming the plastic valence. They would rub the metal bumper and plastic inner footwell are a bit when cranking the wheel through a parking lot. They measured near a 34" tire and I wouldn't want to go any taller without a lift.

    I have since put a 6" procomp lift with 35x12.5R18 and offset wheels on and have never rubbed a bit. I often wish I only had a 4" lift or so to clear the 35s without the excess height.

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    ^^^^that looks good, 285's look small on a leveled HD IMO

    if you can get that nitto 305/70/17(34x12.4) in there, then im sure a bfg at 35(34.5x12) would fit as well, both 8.5" rim

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    I think it really depends on the wheel. Aftermarket wheels with a shallow backspacing will make the wheel swing causing it to rub everywhere.

    If you can slap those tires on stock rims & not rub on the upper arm that would be your best bet.
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    It's got stock HD 16s. Thinking I'm gonna give the 305s a try. Appreciate it guys
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    33's on 3500 plenty of room i would think 35's would be fine if your not hard on your truck and the right rim
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    here is my dads truck on 35's cranked torsions / trimmed bumper valence.....




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    Sure they will fit. But they will rub like hell. And it will ride like shit because you've got to crank the shit out of the torsions. You'll need new shocks too because the stock ones are not long enough.

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    Bilsteins on the front of the truck in my previous post rides smoother than a babys bottom

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    i need to smooth my ride out. is that the problem to short of shocks from factory i just got bms uppers but have been waiting to throw them on i was going to wait for a new shock to go along with it

    what brands is everyone running and happy with id love to buy some kings but thats a steep price for a tow rig
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    Bilsteins from norcal truck do the trick. Nick at norcal truck has bilstein valve them specifically for the chevy 2500s.

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    good to know thanks
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