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Old 10-16-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default Common Lift/Tire Combo's for OBS/NBS Trucks & SUVs

These are only common lift/tire combinations that seem to work well together. Some setups may rub in off-highway situations, but most allow for clearance. Any wheel that is 'not recommended' for that particular height can be run, but is not advisable.


OBS Trucks (88-98), OBS SUVs (92-99):

Stock height
- 285/75R16 & 32/11.5R15 on Stock wheels or 16x8/15x8 (possible torsion bar crank); 16x10/15x10 not recommended
- 305/70R16 & 33/12.5R15 on Stock wheels or 16x8/15x8 (torsion bar crank and light trimming); 16x10/15x10 (torsion bar crank and heavy trimming, or cutout flares)

3" Suspenion Lift or Body Lift
- 305/70R16 & 33/12.5R15 on Stock Wheels or 16x8/15x8; 16x10/15x10 (possible torsion bar crank and light trimming)
- 315/75R16 & 35/12.5R15 on Stock Wheels or 16x8/15x8 (torsion bar crank and heavy trimming, or cutout flares); 16x10/15x10 not recommended

4" Suspension Lift
- 305/70R16 & 33/12.5R15 on Stock Wheels or 16x8/15x8; 16x10/15x10 (possible torsion bar crank and light trimming)
- 315/75R16 & 35/12.5R15 on Stock Wheels or 16x8/15x8 (torsion bar crank and heavy trimming); 16x10/15x10 (cutout flares)

6" Total Lift (3" Suspension Lift + 3" Body Lift or 6" Suspension Lift)
- 315/75R16 & 35/12.5R15 on Stock Wheels or 16x8/15x8; 16x10/15x10 (possible torsion bar crank and light trimming)
- 36/12.5R16 & 36/12.5R15 on Stock Wheels or 16x8/15x8 (torsion bar crank and heavy trimming); 16x10/15x10 not recommended

7" Total Lift (4" Suspension Lift + 3" Body Lift)
- 315/75R16 & 35/12.5R15 on Stock Wheels, 16x8/15x8, or 16x10/15x10
- 36/12.5R16 & 36/12.5R15 on Stock Wheels or 16x8/15x8 (torsion bar crank and light trimming); 16x10/15x10 (torsion bar crank and heavy trimming, or cutout flares)

9" Total Lift (6" Suspension Lift + 3" Body Lift)
- 315/75R16 & 35/12.5R15 on Stock Wheels, 16x8/15x8, or 16x10/15x10
- 36/12.5R16 & 36/12.5R15 on Stock Wheels, 16x8/15x8, or 16x10/15x10
- 38/15.5R16 & 38/15.5R15 on 16x10/15x10 (torsion bar crank and light trimming)

NBS Trucks (99-03), NBS SUVs (00-03):

Stock height
- 285/75R16 on Stock wheels or 16x8 (possible torsion bar crank); 16x10 not recommended
- 305/70R16 on Stock wheels or 16x8 (torsion bar crank and light trimming); 16x10 (torsion bar crank and heavy trimming, or cutout flares)

3" Suspenion Lift or Body Lift
- 305/70R16 and under on Stock Wheels or 16x8; 16x10 (possible torsion bar crank and light trimming)
- 315/75R16 on Stock Wheels or 16x8 (torsion bar crank and heavy trimming, or cutout flares); 16x10 not recommended

4" Suspension Lift
- 305/70R16 and under on Stock Wheels or 16x8; 16x10 (possible torsion bar crank and light trimming)
- 315/75R16 on Stock Wheels or 16x8 (torsion bar crank and heavy trimming); 16x10 (cutout flares)

6" Total Lift (3" Suspension Lift + 3" Body Lift or 6" Suspension Lift)
- 315/75R16 on Stock Wheels or 16x8; 16x10 (possible torsion bar crank and light trimming)
- 36/12.5R16 on Stock Wheels or 16x8 (torsion bar crank and heavy trimming); 16x10 not recommended

7" Total Lift (4" Suspension Lift + 3" Body Lift)
- 315/75R16 on Stock Wheels, 16x8, or 16x10
- 36/12.5R16 on Stock Wheels or 16x8 (torsion bar crank and light trimming); 16x10 (torsion bar crank and heavy trimming, or cutout flares)

9" Total Lift (6" Suspension Lift + 3" Body Lift)
- 315/75R16 on Stock Wheels, 16x8, or 16x10
- 36/12.5R16 on Stock Wheels, 16x8, or 16x10
- 38/15.5R16 on 16x10 (torsion bar crank and heavy trimming)

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Old 10-26-2008, 05:37 PM   #2
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Default !!!!

Good info.. Got a ? I have a 1996 2 door ho with no mods with 285/75/16's on factory's. I want to run 33x12.50's either on 17 x 9's or 18 x 9's... If I just buy new keys and turn them up and put blocks on the rear will this work or should I go with a 3 inch lift? My brother in law has a 95 4 dr and he installed new keys and blocks and is running 34x10.50x15's on 15x8's with no rubbing at all... Please Help
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I have stock wheels on my 95 2 door tahoe and i was wondering could i put 33/12.5R15 size wheels on my tahoe even though the wheel size is 16 i think. And with the torsion bars cranked how much will it cost to get the truck trimmed enough to fit the tires.

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I have stock wheels on my 95 2 door tahoe and i was wondering could i put 33/12.5R15 size wheels on my tahoe even though the wheel size is 16 i think. And with the torsion bars cranked how much will it cost to get the truck trimmed enough to fit the tires.

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sorry about the 2nd post
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You cant run a tire meant for a 15" rim on a 16" rim. You would need a 305/70/16. I would just do the trimming yourself and crank the torsion bars yourself. You would probably rub on the lower control arm at full lock. After you crank the bars you would need to go get a alignment.
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how wide are 305/70/16 tires
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how wide are the 285/75/16. and on 4wheelparts the 285/75/16 tires and tht 305/70/16 both have a 32.8 inch diamater, does that mean the are both the same height. sorry for all the ?'s.
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They are the same height but the 285 is like 11.25" and the 305 is 12"
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