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max size tires without lift or trimming on Z71

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    Is the 285 the biggest size I can possibly fit on my 2000 Sierra E.C Z71? I am not lifting it (yet) and do not wana trim anything away at all.
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    Re: max size tires without lift or trimming on Z71

    Originally posted by rotoruter2001
    Is the 285 the biggest size I can possibly fit on my 2000 Sierra E.C Z71? I am not lifting it (yet) and do not wana trim anything away at all.
    Yep Some say you can stuff 305's in there, but I'd rather have a 285 and not have any chances of rubbing

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    i didnt know if the z71 made any diff versus regular sierras. I have heard that 295s are ok too? ever seen them on a sierra anyone?
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    Originally posted by rotoruter2001
    i didnt know if the z71 made any diff versus regular sierras. I have heard that 295s are ok too? ever seen them on a sierra anyone?
    I have 285's on 8 inch rims. I think if you have to start trimming then the tires don't look good anyways. thats just my thought on it.

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    Originally posted by Tungsten


    I have 285's on 8 inch rims. I think if you have to start trimming then the tires don't look good anyways. thats just my thought on it.
    Great looking truck, Tungsten. I didnt know that you got rid of the '02, and got the '03. I really like it. Any more pics of the new truck?
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    I have and 02 GMC Z71 ex cab short bed, and I put on 295 BFG AT/KO's and have not had a rub yet through 7,000 miles, this also included some mild off roading. By the way the 295 in most cases is actually a taller tire than the 305, my 295's are 32.7 inches while my dad's 305's are 32.1 inches. Hope this helps.

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    Originally posted by Grant


    Great looking truck, Tungsten. I didnt know that you got rid of the '02, and got the '03. I really like it. Any more pics of the new truck?
    Thanks! These are some new pics of it. I really like this truck a lot. The extra room is great.


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    Originally posted by 02gmc
    I have and 02 GMC Z71 ex cab short bed, and I put on 295 BFG AT/KO's and have not had a rub yet through 7,000 miles, this also included some mild off roading. By the way the 295 in most cases is actually a taller tire than the 305, my 295's are 32.7 inches while my dad's 305's are 32.1 inches. Hope this helps.
    Yup, I have to agree, I had BFG 295s on my truck stock (first upgrade I made) and had no rubbing issues, even off-roading.
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    thanks guys. those with the 295s, did you need to do anything special to make them work? Forgive me I am a newbee here.
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    Nope, nothing special was needed to fit those bad boys in there. The only drawback though with the 295s is that not too many companies make them. But for me, since I only use BFG tires, it was not a concern. They make the truck look nice and aggressive. I'd say go for it man!
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