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Going to get a new 6.6 duramaz this weekend, was wondering on what kind of wheels and tires would fit without rubbing? Since I am just sinking the money into a new one I also thought of just running the stock tires til they are spent but what fun is that? Also does anyone know if leveling kits will void the warranty? salesman seems to not have that info.
 

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Need to very carefull with the offset on the rims, that makes a big difference on how big of a tire you can run, and how far they stick out the side.
As a rule, the farther they stick out, the more clearance you need for turning clearance.. They also sling more crap on the side of your truck. It a balance to get the right rim that sits flush with fender so it looks right.
I am running Nitto trail grappler M/T , 295/55R20's on mine, with Fuel rims. I also have a front leveling kit in it.
I posted a pic of it in the leveling kit thread. Here is a side view to give you a idea of the clearance with the leveling kit. I will point out that truck came with 18" factory tires and alm rims. The over all height of the tires I put on are the same, new ones are much wider though.

Corey Bride at High Cal Motor sports in Wysox is very good with wheel offsets,he did my truck, his prices are competitive as well.
570-265-5533

By the way....Congrats on the new truck !!!


 

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Thanks alot, thats one sweet ride you have there. How much roughly are a leveling kit like yours? I just need to get something besides the stock wheels and tires, they look too small for the truck haha. I was thinking 33's on 18in rims. I also like the Fuel rims.
 

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How much roughly are a leveling kit like yours?
Leveling kits are usually right under $200 if they come with shock extensions (recommended), there really is not much to them. Additional cost would be kit installation and tire alignment, all which could be done when you take your new wheels/tires in. A real before and after moment.
 

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RB answered that one....from experience.... good pic of his ride on the thread he started about leveling kit...


My truck is a 2011, and Chevy changed the 8 bolt pattern in 2011, so I did not have a lot of rim choices available when I got my truck, as manufactures hadn't caught up with new bolt pattern yet.
The rims on the truck were not my choice of rims, but were the best of a limited choice at that time.
They look great, but are chrome, and high maintenance, requires a lot of work over the winter to keep them from pitting. If one looks close at mine, they show the wear of a couple of Pa Winters.
Friend of mine is buying a new Duramax today, and ask me if I would sell my tires and wheels......I said yep........then I will put the ones on it I wanted a couple years ago.
 

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Thanks alot, I was thinking of the Fuel rims in black with chrome or stainless bead trim, Probably 33's May keep the stock wheels and tires on for the winter and save up to purchase new ones in the spring.
 

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One more thing. I just ordered all new tires and wheel's for my truck. I went with 18" this time. I believe the 20"s were a mistake and took some of the ride away from the truck. I prefer a little more tire to help suck up the bumps.
Also, I believe you are referring to the black and machined aluminum wheels, they are coated, and take the winter weather much better........that is what I just ordered.
I will try to remember to post a pic when new wheels are on it.
 

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I don,t get people puttin on real tall rims(20+) and the tires have no side wall and would be useless.I think it looks dumb and ugly too.Not yours Buzz,I,m talkin 20in.plus sizes.You would see Hummers and some big Avalanches runnin em.
 

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No offense taken, I made what I feel was a mistake going with 20's, that's why I shared that with the class, so others think about it and maybe learn from what I did.......wrong...
 

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Ya it is stupid to get a truck, hummer or SUV and put 20"+ low profiles on them, but then again most of the people I see that do that, wont be going offroading very often
 

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On reason i have a hard time replacing my 265s on 17" with something bigger is the loss of traction off road , I am more a famr field mudder than a blinger...LOL. My rims are stock and ugly...but I don't have time to be shining chrome all weekend (or even time to hand wash my truck).

If I had a fancy chormed out harley it would look like a dirt bike...
I best stick to wheelers.
 
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