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I was just curious of you guys opinion on what size wheel and tire looks good with a 3 inch lift. I currently have factory wheels with a 30 inch tire and don't know if I need to go with bigger wheels and tires. Please post up some pictures of your wheels and tires and your opinions are appreciated Thanks.
 

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Assuming you have a z71 or 4x4 z85 then 265 70R17 or 265 75R16(both are 32x10.5). If you choose 15 inch wheels then 32x11.5 may be possible or 33x10.5 but those may or may not require trimming.

8 or 9 inch wide wheels. 4.5 to 5 inch backspace for a z85 or 4 to 4.5 inch backspace for a z71
 

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Remember, you may not get the full 3" you are expecting to see. Max height may be encountered first. And you aren't likely to get 3" out of the rear unless you combine shackles and an AAL. That discussion should probably stay in your other lifting thread though.

As for wheel diameter - I went to a 16" from the stock 15". That way I reduced the sidewall a little bit while still keeping the overall tire diameter. It helps a little bit with body roll.
 

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I have 32 11.50 15 tires with a 3 inch lift...

With the current tires, BFG's


With the old tires, off brand Mud Dawgs
 

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AAL is the abbreviation for Add-A-Leaf. It's an extra leaf for the leaf pack to gain 1.5" to 2", depending on the condition of your existing leaf pack, and the manufacturer. The shackles will net you 2" I believe (the SMaxx ones). I assume you purchase the kit with 2 X's (Maxx). Not Max. They have an adjustable shackle up to 2".

Oh, and there isn't anything wrong with keeping a 15" wheel. They work just as well for the size tire you'll be able to go with. I went to 16" just to reduce sidewall, no other reason. I think I could get away with a 17" wheel on the tire size I have too and not sacrifice ride quality. Tires = 265/75-16.

A shot of my tire/wheel.
http://www.355nation.net/forum/lifting/132529-keys-shackles-aal-now-what-lol.html#post3494705
 

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Looks good.
Thanks. Although both of these tires are 32-11.50-15 in size the first set were mud tires and were 31.3 inches tall when new. The BFG's are the same size but are 31.7 inches tall when new. My wheels have a 3.75 inch backspace. If you get wheels like these find some with a 4" to 4.5" backspace, you will have a lot less rubbing issues.
 

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i'm a Z85 2wd with 3"F/2"R lift....running 265/70R17s. I'm bout to lift it another 2" in the front for a lil more cali lean. Been debating on dropping to a 265/65R17 because of tire rubbing while wheels are turned at near full lock
 

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I believe he was asking DigEm about spacers... not you lol
 

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No spacers. My wheels do however have a 3.75 inch backspace, which is a little bit too much. If I had to do it again, I would have gotten a wheel with a 4.25 to 4.5 inch backspace.They would not stick out quite as much.
 

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I'm running 265/75R16s on 16x8s with 4in bs, stock height no rubbing
 
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