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I have a 2005 Silverado Sportside. I am wanting to drop it either 4/6 or 5/7. What is the best tire and wheel combo for this application? Being a sportside it is not possible to roll the rear lips since they are composite and I am not wanting to cut them. Also, I do not want to cut my front inner fenders either. I was looking at the Boss 313 wheels in a 22 x 9.5" backspacing 14mm. or the Replica 22 x 10 with a 30mm offset. Seems like the most popular size of tires is the 265/35/22. I see some people recommending a 22 x 8 wheel. I have not seen a wheel in this size other than the Intro wheel. (I have them on my 63 nova convertible in a 17"). I do not want to put that kind of money in tires and wheels on my truck though, as it is a daily driver. Any info. on the best lowering kits and tire and wheel combo. would be greatly appreciated. Please post some pics of sportsides.
 

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I suggest DJM or McGaughys for a drop kit.

I dont reccomend a 5/7 drop for a nbs, thats really low for a DD. Get the 4/6imo. And with a 4/6, dont run a tire taller than about 29.5" tall, so that will allow you to run a 265/35 since its 29.3" tall
 

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Will a 22 x 9.5" wheel with +14mm offset clear fenderwells with a 265/35/22 tire (front and rear). Why not a 5/7" drop? Any advantages of using upper and lower a-arms with stock springs over using dropped spindles and springs?
 

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trust me, for a daily driver and 22s 5/7 is too low. plus you would need to run a rubber band like a 255/30 22. 9.5" wide wheel with +14mm offset will not tuck for bagged rides but it might work with a 4/6 drop.

with spindles, you get decreased turning radius.
with LCAs, you get bumpsteer.
It depends on what you want to put up with
 

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What offset do you recommend? Any brand of wheels? Just about everything I have come across (without having custom made-Intro wheels) have a 14mm offset in a 22 x 9.5"
 

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I don't do offsets well, but a 22x9.5 would need a little more than 6.5" backspacing. You may be able to get away with the 6.5", but a little more would definitely keep you from rubbing the rear bedsides.

And like said above, go with a 4/6, not a 5/7. Personally I am running the DJM kit with control arms. It has a factory like ride and slightly increased bumpsteer, nothing too bad IMO. Like said above though, it depends on what you want to deal with.
 

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Will the Boss 313 22 x 9.5 with a +40 offset clear front suspension and rear leafs? I thought these were made for the '07 Silverado.????????????????
 

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they are made for the 07 tahoe but they will work with your truck. I'm running wheels for an 07 tahoe with +35 offset. with +40 you shouldnt even have to trim the fender lips. only problem is that those rims are not hubcetric to our trucks, they are lugcentric...no big deal tho, you can always get hubcetric rings if you wanted to
 

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Go with a 4/8 man...

I had a 4/6 and needed to go lower ended up so I went 2 more inches in the back to a 4/8 and once everything settled in it was about 4.5/8 and it was great untill I got the bag bug. =P
 

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they are made for the 07 tahoe but they will work with your truck. I'm running wheels for an 07 tahoe with +35 offset. with +40 you shouldnt even have to trim the fender lips. only problem is that those rims are not hubcetric to our trucks, they are lugcentric...no big deal tho, you can always get hubcetric rings if you wanted to
I've heard those terms before, does that have something to do with the balance of the wheel? and also how does it effect it?
 

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i didnt have any problems at all running a 5/7 on my DD 01 just raise the tranny cross member and you'll be fine (i went with the DJM)
 

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i didnt have any problems at all running a 5/7 on my DD 01 just raise the tranny cross member and you'll be fine (i went with the DJM)
what size wheels were you running?

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I've heard those terms before, does that have something to do with the balance of the wheel? and also how does it effect it?
hubcentric = center of the wheel is balanced on the alxe hub and the center hub of the wheel fits snug over it providing no stress on the lug studs.

lugcentric = wheel is balanced on the lug studs and this application requires beveled lugnuts and beveled lug lips on the wheels. the wheels center bore will be larger than the bore on the axle.
 

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what size wheels were you running?



hubcentric = center of the wheel is balanced on the alxe hub and the center hub of the wheel fits snug over it providing no stress on the lug studs.

lugcentric = wheel is balanced on the lug studs and this application requires beveled lugnuts and beveled lug lips on the wheels. the wheels center bore will be larger than the bore on the axle.
what about ur wheels? hubcentric?
 
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