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Ive got an 04 silverado and i was wondering if you guys thought a 2/4 drop would work with a 22" wheel and 265/40/22's? Im concerned about rubbing...this tire measures out at 30.3". Would this be a good choice or should i go with a 265/35/22? Thanks.

The wheels have around 5.8" BS and +12 offset. Their the eagle alloy type 109's...another member has them on his truck with a 3/6 and 265/35/22, if this helps.
 

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You could do a 265/40 on the 2/4... but nothing wider. You are going to have to roll the rear fender lips all the way up though.
 

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I have a 2/4 drop and 285/35's No rubbing problems for me after i rolled the fender lips up. There is plenty of extra room under there. 265/40 should fit just fine.
 

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i have a 4/6 drop with 285/35's on the rear with minor problems, the fender lip needs to be rolled. after i dco that, it will work easily with no problems.

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A 285 will NOT work with those wheels.... it's too wide to fit in the back.

Here's the 265 on the Eagle 109's...
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The 285 Might work for you and the 2/4 drop.... but you won't be able to go ever go any lower on those tires.
 

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Downfall said:
why not go ahead and do the 3/6 with 265/35 and be done

chris's truck looks sweet with that setup
i would im just worried about the ride quality...i had drop springs on my previous vehicle and it rode like complete crap...so i dunno i guess i would like some input on how the belltech coils rode compared to stock.
 

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if you do the 2/4, do spindles in the front. because your not changing your suspension, its just moving your wheel up 2 inches. do the 285/35 d=29.85 or the 265/40 d=30.35. if u do the 265/35 d=29.3 with a 2/4 your tire diameter will look to small. i have two friends with 2/4 drops and they both have 285/35 22s and no problems. i have a 2/4 with 275/45 20s d=29.74 and i have no problems. and all three of us took out our rear helper springs so were more like a 2/5.
p/s and u would probably only have to worry about the left side(the stupid chevy lean :bowtie: ).
 

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Badassilverado said:
I have 3" Belltech springs/coils and the ride is horrible. They do have alot of miles on them but I will be replacing them as soon as I get around to it. Go w/ DJM spindles IMO, NOT Belltech.
Word on the Coils. They ride pretty stiff, although I am running on 35 series tires, so there isn't much to gain back as far as ride goes... it's simply all about the road conditions.

and DJM doesnt make spindles for the NBS, only control arms. You can always get the Super ride 3" kit from Western Chasis that has lifetime guarantee 2" LCA's and a 1" coil.

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if you do the 2/4, do spindles in the front. because your not changing your suspension, its just moving your wheel up 2 inches. do the 285/35 d=29.85 or the 265/40 d=30.35. if u do the 265/35 d=29.3 with a 2/4 your tire diameter will look to small. i have two friends with 2/4 drops and they both have 285/35 22s and no problems. i have a 2/4 with 275/45 20s d=29.74 and i have no problems. and all three of us took out our rear helper springs so were more like a 2/5.
p/s and u would probably only have to worry about the left side(the stupid chevy lean :bowtie: ).
Good tire advise, I'd do the 265/40/22 on a 2/4.... but you are wrong about the Chevy Lean. It does lean to the left, although the rear axle is closer to the right side of the truck, so the Fender on the right side is more likely to rub as the left side would more than likely tuck.
 
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