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I'm buying some SS rims and tires soon and was wondering what they look like on a non SS truck that is stock height. If anyone has pics of their stock height truck with SS rims, please post them up. Thanks, Justin
 

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Even if nobody posts pics, you can be assured it will look nice. At stock height though, you want to run 285/50/20 or 275/55/20's though otherwise theres too much wheelwell gap. Consider buying some 2" rear shackles too, for around $50 its a cheap mod that makes a noticeable difference.
 

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I'm not sure what year model your truck is but here is my 98 on KMC 20s at stock height.

Everyone thinks they are SS wheels but they are not(they actually came out before the SS did) anyway I hope this helps

stock height (275/45/20 tires)



2" rear drop shackle



3/4 drop (275/45/20 tires) what it looks like today





where I want it to be (hopefully in about 6 months)
 

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Hey, paul GMC, I'm getting the rims and tires with this deal. Tires got 6500 on them and there goodyears 275/55/20 . I'm not familiar with the shackles because I dont realyy know much about dropping or leveling a truck out. Could you help me out with that..what parts and whats involved and overall turnout. Thanks
 

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Hey, paul GMC, I'm getting the rims and tires with this deal. Tires got 6500 on them and there goodyears 275/55/20 . I'm not familiar with the shackles because I dont realyy know much about dropping or leveling a truck out. Could you help me out with that..what parts and whats involved and overall turnout. Thanks

2" lowering shackles cost around $50. Your stock shackles are taken out, and the new ones are put in.....thats it, and you get a 2" rear drop from it which levels the truck. The shackles are what the rears of your leaf springs bolt onto....new shackles are longer which makes the top mounting point of the spring closer to the bed floor, thus lowering the truck. Lots of guys do it themselves but I had a shop do mine, took about an hour and cost I think $80 labor. If you have the extra cash it really makes your trucks' stance alot nicer. :crazy:
 

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That sounds easy enough, I know you said that you paid to have them installed, but do you have any idea about how long the install would be and difficulty by yourself?
 

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Do a search, theres alot of talk about doing it yourself. I dont really have the equipment or tools so I just paid to have it done for me. Its supposedly pretty easy, as long as your bolts arent all rusty and seized up. Most guys can knock it out in under 2hrs.
 

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i have shackles and a fiberglass cover with a bunch of shit under it but here's mine

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it's indigo blue but it was really dirty in the pictures :(
 

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See sig...these are not SS rims but they are GM 20's and my truck is stock height...may give you an idea.
 

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Here's mine on OEM SS wheels when it was stock height. Tires are 275/45's

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Hey, fordsareslow, would you mind posting a pic if you have one but with a side shot, my truck is the same color and I really want to see how it looks because I am putting them on Friday. Thanks
 

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This is the only side shot I've got. The trucks lowered 2/4 in this pic.

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I'm buying some SS rims and tires soon and was wondering what they look like on a non SS truck that is stock height. If anyone has pics of their stock height truck with SS rims, please post them up. Thanks, Justin
Wouldn't they look the same as they do on an SS truck?

fordsareslow - what kind of bumper is that?
 

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fordsareslow has the ss cladding (in the works) his rear bumper pictured is the SS one
 

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I'm happy to say the truck is FINALLY getting done. Some type of road debris shot up from a big rig tire and hit the passenger side door of my truck a week and a half ago. Luckily the Insurance company is paying for it and I only have to pay the $250 deductible. The body shop bid it at $1,150 plus an extra $700 to get all the cladding and bumpers painted at the same time. This weekend I'll be mounting the cladding brackets to the body so I'll snap a few pics of that and the damage to my door.
 

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I'm putting my 2/4 drop on Friday, so I'll have some extra DJM 2" drop shackles for sale next week. $40 shipped.

Interested?
 

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Do you have a different kind of tint on your side windows?:crazy:

Sucks about my bag situation, I guess I'll just have to use that money to get the truck into the 11's. :anitoof:
 
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