The CST suspension lift and new wheels/tires were installed in April 2011:
FINALLY!!! The CST 4” 4wd suspension lift, 295/65R18 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires, and chrome 18x9 American Racing ATX series “Ledge” wheels. Both Discount Tires Direct and Performancelifts.com were amazing with each company having the lowest pricing, great customer service, and super-fast free shipping. From when I placed my order to it being delivered, it took less than 4-5 business days for each company to send me their product. I had the automotive shop that I used to work at install the lift kit, tires/wheels, and perform a front-end alignment. They said it was one of the most hassle-free lift kits they have installed.
The ride is great, with it being nearly as smooth as stock! I was really surprised that these Goodyear tires are quieter than my stock 265/65R18 Bridgestone Dueler A/T tires. I have to give a big thanks to George (forum name:NWI_#73) for his personal review on these tires. I picked up the truck on Friday, so I think the front end will settle a bit. You should have seen the god-awful rear lean with the bed full of stock suspension parts and the OEM Z71 tires/wheels! It looks like I’ll have to trim the small portion of the lower rear area of both front fenders behind the covers (like the “Show Me How You Trim” sticky) because the tires do rub slightly, but only if the steering wheel is at full, full lock. CST does advise that some trimming might be required depending on which tire/wheel combo you want to run.
Stock Fender Measurements:
Front- 37" Rear- 39.5"
After Lift Kit, New Tires/Wheels, GM Rear Wheel Well Liners, and Removing Front Lower Airdam: