How-To's, Wheel/Tire, Lifting/Lowering Information - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-11-2006, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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How-To's, Wheel/Tire, Lifting/Lowering Information

Just like I did with the Audio forum, this should help reduce the clutter with all the helpful information you guys have been posting.

"A" Pillar Gauge Pod How-To Mod - DBNissan

How to bake your headlights - xtoplinex

Lifting/Lowering/Wheel Info For The Colorado/Canyon - CodeRed

State Lift Laws - mcavzr2

*HOW-TO* Grill Removal (Pics & Video Included) - CodeRed

How-To --Emblem Coloring (Blackout) - ZachSettle

Torsion Bar Adjustment (Pics on Page 5) - RatGuy

drop block install - how to.. - victoryredZQ8

If there are any others, send me the link via PM and I'll add it to the collection. Hope this helps.
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(Mods: if this is not the appropriate place to post this info, feel free to move it.)

I've been wondering how big of a tire I could use on a stock 17" rims under my truck. I didn't see any tire size compatibility charts on this thread, or elsewhere on the forum for that matter - they may exist, but I didn't see it. So, I went to a site I have used to determine compatible tire sizes for my prevous cars:

The downside to this site is the lack of "crossover" sizes listed: for example 31/10.5-15 is not listed, though it is the next size up from 265/75-15.

Because I intend to use this information to help me choose a wheel and tire combo for my truck I limited my search to 15" - 18" wheels, as they are stock for the different trucks. I also want nothing narrower than stock, nor so wide I can't turn, so I searched from 265 to 295. I indicated I wanted no more than 2% difference from stock, for obvious reasons. I then sorted their data by % change from original. This is available as an excel file if anyone wants it, but I pasted the info below so you could get an idea how it would look.

Sorted Best Matches for 265/75-15 in 15", 16", 17", 18".
Code Width Ratio Wheel Diameter Wall," Wall,mm Diam.Diff. = 50mph 1000miles =
295/70-15 295 70 15 31.26 8.13 206.5 1.99% 51 980.09
275/75-15 275 75 15 31.24 8.12 206.25 1.93% 50.96 980.73
275/70-16 275 70 16 31.16 7.58 192.5 1.66% 50.83 983.43
295/65-16 295 65 16 31.1 7.55 191.75 1.46% 50.73 985.36
275/65-17 275 65 17 31.07 7.04 178.75 1.39% 50.69 986.13
275/60-18 275 60 18 30.99 6.5 165 1.12% 50.56 988.82
295/60-17 295 60 17 30.94 6.97 177 0.94% 50.47 990.62
295/55-18 295 55 18 30.78 6.39 162.25 0.41% 50.21 995.89
285/70-15 285 70 15 30.71 7.85 199.5 0.19% 50.1 998.07
265/75-15 265 75 15 30.65 7.82 198.75 0.00% 50 1,000.00
265/70-16 265 70 16 30.61 7.3 185.5 -0.14% 49.93 1,001.41
285/65-16 285 65 16 30.59 7.29 185.25 -0.21% 49.9 1,002.06
265/65-17 265 65 17 30.56 6.78 172.25 -0.28% 49.86 1,002.83
265/60-18 265 60 18 30.52 6.26 159 -0.42% 49.79 1,004.24
285/60-17 285 60 17 30.46 6.73 171 -0.60% 49.7 1,006.04
285/55-18 285 55 18 30.34 6.17 156.75 -1.00% 49.5 1,010.02
275/70-15 275 70 15 30.16 7.58 192.5 -1.61% 49.2 1,016.06
295/65-15 295 65 15 30.1 7.55 191.75 -1.80% 49.1 1,017.98
275/65-16 275 65 16 30.07 7.04 178.75 -1.88% 49.06 1,018.75

I hope this helps some of you. I found it interesting.

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Do you know where I can find a picture of a Colorado on 24's? I am thinking of putting 24's on it but I want to see a picture of it first. And I also want to know what mods was done to the truck!!!!!!!!!!!!

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what is the stock hight from ground to top of the fender on an i5 4x4 z85 this would realy help me out i forgot what it was before i lifted it and changed the tires

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18'' ion alloy wheels/ 255/55r18

i was wonderind if anyone has seen a colorado with this set up . the tire size 255/55r18 is the same od as the 265/75r15, so im thinking this will work, but the offset of the wheels might make them stick out,im afraid i might rub. if any one has any info on this please let me know thanks,
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I still need to do one of these on how to install the BellTech coilovers.


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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-02-2007, 10:17 AM
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can we add some info on the full size chevrolet rims.

center bore must be increased to 3.945 inches
lug nuts for the stock center caps with screw on lug covers ... 05012.aspx
and just for shits and grins
a 265/70/17 will fit a z85 4x4 with no rubbing

i know i have asked and seen this question asked many times
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Re: How-To's, Wheel/Tire, Lifting/Lowering Information

I thought a copy of this here might be useful to some. This is an offset comparison of the stock Colorado Alloys, and two 6 lug 5.5" Chevy truck wheels,15x7 front, 15x 10 rear. Shown with all hub surfaces aligned, this depicts the relative rim edge positions.

The math: The fronts (at the rim edge) will set out .68" further on each side -still legal. The backs, 3.18", possibly still legal.
The backs will only be .32" closer to the inner wheelwell, the fronts, .18" further away.

Of course, this is all based on nominal sizing, and takes NO account of brake clearance issues.
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Nice information
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valuable post about How-To's, Wheel/Tire, Lifting/Lowering Information.looking for this type of forum on internet to get knowledge and information for helping in my work

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Re: How-To's, Wheel/Tire, Lifting/Lowering Information

Hi to all,i am michael from new york city,my Colorado is a 4x4, I didn't feel good about towing it 3000 miles with the transfer case in neutral so I disconnected the drive shaft. It is really very simple; all I needed was a rachet/socket and took about 10 minutes to take out 4 bolts on the u-joint. But then I had to tie the shaft up to support it because it doesn't remove that easily, or I didn't want to leak fluid everywhere (can't remember that reason either - I must be getting senile!). I did it in the driveway. It was simple and quick.
While it was simple and quick, I wouldn't prefer to do it that way every day, just because I got dirty laying on the ground and messing with dirty parts. But it can be done. I'd say if you want to drive it every day, see if you can get a tow dolly and tow it backwards, but the dolly will add a lot of weight and be expensive. The best way would be to attach a tow bar to the front of the truck and disconnect the drive shaft. I never heard of a unit to disconnect the shaft easily. Thanks

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Not sure what you're looking for but this thread is 8 years old....

Might as well make a new thread to start over. I can NOT believe I said that.
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