Do I need a lift kit to change rim size on my truck?

Asked by Aug 06, 2015 at 02:25 PM about the 2002 Chevrolet S-10 4 Dr LS 4WD Crew Cab SB

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 2002 Chevy S-10 ZR5 and I am wanting to go from a P235/75R15 to a
P265/65R18 and my question is can I do it without a lift kit, or do I need a lift kit and if so
how many inches?

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can you mount one on the front and check turning radious ? >> 235/75-15 265/65-18 Difference Diameter inches (mm) 28.88 (733.5) 31.56 (801.7) 2.69 (68.2) 9.3% Width inches (mm) 9.25 (235) 10.43 (265) 1.18 (30) 12.8% Circum. inches (mm) 90.72 (2304.36) 99.16 (2518.61) 8.44 (214.26) 9.3% Sidewall Height inches (mm) 6.94 (176.25) 6.78 (172.25) -0.16 (-4) -2.3% Revolutions per mile (km) 698.39 (433.96) 638.98 (397.04) -59.41 (-36.92) -8.5%

Hmm. I can try that. I don't know if they would let me do that without buying the tire first.

20,145

dont drive it just see if the fit..

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Short answer, maybe? Measure the overall dia. of your P235/75's (hight). Drop down to 45 or 35 series sidewall ratio tires for 18" rims. I did this on a Mini Cooper S with 225X35XR18 BFG G-force KWD tires. 75's are much to tall ! Nitto 50-50's might even fit. See Discount Tire online or in person, They are very good with plus or oversized tires & custom wheels. See my Chevy sb lowered truck shown. 17" Nitto's staggered 225 & 275's.

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* 50-55's

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