Re: Tire size & stock suspension
Are you willing to cut and hammer? I actually got my 31's on 7" wide chrome spokes on mine with NO lift. It did, however, rub. I cut the ends off of the bumper and pounded the pinch welds down at the back of both fenders. I really put them on there to see where they would interfere when compressed WITH a lift, but I did drive the truck around town for a couple of days with no lift. The only real interference came when I hit a pothole, etc...then it put the tire UP into the fender!
I would certainly think you can use a 235 with a 1" shackle. That would give you a nearly 29" high tire in place of the 25" stock tires (205/70), plus would obviously elevate the entire truck 1" higher, too. I would suggest, however, that you decide how big of a tire you want in the future, then save your money to get as big as you NEED to in order to clear them. Or, fit a bigger tire on there, knowing you can't off road it until you lift some more.
Happy Zukin (and Thanksgiving!)
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