Changing wheel sizes and rims are one of the most popular kinds of modifications that people like to make on the Chevy Silverado. If you too want to make this kind of change, you might be wondering, will 20-inch rims fit a Chevy Silverado 1500?
The answer to this question is yes. But it is not as simple as it sounds. Whether or not you will be able to get a successful installation depends on the model of the Chevy Silverado. Most Chevy Silverado can handle the 20-inch rims modification without needing a lift kit. But, a lot of the models do need the lift kit for proper performance.
There’s a lot more that you need to know about the rims, and also the performance before and after adding the modification. Keep on reading to learn more about this topic.
Does Chevy Silverado Customizable?
The Chevy Silverado is an amazing vehicle on its own. But, one of its many benefits is that it is very open to changes. Users often prefer buying the Chevy Silverado because it gives you the freedom of making adjustments to it. Most of these adjustments do not cost too much money. Therefore, you get the opportunity to make the Chevy Silverado your own.
Will 20 Inch Rims Fit A Chevy Silverado 1500?
As we have mentioned before, the Chevy Silverado 1500 is a very versatile model. It can adjust to a lot of modifications without needing expensive changes.
Besides swapping fender flares and wheels, changing the rims on the Chevy Silverado is also very common. 20-inch rims are very common on the Chevy Silverado.
You can place this sized rim on the Chevy Silverado 1500 quite easily without needing a lift kit. The rims will fit perfectly on the 2014 to 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 models.
Other newer models can also adjust to this size rim quite easily. Given that the newer models have larger-sized rims, typically in the size of 33 inches, you might have to make a few small adjustments for the rims to fit.
But no severe changes have to be made for 20-inch rims to fit the Chevy Silverado 1500.
If you want to know about more such modifications you can check out my writing on suburban fender flare adjustment with a Silverado.
How to install rims on a Chevy Silverado?
Installing rims on the Chevy Silverado is a fairly easy task. You just have to know what to do. With the correct procedure, you can enjoy all the benefits of the 20-inch rims without having to pay the installation fee to the mechanic.
Here are the steps that you need to follow to install rims on a Chevy Silverado 1500.
1. Lift The Vehicle
The process of rim installation is quite similar to that of the wheel or tire installation. The first step is lifting the vehicle. People who have installed different larger-size wheels on their Chevy Silverado will be able to go through this process quite easily.
The first thing that you need to do is lift the Chevy Silverado 1500. Doing this will be very easy if you have the right jack or a hydraulic lift. I recommend getting the VEVOR Electric Car Jack. It works great with the Chevy Silverado for reinstallation and also for wheel installation.
Use the lift kit to lift each tire as you install the rims. If you are a beginner to this, you should install the rims one at a time.
If you too want to know more about wheel installation, you can check out my writings on the lift for 35-inch tire installation.
2. Release The Pressure
Before installing the rims, you need to make sure that the tire has no pressure in it. Once all of the air has been let out, you can start to remove the old rims.
3. Remove The Rims
Use a good pair of socket wrenches such as the DEWALT Mechanics Tool Set. This set has a socket wrench that can quickly remove the bolts from a Silverado tire.
Remove the rim from the tire. Make sure the socket wrench matches the bolt sizes of the wheels. You might have to pry at the rims to release them, but they should come off within a minute or so.
This is why I recommend getting all of the pressure out of the wheels before removing the rims. When all of the pressure is let out of the wheel, the rim does not have anything to hold on to, therefore it comes off easily.
4. Attach New Rims
Take your new 20-inch rims and attach them to the wheels. You can use the bolts that come with the new rim set, or you can use the old ones if they fit.
After attaching the rims to the deflated wheel, start pumping air into the tire. When you feel the wheels with air, they will inflate into the perfect position with the rims.
Once you are sure that the rims are on the wheels securely, you’re good to go.
If you are still confused about the setup process you can watch this good rim installation video for Silverado online.
Frequently Asked Questions
The appropriate tire size for 20-inch rims is 175/55. You can also use 195/50, 215/45, or 225/35 wheels with 20-inch rims.
There are a lot of different options that you can choose from.
20-in rims look cool on the Chevy Silverado 1500. But, besides that, they can also provide a better grip on the wheel.
The Chevy Silverado 3rd and 4th generation 1500 stock rims are 33.5 inches. So, you can size up or down a few inches.
What size rims you can add to the Chevy Silverado 1500 depends on what model you have.
Typically, rims do not have too much of an impact on the performance of the Chevy Silverado. But, you should get good quality rims that you don’t have to replace too often.
If you move on to a larger-sized rim, it means that you’ve moved on to a larger-sized wheel. Large-sized wheel scans affect the quality of the drive.
Will 20-inch rims fit a Chevy Silverado 1500? The answer is yes! You won’t even have to go through too many expensive changes for the rims to fit.
All you need is a good quality car lifting kit, and you’ll be good to go. It is a very simple procedure, and the installation can be done at home with the proper guidance.
So don’t worry and choose a stylish new rim for your Chevy Silverado 1500 and replace the old stock ones!