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Snow tire question

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by sagent, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. sagent

    sagent Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I am thinking about putting a set of actual snow tires on my 2011 2500hd this year and am wondering which snow tire to put on it. The tires on it right now are LT265/70/18 I believe load range e. They are 60 psi on the fronts and 70 psi on the rears. It appears you cannot get a snow tire in load range e. If I go with regular half ton tires, I dont believe you can inflate those to above pressures and therefore the TPMS light will come on. What route have you other 3/4 ton owners gone when adding snow tires ?
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,439

  3. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    Cooper Discoverer M+S
    LT265/70R18 DISCOVR M+S Load Rand E

    They were recommended 2 years ago on this site. (see link above)

    MasterCraft Courser MSR
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2015
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    Why in the world would you put half ton tires on a 3/4 truck?

    I'm not 100% on Ford's tpms, however on the Chevy we had at work, there was no real "preset" numbers on it. I uped them all to 75 and did the reprogramming and it was ok.
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,439

    why ask the same Q, over.
    looking for different results?
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    Pete and repete were in a boat, Pete fell out who's left?
     
  7. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    Firestone Winterforce 285/76/16 E
    Real Snow Tires make a Huge Difference.
     
  8. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,439

    repeat, but slower this time.

    I've been
    see below.
     
  9. jmassi

    jmassi Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    Mastercraft Courser MSR or Cooper Discoverer M+S. You won't be disapppointed. Add some ballast and you'll be set.
     
  10. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    I can't think of any popular LT snow tire that's not available in a load range E. Not one...
     
  11. mule585

    mule585 Member
    Messages: 74

    I've found the Cooper ST Maxx to be best that I've used on my trucks. Awesome traction in all conditions. Great tread ware I get a new set in November every 2 yrs they could be used for a 3rd summer If needed. I just like having new for that 3rd winter. They have the mountain snowflake label and are 10 ply load E 3400lb at 80psi.
     
  12. RIRAM2500HD

    RIRAM2500HD Senior Member
    from 02914
    Messages: 106

    Just put a set of Firestone WinterForce LT's 275x70x18's on my truck yesterday. They should work well for you too!
     
  13. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I have tried over 10 all terrain tires, and one snow tire for plowing. Even the absolute best all terrain does not even come close to the Firestone winterforce tire, the only snow tire I've tried.

    So basically if you've never tried a snow tire you will love the winterforce. Awesome in any condition I had it in except glare ice ( I had no studs). Even in glare ice it wasn't all that bad.
    I honestly cannot compare it to any other snow tire though because I havent tried other winter LT tires.
     
  14. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I just ordered a set of winterforce LT with studs for my second plow truck for tgis winter. I want my employee to be safe.
     
  15. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Either Pete or rePete did fall out of the PS boat. Take your pic, I'm here, the other isn't.
     
  16. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,439

    I'm purity sure it was Pete who fell out, so that makes.
    you Repete.?
     
  17. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Thumbs Up :drinkup:
     
  18. mwalsh9152

    mwalsh9152 Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    I love my Winterforce tires, Ive had them for about 4-5 years now, and the only times Ive ever been stuck is when I high side it on snow piles trying to blast through with the plow halfway up.

    Pushes through long 3-4' drifts with little to no slippage to speak of.