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Snow tires

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by pmgm, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. pmgm

    pmgm Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I need tires for my 06 HD, I'm looking to purchase either a 285-75-16 or a 265-75-16 i need something thats good in the snow and summer driving to. The 245-75-16 are just to small for me i want a little more tire plus the taller tire would raise the truck a couple of inches. My undercarraige hits my driveway apron when i pull in and out so a 245 is not a option.

    Thanks Pernell
     
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I am going to try studded Courser MTR's this year. If you want year round, tough to beat BF Goodrich All-Terrains. Or Michelins. I bought General Grabber AT2's last year, with studs. Worst tires I ever owned. Didn't last, horrible in snow.
     
  3. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I plow with BFG AT's 285/70/17. They work great. In Spring - Fall I step it up to 315's.
     
  4. pmgm

    pmgm Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Are you using D or E load range? I thought about running a 285/75/16 but i didnt know if
    the D load would be to soft for my truck. Anybody running a D range tire on a 2500 with no problems?

    Thanks
     
  5. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    They are D range. My plow is 9'2" and there is also a Cummins over the front tires. A bigger D will hold the same weight as a smaller E.
     
  6. pmgm

    pmgm Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    OK, Thanks..