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Tire Chain Questions

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by racingnplowin, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. racingnplowin

    racingnplowin Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I am thinking about buying a set of tire chains for my 2009 Chevy 2500 crew cab with a 8 foot boss plow and 265/70-17 tires? Any ideas as to which ones I should get? What type of tensioners and accessories should I get to go along with them?
     
  2. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 398

    I have some chains for the same size tire on my Dodge. Custom made by a local logging outfit. Make sure you check your brake line routing. Not an issue on my Dodge but I know it was on my neighbor's 2000 Chevy. He found out the hard way!
    I just use some bungees to snug them up but you can buy chain tensioners like I use on my 4 wheeler. Northern Tool has some of those for a reasonable price.
     
  3. Q101ATFD

    Q101ATFD Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    If you're going to do chains, don't put them on the front end with that wheel/tire combination. You'll rub and destroy your front fenders on turns, but you'll have plenty of clearance on the rear axle.. If you want something for the front and back, I would go with cables - they work pretty well.