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best snow tire for 2500 hd

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by larryhd, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. larryhd

    larryhd Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 213

    I have a 05 2500 hd and i would like to know what the best snow tire is.
  2. frndinalowplace

    frndinalowplace Senior Member
    from 7hills
    Messages: 142

    bfg allterrain ta ko's
  3. metrolawncare

    metrolawncare Junior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 29

    I agree....nice tires.
  4. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    michilin ltx ms 265 75 r16
  5. gcsupraman

    gcsupraman Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Me as well....Had the BF A/Ts on my 02 - they were awesome.
  6. MOXIE

    MOXIE Member
    Messages: 38

    Bfg At M+s

    I have an 03 2500HD with 28575R16 on it. This tire 8% larger in dia than the stock 245s. This helped my highway mileage, with the 4.10 gears. I have 54,000 miles on them and will be rotating[front to back] one more time. This is the fourth rotation. As soon as I feel the cupping I swap them. Great tire in the snow and logging roads in Maine.
  7. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

  8. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    I used Cooper Discoverer M+S for the past 3 years. 265/75-16

    I'm thinking of going with 235/85-16 this time around. Was wondering if there is anything better?

    Cant beat these though. Just not good for all year around driving.

  9. gcsupraman

    gcsupraman Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    TLS - I had 235/85's on my 02....they were amazing in the snow - better than I ever thought they could be. With my 05 I just picked up I bought 265/75's to see the difference. For pure winter performance, I can't imagine anything better than a 235. Good luck

  10. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Yeah, I ran 235's on my old '90

    When I bought my current 265 Discoverers, I was thinking more for weight capacity and running them year round.

    I'll be OK with the wieght problem, (be better if they were 3415 too), and I plan to run a summer tire on my other rims.
  11. mike0955

    mike0955 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I bought a set of BFG Commericial Traction T/A tires this year. They look pretty mean and are rated for severe weather service. They only come in BSW and load range E. I'll let you know when it starts snowing!
  12. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    They look similar to the old Goodyear Workhorse tires.

    I really like the traction that the siped tread gives me on my Discoverer's though.

    In the summer it sounds like I'm driving around on tires made of rubber cement!
  13. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Ill be looking into some of these myself. Thanks guys
  14. nhglock17

    nhglock17 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 59

    re tires

    Cooper mud&snows great tire
  15. oakvillerex

    oakvillerex Member
    Messages: 65

    245/75/16 michelin LTX M+S one of the best tires I have Ever installed and is now the only tire I will ever install on a plow truck. And the stock size is best, Bigger might help your mileage but they will float easier than narrower tires the 235/85/16 is a good size but I don't think that the weight capacities are the same as the E rated 245's
  16. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    I've tried the LTX M+S's a couple years ago. Wear like iron. Once they wear down a bit they're useless in the rain and worse in the snow.

    Very good choice for an all year round tire thats good in the snow.

    The 235/85's and 245/75's are both rated at 3042lbs. The 265/75's are when you bump up to 3415lbs.
  17. larryhd

    larryhd Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 213


    thanks for all the info