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Thread: C1500 Winter
10-26-2013, 09:44 PM #1
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I have a 95 c1500 and I was wondering what I should do for winter. I live in northeast ohio and winters can be nasty. I figure I should get some snow tires. Any thoughts? 2 or 4? The size would be 235/75/15. Any specific tire work well? Also going to put some sand in the bed. How much weight should I get? I would put about 250 in my s10, but the the 5.7 v8 I figure I could put more than that in it. How much weight do you guys put in the bed? I also wanted to prevent rust from the salt on the roads. Other than washing the truck regularly, what can I do? Any thoughts or suggestions would be great. Thanks
10-27-2013, 07:58 AM #2
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2 or 4 WD? If you get new tires you should always get 4 all the same size and brand. other then that have you Flushed your Rad in the past 3 years?08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X
10-27-2013, 09:05 AM #3
Dot mandates (in Colorado) that when installing winter tires, ALL tires on the vehicle must have them installed. Weight: 300lbs should be ok. Check with local and state law in regards to tire cables. See if they're legal for use. In some areas around here (in Colorado) they're requiredChuckie!!!
10-27-2013, 11:06 AM #4
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It is 2wd. As far as the radiator, I don't know. I would have to look at the maintenance records, I have only had the truck for about a month.
10-28-2013, 11:33 AM #5
I would do the usual, check battery, check radiator(fluid). A/T tires are good for "snows". Add weight to the bed..depends on how "bad" the winter is....300 to 500 is good. As far as rust from salt.......washing is all you can do unless the DOT stops using salt...lol
10-28-2013, 05:54 PM #6
do 4 tires mounted on rims for winter. I like the TOYOs with what they call microbic (ground up walnut shells and a silica blend in the rubber). if you get lots of snow they have a tire for that. Around here its more slush and ice so I have the GSi5 on my car... First aid kit (I have used mine a lot). Make sure the Rad antifreeze is good for -40 or colder, get the right windshield washer fluid(I like the rainx stuff as I have it on my windshield), undercoating the frame and undercarriage at a minimum, weight over the wheels is good I use to have 50lbs over each rear tire.it costs gas to carry that weight...make sure your heat/defrost works well now make sure heat is max!!! and you get heat to the defrost, new wiper blades and I like the style that is on the 2007 to 2013's, Floor mats.... List is endless... strap in a shovel and a tow strap (always nice to lend a hand to those who accidentally, not stupidly end up somewhere,) Flash light, blanket, booster cables(Be Careful, make sure you know how to correctly connect and disconnect as you can damage your truck or their Ford or Dodge...), matches, gasline antifreeze, a cap to store all this in the bed of the truck, well that's all I got, I'm sure others will add to the list. I'm sure you don't need all of thisFinally a signature and Avatar! I also posted some pics in the Gallery.
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