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C1500 Winter

Discussion in 'Chevy C/K Truck Forum' started by Kurtrice, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Kurtrice

    Kurtrice New Member

    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
  2. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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?
  3. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Member

    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 required
  4. Kurtrice

    Kurtrice New Member

    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.
  5. GMANs95

    GMANs95 New Member

    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
  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 this

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