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Best Snow Tire Chains for 285/75-16 Tires Driving on Snow and Ice

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I have a 2001 2500 GMC with BFG AT 285 75/16 tires. I am a river duck Hunter who needs chains to pull my boat blind up icy boat ramps. Then up a steep gravel road with snow packed ice to our cabin. What chain type do you recommend for my icy conditions pulling a heavy weight boat? V-bar, d-shaped, or square?

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I highly recommend going with chains that have V-bar studs in order to get the best grip in icy conditions. The best tire chains that have V-bar studs that fit the 285/75-16 tires on your 2001 GMC Sierra are the Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners - 1 Pair # PWH2828SC.

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Mike B.

Looking for the best chains for my Jeep JK Unlimited for deep snow on pavement and off road for my BFG K02s, size 285/75 r16.

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Reply from Jacob H.

There's going to be two different chains that will do better on and off-road for your 285/75R16 tires. The Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains with Diamond Pattern and Square Link # TC2533 are going to be a better on road tire chain to give you good grip in light to medium snow and ice. For an off-road tire chain I would recommend the Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains for Wide Base Tires with the Ladder Pattern and V-Bar Links # TC3829 are going to be a much more aggressive chain that will perform very well in extreme conditions off-road.

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