Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2004 Dodge Sprinter with 225/75R16 Tires

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I have a 2004 Dodge Sprinter, and was interested in getting chains for it. The tire size is 225/75R16. Is there a top speed recommendation when driving with the chains? With the conditions in the Philadelphia area I expect I would be driving on bare asphalt at times. I have used some emergency chains in the past and they had given some guide lines. Thanks for your help.

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There is a top speed rating when driving with tire chains. It is 30 miles per hour maximum unless the vehicle owners manual states that it should be lower, then you must go by the lower speed. We have numerous chain options for a 2006 Dodge Sprinter. I have included a link to the main page for your vehicle. Just click on the correct tire size.

You will not want to drive on bare pavement with chains on the vehicle. If the road is not snow or ice covered, you will need to remove the chains because you can damage the road and you will have less traction on bare pavement.

For a basic set of chains for occasional use, I recommend the Glacier Tire Chains, # PWH2219SC. The twisted links provide extra traction and they are easier to tighten using the cam style side chains. I have included a link to our tire chain FAQ article for you.

The # PWPLC1142 chains are more for limited clearance on a passenger car tire.

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