Chains On Super Singles

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Steve S. C.'s Comment
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Was given a set of chains for my truck that are sized for normal sized drive tires, but I have super singles. Will they fit? I was told they would, but drive tires are 445 and chains say max of 255. I dont see how that is going to work.

Super Singles:

A single, wide wheel substituted for a tandem (two wheel) assembly. The main benefit of a super single is a reduction in weight and lower rolling resistance which provide better fuel economy. The disadvantage is the lack of tire redundancy (or a 'backup tire' in case of a blowout) from which tandem wheels benefit. A tire blowout is more dangerous with a super single and can not be driven on.

James R.'s Comment
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Did you just call your truck fat. ..not off to a good start. Don't get mad when it leaves you on the side of the road.

Pat M.'s Comment
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255's are what you see on most stepdecks. No they will not fit.

Stepdeck:

A stepdeck , also referred to as "dropdeck", is a type of flatbed trailer that has one built in step to the deck to provide the capabilities of loading higher dimensional freight on the lower deck.

SouthernJourneyman's Comment
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No they will not fit. Not even supposed to use chains on singles. It's more of a cable system. The chains will shred them up pretty bad, though I've heard the cables aren't to great either.

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