For those readers that live in the colder parts of the country, snow chains are a necessary part of everyday life, providing the traction needed after a big storm rolls through. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that GM Authority has received several messages from readers asking which 2022 GMC Sierra wheel-and-tire combinations are compatible with snow chains, so now, we’re breaking it down for each and every combo available.
In addition to exploring the snow chain compatibility for 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited models, we’re also taking a look at the GMC Sierra HD. We’ve also included the relevant RPO code for those readers that need a little more information on which wheel-and-tire combos is referenced.
With all that covered, check out the table below for a complete breakdown of snow chain compatibility for the GMC Sierra below:
|Tires||RPO Code||2022 Sierra 1500 Limited||2022 Sierra HD|
|LT235/80R17E all-season highway, blackwall (DRW only)||QQO||-||Y1|
|LT235/80R17E all-terrain, blackwall (DRW only)||QZT||-||Y1|
|LT245/75R17E all-season, blackwall||QHQ||-||Y|
|255/70R17 all-season, blackwall||QBN||Y||-|
|265/70R17 all-terrain, blackwall||QDV||Y||-|
|LT265/70R17C all-terrain, blackwall||RC5||N||-|
|LT265/70R17E all-terrain, blackwall||QXT||-||Y|
|265/65R18SL all-season, blackwall||QDF||Y||-|
|265/65R18SL all-terrain, blackwall||XCK||Y||-|
|265/65R18SL all-terrain, white outlined letter||QDS||Y||-|
|LT275/65R18C blackwall Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac MT||R3O||N||-|
|LT275/70R18, mud-terrain, blackwall||QG3||-||Y|
|LT275/70R18E all-terrain, blackwall||QF6||-||Y|
|275/60R20 all-season, blackwall||QAB||N||-|
|275/60R20SL all-terrain, blackwall||QAE||N||-|
|LT265/60R20 blackwall Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT||QFV||N||-|
|LT275/65R20 all-terrain, blackwall||QF9||-||N|
|275/50R22SL all-season, blackwall||XCE||N||-|
- Y: chains can be installed
- N: chains can not be installed
- 1: Install chains on rear axle only.
- -: tire not available on this model
As a reference for readers who may be unfamiliar, snow chains are installed around a wheel and tire to help prevent wheel slip on icy and snowy roads. The chains dig into the surface for extra traction, and although snow chains can’t be driven over 30 mph, they allow vehicles to traverse roads that would otherwise be un-passable.
As a reminder, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited is offered as a stop-gap model that bridges the fully refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 with the pre-refresh 2021 GMC Sierra 1500. Engine options include the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B, the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax.
Meanwhile, the 2022 GMC Sierra HD is the third model year of the current fourth-generation vehicle, following the fully refreshed 2020 model year. Engine options for the Sierra HD include the naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T and 6.6L V8 L5P turbodiesel Duramax.