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Thread: Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires
April 29th, 2010, 02:57 PM #1
Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires
I'm about at the point for new tires, and my last 2 sets have been the BFG AT's. I want something more rugged looking. The ideal would be the MTR Kevlars, but I can't rationalize spending that much. My jeep is my daily driver but I hammer it out on the trails. I like the Wrangler DuraTracs, but can't find a final verdict on them. Every forum and review i read talks about how great in snow they are. Thats good, but I need to know what they are like in true off road situations... Rocks, aired down, scraping boulders and branches. I heard in one place that they thought the sidewalls were really week, but he didn't have an actuall experience on the trail with them, just his opinion. So who has run these tires out on the trail and what you think? I'll be going with 33x12.50 if that matters to anyone.
April 29th, 2010, 04:01 PM #2
April 29th, 2010, 05:28 PM #3
KM2's are about the best thing around for the "weekend warrior" types.
Good mileage if you keep them inflated and rotated properly, mild street manners and GREAT offroad.[B][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="Red"]Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing their idiot [/COLOR][/B][/FONT]
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April 29th, 2010, 05:40 PM #4
I run a set of 285/75-16 Wrangler DuraTrac's (equivalent to 33's) on my Cummins-powered Ram 2500 which weighs 7600lbs empty with a 310lb front bumper with winch. I drive it to my cabin every weekend, 26 miles over a barely passable mountain 2-track road that is rougher, in most places, than the mining roads of the San Juan mountains of Southwestern Colorado. I've had them on since August and put over 12,000 road-miles on them in addition to the weekend excursions and they have been GREAT! I've only had to rotate and balance them and have never had a puncture, tear, or any other failure. Just so you know, I also own 4 Jeeps, variously equipped, one of them a built '01 TJ dedicated rockcrawler, so I know what you're looking for from a tire. I would highly recommend them for everything short of extreme rockcrawling as long as you're not looking for a long-wearing tire. I don't expect more than 30,000 miles out of them because of the rough wear I put them through. Otherwise, I think you'd be happy with them.
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April 29th, 2010, 06:00 PM #5
ive run 33s on my duramax for the past 6 months and they are a great tire! quiet on the street and real bite off road including the snow! very comfortable even while towing. i would recommend them to everyone.TnT Customs V-8 TJ-Buggy 110"WB, RockJock 60s, 17" TrailReady Double Beadlocks, 40" Creepy Crawler Stickies, Atlas II 4.3 etc...
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April 29th, 2010, 08:43 PM #6
I have the Duratracs in 315/70/17 on my JK wrangler. Awesome winter tire. Winter driving was uneventful and that's a great compliment in a Jeep. Got them in December so I really haven't had them in much dirt and rocks.
When I bought, I was between the Duratrac, KM2, and MT/R w/Kevlar. I got the Duratrac for winter performance and I was concerned about road noise with the other two.
They're pretty aggressive. If you're on the fence, you need to see them in person.
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April 29th, 2010, 09:54 PM #7
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I had the BFG AT's and recently switched to the duratracs. Couldn't have been happier, pretty good on the street and ran ironclads and bunce with them and was happy with how they performed.99 XJ 5.5" RE LA, 4.11's, 33" TRX's, Ohana Fab sliders and some other stuff.
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April 29th, 2010, 11:12 PM #8
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I have run several sets of KM's and KM 2's, and consider myself a BFG fan. So I was surpised to find that the duratrac's are an all around better peforming tire than a true mud terain like the KM. Mud snow and highway I prefer the duratrac's now. Less expensive too! Will be getting them for my next truck tires again.
April 29th, 2010, 11:38 PM #9
i recommend the KM2 but the KM2s back ordered right now been on a waiting list for the past month and a half when i ordered them they told me 6-8 weeks and just the other day they said 6-8 weeks so... they keep trying to sell me the duratracks but im set on km2's so i guess ill wait but from what i hear they're a good all around tire
April 30th, 2010, 02:14 AM #10
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May 2nd, 2010, 05:32 PM #11
I love my DuraTracs. Seriously the best tire I have owned for street and occasional offroad use and man are they kick ass on Ice and Snow. I also haven't noticed an weird tire wear and they ride really nice.