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Unread 07-02-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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Duratrac Tires?

Hey all 2001 TJ Sahara here with D44 rear. Just ordered a RC 2.5 lift w/ 1.25jks BL now I have to commit to some tires (goal is 33x12.5 on Soft 8 15's). I really liked the look of the OLD Goodyear MTR's but didn't like their Rain rating since this is gonna be my daily driver however now they dont make those anymore just the new one's with Kevlar and I dont care for the side wall tread pattern on those. So... I started looking at BFG km2's (obviously) and some MTZ. However I REALLY like the look of the Goodyear Duratracs. Very aggressive looking yet closer to an A/T rain traction (once again my daily driver). Does anyone have any experience or input about these new tires?

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Unread 07-02-2009, 06:37 PM   #2
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i like mine, ask me in 2 weeks about offorad, ill know more then. They ride good, and are about the same noise level as BFG AT's.

I got them because i could get a load range C in a 16 inch.
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Unread 07-02-2009, 07:15 PM   #3
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what size did you end up goin with?
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Unread 07-02-2009, 07:18 PM   #4
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Goodyear also has a new very aggressive A/T. I don't remember the name but I saw it at Wal-Mart. Why not just go BFG A/T? Great tire.
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Unread 07-02-2009, 10:03 PM   #5
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These duratracs looks mean, there are like an AT/MT hybrid... the side wall grip looks agressive!
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Unread 07-02-2009, 10:50 PM   #6
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265/75/16, they are 31.6/10.5/16

Ill eventually go bigger, baby steps,
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Unread 07-03-2009, 01:27 AM   #7
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Why not just go BFG A/T? Great tire.
BFG A/T's suck in the snow and mud.

I like the goodyear duratrack and that is what i was going to go with but since i scored a new DD i am going with the MTR's
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Unread 07-03-2009, 07:24 AM   #8
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I read somewhere that the duratracs have a really thin sidewall, one that is more kin to a car tire rather than a truck or offroad type tire.
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Unread 07-03-2009, 07:34 AM   #9
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the ones that i looked at did not seem like they had a thin side wall. okay well it was thinner then a MT but yet thicker then a passenger car tire. i dont know how many plies thou that eludes me at this point.
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Unread 07-03-2009, 07:38 AM   #10
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I was considering the duratracs but the 33x12.5s were a backordered so I ended up with bridgestone dueller AT revos. The tread looks a little more aggresive in person than the pics so I'm happy with them for a DD tire.
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Unread 07-03-2009, 07:46 AM   #11
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I lifted my TJ recently 4". After a long hard methodical decision process and alot of dialogue with our fleet mechanic I went with the new Goodyear Wrangler AT SILENT ARMOUR. The size is 305/70R16. They measure 33". The 70 series with the 16" rims give it a great look. the width is about 12" all of the specs are on the Goodyear site. These tires are expensive. But as our mechanic gave me a copy of the offroad recovery warranty and said "you ain't beetin this coverage" it was a no brainer. They have an aggressive band in the middle and smooter on the edges. They ride great they balanced great and the jeep by far rides better and much more quiet than stock. Our mechanic Pete has since put these on his jeep. I purchased my Pro Comp Extreme alloy rims from 4wd Hardware Black in the center and polished around the edges, They are awesome. They were having a blowout sale on them for less than $100 a rim. I got my tires through our fleet shop as to give a local guy the business. I could have saved $10-$20 a tire but when you are dealing with tires and shipping that is absolutely not worth the savings. Any questions please ask.
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Unread 07-03-2009, 07:48 AM   #12
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Anyone got a pic of what they look like?
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Unread 07-03-2009, 07:49 AM   #13
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PS I checked into the Duratrac and not as many sizes are available and the Free roadside off road warranty is not there.
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Unread 07-03-2009, 09:59 AM   #14
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Here are the Duratracs next to my OE MT/R's



I did go up to a 285/75R16 Load range E. These are NOT thin sidewalls, but not uber-beefy like the MTR's. Load C might be thinner.

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Here are the Duratracs next to my OE MT/R's



I did go up to a 285/75R16 Load range E. These are NOT thin sidewalls, but not uber-beefy like the MTR's. Load C might be thinner.

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once again....you have convinced me further to get these tires. Even though 31s only come in C range so i will have to deal with the "thinner" sidewall
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