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Unread 06-18-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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Goodyear Duratrac or MTR/K

Ok, it's final decision time. I've done extensive searching and pricing on both tires and my brain hurts. My delima is I'm a bit paranoid about the fact that the Duratrac is only 2 ply. This is the pricing I'm dealing with:

These prices are with the Goodyear rebates and the tread lightly rebate (tread lightly rebate is 100$, but since I would have to pay 25$ to join the rebates is basically 75$).

Discount Tire Direct: (4 tires)

GY Duratrac w/o certificate of replacement- 641$
with certificate of repacement- 736$

GY MT/R Kevlar w/o certificate of replacement- 731$

I guess I could take the chance, save some money and go with the Duratracs. But we're only talking about a difference of a hundred bucks, seems like I'd rather be safe than sorry. If I tear a Duratrac I've already spent more money than if I had just bought the MTR/Ks. Plus with the run off this year in Colorado I'm thinking the MTR/Ks will do better with all the mud.

To damn hard to choose. I need some opinions.

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Unread 06-18-2011, 08:51 PM   #2
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I run duratracs and love them. They are pretty stout, especially for a 2 ply tire. they have good tread life too. So far I have put 20k miles on mine and have barely used any tread.
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Duratracs supposedly do very well in snow and icy conditions. I would personally choose the MTRs cause the rockies arent called the rockies for no reason hahaha
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Duratracs supposedly do very well in snow and icy conditions. I would personally choose the MTRs cause the rockies arent called the rockies for no reason hahaha
Yeah this is my thinking. I don't go out EVERY weekend and wheel super hard, but terrain can vary here, and all it takes is one good rock to make life suck. So then I could do the certificate of replacement and never have to worry about it, but at that point it's the same price as the mtr.
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The MT/R Kevlar can't be beat.
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Check Sam's Club for pricing. They also have a protection plan - included. I've had a few tires (non-kevlar MT/R) replaced on a prorated basis there. I especially like the unlimited lifetime balancing.

I've had both the original MT/R and the Kevlar variety. You can't go wrong with the MT/R w/Kevlar.

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Do you really need an mtr? What tire gets the best mileage? is a loud tire going to bother you - sure it's quiet at first but then the sound grows.
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Check Sam's Club for pricing. They also have a protection plan - included. I've had a few tires (non-kevlar MT/R) replaced on a prorated basis there.

I've had both the original MT/R and the Kevlar variety. You can't go wrong with the MT/R w/Kevlar.

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That's a good idea. I'll have to tag along with my parents to Sam's Club next time they go.

Other than that I think I'm leaning toward the Kevlars. Only have to buy tires every so often. Minus well spend a bit more. What really pisses me off is the difference between 33s and 35s is like 20 bucks. Wish I could do axles this summer and tires next summer, but there's no way I can get another year out of these tires.
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Do you really need an mtr? What tire gets the best mileage? is a loud tire going to bother you - sure it's quiet at first but then the sound grows.
What do you mean by the sound grows? When i put my 35" MTRs on they were WAYYY louder. A week later my mom asked me about the noise and of course i thought "What noise?"

I got used to the sound and it seems just as quite as my old 31s
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I find the mtr/k to be a quit tire. I have and would go with mtr/k again over the duratrac for the better side walls
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Do you really need an mtr? What tire gets the best mileage? is a loud tire going to bother you - sure it's quiet at first but then the sound grows.
A mud terrain would actually be nice, especially since I have a feeling this summer is going to be very muddy. Also noise is not an issue, can't be any louder than my balding pro comp muds that have made it over 5 years. I can't even remember when my dad put those tires on.
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If you go Sam's, you can't get the Treadlightly rebate anymore starting this year. They changed the perks a little. Must have a 3 year membership for preferred chrysler pricing on vehicles, and no discount on tires at Walmart/Sam's.
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That's a good idea. I'll have to tag along with my parents to Sam's Club next time they go.

Other than that I think I'm leaning toward the Kevlars. Only have to buy tires every so often. Minus well spend a bit more. What really pisses me off is the difference between 33s and 35s is like 20 bucks. Wish I could do axles this summer and tires next summer, but there's no way I can get another year out of these tires.
Just a suggestion, but

http://denver.craigslist.org/pts/2444783377.html

200 and there yours. They will easily last you to next summer. i know there not 33s, but they arent far off.
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If you go Sam's, you can't get the Treadlightly rebate anymore starting this year. They changed the perks a little. Must have a 3 year membership for preferred chrysler pricing on vehicles, and no discount on tires at Walmart/Sam's.
Good catch, I went and read the fine print on their website and sure enough no rebate at Walmart/Sams.

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Just a suggestion, but

http://denver.craigslist.org/pts/2444783377.html

200 and there yours. They will easily last you to next summer. i know there not 33s, but they arent far off.
I've been poking around craigslist for tires to make it next summer. I would be all over that but my wheels are 15".
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..is a loud tire going to bother you - sure it's quiet at first but then the sound grows.
I don't find the MT/R-K to be all that loud. Back in the day I went through a couple of sets of Monster Mudders, now that was loud!

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