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Unread 05-08-2009, 03:49 PM   #61
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From what I've seen of the Duratrac, it looks like it can do it all, assuming of course that you have a do it all size, especially a do it all width. I think that 10.5 is ideal for versatility, and 11.5 next best. The Duractrac treads looks to me to be as good as it gets for a do it all hybrid tire that offers many sizes. The Dunlop Rover RT is my very favorite hybrid tread, but it's offered in only one R15 size. Notably, the Duratrac and RT are 1st cousins since Goodyear owns Dunlop.

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Been in CA all week (without my Rubicon!).

I'm still thrilled with the Duratracs. The ride is very smooth and quite (compared to the MT/Rs) The real test for me will be how they do in some of our FL downpours, but unfortunately there has been very little rain here. I'm heading home on a red-eye tonite, and will be on the road with them again tomorrow, but no rain in the forecast! I really don't anticipate any bad characteristics.

This September I'm doing a 4200 mile roadtrip with my TJ and Trailer (with son). That will be the true test for wear, highway, mileage, trails, rocks and even sand and snow!

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Unread 05-08-2009, 03:55 PM   #62
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From what I've seen of the Duratrac, it looks like it can do it all, assuming of course that you have a do it all size, especially a do it all width. I think that 10.5 is ideal for versatility, and 11.5 next best. The Duractrac treads looks to me to be as good as it gets for a do it all hybrid tire.

I think so as well. It looks like it will do better in mud than say BFG AT but yet still be a reasonable tire for the street. My BFG AT have lots of premature wear, partly because of some suspension problems I had, but still, the duratrac looks like something better suited to my needs. My Jeep is a daily driver, but daily driving also consists of frequent mud holes.
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Unread 05-08-2009, 06:22 PM   #63
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I read a few posts on ExPo saying the sidewalls are a tad soft when aired down for wheeling duty. Just FYI. Dunno if anyone here can argue against that if they have the tires.
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Unread 05-11-2009, 05:45 PM   #64
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i just got 265/75/16's installed today, they are pretty soft. didnt take alot to balance them, but they were trued at the factory by grinding the tread, i noticed all this ground rubber on the tread when i picked them up and they said they "true" them at the factory. something ive never heard of before.
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Blaine asked me before we left camp if I'd ever been wheeling before, I said "sure, of course I have"... about 50 feet onto the trail, he said "Wade, you f'in lied to me, you've never been WHEELING before"... I think he was right! :rofl:

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Unread 05-11-2009, 06:28 PM   #65
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i just got 265/75/16's installed today, they are pretty soft. didnt take alot to balance them, but they were trued at the factory by grinding the tread, i noticed all this ground rubber on the tread when i picked them up and they said they "true" them at the factory. something ive never heard of before.
If they have soft rubber or sidewalls, that might be a good thing in an R16 tire (to help soften up the ride and provide more traction). My chief complaint with R16 tires is the excessive stiffness (next complaint is the weight).

So soft sounds good to me, if an R16. I don't know what that'd mean for an R15, but I will always prefer an R15 for sizes up to 33" tall. I'd rather have an R16 for 34" and 35" tires, if it could be had in a load C (softer and lighter).

So seeing the word "soft" and R16 in the same post by prior two guys sounds good to me, though I'd still rather have an R15.
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Unread 05-12-2009, 04:03 AM   #66
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i just got 265/75/16's installed today, they are pretty soft. didnt take alot to balance them, but they were trued at the factory by grinding the tread, i noticed all this ground rubber on the tread when i picked them up and they said they "true" them at the factory. something ive never heard of before.
Pics of them mounted please.
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Unread 05-12-2009, 09:17 AM   #67
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still need about a 1 inch spacer,
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Unread 05-12-2009, 09:27 AM   #68
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Nice looking tires...How are you liking them? I have had mine on for a little over 1500 miles and really like them a lot...
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Unread 05-12-2009, 03:01 PM   #69
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I like them, they are about as noisy as my old bfg AT KO's. They ride better than the bfg's, which were 80% tread when i got rid of them.
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Unread 05-12-2009, 03:46 PM   #70
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Unread 05-12-2009, 05:35 PM   #71
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Looks great. Are you stock, no coil spacers or body lift ? Any rubbing ?
What happened with the spare ?
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Unread 05-12-2009, 06:50 PM   #72
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no rubbing, a 1 inch coil spacer will be added, i had bfg at's before, i didnt want to spring for a new spare, i will one day, but 743 bucks was enough.
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Unread 05-18-2009, 05:11 AM   #73
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I like them, they are about as noisy as my old bfg AT KO's. They ride better than the bfg's, which were 80% tread when i got rid of them.

Thanks lumpster. This is precisely what I wanted to hear without tainting your opinion by asking for it.

Now if my BFG's can last long enough for me to finish the exorcism I am performing on my suspension and steering. I am considering calling the Pope soon. I'm trying to find time to install front and rear upper and lower adjustable control arms, replacing my rear track bar bracket with a better design, and replace my stock tie rod with a chromoly one. I have all the parts, but I have not been home long enough to put them on, let alone get the allignment done afterwards.
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Unread 05-18-2009, 10:02 AM   #74
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Hey Prot...Still trying to get those adj arms on? If you where closer I would give you a hand...I know how it is when you don't have the time...Good luck and can't wait to see it when you get it all done...
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Unread 05-18-2009, 10:18 AM   #75
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I'm on a dive boat in the Gulf of Mexico. My Jeep is parked at my office in Lafayette, Louisiana. My control arms are at Cajun Offroad in Scott, Louisiana. I think you can drive from Oregon to my office and it done before I get off this boat. I got called to come out here 12 hours before my days off started. Recession? What recesssion?
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