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post #106 of 2232 Old 06-01-2009, 04:21 PM
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Managed to take mine out to play yesterday. Found some good ole fashioned North Carolina sticky red clay. Tires did VERY well. As you can see by the photo, clean out was excellent, thanks to the wide lugs. Tires have started to make a nice little hum on the road, but it's nothing too loud. I can still hear the whine of my ring and pinion over the tires. :-)



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Managed to take mine out to play yesterday. Found some good ole fashioned North Carolina sticky red clay. Tires did VERY well. As you can see by the photo, clean out was excellent, thanks to the wide lugs. Tires have started to make a nice little hum on the road, but it's nothing too loud. I can still hear the whine of my ring and pinion over the tires. :-)

That looks like they did great! I definitely think im going to get these over the MTZs mainly because of wear. Nice jeep
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Im thinking about putting a set of these on my stock rims for while im in college and making a 1000 mile trip ounce a month.
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got mine in today! man what a difference from the BFG's! Smooth and quiet! pics up soon!
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got mine in today! man what a difference from the BFG's! Smooth and quiet! pics up soon!
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From what kind if BFG's?

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got mine in today! man what a difference from the BFG's! Smooth and quiet! pics up soon!
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Looks good man, These are definitely my choice if i cant justify a need for M/T tires lol
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BFG A/T's

and these arent actually a M/T. Just a true A/T. they are very quiet and ride very smooth

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BFG A/T's

and these arent actually a M/T. Just a true A/T. they are very quiet and ride very smooth
No1 said they were an M/T, It is actually more of a hybrid rather than a true A/T. Bfg A/Ts suck in my opinion. they wear horrible and the lugs are too close to be to do remotely anything, way overpriced
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BFG A/T's

and these arent actually a M/T. Just a true A/T. they are very quiet and ride very smooth
so these are quieter than the BFG ATs?

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so these are quieter than the BFG ATs?
yes as previously stated.
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Seriously? They're quieter than BFG ATs? I'm skeptical, because my BFG ATs are as quiet as road tires, and these Goodyears have shorter treadblocks without the interlocking of the BFG pattern.

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Why are ppl so concerned about how quiet a tire is? Its a jeep, they are loud vehicles if your tires make a hum turn the radio up. Personally a hum says that your jeep is that much more badass.

Not flaming, i'm just wondering
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my goodyear hum is less than my bfg hum, both tires being new.

Maybe im a pathelogical liar, maybe not.

i gave my opinion, take it as that, an opinion.
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Seriously? They're quieter than BFG ATs? I'm skeptical, because my BFG ATs are as quiet as road tires, and these Goodyears have shorter treadblocks without the interlocking of the BFG pattern.

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my goodyear hum is less than my bfg hum, both tires being new.

Maybe im a pathelogical liar, maybe not.

i gave my opinion, take it as that, an opinion.

I'm not calling anyone a liar. I wouldn't do that. I'm sure everyone posts in good faith. However, please read below about noise and contact patch, and how tire pressure affects both.

I can believe that the Duratracs might be quieter than BFG AT when the Duratrac is over inflated, not getting a good contact patch, and running mostly on it's center AT/All Season treads which are tightly packed (smaller voids) than the BFG AT center treads. In that situation the Duratrac would be quieter, IMO.

However, if the Duratrac is run a tire pressure that gives a flat contact patch across the tread from outer edge to edge, then I think the Duratrac would make more noise than the BFG AT because the Duratrac has more aggressive outer lugs.
I remember I used to think the Cooper ST I had were as quiet as BFG AT. However, my ST were that quiet because they were over inflated and running mostly on center treads - with outer part of outer lugs not contacting ground. I didn't realize that for a while. Later on, I realized my contact patch sucked and I was over inflated. So I adjusted the tire pressure to get a better contact patch. With a lower tire pressure that gave a flat contact patch all the way across the tread, the ST then growled a little and were definitely noisier than BFG AT; though the ST were still quieter than any MT I've ever heard (and way quieter than MTR I had).
I think the Duratrac is a great hybrid tire and I like it. However, I don't think it can be quieter than a BFG AT if both tires are run at a pressure that gives a flat contact patch.

Yes, I have owned all the tires mentioned in this post, except for the Duratrac. I owned two sets of BFG AT (one before the ST and one after).

I'm not calling anyone a liar. I'm sure everyone posts in good faith. However, please check your contact patch on the Duratrac and adjust tire pressure as needed to get a flat contact patch. Then see how much noise they make when those semi-agressive outer lugs are contacting the ground all the way to the outer edge of the lugs. I think you'll find that they are a bit noisier than the BFG AT, though I'm sure the Duratrac are still quiet enough and they are clearly a great tire. IMO

I'd be curious to hear how much noise your Duratracs make after you've verified that you have a flat contact patch and have adjusted tire pressure as needed.

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Also, I think that one reason why aggressive tires often get louder as more miles put on them is that if a guy runs them over inflated (as many do), they seem quiet at first because the outer edges of outer lugs are not touching the ground. However, as the tire wears out the center treads faster (due to riding mostly on center treads) the outer treads eventually (after enough miles) begin to touch the ground and you then hear the outer lugs for the first time.

So the over-inflated aggressive tire gets louder with mileage as center tread wear occurs and the outer lugs begin to contact pavement.

However, it would have been that loud from the beginning, if a lower tire pressure had been run that gave a flat contact patch from the beginning.

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