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Unread 09-04-2013, 06:09 AM   #1
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replacing nankang mudstar radial mt

i'm about to purchase some new tires (read: should have purchased new tires weeks ago) and am trying to figure out exactly what i'm looking at.

i bought my wrangler with 33in nankang mudstar radial mts, and they seem decent. they were OK in snow and handled a muddy dirt road a few times i took em down one. haven't done any serious offroading, but they seem fine.

one thing i've noticed is the hum on the highway. does anyone know how these things compare to other tires in terms of noise? i partially figured it was just the jeep that's loud, but now realize it may be the tires.

the reason i ask is i'm looking at duratracs, and every 1/5 reviews or so says they're a little loud. just trying to figure if i'm going to have a louder tire (which i really don't want since i do a fair amount of highway driving). if that seems to be the case, i'll probably go with destination ats or something like that. i'd prefer the mt/duratrac look, but would love a noise reduction if possible (and possibly better gas mileage).

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Unread 09-05-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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I haven't run the Nankang but from looking at it I would expect it to be loud as hell. The Duratracs I had were VERY quiet for the first 5K miles, then after I cross-rotated them they got significantly louder. But having said that...they were still more quiet than ANY MT tire I've ever used. I actually like a slight bit of hum on the highway.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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I haven't run the Nankang but from looking at it I would expect it to be loud as hell. The Duratracs I had were VERY quiet for the first 5K miles, then after I cross-rotated them they got significantly louder. But having said that...they were still more quiet than ANY MT tire I've ever used. I actually like a slight bit of hum on the highway.
^That.

I know, month old. You've probably already replaced them, but in case you haven't...

I switched from BFG to Duratrac, and that was one of the things I noticed, they are a little louder. However, they're still quieter than most mud tires. Duratracs are a good compromise between an AT and MT.
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