I am undecided between Cooper STT and GY Duratrac at this point and would like to hear some of your experienced thoughts on each. I am interested in knowing how much weight if out of the ordinary either has required to balance , if any odd highway handling quirks or pretty much anything that seems to stand out about either , good or bad . 33-12.50x15 is the size . I am replacing a set of BFG ATs that seem to have a mind of their own on the road and required way way to much weight to balance compared to any tire I have owned in 40 years. Thats including many sets of BFG ATs but none like these .
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I'm pretty sure I know what I'm talking about. I think...
My last set of tires were STT's, currently running Duratracs. Both sets 33X12.5. Duratracs have been better in every way. With 20K miles on my Duratracs (I commute 90 miles a day, so the miles add up fast) I'm very impressed with how they're holding up. They're also far better in snow if that's an issue for you.
I had no complaints about the Coopers at all, the Duratracs just impressed me more. When I wear out this set, I'll be buying 5 more of the exact same tire.
I like the tread pattern on the STTs but I am leary of the weight. I sold the OE MOABs that came on it so I could get a lighter C rated instesd of a D or E's . I have 12.50 33 BFG ATs now and if I dont run at least 31 lbs in them they are all over the road if it is not a perfectly flat road. I want something with a more aggressive tread with out being all over the road. My last TJ had 35" Maxxis Bighorns and actually they were fine I just thought I would try something else this time
I know I have posted that rule of thumb on many forums myself which is my my concern about the weight naturally . The Nitto and Toyos are some of the heaviest tires out their but yet they also seem to require the least amount of weight of themajority of the tires so I guess their is a positive side to a couple of the heavy weights.
Go with the STT's. The duratrac's cant hold a candle to them unless on road. The STT will last longer, More biting lugs and edges, tek3 sidewall vs paper thin, The same life span in miles etc But you get traction everywhere with the STT's. They take very little to balance and dont chunk so rebalancing is not an issue. To each his own, Good luck
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