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Unread 03-26-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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Undecided between STTs or Duratrac's

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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Unread 03-26-2013, 10:46 PM   #2
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Duratracs. I have the 33x12.5 and love em

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Unread 03-26-2013, 11:39 PM   #3
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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.
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Unread 03-29-2013, 05:49 PM   #4
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No one cares for the Cooper STT ?
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Unread 03-29-2013, 06:36 PM   #5
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Looking at buying myself, I like the STT more than Duratrec but more for sidewall protection in the sharp rock in my area.
They just weigh 7# or more each so not sure with my axle ratio.

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Unread 03-29-2013, 07:40 PM   #6
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I like the STT's very much but have no experience with the DuraTrac to make a comparison.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 05:38 AM   #7
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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
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Unread 03-30-2013, 09:28 AM   #8
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I started looking at the Hankook Dynapro MT, decent traction, lighter weight. I would have to get them siped but I would add more to the STT also. Probably less of a hit to mpg also.

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Unread 03-30-2013, 09:34 AM   #9
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They just weigh 7# or more each so not sure with my axle ratio.
FWIW, 10 lbs. at the axle is equivalent to 100 lbs. of cargo. I'd save weight there if it were up to me...
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Unread 03-30-2013, 09:57 AM   #10
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FWIW, 10 lbs. at the axle is equivalent to 100 lbs. of cargo. I'd save weight there if it were up to me...
Yes, ive read/seen that before, thats why I havent jumped the gun. The CJ has good performance now on/off road with 3.54 ratio and a tire weighing 40# +/-, dont want to loose it by jumping to much.

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Unread 03-30-2013, 11:26 AM   #11
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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.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 11:54 AM   #12
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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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Unread 03-30-2013, 11:56 AM   #13
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True. Ive had the toyos on diesel trucks, good heavy tires.
For a jeep it comes down to 2 ply or 3 ply sidewall for the weight diference.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 10:18 PM   #14
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I love my STT's, I'm on my second set

Never had duratracs though.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 06:53 AM   #15
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I like my stt's also!
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