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Unread 04-11-2013, 06:08 PM   #61
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Probably going to order 5, 285-75-16 Cooper STT's tomorrow . I kind of like the weight of the Duratrac but the Tread of the STT. Being this isn't my DD and is mostly for going to fishing holes out on the woods I decided the tread would be more helpful than the lighter weight . At least thas how I feel tonight

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Unread 04-13-2013, 04:15 PM   #62
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I ordered the STT's . It was almost a flip of a coin decision. So many compliments for both tires I don't think either would be a mistake. Thanks for all of the input . Wednesday they should be in so I will know soon enough if I made the right move or not .
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Unread 04-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #63
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I've never ran the new style of STTs (ran through a couple sets on my truck when that tire first came out in the 90's). However, I got Duratracs on my Jeep a year or so ago and love them. This Jeep is my daily driver and these tires are great on the road, quiet when the top is off, and have performed good in the snow and offroad. I don't get very extreme in crawling or mudding so I can't vouch for Duratracs in those conditions.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 02:38 PM   #64
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having read through the whole thread, one thing i dont get, why are you comparing a mud tyre to an all terrain? there will always be big differences in onroad and off road traction.

i have tried both on my Pajero Evo and currently run stt's which are ok, however i really got on well with Hankook Dynapro RT-03, they were amazing and as good on road as any all terrain i have tried over the years, i only changed to the cooper as i was given a free set.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 02:57 PM   #65
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having read through the whole thread, one thing i dont get, why are you comparing a mud tyre to an all terrain? there will always be big differences in onroad and off road traction.

i have tried both on my Pajero Evo and currently run stt's which are ok, however i really got on well with Hankook Dynapro RT-03, they were amazing and as good on road as any all terrain i have tried over the years, i only changed to the cooper as i was given a free set.
Comparing tread ? Not comparing . I was just getting close to buying new tires and wanted to see if any one had any issue ( structure , balance ) with either tire that I had not read about which would sway me one way or the other. The difference in the tread pattern between the two didnt matter as much as tire quality did. Seemed to be a wash so being the Jeep is just a toy I went for the more aggressive tread . Now do ya get it ?
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Unread 04-16-2013, 03:02 PM   #66
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Comparing tread ? Not comparing . I was just getting close to buying new tires and wanted to see if any one had any issue ( structure , balance ) with either tire that I had not read about which would sway me one way or the other. The difference in the tread pattern between the two didnt matter as much as tire quality did. Seemed to be a wash so being the Jeep is just a toy I went for the more aggressive tread . Now do ya get it ?
Let us know if the new tires helps your steering/ride issues you were talking about on the Duroflex thread.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #67
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It will be hard to say for sure now . I sold the 33-12.50-15 tires and the 15x8 wheels with 3.75 BS and replaced them with the OE 16" Moabs with 5" BS . The Moabs have worn out 265s on them and I feel a huge improvment as far as stability on the road even with them . The STTs go on Thursday . Being I have seen an improvement already I have reinstalled the rear lower Duraflex joints and all is well so far . I think what I had said still holds true , the Joints are not the reason for the steering issues its just they are soft enough to make it seem worse being they allow more movement than a JJ. I hope to be able to reinstall the lower fronts eventually . I will know better Thursday night. It also seems better being I removed the Anti-Rock . I will get this thing right eventually.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 01:15 AM   #68
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If you have to ask, Duratracs.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 03:33 AM   #69
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If you have to ask, Duratracs.
Maybe you should read the thread before posting .................
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Unread 04-24-2013, 11:33 PM   #70
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I have 42k on my Duratracs, and they still have tread left. Great street manners, but they suck in the mud....
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Unread 04-25-2013, 06:56 AM   #71
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I have 42k on my Duratracs, and they still have tread left. Great street manners, but they suck in the mud....
Really??? I thought they were pretty good.?
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Unread 04-25-2013, 02:00 PM   #72
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Perhaps he meant they are not good in mud with the reduced amount of tread he has left at 42K miles?
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Unread 04-25-2013, 03:44 PM   #73
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Perhaps he meant they are not good in mud with the reduced amount of tread he has left at 42K miles?
Lol. True that. It would be a problem!
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Unread 04-25-2013, 05:51 PM   #74
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If the dura tracs are anything like my mtr kevlars... They'll be awesome tires that hold against rocks sharp logs sticks and get you home on pavement. Plenty of tread life. Over 22k on mine and more than enough tread for another 2 years.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 06:57 PM   #75
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If the dura tracs are anything like my mtr kevlars... They'll be awesome tires that hold against rocks sharp logs sticks and get you home on pavement. Plenty of tread life. Over 22k on mine and more than enough tread for another 2 years.
Is yours a dd?
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