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Unread 08-20-2014, 08:50 PM   #1
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Duratrac's on the KK

Hey Folks, just purchased a KK... picking it up tomorrow... and I noticed that Canadian Tire is having a sale on Duratracs next week. I had these tires on my Patriot and loved them, and I've never seen them on sale before, so I figure I should pick up a set while I can.

My liberty has 17's on it, but I'd probably be looking to pick up a set of stock sport 16" wheels... I just like the look of them better.

The Liberty isn't lifted... I intend to lift it someday, but is probably not in the cards for the foreseeable future.

What would be the largest Duratrac I can fit on a stock 2010 Liberty with 16's?

I know, according to the wikibooks page, that 225/75-R16 would fit, but that was the size I had on the Patriot and I would die a little inside if that was the largest I could put on the Liberty.

I saw a thread yesterday while I was doing some research that 215/85R16 worked for somebody but I can't find that thread again. What are people's thoughts on a 215 tire?

I also saw someone say that 245/75R16 worked for him with no lift, but the wiki page says that would have some rub even with a lift...

Is there a better resource out there I'm missing? What are the limiting factors/common rub points for a non-lifted KK?

Thanks!

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Unread 08-20-2014, 10:18 PM   #2
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I have 245/75/R16 Duratracs and a 4 inch lift. With my lift I could be running 265/75/R16's but I would need to regear to maintain good performance. Many people run 245/75/R16 Duratracs with 2.5 inch OME lifts, and some with Daystar spacer lifts (though that lift is not as good as a full spring lift). Occasionally someone will post that they can run 245/75/R16s with no lift if they pound their pinch welds, but it seems short sighted to me. As their springs age and sag, they will eventually rub on turns and bumps. 225/75/R16 Duratracs do work on stock KK's.
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Unread 08-21-2014, 04:17 AM   #3
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I've heard people doing 235/70 16s stock and fits perfect, but then I don't think duratracs are made for that size. EDIT: They don't haha.

As for the rims, I have all four of my old '10 stock rims still. PM me if you're interested in them.

I think only Drednot has the 215s. They look nice though, and I'm a fatter tire kind of guy haha.
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Unread 08-21-2014, 05:37 AM   #4
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I've heard people doing 235/70 16s stock and fits perfect, but then I don't think duratracs are made for that size.
235/70/16 was an optional OEM size. That's what came stock on mine. But I ended up putting on 225/75 DuraTracs on mine.
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Unread 08-21-2014, 07:34 AM   #5
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225/75/16 Duractrac is all that I would do if I were you.
I'm running that size, but BFG A/T and they look great.
I've read that common rubbing points are on the pinch welds and front sway bar.
You could do a bigger tire if you feel like messing around with the pinch welds. I've even seen some people trim the front bumper, but not sure if it was for looks or to fit a bigger tire.
You're right on track with wanting a 16 inch wheel.
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Unread 08-21-2014, 08:48 AM   #6
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215-85-16 is way too skinny of a tire, plus shouldn't run it on anything wider than a 6 inch wide wheel
Run 245-70-16 or 225-75-16
Duratracs are really good all around tires for sure
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Unread 08-21-2014, 09:35 AM   #7
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I run 245/75-16 Duratracs on 3.5" of lift(looking to go to 265/75-16 eventually...). Like said, you'll need about 2-2.5" to clear them with no problems. Some have done it with no lift, but had to trim and would rub when flexing.

225/75-16 is a stock tire, generally you can go to 245/70-16 when stock with little to no rubbing. Not sure if Duratracs come in that size. I never really looked.
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Unread 08-21-2014, 10:40 AM   #8
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Seems like 225/75-16 will be the way to go... and if the tires are still good when I get around to lifting it I can always donate them to the Patriot
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Unread 08-25-2014, 03:21 PM   #9
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Seems like 225/75-16 will be the way to go... and if the tires are still good when I get around to lifting it I can always donate them to the Patriot
Ha... we are in a similar boat.... after the lift gets installed on my KK and I get 245/75/16 Duratracs on it, I'll be switching my 235/70/16 Cooper Discoverer AT3's over to the Patriot....
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