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post #1 of 11 Old 07-30-2013, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Help me choose a tire

Hey guys,

So I'm torn between the Hankook Dynapro MT and the Goodyear Duratrac. Whatever tire I purchase will be a 285/70/R17. I'm looking for an aggressive tire that won't break the bank, and isn't too heavy. Any opinions or suggestions?


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post #2 of 11 Old 07-30-2013, 02:44 PM
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I don't think you can use the term "aggressive tire" with the selection above!

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There are a few comments on if option A. or option B. would be better. I will say that the Dynapro MT has issues in the rain and snow conditions, but does well in everything else. To move to the Goodyear, I tend to stay away from this brand for personal reasons, but again this tire suffers for the same in snow conditions, yet overall a general well built tire as well. If I were to choose a bolder more aggressive pattern tire, so basically a M/T tire. I would lean more to "Toyo Open Country M/T" or a "Cooper discoverer STT". Best of luck on your choice of tire and let us know what you have chosen.
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I wish I could get Trail Grapplers like you had Omelet but they're so frickin heavy...and expensive!

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There are a few comments on if option A. or option B. would be better. I will say that the Dynapro MT has issues in the rain and snow conditions, but does well in everything else. To move to the Goodyear, I tend to stay away from this brand for personal reasons, but again this tire suffers for the same in snow conditions, yet overall a general well built tire as well. If I were to choose a bolder more aggressive pattern tire, so basically a M/T tire. I would lean more to "Toyo Open Country M/T" or a "Cooper discoverer STT". Best of luck on your choice of tire and let us know what you have chosen.
Aren't the Toyos really heavy like the Nittos? Hmm completely looked over the Coopers by accident.

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Ya I know, I would have suggested the Nittos, but I know they are quite heavy.

Between your two options I would go with the Hankook Dynapro MT. If you are worried about snow/ice traction then you can give them a little siping.

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post #7 of 11 Old 07-30-2013, 07:58 PM
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Having owned Duratracs, I can attest that they are an incredible tire. They'll eat up slush, snow, water, mud, pavement and everything in between! The ONLY issue I had was due to user error: a lack of alignment and a lack of rotating the tires cause some unever wear.

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I like these tires, Couragia M/T's I bought them for my offroad 94 jeep cherokee and have no complaints, they clean out well. I live in lower Oklahoma so I cannot say how the snow or ice traction is.
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I like these tires, Couragia M/T's I bought them for my offroad 94 jeep cherokee and have no complaints, they clean out well. I live in lower Oklahoma so I cannot say how the snow or ice traction is.
Wow those look nice, and are cheap. How's the treadwear? Are they true to size? I don't want the tire to run small or skinny.

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The treadwear seems good. yea they are true as far as the ones I bought. they were just 30.5 x 9.5 x 15. they see mostly offroad so their life should last longer than mostly highway.
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Hmmm the Dynapros seem to have the best reviews and won the mud tire shoot out against many top brand name mud tires. Seem to be mixed reviews on Duratracs and their balancing, weak side-walls and soft compound. Just noticed the Trail Grapplers are only 8 pounds more per tire. Is that enough weight per tire to cause a loss of power?

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