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post #16 of 27 Old 10-01-2013, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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have you tried them in snow/winter conditions?

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post #17 of 27 Old 10-09-2013, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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So I'm going to pick up the wk tonight! Can't wait! Will be posting pics of the couple projects I have in head...
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post #18 of 27 Old 10-10-2013, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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Officially a jeep owner! Love it!
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post #19 of 27 Old 10-10-2013, 06:53 AM
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have you tried them in snow/winter conditions?
I don't have Duratracs, but by the looks of them they should do well in snow. They have a ton of siping for an all terrain tire.
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post #20 of 27 Old 10-10-2013, 08:55 AM
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I was very impressed with how mine performed in the snow. Its really a great all around tire.

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post #21 of 27 Old 10-10-2013, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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good! should be ordering them next week!

08 WK CRD, GDE eco, airlift 1000, 245/70r17 DD/tow-rig
78 RC 8'', D60 F/R 5.88 spool, 440ci, 39.5
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post #22 of 27 Old 10-15-2013, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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ok so I've drove about 1000km (600miles) this weekend and averaged around 20.5 mpg driving at 65mph... Is that normal for stock ? I'm just trying to figure if I have anything to look at before starting to look for mods... I think this is about right but if you guys don't please tell me so I can check! The truck runs great! Love that torque feeling... took me a little time figuring that it's actually faster if you keep it in the torque range than at WOT... Will be ordering the 245/70r17 duratracs and plasti-dip tomorrow so that should be done this week...

08 WK CRD, GDE eco, airlift 1000, 245/70r17 DD/tow-rig
78 RC 8'', D60 F/R 5.88 spool, 440ci, 39.5
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post #23 of 27 Old 10-16-2013, 03:12 PM
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20 - 21 @ 65 seems about right, seems like I was getting about 22 under those conditions. The most efficient speed is about 50 (right @ 1700 RPM) due to the gearing.
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post #24 of 27 Old 10-16-2013, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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20 - 21 @ 65 seems about right, seems like I was getting about 22 under those conditions. The most efficient speed is about 50 (right @ 1700 RPM) due to the gearing.
yeah wish they would've put a sixth in there! but it's still pretty good... I'm gonna save up the bucks for the GDE eco-tune ! Duratracs will be on tomorrow! If I have time, friday I'll try to plasti-dip the wheels...

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78 RC 8'', D60 F/R 5.88 spool, 440ci, 39.5
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post #25 of 27 Old 10-18-2013, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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so I put the duratracs on, loaded the beast on the trailer and went for some tests! Here's what it looks like...




08 WK CRD, GDE eco, airlift 1000, 245/70r17 DD/tow-rig
78 RC 8'', D60 F/R 5.88 spool, 440ci, 39.5
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post #26 of 27 Old 10-18-2013, 06:42 PM
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Looking good. Do you use a drop down receiver for that trailer? I tested mine and loaded my dads truck onto the car hauler and it put it down way to much. Has to be the way i have it hooked up im guessing.

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post #27 of 27 Old 10-19-2013, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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it really depends on how your trailer is balanced... you're supposed to have 10% of the weight on the tongue... more than that and the whole back of the truck goes down too much! I have a weight-distribution hitch with torsion bars and it still dropped a lot... I might add some balloons in the rear to stabilize it even further but it ran good this way...

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