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post #1 of 36 Old 12-14-2019, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Petition Goodyear for Tires!

Gentlemen (and both of you ladies too ),

I recently emailed Goodyear about getting a set of 33x10.5r15 Duratracs or even MT/Rs made. Here are the emails:





If you have any interest whatsoever in running this tire, please email Goodyear here and send along an email to help my cause.

Thank you.


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post #2 of 36 Old 12-14-2019, 08:05 PM
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i have them. and love these tires so far. Especially at $100 per tire

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
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i have them. and love these tires so far. Especially at $100 per tire
Yes but you have 33x12.5. This is for 33x10.5 tires.

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I hate to tell you this but it is not going to happen. Sorry.
It is not just build the tire and be done with it. It will be a considerable cost for them to do it.
Just off the top of my head, new mold, new tire building drum, new assembly for the press, that would be rings, bladder. All this for a size of tire that is going by the way side. (15")
I am not sure what would have to be done on the Calendar side of things. (Making and cutting the plies)
I have never worked on that end of the building. LOL

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Yes but you have 33x12.5. This is for 33x10.5 tires.
yes - i am aware.

Just wanted to brag about a good deal lol.

As for tall and skinny - unfortunately those usually come (at least in my experience) in swamper form. Which aren't great for a street driven rig.

Fewer and fewer options available in that size - especially on a 15" rim.

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Yep, extremely unlikely that they will ever make a tire in that size.

However, their competitors do. I just happen to not like their competitors as much.

I can get Coopers, BFGs or Maxxis tires in 33x10.5. Just don't want to.

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I'm going to get Cepek Extreme Country tires in that size.
I only buy Cooper Tires (except for my commuter car)

https://www.dickcepek.com/tires/extreme-country/

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Having run the Goodyear MTR and the Cooper STT Pro, I would never buy the MTR over the STT. I have no experience with the Duratracs.

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I can't get the STT in the right size. It'd have to be the Dick Cepek (Cooper) instead.

The Duratrac is really quite good in snow, very good onroad, and very good in rocks. It's decent in mud as well. I think it's probably about the best truly "All-terrain" tire out there.

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Goodyear and Cooper are the only two USA tire companies. Cooper means Dick Cepek or Mickey Thompson.

Dick Cepek, is the only one who makes 33x10.50x15
Besides the BFG "No" Terrains which I refuse to waste my money on.

These are getting worn but have been good tires.
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I had Coopers on the Jeep before the Duratracs. They lasted longer than I expected them to, but they always rode rough and were extremely loud. They had a hard compound and didn't do well on wet roads. They were the Trail Diggers. They were a really good mud tire. They stunk in snow. Never did any rocks back then.

I don't want the BFG KO2 (the AT). I'd get the KM3. However, BFG tires run small and from what I've experienced (and heard about them), they aren't really a great off-road tire.

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I had Coopers on the Jeep before the Duratracs. They lasted longer than I expected them to, but they always rode rough and were extremely loud. They had a hard compound and didn't do well on wet roads. They were the Trail Diggers. They were a really good mud tire. They stunk in snow. Never did any rocks back then.

I don't want the BFG KO2 (the AT). I'd get the KM3. However, BFG tires run small and from what I've experienced (and heard about them), they aren't really a great off-road tire.
Horrible to balance. Too many defects. They blamed my truck.
Never again. (BFG)

Trail Diggers are not the same as Extreme Country like Goodyear Wranglers are not the same as Duratracs.

I don't worry about snow and ice, because...

Your in Texas. It doesn't snow there, does it?

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I had a set of Duratrac’s and I won’t ever run them again but you might have a better chance if you go with a more up to date wheel size like a 17.

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A 17" wheel is only useful if you're running 37" or bigger tires. Lose way too much sidewall with 33" tires. Looks ridiculous too.

Good point on the Trail Diggers, Chris.

No, it doesn't really snow here. I guess a few inches every decade is about as much as we get here. I'm not worried about snow, but I see mud and rocks a lot.

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Tire shopping is a drag. They're expensive and once you buy em' you're stuck for a few years. Opinions are all over the place.

I have an unhealthy hatred of BFG but there are lots of people who like them.
Never had a problem with Goodyear but they don't have the size we want. A soft compound will grip really well but wear fast. Tires really good on ice are usually really bad in mud.

They are one big compromise and we have to make a guess based on reviews when few of those reviews have the exact same conditions we have.
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