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post #1351 of 2232 Old 02-13-2011, 11:21 AM
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Not sure, but they have the MT/R with Kevlar too!



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post #1352 of 2232 Old 02-16-2011, 07:18 PM
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How are these for sidewall strength? Are they pretty durable with sticks and rocks and stuff?


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they have them at Walmart??? Since when? ha
They actually have the Wrangler "Authority" which is basically the same.
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They actually have the Wrangler "Authority" which is basically the same.
I do not agree that they are basically the same. Look at the tread design and compare to the Duratrac, then check Goodyear's web site. The Authority is not on their tire inventory and from what I can gather it is a spec tire made for Walmart by Goodyear that meets Walmart's cost guidelines.

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They actually have the Wrangler "Authority" which is basically the same.
Not to bash at all, but this being the dedicated Duratrac thread I know others will jump on this statement as well because it is incorrect! Not the same thing at all. Look at Walmart ONLY sold tires, like the authority, and you will see that goodyear had much less time effort and money put into this tire. It's a Walmart special, and as with any other walmart exclusives, the manufacturer makes a cheap product to sell in bulk to a large retailer like walmart so that walmart can undercut competition with its prices. Not on the same playing field as the Duratrac. The authority is not even backed on goodyear's website.

Also, yes the authority does look aggressive in person, but if you see the Duratrac in person, you also would not have made that statement. Much different technologies, patterns, lug seperation, studable, etc.

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I do not agree that they are basically the same. Look at the tread design and compare to the Duratrac, then check Goodyear's web site. The Authority is not on their tire inventory and from what I can gather it is a spec tire made for Walmart by Goodyear that meets Walmart's cost guidelines.

Googgle it and research.
Ah, beat me to it.

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How are these for sidewall strength? Are they pretty durable with sticks and rocks and stuff?
I haven't had any problems with mine in heavy rock use but they only have a two ply sidewall.
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They actually have the Wrangler "Authority" which is basically the same.
Incorrect. They have the actual Goodyear Duratrac. They have the Wrangler Authority too, but they have the actual Duratrac. Just throwing the facts out there.


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I haven't had any problems with mine in heavy rock use but they only have a two ply sidewall.
I'd be mainly wheeling in woods with downed logs and rocks and trees and stuff.


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I'd be mainly wheeling in woods with downed logs and rocks and trees and stuff.
No woods here but the rocks can be pretty nasty.
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Yeah, you guys can get some pretty sharp, pointy rocks out there. Our rocks here are more kinda rounded sort of, but still pointed.


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Would these be considered "directional" so they can only be rotated front to rear, or can they be rotated all around? Also, do you guys rotate in your spare when you rotate your tires?


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Yeah, you guys can get some pretty sharp, pointy rocks out there. Our rocks here are more kinda rounded sort of, but still pointed.
?? Rausch Creek has the pointiest rocks I've ever seen.




Speaking of that, a guy that wheeled with us this past weekend had 31" duratrac's on his TJ, open/open and still had sway bars attached (aired down to 15psi). It was very snowy and wet and he was still making it through blue/black trails. I was very impressed with what the tire could handle as far as rocks and snow, even some decent mud.

I'd definitely get these on a DD for bad weather conditions and for a dual-purpose rig that might see some light wheeling.

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?? Rausch Creek has the pointiest rocks I've ever seen.




Speaking of that, a guy that wheeled with us this past weekend had 31" duratrac's on his TJ, open/open and still had sway bars attached (aired down to 15psi).
I have yet to go to Raush Creek, but I think my club might go this year. That's what I'd be going with 31s, no lockers (yet) and everything attached. Could you specify on "decent mud"?


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