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Old 02-26-2014, 11:45 AM   #1
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Suggest DD Tires

got an 09 stock X that needs new tires. not looking to go much bigger. want a "tougher" looking tire but nothing crazy. it's a rarity that I see any dirt roads (I know, I know, feel free to take shots at me) but will hopefully see some sand this summer. stocks are 255/75r17 and I'm looking to stay around there.

I've been looking at MTRs but I've heard those pull dangerously when going through puddles on the side of the road. can anyone confirm/deny this? if this is the only flaw, I've looked at a few placed and a local shop quoted me $1224 out the door (installed & balanced) for these where tirerack had them for $1234 shipped to my house.

if it helps, I'm on Long Island, the weathers a bit sporadic. this weekend it was 55 and today it snowed.


anything I should steer clear of? any go-to tires for DDs? any input helps!

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Old 02-26-2014, 11:51 AM   #2
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**also got quoted on the silent armor with kevlar at $1075 out the door.

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Old 02-26-2014, 12:10 PM   #3
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I have GY DuraTracs on my JK and my TJ.
I really like these tires for on and Offroad driving.
They are 33/12.5/15's on both.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:17 PM   #5
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Since you want to stay with the 255x75Rx17s, and want a more (tougher) look, then I would suggest that you look on craigslist for some 2013, or 2014 Rubicon takeoffs. I have a 2013 Rubicon, with the original BFG KMs, and am very happy with them. Mine ride decent, handle at high speed just fine. They will give you a little bit of road noise, but it's minimal.

This way you can pick up both the tires and wheels, many times for less than a $1,000, with almost no miles on them. Plus they are really quality good looking factory wheels!

Several on our Forum have done just this............

This is just another option for you..........
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You can get the GY Duratracs in 265/70/17. They end up being almost the exact same diameter as the stock tires and just a little wider. I have these and they are a great DD tire.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:51 PM   #7
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I'd vote for Duratracs in a stock-ish size. I've been daily driving mine for a while and they're great. Fine in the summer and in the rain. They're good in the snow too if that matters to you.

Off road they're good for just about anything short of serious mud pits.
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:47 PM   #8
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I researched alot and Duratracs are the route Im going. Aggressive tread pattern, but, not too loud. Also, it seems that people tend to get 50,000 plus miles out of them.
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Another vote for Duratracs. Great all-around tire with siping for slippery road conditions. Good looks and relatively quite.
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:54 PM   #10
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Throw my name in for a Duratrac vote. Put mine on two weeks ago and very impressed with how quiet they are on city roads and highway. Haven't been able to get off-road yet, but good tires for a DD. Just make sure to do a 5 tire rotation regularly to get max life.
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Duratracs are awesome, love them especially in the snow. I also am a fan of BFG all terrains
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:23 PM   #12
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The Firestone Destination A/T comes in the stock size and is a fine tire on and off-road.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:37 PM   #13
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Km2s.

There is a size that will still fit in under you flare, but is larger than the 255/75r17

Its the pizza cutter size. I think its the 285. That would look great. and has good climbing traction and wet traction.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:46 PM   #14
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I have GY DuraTracs on my JK and my TJ.
I really like these tires for on and Offroad driving.
They are 33/12.5/15's on both.
X2, love mine, grip the snow and ice very good and they don't make a bunch of noise
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I'd say bfg all terrains. I had them on my Cherokee and loved them, minimal wear and noise on the road plus pretty good traction of road. I'm running km2s now and they are killing me in gas and noise and I really don't need them out here in the desert. I'm going back to at's after these wear out (with less then 16k btw)
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Bridgestone Dueller Revo 2 if you want a good looking all-weather stock-ish tire that does well in snow, light sand, light mud. This would be a dead quiet tire that would last a couple years and you will love them for a DD.

I have Duratracs. The tread lugs are close enough you don't get that ribbed feeling while driving like the stock Rubi tires. As time goes on you will start feeling some tire rib bumping and you will hear some road noise (like a cement truck is trying to pass you). The Duratracs are not going to be as good in icy conditions as the Bridgestones. Deep snow YES, but icy conditions, no.

Budget Bridgestone Duellers are the Firestone Destination A/T or LE tire.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:35 AM   #17
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The Firestone Destination A/T comes in the stock size and is a fine tire on and off-road.
These tires came on my used 08 and I have been very satisfied on and off road so far. I love my General Grabber AT2's on the YJ but these aren't too far off.
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got an 09 stock X that needs new tires. not looking to go much bigger. want a "tougher" looking tire but nothing crazy. it's a rarity that I see any dirt roads (I know, I know, feel free to take shots at me) but will hopefully see some sand this summer. stocks are 255/75r17 and I'm looking to stay around there.

I've been looking at MTRs but I've heard those pull dangerously when going through puddles on the side of the road. can anyone confirm/deny this? if this is the only flaw, I've looked at a few placed and a local shop quoted me $1224 out the door (installed & balanced) for these where tirerack had them for $1234 shipped to my house.

if it helps, I'm on Long Island, the weathers a bit sporadic. this weekend it was 55 and today it snowed.


anything I should steer clear of? any go-to tires for DDs? any input helps!

THANKS!
You're on LI....get duratracs no question. You have absolutely no use for MTRs.
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I have Duratracs. The tread lugs are close enough you don't get that ribbed feeling while driving like the stock Rubi tires. As time goes on you will start feeling some tire rib bumping and you will hear some road noise (like a cement truck is trying to pass you). The Duratracs are not going to be as good in icy conditions as the Bridgestones. Deep snow YES, but icy conditions, no.

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I would have to disagree with this. I went through the ice storm in Dallas this past Dec and the Duratracs griped the road ice better than any other tire I have had. Now the Bridgestones may be better but the Bridgestones I have on my PU suck in mud and snow and are so so on ice. For the PU the best tire has been the Coopers I had at one time. I know different tread designs work different depending on the vehicle they are on but just a basic comparison. By the way my Duratracks have 14K miles on them and very little tread wear.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:20 AM   #20
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Yep, gotta toss in my Duratrac 2 cents. They're an awesome offroad tire with pretty good road manners. Did I mention they've been an awesome offroad tire?!
I had Nitto Terra Grappler A/T before the DTs and they're a great road tire and not to shabby for some easy to moderate off-roading.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:12 AM   #21
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awesome advice everyone! thanks! still not sure what I'm going with. I'm stubborn and will probably end up going with the MTRs cause I won't lose that 1/4 of an inch if I had went with duratracs...



another quick question though...

how do I go about moving my stock TPS over to my new tires? should the shop do this without me requesting it? or should I opt for AEV procal solution?
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If your keeping the same wheels that already have the sensors, there's nothing to be done when they mount the new tires. If you're going with the MTRs you'll want to run them at a lower psi unless you like getting beat up driving to the grocery store. I keep my E load rated Duratracs at around 28-30 psi. I don't even notice the low pressure alarm anymore when it start up the jeep.
Going to regear and larger tires not too long down the road so I'll wait till then when I get a procal to change the settings.
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awesome advice everyone! thanks! still not sure what I'm going with. I'm stubborn and will probably end up going with the MTRs cause I won't lose that 1/4 of an inch if I had went with duratracs...



another quick question though...

how do I go about moving my stock TPS over to my new tires? should the shop do this without me requesting it? or should I opt for AEV procal solution?
Try and ride in someone's rig that has MTRs. You might not like the daily ride, and they aren't very good in the wet on tarmac and definitely not good on packed snow and ice.
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Firestone also makes the Destination MT in 255/75-17. More aggressive looking than the A/T and supposed to be pretty good on road and off except for ice, which no mud tire.will be good on. But the Firestones are capable of being studded. When it comes time for tires I want to stay stock size and it will be either the Destination A/T or M/T.
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**also got quoted on the silent armor with kevlar at $1075 out the door.
My Silent Armor are the best D/D tires I've ever had on my Jeeps in the last 35 years that I've been driving them.

I run S/A 285/70/17 on my 2012 with NO lift. They have a little over 50k miles. When I rotated them last week the Discount Tire guy checked the tread wear and said I could get 8k-10k more and that's on 4 not 5 in the rotation.

Better hurry, I heard GY is discontinuing them soon.

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Try and ride in someone's rig that has MTRs. You might not like the daily ride, and they aren't very good in the wet on tarmac and definitely not good on packed snow and ice.
I wish I had more jeep friends... I'm the only one I know who has a jeep that wants to mod it. shoulda went to one of these meets and asked for a ride lol. I pulled the trigger on these already so if I don't like them, I'll save up and dump more money into my jeep.
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Duratracs are a great dd tire.
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Try and ride in someone's rig that has MTRs. You might not like the daily ride, and they aren't very good in the wet on tarmac and definitely not good on packed snow and ice.
MTRs are stiff (sidewalls) and while they are not great on snow/ice, they sure beat the KMs. My vote would be DuraTracs.
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