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Old 12-05-2013, 07:55 AM   #1
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duratrac tread

long story short: I live in lebanon and the best tire for my offroading type is the duratrac, the goodyear dealer here is an idiot, so he doesn't get these tires here.

I need a tire with the same tread. do any of you guys know a brand that makes the same tread?

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Are there no other tire shops nearby that have it/can get it?

Walmart had a Goodyear tire with the same or very similar tread pattern. I forget what they call it, though.

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long story short: I live in lebanon and the best tire for my offroading type is the duratrac, the goodyear dealer here is an idiot, so he doesn't get these tires here.
He should be able to order them for you when he gets his next shipment. Any other dealers nearby?
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Are there no other tire shops nearby that have it/can get it?

Walmart had a Goodyear tire with the same or very similar tread pattern. I forget what they call it, though.

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I believe it was the Goodyear Wrangler Authority

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Kelly Safari tsr is pretty much as close as you can get.
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I'm guessing they don't have Walmart in Lebanon.
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Even a better tire is the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R due to the kevlar...but I love my Duratracs.


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I'm guessing they don't have Walmart in Lebanon.
3 Goodyear Dealers in Lebanon, one is Walmart: Goodyear
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3 Goodyear Dealers in Lebanon, one is Walmart: Goodyear
that is lebanon rd in the US i live in lebanon the country (the one that everyone thinks that we are terrorists and the country is a desert )

unfortunately, we have 1 exclusive dealer, and we don't have a wallmart, any other options?
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that is lebanon rd in the US i live in lebanon the country (the one that everyone thinks that we are terrorists and the country is a desert )

unfortunately, we have 1 exclusive dealer, and we don't have a wallmart, any other options?
Look for the MTR. Duratracs suck anyway.
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:28 AM   #11
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Look for the MTR. Duratracs suck anyway.
ive seen the duratracs perform pretty well on most trails and mud. Plus they are about a hundo less per tire.
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that is lebanon rd in the US i live in lebanon the country
I thought that at first, then I saw that you have "WF Local: Iowa" in your profile.
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ive seen the duratracs perform pretty well on most trails and mud. Plus they are about a hundo less per tire.
I bought six of them. I cut sidewalls on two. Yes, they provide good traction, but their lack of sidewall takes all that goodness away.
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I've bought 9 duratracs, no cut sidewalls yet

But it would be great if Goodyear would put Kevlar in these tires for the next version
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I've bought 9 duratracs, no cut sidewalls yet But it would be great if Goodyear would put Kevlar in these tires for the next version
Hear, hear. I have about 20k on mine so far and love them on- road, but would feel better about them when off-road if they had Kevlar. Still, no problems yet with sidewalls.
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I bought six of them. I cut sidewalls on two. Yes, they provide good traction, but their lack of sidewall takes all that goodness away.
How low were you aired down when you cut the sidewalls??
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Funny- every time I read a thread about Duratracs- some poor guy jumps in and says he cut the sidewalls. Sure a lot of cut sidewalls. Or maybe a couple guys posting a lot about it?
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How low were you aired down when you cut the sidewalls??
12 PSI both times. Don't get me wrong. For a daily driver I'd say they are an excellent tire. But for offroad use, not a chance IMO.

Last year:


This year with plug so I could keep wheeling the day:


...and video proof of this years slice on an easy trail.
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I bought six of them. I cut sidewalls on two. Yes, they provide good traction, but their lack of sidewall takes all that goodness away.
thanks for the clarification in that. I agree with the Kevlar in them.
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The first time me and my wheeling buddy went to the badlands after we each had gotten our new tires, he sliced the sidewall on his MTR.
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The first time me and my wheeling buddy went to the badlands after we each had gotten our new tires, he sliced the sidewall on his MTR.
what he run over angle iron?
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Nope. Rubbed a rock just the wrong the way i spose.
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Funny- every time I read a thread about Duratracs- some poor guy jumps in and says he cut the sidewalls. Sure a lot of cut sidewalls. Or maybe a couple guys posting a lot about it?

Blk00TJ'S photos pop up a lot on this subject.

Knowing he was aired down to 12 psi is useful info. I wonder if the frequency or potential for these sidewall issues are significantly decreased by limiting the air-down to 15 or 18 psi.
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Blk00TJ'S photos pop up a lot on this subject.

Knowing he was aired down to 12 psi is useful info. I wonder if the frequency or potential for these sidewall issues are significantly decreased by limiting the air-down to 15 or 18 psi.
Airing down to 18 makes little performance difference, 15 and below is where you see results, i usually drop to 7 psi with my cooper stt tires
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Agree, 18 isn't really aired down. I always run 10-11 psi
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I don't see how higher pressure would protect sidewalls from rock damage unless it just kept you from going on the trail

The higher the pressure the less the sidewall flexes away from the rock or root so higher pressure keeps the sidewall more against the offending object so more likely for damage rather then flex out of the way
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I don't see how higher pressure would protect sidewalls from rock damage unless it just kept you from going on the trail The higher the pressure the less the sidewall flexes away from the rock or root so higher pressure keeps the sidewall more against the offending object so more likely for damage rather then flex out of the way
I always assumed that when you air down, the sidewall bulges out and lower to the ground, causing a lot more contact with rocks and other objects, making it more vulnerable to slicing, but I'm not experienced with it enough to know for sure. I don't do much rock crawling.

No doubt a tire with Kevlar in the sidewall is going to withstand slices and tears better than one without. I went for the Duratracs because my JKU is my daily driver, which puts it on the road 99% of the time (much as I would like it to be otherwise). The Duratracs are great in snow, minimal road noise, great handling, and can reasonably handle the dirt trails and mud holes I seek out when I can get off the road. But for heavy off road use I personally would go for a tire more designed for it.
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Back to the topic, how about the dick crpek fun country? They seems to have a similar tread and good reviews, anyone tried them?
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I always assumed that when you air down, the sidewall bulges out and lower to the ground, causing a lot more contact with rocks and other objects, making it more vulnerable to slicing, but I'm not experienced with it enough to know for sure. I don't do much rock crawling. No doubt a tire with Kevlar in the sidewall is going to withstand slices and tears better than one without. I went for the Duratracs because my JKU is my daily driver, which puts it on the road 99% of the time (much as I would like it to be otherwise). The Duratracs are great in snow, minimal road noise, great handling, and can reasonably handle the dirt trails and mud holes I seek out when I can get off the road. But for heavy off road use I personally would go for a tire more designed for it.
More tread contact means better grip aired down. Aired up the jeep tends to not grip rocks and slide around. There's just no give. I mean, a tire can be damaged either way. Especially with the thinned walled Duratrac. Plus it rides like crap not aired down.
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that is lebanon rd in the US i live in lebanon the country (the one that everyone thinks that we are terrorists and the country is a desert ) unfortunately, we have 1 exclusive dealer, and we don't have a wallmart, any other options?
We don't think your all terrorists we just don't negotiate with terrorist

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