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Old 01-01-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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BFG All terrains or Goodyear Duratracs?

Im going to need some new tires soon. On Home - Discount Tire Direct a set of either of these tires is the same price. I'm on the road more than not but would still like to have some good tires if I do hit the trails. Which set of tires do you think would better suit my needs?

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Old 01-01-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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Im going to need some new tires soon. On Home - Discount Tire Direct a set of either of these tires is the same price. I'm on the road more than not but would still like to have some good tires if I do hit the trails. Which set of tires do you think would better suit my needs?
The DuraTracs are lighter, better in rain and snow (they come siped), and look meaner, IMO. Both tires will last a good long time, properly aired and rotated. Don't think you could really go wrong with either one.

I'm biased: I've got DT's on my rig. But they made more sense for me, since I live in Wisconsin and snow driving is a must.

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The DuraTracs are lighter, better in rain and snow (they come siped), and look meaner, IMO. Both tires will last a good long time, properly aired and rotated. Don't think you could really go wrong with either one.

I'm biased: I've got DT's on my rig. But they made more sense for me, since I live in Wisconsin and snow driving is a must.

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I'm in NY so we do get some snow so that good to know. I will admit the DuraTracs are sexy. Lol
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I'm in NY so we do get some snow so that good to know. I will admit the DuraTracs are sexy. Lol
You might wanna try the search field for a snow comparison...iirc, the BFG's don't do well in the snow. Could be thinking of some other tire, but I'm pretty sure I'm not.

Also, I know it's not uncommon (given the proper usage, as noted in my first post) for the DT's to last for 50K miles or so. Another reason for my choice.

Like I said, though, don't think you can really go wrong either way. They're both very well represented on this forum and others.

Now, if you were UPSTATE NY, I'd say you'd be foolish to get anything other than the DT's...


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I recently had the same decision to make. I've had the BFGs before and they are a great tire, but... I did not find them snow friendly. They do fine in the wet, they too are siped from the factory.

However, I bought the Duratracs this time. I needed something better in the snow. The sidewalls on the duratracs are very thin, how well they hold up in rocks I don't know.

The BFGs have a much thicker sidewall.

Ultimately they are both great tires. The Duratracs have a more modern design and frankly look a lot more aggressive.

I'm so far happy with the Goodyears and am satisfied with my choice.
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I recently had the same decision to make. I've had the BFGs before and they are a great tire, but... I did not find them snow friendly. They do fine in the wet, they too are siped from the factory.

However, I bought the Duratracs this time. I needed something better in the snow. The sidewalls on the duratracs are very thin, how well they hold up in rocks I don't know.

The BFGs have a much thicker sidewall.

Ultimately they are both great tires. The Duratracs have a more modern design and frankly look a lot more aggressive.

I'm so far happy with the Goodyears and am satisfied with my choice.

Knew I was forgetting something. The BFG's are much better in the rocks.
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The amount of rocks I see is minimal so that doesn't really bother me. Duratracs seem to have the lead so far.
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I've been researching this as well and found the Goodyear Dura Trac to be the better all around on (Mud,Snow & Ice) for those of us in the north driving daily in the winter months.
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JP magazines newest issue has a test on all the latest tires, including those two. Check it out. It supports my liking to good years..
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I have not had the BFG's. That being said I currently have Duratracs and Love them. Much better ride than that of the mt/r that came stock on my jeep. Got to use them in some snow recently and they preformed great. My vote goes to Goodyear.
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I'm for the Duratracs! I just got mine a few months ago and I really like them. My jeep had the BFG A/T KOs, when I bought it. they were quiet on the road, good traction on Dry pavement and wore well, but the Duratracs do so much better and especially in rain, sand, on the trail, and in mud, I can't say as for snow but they were designed with snow and cold weather driving in mind.
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I ordered my DuraTracs last weekend and am counting down the last two days until they're delivered... The wait is the hardest part lol
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I'm sure your gonna love 'em too! they look awesome when you see them mounted. alot better than in pics.
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I just put my Duratrac's on today and love them. They look mean and the ride is smoother than stock. I have them at 32 psi cold.
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what size? I run my 33's at 26 psi
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Duratracs! here are my 33's have had them for a year now great tread left.


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I vote BFG. I've had mine for over a month now and LOVE them. They handle great on and off road. I've read they last longer than the DT's.

As mentioned above, you really can't go wrong either way.
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I just put Dura Tracs on today as well. I had BFG A/T KO's on my old Jeep (now my son's Jeep). They're a great tire. Love 'em. He still has them on and it's been 5 years of daily driving. Can't say enough positive about them, but I'll be honest, I went with the DT's because they were $200 cheaper. 1st thing I noticed is that the DT's were MUCH quieter than any tire I've had on a Jeep. The jury is still out for me on them obviously, but the reviews I've read on them echo what most have said in this thread...great tire.
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i have always enjoyed my bfg's. never tried the dura tracs but will next time i am getting tires.
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I wanted to get BFG's but all this talk about Dura's is changing my mind.
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Heres the thing, i do not want to lift my jku right now, eventually i do, but do they have dura's that will fit without any mods required. Other than smaller rims.. Sorry for my ignorance.
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Heres the thing, i do not want to lift my jku right now, eventually i do, but do they have dura's that will fit without any mods required. Other than smaller rims.. Sorry for my ignorance.
Of course they do. Looking at your profile, looks like you have the stock 17" Moabs. You could run the 265/70 with no problems at all or you could run the 285/70 with only mild rubbing that could be fixed with a little air dam trimming and a set of wheel spacers.
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Of course they do. Looking at your profile, looks like you have the stock 17" Moabs. You could run the 265/70 with no problems at all or you could run the 285/70 with only mild rubbing that could be fixed with a little air dam trimming and a set of wheel spacers.
Oh okay cool. How much do the spacers and what not cost?
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Oh okay cool. How much do the spacers and what not cost?
Spidertrax spacers are generally considered to be the best. You'll be looking at roughly $200 for the set of 4.
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Awesome thats good to know.. THANK YOU! =)
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