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Old 08-06-2011, 02:30 PM   #31
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No tire is perfect. I agree the sidewall of the km2 isn't as tough as some others...It's got awesome tread though!
I'm running out of ways to express what is in my head. Trouble with words today.
I agree, absolutely no tire is perfect for everybody. Some will sacrifice life for durability on the trail, others will want the best in the all around category but must pay a big weight penalty. Some will sacrifice everything for the "raw" look of a tire. All are right and all are wrong it all depends on your own personal rating system. But don't get mad (or tired) at people who bring up weak side walls just because its a tire you like that is rated high in your system. After all they are only bringing it up on tires that you know, have weak sidewalls.

It must not bother you much which is fine. But after wheeling down there (texas) I would think you would want a solid steel tire for some of those areas. Those Mesquite thorns are some bad @ss things.

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Old 08-06-2011, 02:39 PM   #32
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I have the duratracs and wheel all the time, mud, rocks, sand, dirt/woods... no issues. I know they have weak sideways supposedly but its not like you can tap them and they explode. Any tire can get cut open. It just takes bad luck. Some are thicker than others but you hit the wrong thing, it won't matter.

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Old 08-06-2011, 02:43 PM   #33
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I love my Falken Rocky Mountains as an overall tire...i do trails as well as daily driving. They do awesome in anything i've put them through on the trail and are quiet on the road.
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:46 PM   #34
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I agree, absolutely no tire is perfect for everybody. Some will sacrifice life for durability on the trail, others will want the best in the all around category but must pay a big weight penalty. Some will sacrifice everything for the "raw" look of a tire. All are right and all are wrong it all depends on your own personal rating system. But don't get mad (or tired) at people who bring up weak side walls just because its a tire you like that is rated high in your system. After all they are only bringing it up on tires that you know, have weak sidewalls.

It must not bother you much which is fine. But after wheeling down there (texas) I would think you would want a solid steel tire for some of those areas. Those Mesquite thorns are some bad @ss things.
Bad time to share my feelings muchos aplogieso. Everyone has they're own opinion. And prolly experience.
And yes we do what we can to avoid mesquite. Had a 4wheeler that got eaten by mesquite. But there isn't alot of it in the two places I live.
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just got new rims and tires. Love em. got toyo open country 35 " mud terrain. Sweet wheels.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:48 AM   #36
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Nice discussion, people. I might have cut my choices down a little bit. Wheeling would be nice if I had somewhere to go, but I can "make" a few trails in some forested areas, just don't tell anyone . I'll still be driving on pavement every day, so the decision is still kind of hard.

jeeprph, what is the tread life of your Toyos?
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Mine is also a daily driver. Do some wheeling on the weekends. My buddy has same tires with over 50,000 on them and still kicking. Little road noise but I love what there is and very aggressive tread. I like road noise kinda wish there was a little more. Great tires
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Nice discussion, people. I might have cut my choices down a little bit. Wheeling would be nice if I had somewhere to go, but I can "make" a few trails in some forested areas, just don't tell anyone . I'll still be driving on pavement every day, so the decision is still kind of hard.

jeeprph, what is the tread life of your Toyos?
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Out here in Arizona, there are plenty of sharp rocks, mesquite and ocotillo thorns that can easily puncture a tire. I remember years ago when we were out hunting and got a flat by running over an ocotillo branch in our 67 Wagoneer. Three-ply sidewalls provide added insurance against flats.


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I agree, absolutely no tire is perfect for everybody. Some will sacrifice life for durability on the trail, others will want the best in the all around category but must pay a big weight penalty. Some will sacrifice everything for the "raw" look of a tire. All are right and all are wrong it all depends on your own personal rating system. But don't get mad (or tired) at people who bring up weak side walls just because its a tire you like that is rated high in your system. After all they are only bringing it up on tires that you know, have weak sidewalls.

It must not bother you much which is fine. But after wheeling down there (texas) I would think you would want a solid steel tire for some of those areas. Those Mesquite thorns are some bad @ss things.

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