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Old 07-21-2013, 04:31 PM   #31
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All the little cuts in the tread, the little jagged lines on the knobs themselves, that's called siping, that is what creates astounding grip. When your driving, rain, snow, ice and so on, the siping spreads and contracts gripping the surface, what this does is give you hundreds more edges to grip with.

In the above images you see the siping on the Silent Armors is one, sometimes 2 cuts, straight lines, while the Duratracs have 2 per tread lug, cut in a zig-zag pattern, this gives you a gripping edge not only at the tread lug edges, but also at each zig and zag of the siping cut as well.

The most amazing tires I've ever run on ice are Mastercraft Glacier Grips, on the wifes Tracker you can drive straight up on ice, they are amazing, also due to the siping, they arent good Jeep tires but it's another very good example of the difference siping makes.
Now i SEE What you mean. I couldn't before but if you look closely at the silent armors, not all lugs have two sipes... Hmmm... You are selling me. But they look so beefy and I'm not into beefy :-/ I mean the sidewall.

But if they are solid, then I will have to consider. Just like the poster below, I'm just concerned with all the driving I do at 157,000 miles on an 07 having to constantly replace and not having that kind of money...

I know there are a lot of sites that offer the package where you can get new wheels and tires...(That's what I would ultimately like to do as you get more bang for your buck ) I'm running the stock rims which I do like, but would really like to go with something black with a touch of silver. Someone had rims that were black and had a silver star in it. Those were hot can't find the post

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Mine have been on for 2 years, mine isn't a DD, but it sometimes does DD duty, I would guess I'm at about 2500 miles on my Duratracs, just make sure you use the paint method to find your optimum tire pressure - what you do is use some white spray paint and put a line from side to side across the tire, drive a mile or so, if the paint is gone in the middle and not the sides, too much air pressure, gone on the sides and still in the middle, too little pressure.

I don't hear them at all unless I really listen for them, and even then the top and windows have to be in, I have to go under 40 and really listen for them.

Usually the ones with a star are XD rims, called "Rockstars"

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Old 07-21-2013, 04:34 PM   #33
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Mine have been on for 2 years, mine isn't a DD, but it sometimes does DD duty, I would guess I'm at about 2500 miles on my Duratracs, just make sure you use the paint method to find your optimum tire pressure - what you do is use some white spray paint and put a line from side to side across the tire, drive a mile or so, if the paint is gone in the middle and not the sides, too much air pressure, gone on the sides and still in the middle, too little pressure.

I don't hear them at all unless I really listen for them, and even then the top and windows have to be in, I have to go under 40 and really listen for them.
Wow. That is a super nifty idea. Totally will have to do that. These are almost shot and I purchased them about two years ago.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #34
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Mine have been on for 2 years, mine isn't a DD, but it sometimes does DD duty, I would guess I'm at about 2500 miles on my Duratracs, just make sure you use the paint method to find your optimum tire pressure - what you do is use some white spray paint and put a line from side to side across the tire, drive a mile or so, if the paint is gone in the middle and not the sides, too much air pressure, gone on the sides and still in the middle, too little pressure.

I don't hear them at all unless I really listen for them, and even then the top and windows have to be in, I have to go under 40 and really listen for them.

Usually the ones with a star are XD rims, called "Rockstars"
YES!!!!!! THAT'S THE WHEEL I WANT. My jeep is all black with black and gray interior. I love the all-black look with a touch of silver. Now to see if you can get these with some sort of combo and I really do not wish to know the price If sold separately. By the way. Thanks for all your help. It's definitely appreciated
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Tirerack has them, and they will ship mounted and balanced any combo you like.

They have the XD Rockstars for $186 (+/-)

And the Duratracs for $177 (+/-)

Best thing to do is call them and tell them what you want and see what kind of a deal you can get out of them, then call Discount tire direct and a couple others and start working them against each other, just be sure to always deal with the same sales person if you can, call them back and tell them XYZ can ship them for $xxx, but I prefer to buy from you, can't you beat that? What else can you do? road hazard and replacement and what-not.
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Tirerack has them, and they will ship mounted and balanced any combo you like.

They have the XD Rockstars for $186 (+/-)

And the Duratracs for $177 (+/-)
Sweeet!!! I was on their site earlier. Will definitely be back on tonight
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If you are worried about longevity, I bought my Duratracs 3-4 years ago. They now have 40,000+ on them (mostly highway) and still going strong. They have handled every weather condition including the occasional snow and I was amazed at how well they grip on ice. I spend a lot of time running through mud (not by choice, it's my job) and they shed the stuff like water. They have great road manners providing a smooth ride and as mentioned above, after 40,000 miles, they still have the siping. I figure that I am going to get around 50k out of this set.
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If you are worried about longevity, I bought my Duratracs 3-4 years ago. They now have 40,000+ on them (mostly highway) and still going strong. They have handled every weather condition including the occasional snow and I was amazed at how well they grip on ice. I spend a lot of time running through mud (not by choice, it's my job) and they shed the stuff like water. They have great road manners providing a smooth ride and as mentioned above, after 40,000 miles, they still have the siping. I figure that I am going to get around 50k out of this set.
That is probably more than I've got from my Goodyears. Definitely going to check them out and this was very helpful as well. Thanks
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Goodyear Duratrac Tires

Hey. Just put Goodyear Duratracs on our 2004 TJ Rubicon. They are soooooo quiet compared to the stock MTR's. Feel a little "Spongier" and grab quicker. I mean; "drive the Jeep" ; it turns quicker. ( Could be that my old tires were just so worn out it lost all that traction ). Dealer claims they should be great in snow. Sniping. Sniping is a wonderful thing in snow. Live in Minnesota, so very familiar with snow. The look good too, with the Wrangler white lettering. We are so far very happy with them.

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