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Old 03-08-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Good Year Duratracs vs. Falken Rocky Mountains

I am in the process of deciding on new tires for my 2002 TJ. I currently have 33x12.50x15 Mud Terrain and looking for a less aggressive daily tire good in all weather. I like the Rocky Mountains but have also heard good things about the Duratracs. What would you all recommend...

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Old 03-08-2012, 07:24 PM   #2
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Um. I am actually moving to 35" Mud terrian tires.

Would you be interested in buying my Falkens ? About 10K miles, plenty of thread.

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Old 03-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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I have ran BFG's since the first year I got the TJ. (on my 3rd set) Next set will be Duratracs---have just heard to many good things not to try 'em.
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Can't really go wrong either way in my opinion. I love my Rocky Mountains, but I would have went with the Duratracs if I had went with a 15" wheel. I prefer the look of the Duratracs, but the Falkens definitely look better in person than in pics. No regrets here.
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No comparison if you see them in person, IMO. If you want less aggressive, go with the Falkens.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:48 PM   #6
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if Duratracs had a tougher sidewall, they'd rule the tire world.
Even without it, they're still really, really damn good.
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Let me help muddy the water for you...
Performance-wise, both will be perfect for your needs, however:
- Falkens are a lot cheaper
- Duratracs are a lot lighter and look more aggressive

So if money is an issue, Falkens are the choice. If performance and looks are your preference, then go Duratrac. But basically, either one is a good choice.
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33"Falken WildPeak or 33" Duratrac ?

In 33" Duratracs are 4lbs lighter. Alot out be 14lbs lighter.

This isnt a road race vechile,, I dont think the extra weight will matter a lot.
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You just about can't go wrong with the Duratracs. The look, ride, and terrain munching tread is awesome. As I have said in other posts, the ride on the duratracs is much better than the stock tires, IMO. The weight does end up mattering when you consider fuel economy. I lost about 2 mpg going from stock to the 285 Duratracs. However, none of us are in a Jeep to save money on gas. Gearing also becomes an issue the more weight you push.
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You just about can't go wrong with the Duratracs. The look, ride, and terrain munching tread is awesome. As I have said in other posts, the ride on the duratracs is much better than the stock tires, IMO. The weight does end up mattering when you consider fuel economy. I lost about 2 mpg going from stock to the 285 Duratracs. However, none of us are in a Jeep to save money on gas. Gearing also becomes an issue the more weight you push.
Did you correct the speedo for the change in tire size? If not you haven't lost as much as you think.
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Did you correct the speedo for the change in tire size? If not you haven't lost as much as you think.
No I didn't. It is only off by about 1-2 mph....so it wasn't worth the effort. I like your thinking though! So you're sayin' there is a chance I might be getting 17 mpg instead of 16.5....LOL
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No I didn't. It is only off by about 1-2 mph....so it wasn't worth the effort. I like your thinking though! So you're sayin' there is a chance I might be getting 17 mpg instead of 16.5....LOL
It's not only the speedo that is off. Its also the odometer, tripometer, and the mpg calculation. The computer still thinks there are stock sized tires on there. Since you have larger diameter tires, you are traveling further per rotation than the computer thinks. So if the tripometer says you went 10 miles, you may have actually gone 10.6 or further.
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It's not only the speedo that is off. Its also the odometer, tripometer, and the mpg calculation. The computer still thinks there are stock sized tires on there. Since you have larger diameter tires, you are traveling further per rotation than the computer thinks. So if the tripometer says you went 10 miles, you may have actually gone 10.6 or further.

Really! I hadn't considered the entire range of what the computer calculates. I guess I didn't give it enough thought. That may be enough reason to consider getting a Procal....unless there is something better?
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Really! I hadn't considered the entire range of what the computer calculates. I guess I didn't give it enough thought. That may be enough reason to consider getting a Procal....unless there is something better?
If you have an '11 or '12, then no, there isn't anything better. No tuners such as Superchips are available for them yet. If you have a '07-'10, then you could go with a Superchips FlashPaq if you have use for the tuning capabilities.
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If you have an '11 or '12, then no, there isn't anything better. No tuners such as Superchips are available for them yet. If you have a '07-'10, then you could go with a Superchips FlashPaq if you have use for the tuning capabilities.
I have a 2012. I have read some threads on the Procal not functioning properly, and causing some issues. Have you used one?

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