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Old 08-18-2013, 01:47 AM   #1
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Looking for new tires...

So I know this is a common question. I have a 2013 sport on 17 factory wheels but want a more aggressive tire. It is my dd.. I dont plan on a lift any time soon. Ive been reading a ton and cant seem to be able to pick a tire out.. so many mixed reviews. .. aggressive AT or a MT that doesnt get eaten up fast by the highyway...

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Old 08-18-2013, 08:52 AM   #2
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I had a lot of similar thoughts but I live where we can get a lot of snow
and mudd tires are not so good on packed ice and snow so they were out.
That left me with AT tires and in 255 75r 17 there were not many choices.
I had little 225 before and was little scared to go up to 265 where there is
more choice. I ended up going to with the Cooper Discoverer AT3. They
are a P rated tire so the ride is nice and they come with 14/32 tread
depth so the look cool and are 55000 mile tires.
I think now they are on I could have pulled off 265 and got the Duratracs.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:05 AM   #3
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Im in wisconsin so yeah im looking for probably a super aggressive AT or a MT that has alot more tread than just pure lugs... like some of the mts are... Ive read alot of bad things about balancing and weak sidewalls on the duratracs which worries me...

And yeah i was thinking 265/70/R17 in whatever tire i get... Assuming that works just fine on the OEM 17 wheels... cuz right now there 255/70/17
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:47 AM   #4
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The only thing you really need to be concerned with the Duratracs is sharp rocks, since you're not going to lift it any time soon, it's doubtful that you'll be getting into that kind of terrain. The Duratracs shine in all other areas, snow, rain, mud, and sand. They are lighter than most other AT/MT tires which will help with keeping mpg's higher, and your braking distance shorter. My Duratracs took very little weight to balance. I ordered mine from Tirerack mounted and balanced on DC2 wheels, I've had them over 2 years and am very pleased with them. Mine is a DD, and I go wheeling 2-3 weekends a month.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:05 AM   #5
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Yeah I dont plan on any kind of lift till I can do it the right way. I just want a more aggressive tire.. for looks/function.. for hunting and the snow. And from the reviews they do fairly well with what ill need.
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