Originally Posted by capncraigagain
I've got a 05 Rubi with Mud Claws. Rapidly going deaf. Any speed over 45 MPH and I have to put ear plugs in.
How do you like your Duratracs and how is the noise at highway speeds?
Sorry almost missed this....To properly answer this question I feel it is important to give a little background.
My '04 Tj still had the OEM tires on it when I purchased it, in Nov of '04.
However in my opinion they had never been rotated and showed signs of uneven wear. My solution was to purchase BFG A/Ts as they were considered to be the "best" tires at that time for the money that I could afford. I was very satisfied with the BFGs, so much so that I replaced them twice after about 50K -60K miles of use and 5 tire rotation. I did have one replaced under the road hazard warranty during that time.
In the mean time I had heard so much good about the Duratracs that I tried them when I went to 33's and new wheels at the same time. The difference was HUGE. No more slipping at the lights when it had first started raining, and with the wider tire I also no longer had the jolts at the edge of the pot holes. In the snow they are great however wheel speed is sometimes needed to get them to clean out in heavy mud or snow. The noise is minimal in my opinion, and I do frequently run top down or off. Actually my exhaust and radio are louder than the tires. I do run a flow master exhaust on the TJ.
Unless I run into a "wear issue" or tire life problem, I intend to have Duratracs installed on the JK and JKU when they need tires in the future.
I was replacing tires about every 24-30 months but with more vehicles that no longer happens, but my tire shop knows me by name when I stop in now. I get my moneys worth out of the "free rotation and balancing". I have added the "free rotation and balancing" to all my vehicles tires.