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Old 07-24-2013, 07:51 PM   #31
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ive got 32 inch BFG KM mud terrains, the only problem i have is that i dont get enough float. ive put about 10k on them and theyre at 18/32's and come new with 19/32's. duratracs have weak sidewalls, which isnt something you want when you hit a bog on a trail and there happens to be a stump in the middle of it. the BFG KM2 comes in a 33, and is a great tire for on and off road as well as the nitto trail grappler. if youre concearned about wear because of your driving, look at the BFG all terrain as well, i had a set on my old 98 ram and ran them for 8 years

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Old 07-25-2013, 01:07 AM   #32
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Ill take a look at the BFGs then... Can anyone with duratracs attest to their tires noise, tread life etc...
I ran BFG MT's - good on dry - ONLY. Horrible in rain, sleet, ice. Snow was ok.
(Old style MT's btw)

I switched to 33/12.50/15 Duratracs. They were quiet, super quiet, compared to the MT's. They did great all around - dry, snow, rain, sleet, ice - I wasn't afraid they would fail me anymore. I did have wounds over the years having that set. I picked up three nails or screws in one tire for some reason. All were patched but after 55,000 miles one of the patches started leaking. I replaced it but being closer to the shoulder I think the flex was too much and it continued to have slow leaks. I still has about 3/8 inch of thread on the set at 57,000 when I bought a new set.

The only negative thing I will say is I am picky on weight to balance a tire. I had all of them balanced under 3.5 ounces, expect one tire. That one wouldn't go under 5 ounces. The shop sent it back as defective, and got me a new tire that balanced at 0! The whole life of that tire, the wheel never had weight added, it came up a perfect 0 for life.

I run the 315/75/16 Duratracs now. I had similar balancing issues, with one tire coming in at 8.5 ounces. They got me a new tire and mine all have less then 4 ounces on them. Two balanced at 2.25 ounces. Even the shop guys were a bit surprised considering the size of the tires.

Now, for noise, they are a bit noisy right after rotation if you swap the direction they are turning. In saying this, I noticed the increase only for about 50 miles and it wasn't bad. I don't think I've had a tire not make a little additional noise after rotation like this.

If you are worries about the sidewalls - yes, they are a bit thinner than some, but the flex is nice too. I just bought the certs from Discount Tire to replace a tire if it's damaged. Other tire places may have them as well.

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Old 07-25-2013, 02:34 AM   #33
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I see what your saying, but Toyo M/T's are made in the USA Are they heavy? Yes! Is it a fantastic tire? You bet, great tread life and killer traction in the mud and rocks.
Apparently the majority of Toyos are made in the USA but my ATII's were made in Japan. Funny thing is buying made in the USA is important to me and the set I looked at before getting mine were stamped made in the USA but they were a different size and had to pick mine up from another warehouse and when I got home I noticed they were stamped made in Japan. Oh well.
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