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Old 03-16-2014, 05:51 PM   #1
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Anyone run Duratracs?

Ordered super swampers but they won't be in until mid April. I'm not waiting that long so I'm changing my order. I like the duratracs but want someone's opinion who has them or has had them.

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Ordered super swampers but they won't be in until mid April. I'm not waiting that long so I'm changing my order. I like the duratracs but want someone's opinion who has them or has had them.
I really have enjoyed them. Great on road characteristics, light, not very loud... Conquered moab and all the fun stuff, hells revenge etc. Can't go wrong.

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Old 03-16-2014, 06:00 PM   #3
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GY Duratracs are a favorite on this site, LOTS of people run them on here and love them.
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Awesome thank you!
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:10 PM   #6
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IDK a lot about tires...both the JK and JKU have the stock tires and do "ok". My TJ has had 3 sets of BFG A/Ts and did okay...than last year I finally switched to the Duratracs on the TJ...unless I see some severe wear issues compared to the BFGs these are the only tires I plan to run on any of the JEEPS. As good as the TJ was before it is now 10x better. Spinning at stop lights when there is a light rain is a thing of the past, off road grreat on road great not loud and since A/T can get the "road hazard warranty" with "lifetime balance and rotation" it has saved me the price of a tire 2 times in the last 10 years...and the tread life has to be better when they get rotated every oil change for FREE!!!...LIKE ANYTHING ymmv...good luck!!!
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:27 PM   #7
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I have 285/70 x 17 it has been a great tire. I have bout 26000 and not quite at 50%. Close. Worked great in the snow this year. We did not get much snow last winter. do light offroading with some mud. Not mud holes or pits. worked great.

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I have 285/70 x 17 it has been a great tire. I have bout 26000 and not quite at 50%. Close. Worked great in the snow this year. We did not get much snow last winter. do light offroading with some mud. Not mud holes or pits. worked great. They look awesome on the jeep
So they wouldn't be good for deeper mud holes?
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:35 PM   #9
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So they wouldn't be good for deeper mud holes?
Define deeper? If you mean Bogging no they are not for that. They are an A/T...but that being said with the PROPER GEARS and MOTOR/ power and wheel speed they do "clean out" for most of the muddy clay we have around here...better than my BFGs did.....
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:37 PM   #10
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I have read they run smaller than advertised more so than others, but everyone seems to like them.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:43 PM   #11
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I'm running 305x70x16 Duratracs. They are great tires with not too much road noise.
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I've been researching tires for at least a month now and I will be buying duratracs because of the huge amount of great reviews they get. They are by far the most recommended AT tire for winter performance and thats a big priority for me. Their mud performance reviews are okay but nothing spectacular so IMO if you don't live in a Northern climate and you want to play in the mud then there are better tires to be had. If you want an AT that can handle winter then absolutely go Duratrac.

Just my personal conclusion after insane amounts of time in tire shops and reading reviews and threads on the interweb
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:00 PM   #13
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Got them about two months ago no issues so far , even with all the crappy snow we've had .
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:12 PM   #14
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Duratrac is great tire. Running 33s now but plan to go with DTs again but 35s.
Just wheeled with a few guys that used to run swampers, but they were only getting a little over 10,000 miles before they wore down.
I personally think that Duratrac excels in many conditions. I even run them on rocks.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:33 PM   #15
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I wish they offered them in 37's. I love my 35's.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:41 PM   #16
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I am in the middle of making a decision between the Duratracs and Falken Wild Peak. I just can't decide
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We bought 33" DuraTracs for Mike's jeep when we bought it. When I got my jeep in October, he really wanted to run 35s, so we swapped them over to my jeep. We were so happy with the 33s that we got 35s for his. We love them in both sizes!

DTD tire warranty on them is great as well. Popped a sidewall out playing in the sand on a Sunday. Called them Monday and had a new tire, completely FREE on Wednesday!

We've run them in mud, sand, beach, snow, fire roads and long distance highway. Both our jeeps are daily drivers as well.

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We bought 33" DuraTracs for Mike's jeep when we bought it. When I got my jeep in October, he really wanted to run 35s, so we swapped them over to my jeep. We were so happy with the 33s that we got 35s for his. We love them in both sizes!

DTD tire warranty on them is great as well. Popped a sidewall out playing in the sand on a Sunday. Called them Monday and had a new tire, completely FREE on Wednesday!

We've run them in mud, sand, beach, snow, fire roads and long distance highway. Both our jeeps are daily drivers as well.

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I have read more popped sidewall stories with duratracs then about any tire I can think of. I am sure that is why they are not popular in my neck of the woods as lots of rocks and sharp sticks ie down fallen timber.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:52 PM   #19
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Great tire. I will definitely purchase them again.

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I have read more popped sidewall stories with duratracs then about any tire I can think of. I am sure that is why they are not popular in my neck of the woods as lots of rocks and sharp sticks ie down fallen timber.
Yeah, we were wheeling at a state park. There were beer bottles everywhere and we were watching for them as much as possible, but it's hard to see glass in sugar sand.

people who think pitching their bottles all over the trail make me !
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I am in the middle of making a decision between the Duratracs and Falken Wild Peak. I just can't decide
I just compared the 2 in 35's and if I'm not mistaken, Falken's will be cheaper but Duratrac's will be lighter. Lighter may eliminate the need for a regear and will obviously offer better fuel economy. If I were to make the change, I'd go with the Duratracs as I ran these on my FJ and they did real well and as others have said, are quiet for having such an aggressive looking tread.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:33 PM   #22
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315/7017 here Love them. They are great in the snow and better on the trail.

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Old 03-16-2014, 09:47 PM   #23
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I have been running bfg a/t and m/t tires since the 80's.
In the last two years I have tried the falken wildpeaks with good results. They are much closer to a street tread than the duratrac's.
I now have nitto trail grapplers/factory rims on my diesel dodge 4x4 crew cab. Also have another set of factory rims with falken wildpeaks.
The only reason I didn't go with duratrac's on the dodge is the size and load range I needed.
I currently have duratrac's on my tahoe in 35's. Been running them for over a year with great results. We got some snow this year and I was amazed how they performed.
I recently lifted my rubicon and swapped rims and tires. Went with duratrac's again in 33's and it was an easy choice.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:53 PM   #25
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DuraTrac 305.70.16 were a prefect fit on my 08 Rubi. Found them to be great in wet, rock and hwy. I found out that the size is now discontinued and replaced with Kavalar MT. No way...
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If you're worried about the sidewall get the E load rated Duratrac. Not all sizes have the E load. But most of the popular sizes over 32" do.
You'll just need to run the PSI a little lower to soften the ride around town.
I run my at about 15 to 18 psi off-road so the sidewalls take some punishment on the rocky terrain.
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285/70/17 Duratracs on stock Rubicon X wheels with 1.5" wheel spacers. Unfortunately, I found out that wheel spacers are illegal in Utah so my next purchase will be some AEV Pintlers in matte black. Love the tires though and will miss my stock wheels.

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285/70/17 Duratracs on stock Rubicon X wheels with 1.5" wheel spacers. Unfortunately, I found out that wheel spacers are illegal in Utah so my next purchase will be some AEV Pintlers in matte black. Love the tires though and will miss my stock wheels.
I'd double check that. I think I heard that they'll classify hub centric spacers as a wheel adapter which I believe are legal here in Utah. I wheel with a guy that works at Fat Bobs garage in Layton, I'll have to ask him the next ride. If possible I'd take your jeep to a shop that specializes in offroad vehicles to get your inspection done. They'll know how to properly classify your spacers.
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I'd double check that. I think I heard that they'll classify hub centric spacers as a wheel adapter which I believe are legal here in Utah. I wheel with a guy that works at Fat Bobs garage in Layton, I'll have to ask him the next ride. If possible I'd take your jeep to a shop that specializes in offroad vehicles to get your inspection done. They'll know how to properly classify your spacers.
I am going to check with Big-O tomorrow when I go to get an alignment. According to a WF member Moabite they are illegal here in Utah so I looked it up on the Utah website for vehicle lifts and sure enough "wheel spacers" are listed.

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If you ordered super swampers and and want to substitute them with Duratracs you are not gonna be a happy customer--providing mud traction and sidewall stiffness is important. They are an all terrain tire which is no comparison to a mud tire. This is a good example of comparing apples to oranges.

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