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Old 07-10-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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Are there any 37" tires as good as a 315 duratrac in snow??

Thread title basically says it all. Or has anyone heard anything about goodyear possibly making a 37" duratrac?? Thanks !!

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Old 07-10-2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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Iroks are supposed to be good in the snow. Not sure if you are looking for an AT or what.

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Yea I would like an AT Tire. I have the 315 duratracs and really like them but I would eventually like to move to 37s. They get a lot of snow where I work and I have a fairly long drive so I would like something very comparable to the goodyears. Just thinking for later down the road lol
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Be more specific...are you talking about offroad snow or on-the-road snow? Huge difference.

*Edit* just noticed your other post about the commute. You definitely want siping if you are driving on the road. The Duratracs are incredible in the snow. Generally speaking, MTs lugs have a different compound so if you sipe they they tend to rip themselves apart on the road. I don't know what options there are for 37s, but I would look for a tire with a snowflake symbol. I would also say that my personal opinion is that the Duratracs are the best all around (key word there) Jeep tire. They do everything very well. Sure other tires do specific things a bit better, but the Duratracs feel at home everywhere. I have taken mine through mud, snow, dirt, rock, and ice, and have been blown away every single time.
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Duratracs rock except the size offering and the sidewalls. There aren't a ton of good large AT tires... Not really a market. KM2 might be decent in snow, I have no experience though. Iroks are the best for snow wheeling. I siped my MTRs by hand and it seemed to improve snow performance. They aren't bad.
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Be more specific...are you talking about offroad snow or on-the-road snow? Huge difference.

*Edit* just noticed your other post about the commute. You definitely want siping if you are driving on the road. The Duratracs are incredible in the snow. Generally speaking, MTs lugs have a different compound so if you sipe they they tend to rip themselves apart on the road. I don't know what options there are for 37s, but I would look for a tire with a snowflake symbol. I would also say that my personal opinion is that the Duratracs are the best all around (key word there) Jeep tire. They do everything very well. Sure other tires do specific things a bit better, but the Duratracs feel at home everywhere. I have taken mine through mud, snow, dirt, rock, and ice, and have been blown away every single time.
Yea mostly on road because the jeep is my daily driver but I do go off roading as well. If duratrac ever makes a tire bigger than the 315 I would be first in line to purchase!!
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Just noticed you are in NJ (my neck of the woods.) You sure you want to run 37s? There is nothing within a 600 miles radius of NJ that has decent wheeling and your right is most likely a 95% road rig...I would say 315s. I have 33s now, but will upgrade to 315s sometime at the end of the year. As much as I love the look of 37s or even 40s, my practical side tells me that it's a dumb move and will be a con much more often than a pro.
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Just noticed you are in NJ (my neck of the woods.) You sure you want to run 37s? There is nothing within a 600 miles radius of NJ that has decent wheeling and your right is most likely a 95% road rig...I would say 315s. I have 33s now, but will upgrade to 315s sometime at the end of the year. As much as I love the look of 37s or even 40s, my practical side tells me that it's a dumb move and will be a con much more often than a pro.

The voice of reason is strong with this one.
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There is nothing within a 600 miles radius of NJ that has decent wheeling
Rausch Creek is less than 100 miles from the PA/NJ border. But I get your point.
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The voice of reason is strong with this one.
Yup. Trust me, I wan't to roll around on 40s as well, but I have been in the modding world for way too long and know the result...you'll show the big tires off to your friends for 2 weeks, and then reality will set in. They are rough, uncomfortable, you can't park in multilevel parking facilities, you'll burn gas like no tomorrow, your ride will suck, etc. I've been through this with my sports cars when going from a a normal clutch to a puck, when upping the boost, putting race suspension on a road vehicle, etc.

Sometimes you have to make the right call. The wrong call will make you hate your rig.
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Rausch Creek is less than 100 miles from the PA/NJ border. But I get your point.
I know, but I meant real wheeling you can do every weekend, like if you lived in CA, UT, CO, etc. Rausch is fun for a day or two, but that's it. It's an offroad park, not even close to wheeling through millions of acres of awesomeness.
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Rausch is better than the streets on NJ. I am lucky to live in PA in good driving distance of lots of parts, private land, forest trails, etc. CA would be sweet too however.
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I was going to 37s as well but I talked myself out of it. With lift, tires, wheels, regear, rear locker, d30 truss and gusset and procal I was looking at 7000$... For a vehicle I don't even own my responsible side said no way. That's only half of the mods I needed eventually I would need ball joints, axle shafts maybe my d30 pinion would blow so might want a whole new axle, drag link flip, driveshafts the list goes on. Sure you don't need all that to run 37s some people buy the cheapest lift they can find and slap 37s on and call it a day but I like to do things right and it's my DD so why ruin it. Don't let me scare you though if you really want them and have the finances to do so giver! They will look awesome for sure
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Just noticed you are in NJ (my neck of the woods.) You sure you want to run 37s? There is nothing within a 600 miles radius of NJ that has decent wheeling and your right is most likely a 95% road rig...I would say 315s. I have 33s now, but will upgrade to 315s sometime at the end of the year. As much as I love the look of 37s or even 40s, my practical side tells me that it's a dumb move and will be a con much more often than a pro.

Yea this is probably exactly right. I had free time at work and my mind ran away because im staring at the jeep out the window
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35s look great on a JKU, especially with stock fenders. Big and beefy.
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Yea this is probably exactly right. I had free time at work and my mind ran away because im staring at the jeep out the window
Staying with 35's makes the process a whole lot simpler. Besides, with 35's you can get Duratracs.

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I'm doing 37s.... on a TJ.... It's a lot of money.... and even more time. Not for the faint of heart. That said I am looking at Pitbull Rocker Radials or Blue Label Krawlers for tires.
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I bug the guys at the local goodyear store every time im in there about 37" duratracs. They keep saying they think theyll eventually make them but no official word on anything yet. I hope they do because I love the duratracs too, but if they dont ill be switching to MTR's when I go 37.
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Honestly I went from duratrac to MTR and for a DD it's really not that awesome of a swap. I did however sipe them and that made a big difference, but now the lugs are much more likely to chuck on the rocks.
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Do you guys think 35's look big enough with flat fenders? I am going to do my lift soon and am running the ACE fenders. Just debating tire size now.
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Do you guys think 35's look big enough with flat fenders? I am going to do my lift soon and am running the ACE fenders. Just debating tire size now.
I dont think 35's look big enough with stock fenders on a JKU. I continue to wish id just gone 37's from the start.
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Do you guys think 35's look big enough with flat fenders? I am going to do my lift soon and am running the ACE fenders. Just debating tire size now.
What about pocket style fenders? They seem to make the rig look bigger and wider.
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What about pocket style fenders? They seem to make the rig look bigger and wider.
My opinion on the pocket flares are, unless you have 40" tires those flares make your tires look small. And they are wide as hell
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Do you guys think 35's look big enough with flat fenders? I am going to do my lift soon and am running the ACE fenders. Just debating tire size now.
Depends how big the gap is. 35s look good with flatties and minimal lift (or no lift.) Anything over 2.5" and they start to look a tad small (on a JKU.)
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I love my toyo 37sx13.5s in any terrain. Including the snow. I went from 35 inch km2 to 37 inch toyos in the same winter and I can easily see a difference in the snow, night and day. Toyos are kickin'.

The 37 jump seems to be the threshold for heavy modifications. They definitely require more time and money, but if you want it to work then it will. The cons don't outweight the pros if you do not think they do.



As for being in NJ, we do have some cool wheeling spots. Stokes state forest though its not that technical ( NFR I have seen your awesome pictures of your rig by the waterfall), Pine barrens, Rausch Creek if you can make time, trails in Mahwah, trails in Sparta ( there is a thread in a different section on this forum where some folks talk about meeting up though I haven't been able to yet) and I have a few nice local mud puts around me that are cool after it rains.

^Didn't mean to deviate from thread during later part, just wanted to throw this out there
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I love my toyo 37sx13.5s in any terrain. Including the snow. I went from 35 inch km2 to 37 inch toyos in the same winter and I can easily see a difference in the snow, night and day. Toyos are kickin'.

The 37 jump seems to be the threshold for heavy modifications, but if you want it to work then it will. The cons don't outweight the pros if you do not think they do.

As for being in NJ, we do have some cool wheeling spots. Stokes state forest though its not that technical ( NFR I have seen your awesome pictures of your rig by the waterfall), Pine barrens, Rausch Creek if you can make time, trails in Mahwah, trails in Sparta ( there is a thread in a different section on this forum where some folks talk about meeting up though I haven't been able to yet) and I have a few nice local mud puts around me that are cool after it rains.

^Didn't mean to deviate from thread during later part, just wanted to throw this out there
Oh, I know about all the spots, I was just saying we don't have anything remotely close to us that a dealer floor model Rubicon couldn't handle.
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^Very true. Im sure an experienced driver with a stock rig could handle more than an inexperienced driver on a modified one.

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