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Old 11-03-2011, 08:29 AM   #1
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BFGs or Durra tracs

I'm going with 275/70/18 tires and wondering what the better tire is ,the BFG ko's or the wrangler durra tracs. Gonna add a 2 in bb also

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I've heard nothing but 100% positive reviews on the tracs, they get my vote. i'll be ordering mine sometime in the next few months.

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Old 11-03-2011, 08:34 AM   #3
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Better for what? If you ever drive in snow, the Duratracs. If you do a lot of beach driving, there are better tires. Or are you mostly talking highway?
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:36 AM   #4
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Duratracs have been getting great reviews especially in snow. Heard nothing but good things from people that own them and even JP magazine seems to like them. BFG are also great tires and many love them and swear by them. Their only failure is their side walls on the trails. They puncture very easily. I think either would be a very good choice but my next set is going to be Duratracs myself.
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I live in northern illinois . So it would have some snow driving and some off road but mostly a daily driver
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:57 AM   #6
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Duratracs would get my vote
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:58 AM   #7
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I have not yet had my Duratracs in the snow...but so far, I am very happy with them.
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For your situation, and mine, Duratracs.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:16 AM   #9
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lol idk why everyone DOESNT use duratracs at this point.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:30 AM   #11
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I never have used em, on trucks or any of my 4x4s, I've heard great thing about them too, like "HEMIS" and AEV hoods and "JESUS" engines-

Ya gotta do what ya gotta do-

I kinda like the BFG and Hankooks-but I don't see much Hiwy in the jeep, so !

Goodyear and Michelin, for the cars Hiwy travel, have been great for years-

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Old 11-03-2011, 09:34 AM   #12
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Duratracs And get the $100 treadlightly rebate on them....
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:35 AM   #13
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My tire dealer told me the Duratracs had softer rubber than the BFG's I have used for years. Where I live in the heat they might not get the best mileage with softer rubber. I have heard nothing but good things about them too and if I lived in a cooler climate I think they would be great. Would like to hear from those that have them in hot climates.
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Loved the Dura's on my Tj before I traded it. Once these go, I'll be going with the Duratracs. Paired with a 15" rim that's lighter than stock the benefits I've read are great
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:47 AM   #15
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BFG's all the way. Even the retreads are awesome Although Ive never had duratracs...
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:02 PM   #16
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i love my dirty-tracs. i seen snow, rain, ice, sand, highway, and thing you can think of and they do just fine for me. they are great tires for a weekend worrier/DD
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:08 PM   #17
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I had Bfg for two years and they fell apart on me. I recently got the dura trac and I've went through the same trails as the Bfg... The dura tracs are holding up far far better.
Dura tracs > Bfg in my opinion.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:14 PM   #18
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:18 PM   #19
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Dura tracs seem not available for the stock Wrangler??? What is the size for unlifted, stock rims?
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:20 PM   #20
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Dura tracs seem not available for the stock Wrangler??? What is the size for unlifted, stock rims?
265/70/r17 would be perfect for stock with 17 inch rims
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:22 PM   #21
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I have had the BFG KO's on my old Xterra and a '97 Grand Cherokee. Solid tires, good road handling, quiet, really good mileage life (~84K) but only mediocre on muddy roads & trails. I have Duratracs now. Still good road handling but a bit noisier. Much stronger off road. But they seem to produce more of a hit on the gas mileage. I haven't had them long enough to know how long they will last.

Although we don't have much snow in the ATL, I have heard universal praise for the Duratracs over the BFG's which is confirmed by the published ratings. BFG's are probably not the choice for snow & ice.
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For those that have had Duratracs for a while, how many miles are you getting out of them?
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Ive had my 'tracs on for about 8k. very little wear, quieter than the stock rsa's. Performs well offroad, although to be honest, the mud here is less mud, more clay, so it really makes little difference what tire you run where I am at. They ALL fill with clay and you will get stuck. Quickly.
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:08 PM   #24
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For those that have had Duratracs for a while, how many miles are you getting out of them?
If you do a search for "Goodyear DuraTrac reviews" on Google, as well as on sites like tirerack, discounttiredirect, etc, you'll find that it's not uncommon for peeps to get 40-50,000 miles out of them.

As with anything, a lot of it depends on the user. With proper alignment, PSI, regular rotation you shouldn't have any problems with them.
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I am not taking anything away from the Duratracs--I have never had a set of Duratracs.

Last fall I installed my THIRD SET of BFG'S I get over 50k per set. Changed from stock tires at 22k--Jeep has in excess of 150K. I have never gotten stuck in snow, sand, or mud that I couldn't drive out of. (I realize it does depend on the off-roading you do and mine is fairly mild.) But (As mentioned) that also applies to snow--biggest storm I have driven in was over 16" of snow with blowing and drifting.

They are quiet on the road and serve me well for the driving I do. My gas mileage is on the high side of average 17-19 around town 18-22 on regular highway. Interstate forget it--16mpg at 75mph.

I looked at the Duratracs last fall, but in my area--the BFG's were less expensive with a road hazard warranty.

I wouldn't be afraid of getting Duratracs next time--but the wallet will probably decide.
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I like my BFG's also have them on my Dakota.
Duratracs didn't come in white lettering for the size I wanted.
I like white out.

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All right . Leaning towards the durratracs , I need to find out the weight difference . Lighter the better. Any one out thre who can help? 285/70/17
Thanks in advance
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All right . Leaning towards the durratracs , I need to find out the weight difference . Lighter the better. Any one out thre who can help? 285/70/17
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Tirerack.com lists tire weights for the various sizes.

Alternatively, you can PM Discount Tire Direct on this forum and ask for the shipping weight.
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All right . Leaning towards the durratracs , I need to find out the weight difference . Lighter the better. Any one out thre who can help? 285/70/17
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From the GY website

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53 lbs (fyi Stock rubicon tire is 48lbs)
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All right . Leaning towards the durratracs , I need to find out the weight difference . Lighter the better. Any one out thre who can help? 285/70/17
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285/70R17
53 lbs (fyi Stock rubicon tire is 48lbs)
9.1 tread width
32.8 overall diameter
And an aside . . . the 33x12.5R15 DuraTracs weigh 49 pounds. So that's 4 pounds lighter, a little taller, and about 2.5" wider that the 285/70R17 DuraTrac. Also significantly taller/wider than the stock Rubi tire, albeit about 1 pound heavier. But of course a 15" alloy wheel is going to weigh about 7 to 8 pounds less than the stock Rubi wheel, so you net out at less weight than the stock set up. Just sayin'.

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