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Old 12-25-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
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Duratrac price question

I want to put a set of 275/65 r18's on my stock 2013 wheels. I looked a few months ago and wasn't ready to buy, but now I am because I'm not happy with the performance with the stock tires in the snow. I found them on discount tire a few months ago for 230/tire and now they are 272/tire. Free shipping is nice, but is there anyplace that would have them cheaper? Also, is it normal for the prices to increase that much? Maybe it's because it's winter and they are more in demand?

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try discount tire direct via the web, they give a discount for being a Forum member along with other discounts and $80 back rebate for 5 tires, I got the same for 4, no sales tax, etc.....just give them a call, just being nice on the phone really can help.

I bought full set including wheels with TPMS/Forced balanced just for winter use. Late spring and the OEM MT/Off roads go back on the JKUR.

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try discount tire direct via the web, they give a discount for being a Forum member along with other discounts and $80 back rebate for 5 tires, I got the same for 4, no sales tax, etc.....just give them a call, just being nice on the phone really can help.

I bought full set including wheels with TPMS/Forced balanced just for winter use. Late spring and the OEM MT/Off roads go back on the JKUR.
That's actually where I looked both times, but maybe if I call and let them know that I'm a member they can help me out. Thanks!
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WRANGLER DURATRAC - OnlineTires.com
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http://www.onlinetires.com/promotion/page_155.html

$242/ tire and $80 rebate when you buy 4...

Use this ad to get someone to offer free shipping or match the price etc. If you're in CA you can also pick them up here too!

I used Onlinetires.com price on some MT BAJA MTZ's and got Zac at Extreme Terrain to match the price and got them shipped FREE! $1055 for 315/75/16 !
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WRANGLER DURATRAC - OnlineTires.com
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Onlinetires.com | Money Saving Promotions

$242/ tire and $80 rebate when you buy 4...

Use this ad to get someone to offer free shipping or match the price etc. If you're in CA you can also pick them up here too!

I used Onlinetires.com price on some MT BAJA MTZ's and got Zac at Extreme Terrain to match the price and got them shipped FREE! $1055 for 315/75/16 !
Wow, thanks. I'm in NJ, so i can't pick them up, but hopefully I can get free shipping.
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check out Kelly TSR essentially same thing


I've got 40k on mine same size and they look good for more than that mileage left

10 ply
$175 google "Kelly TSR" first link


minor center lug changes
I haven't read up on the wear/etc details lately.
I was after the Duratrac but my rural local dealer handled Kelly instead.

just "fyi"
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Yes, do the phone call, the internet sales folks have some freedom for any available discounts, I do not think I was charged shipping since I bought a full set of tires/wheels. While I am able to get Government pricing as a firefighter, it was just easier with this vendor. Nice having the order show up 5 days later and just mounting myself, takes 20 minutes.

If you look at the cost of remounting/balancing just for winter tires, then remounting again, it can add up.... it might make sense to pick up some wheels, Craigslist always have them available. Keep in mind you can also switch to 17's wheels/tires if the price is just too good to pass up.

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check out Kelly TSR essentially same thing


I've got 40k on mine same size and they look good for more than that mileage left

10 ply
$175 google "Kelly TSR" first link


minor center lug changes
I haven't read up on the wear/etc details lately.
I was after the Duratrac but my rural local dealer handled Kelly instead.

just "fyi"
wow, those look a lot like the duratracs and online it says that Goodyear makes them for Kelly. Thanks, I'll consider those
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Yes, do the phone call, the internet sales folks have some freedom for any available discounts, I do not think I was charged shipping since I bought a full set of tires/wheels. While I am able to get Government pricing as a firefighter, it was just easier with this vendor. Nice having the order show up 5 days later and just mounting myself, takes 20 minutes.

If you look at the cost of remounting/balancing just for winter tires, then remounting again, it can add up.... it might make sense to pick up some wheels, Craigslist always have them available. Keep in mind you can also switch to 17's wheels/tires if the price is just too good to pass up.

Good luck
Thanks. I was planning on keeping them on all year long.
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I called a bunch of places and the best price I've found was 255/tire at a local Mavis - then there is a $60.00 rebate from Goodyear. The Kelly TSR tires are either almost as much or more expensive on some sites, so I think I'll just stick with the duratracs.
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I want to put a set of 275/65 r18's on my stock 2013 wheels. I looked a few months ago and wasn't ready to buy, but now I am because I'm not happy with the performance with the stock tires in the snow. I found them on discount tire a few months ago for 230/tire and now they are 272/tire. Free shipping is nice, but is there anyplace that would have them cheaper? Also, is it normal for the prices to increase that much? Maybe it's because it's winter and they are more in demand?
You can get a set of (5) from Onlinetires.com - Lowest Tire Prices on the Web. Period! for $1208.25 + tax. For Arizona the taxes were $82.45. You should go there and plug in your zip code and state to get the correct taxes for your location.
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You can get a set of (5) from Onlinetires.com - Lowest Tire Prices on the Web. Period! for $1208.25 + tax. For Arizona the taxes were $82.45. You should go there and plug in your zip code and state to get the correct taxes for your location.
I called them, the price was 241/each plus 165 in shipping. Discount tire was less because they have free shipping and I factored the $60 rebate into both. I actually have a friend whose cousin owns a tire place in NY and he may be able to hook me up. I should know tomorrow.
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You don't order from Onlinetires.com you get other places to match their price! Check with Extreme Terrain here on WF. Like I said before Zach match their price AND shipped FREE!
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check out Kelly TSR essentially same thing


I've got 40k on mine same size and they look good for more than that mileage left

10 ply
$175 google "Kelly TSR" first link


minor center lug changes
I haven't read up on the wear/etc details lately.
I was after the Duratrac but my rural local dealer handled Kelly instead.

just "fyi"
While I'm not going to argue about the TSR's quality (they may very well be excellent), looking at the photos, they are nothing alike. Tread compound could be different, siping is not geared for snow/ice, etc. Just because the treadblocks look similar doesn't make it essentially the same tire.

(Yes, I am aware that Goodyear manufacturers the TSRs) but they also run a business, and there is no way they would cannibalize their own tire sales with a cheaper exactly the same tire....something is different about them, but I can't find any decent info on the TSRs, including the manufacturer's website.
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You don't order from Onlinetires.com you get other places to match their price! Check with Extreme Terrain here on WF. Like I said before Zach match their price AND shipped FREE!
I actually thought I called Extreme Terrain, but I didn't. I'll call them after I hear from my friend. His cousin is 90% sure that he can get them for me for 225 each - shipped to his store in Queens and mounted and balanced. if that doesn't work out, I'll go with Extreme. Thanks
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try discount tire direct via the web,
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I would also take a look at the Toyo Open Country AT II.
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I would also take a look at the Toyo Open Country AT II.
Wow, those are going for round 170/each for the same size. Any experience with them?
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I would also take a look at the Toyo Open Country AT II.
I looked online and while the Toyos get good reviews and some better than the Duratracs, I think like the look of the Duratracs better. Thanks
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I looked online and while the Toyos get good reviews and some better than the Duratracs, I think like the look of the Duratracs better. Thanks
I haven't personally run them, but one of my friends has them on her JK and she loves them. They have a 50K warranty and a long wearing tread. A lot of people on this forum also run them and love them.
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In Ontario I got a set of 265/70 17 Duratrac for $274 / ea. Then I figured what the heck and got some nice Ultrasport Alloy rims to go with them. Goodyear rebate for $60 sent in.
Of course now my TPM lights on cause I didn't go for the sensors on the new setup.
Planning to put my Bridgestones back on for the summer
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In Ontario I got a set of 265/70 17 Duratrac for $274 / ea. Then I figured what the heck and got some nice Ultrasport Alloy rims to go with them. Goodyear rebate for $60 sent in.
Of course now my TPM lights on cause I didn't go for the sensors on the new setup.
Planning to put my Bridgestones back on for the summer

Were the TPMS sensors an option when buying the tires or when mounting them? I want to make sure mu sensors still function properly.
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Yea the TPM, s were an option...I just didn't bother. Extra cost and all
I may decide to run this tire/rim combo year round and if so, then I, ll add the TPM, s then
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Yea the TPM, s were an option...I just didn't bother. Extra cost and all
I may decide to run this tire/rim combo year round and if so, then I, ll add the TPM, s then
How much extra were they? I don't remember seeing them as an option on tire sites, when pricing out the Druatracs
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the tpms attached to your rim. you dont need to replace the sensors. If you buy new wheels it is an option
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the tpms attached to your rim. you dont need to replace the sensors. If you buy new wheels it is an option
ok, thanks

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