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Old 04-18-2013, 01:12 PM   #1
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This is my "Help me decide on a tire thread"

I have a 2010 JK with stock 17" wheels, 1.5" spacers and the 19, 60 springs. I have narrowed the search down to the three tires: GY Duratrac, Silent Armor or the MT Kevlar.

I will be driving highway mostly but will run the occasional beach trip and a few dirt roads back home.

Please help me decide on which of these three would be the best fit for my situation.

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Old 04-18-2013, 01:22 PM   #2
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Duratrac for you. MT/Rs = no good for daily driving and the silent armors are no better than any street tire.

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DuraTracs, if your driving mainly on the road/a lot of highway miles you should get an all terrain, it'll last quite a bit longer an it would suit you better. The DuraTracs have an aggressive tread an grip up well so they will work great on an offroad.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:28 PM   #4
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The Silent Armor is more a road tire out of that list. I had both the Duratrac's and the MT/R's. I really like the MT/R's better for the trails. A lot of mud in my area though.

From your description, I think you probably be better off with the Duratrac's. They handle well on the trail and are a better road tire. They have a softer side wall and are light weight. They will be a good fit for your needs 285/70/17's


But if you really like the aggressive MT's of the MT/R's here is a pick of mine when I had 19/60 setup with stock 17" wheels and 1.5" wheel spacer


With Goodyear MT/R's 285/70/17 on 19/60 coils
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:32 PM   #5
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I love the hood rics -
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:48 PM   #6
Mmmm. Good Toast.

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I love my Duras

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