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Old 02-18-2012, 03:26 AM   #1
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Well I don't know what to do the boss gave me the go ahead for tires don't know what to do 03 ruby 4 inch lift right now have stock Rubicon rims and 285/75/16 mine don't seam to rub but tires are wore alot so do I get 285/75 buckshots and keep factory rims or get soft 8 15 s and 33/12.50 duratracks worried about duratracks on the trail right now I have baja claws last jeep buckshots im worried duratracks not going be anuff for trails

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Old 02-18-2012, 05:36 AM   #2
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Depends on what kind of trails you run honestly. If there are lots of sharp rocks you will want something with a tough side wall like the GY MT/R W/Kevlar for example.

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Old 02-18-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
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Im thinking km2 I thinking the duratracks are a mall rated tire
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:11 AM   #4
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Yep.... "Mall rated"


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Yep.... "Mall rated"
Seriously, I wouldnt be caught dead with them!



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Old 02-18-2012, 11:48 AM   #6
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Do they clean in mud? ?
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:03 PM   #7
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Only thing I can see that duratracks have over km2 is there cheaper mileage wise there both great duratracks are a at and km2 a mt and I rather have the mt
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:13 PM   #8
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Do they clean in mud? ?
I'm not a particular fan of mud but i didn't get stuck in two feet of goopy mud. A F-250 with 37" Toyos and a 1500 with 35" toyos turned into slicks here but i imagine it has to do with weight

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Old 02-18-2012, 05:22 PM   #9
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Other than being in sharp rocks the I think the Duratracs will do better than the KM2s on and off road, mine clean out very well. Mall rated would cover tires like the Wild Peaks.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:23 PM   #10
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Im thinking km2 I thinking the duratracks are a mall rated tire
Lmao, wow
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Diggin all the pics of the duratracs, I will be ordering my set next month, keep em comin if you all don't mind.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:48 PM   #12
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I do like the look and have go see them in person
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Just afraid im going buy them and regret 2 things one that 33 are measuring 32 and not getting a mt I hate mud but inreality. I can't get away from it
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:16 PM   #14
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Offroad the KM2's will be better offroad while the Duratracs will be better on road.. But with that said The duratracs as long as you avoid pointy objects are fine offroad.. Lots of people are happy with them.. And on the same note the KM2's are fine on the road as well.. Even better if you have the center lugs siped..
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:23 PM   #15
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No 33" tire will measure 33.
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No 33" tire will measure 33.
MOST, or 99%.

My truxus M/T's measured 33.1 installed and aired to 28psi.

But yes, most all tires measure smaller than advertised. Just part of their advertizing. If someone is curious to the actual size of the tires they are looking at, most companies will list the true size on their websites.
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MOST, or 99%.

My truxus M/T's measured 33.1 installed and aired to 28psi.

But yes, most all tires measure smaller than advertised. Just part of their advertizing. If someone is curious to the actual size of the tires they are looking at, most companies will list the true size on their websites.
My 325/60/20 tires on my DMax measure 34" and the factory specs are 35.5. Most 33/12.50 tires I've seen are 32.5- 32.8. ( factory specs).
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Most 33/12.50 tires I've seen are 32.5- 32.8. ( factory specs).
Yep, I agreed. Most run small.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:37 AM   #19
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I don't think you'd really notice much difference from 32" to 33" on the hight, but 11.50 to 12.50 width does seem more noticable when parked side by side, almost the difference of a tire on a 15x8" rim and a 15x10" rim.
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No 33" tire will measure 33.
The km2's measure up to 32.8"
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Do u use 8 or 10 inch rim with 12.50 I have used the 8 forever what do u get for using a 10
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #22
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Do u use 8 or 10 inch rim with 12.50 I have used the 8 forever what do u get for using a 10
Most people use a 15x8 for tires up to 12.50 width. some people use the 15x10 wheels to make the tire look wider without having the bulging side look, and because they like that "deep dish" looking wheel. but the jeeping Guru's suggest not going with a 15x10, if you air down on the trail, you might lose the air tight seal between tire and wheel. and the 15x10s are heavier than a 15x8.
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Im thinking km2 I thinking the duratracks are a mall rated tire



I didn't notice that particular rating index on the DOT or NTSHA indices rating system!!

Both are great tires !! I have ran them both 33 x 12.50 x 15, load rated C. I prefer the DT's due to my style of driving and wheeling, as well as the substantially lower un-sprung weight of the DT's. The KM2's will probably last longer, but hey, there is a tire store right down the street !!

If you can stand Buckshots, you can live with any tire !!


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