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Old 09-04-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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Looking to buy some new tires on the jeep, just need a few pointers. I have 33 pro comp tires but I want a more aggressive tire.Tried on the side walls. Looked at Goodyear duratrac but found a reoccurring complaint that the tire wears out fast. Is that true? Anypointers on tires would be great thanks.

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:50 AM   #2
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BFG AT's wear like iron.

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Old 09-04-2012, 11:25 AM   #3
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BFG AT's wear like iron.
And they suck balls on anything but rocky terrain or tarmac. I'd suggest Maxxis Trepador.
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Agree with both about BFG A/T's! Will wear very well but clog up easily w/ dirt and mud.
Duratracks are not that aggressive, IMO, but depends on how you will be using your TJ.

Off road - most preferred (and most expensive) is Geeo Year MTR w/ Kevlar sidewalls.

I'm about 1/2 way through a set of Cooper STT's and have been very pleased.
They clear well, don't get noisey on Hwy till over 55 mph , wear better than many and are, IMO, best looking tire out there, when put on a Jeep!!
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:48 AM   #5
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Duratrac wear

I have had Dura's on my tj and my Silverado for the past two and a half years.

The jeep is mostly in town, with the inevitable topless cruises and off roading and my Dura's still have more than 3/4 tread on them or better.

The Silverado spent two years traveling 70 miles a day, Now with a heavier vehicle i have seen more wear on them, but with that being said they are still between 1/2 tread and 3/4's. Prior to the Dura's I ran Maxxis Bighorns on the truck and I only got 2 years out of them before they were done.

I have no complaints about the Duratrac's and would purchase them again.
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I also run Duratracs. They are a softer material compared with BFG ATs and won't have the same tread life. I ran BFG AT's before the Duratracs. The BFG AT's do wear like iron, but they also suck in mud, and they start sucking in snow/ice after they pass half tread. The Duratracs clean out much better, perform better off-road, and perform better in the winter.

My major complaint about the Duratracs is they don't come in 33x10.50R15 or 35x12.50R15. The 33x12.50R15's are a little floaty in the winter for my liking...but they do work. I would buy them again.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:23 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. I have made my decision to go with the duratracs. Have a opponent tomorrow to get them on!
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Have a opponent tomorrow
who are you fighting?
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Have a opponent tomorrow to get them on!
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:48 PM   #10
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Haha stupid auto correct. Appointment, that's what I get for doing a mobile post!

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