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Old 01-09-2011, 09:41 AM   #1
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I have a stock 98 jeep wrangler. I'm going to put new tires on it and going with 31s. I'm at a cross between the goodyear wrangler duratrac which have awesome reviews, and firestone destination mt (i can get a discount on this tire) or destination ats or general grabber at2. any opinions that can help me decide?

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What kind of use is this vehicle going to see? That will ultimately make the decision for you, unless you're in it purely for cosmetics.

The M/T will not be happy on ice, the A/Ts will not be happy in mud, and the Goodyear seems to be everybody's new favorite tire these days.

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How many plies is the sidewall on the Duratracs? I'm on my fourth set of BFG AT KO's. I got about 45-50k miles off the first three sets on a light truck, but these ones on my Jeep aren't fairing too well after almost two years and 20k miles. I like that fact that the BFG AT's have the three ply sidewall for the sharp rocks on the roads where I offroad. I friend have the 33 Duratracs and I noticed that the side wall doesn't seem to be as thick as teh BFG's. However, he bought them based on all the good reviews and price; he hasn't had any problems offroading with them.
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mostly street driving some offroading and beach driving. Cosmetics are somewhat important. Ive heard great things about the duratrac and the 3 other tires as well. do you like the duratracs?
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I believe the duratracs are a 2ply
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:22 AM   #6
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the destination mts on tire rack got good ice traction reviews and surveys.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:31 AM   #7
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There's a good price on Tire Rack for 33 KM2's.
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I've run the Duratracs for over a year now. All I can say is that I love these tires. They handle, mud, rain and even the (occasional) snow/ice we get here with hardly any noticeable tread wear. They shed mud easily. Mine is a daily driver and these tires are smooth and quiet even on the highway.
Before buying from tirerack, check with our resident discount tire vendor. He will match any advertised price and I believe that shipping is free. Don't quote me on that, but check with them first.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:12 AM   #9
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You can get $100 rebate on the GY's if you join Tread Lightly - Home and buy them by the end of the month... It will combine with the GY rebate as well.... Love, love, love my Duratracs
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:34 PM   #10
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thanks for the info jdsdream. How do i get in touch with the discount tire vendor?
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I have dura trac's on my pick-up for 40,000 miles and have no complaints. My Jeep had dura trac's on it when I bought it. I didn't have any complaints with them, they just wore out, suddenly! Labor Day monday I needed 4 tires NOW. Only day off for 10 plus days, needed tires. Two business' open; Walmart & Co-op. The Hankook's the Co-op were $245 each. Walmart had the Goodyear Authority's (31 x 10.5 x 15) for $143, including lifetime balance & rotation (special deal). Bought them! One of the best purchases I've ever made! Next fall my pick-up will have a set of the same.

These tires are great on dry pavement, snow and even good on ice! I highly recommend the Goodyear Authorty's! These are the best winter tires I have ever had in 35+ years of driving!
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Just took off a set of 31's that only have 4000 miles on em. (I went to 33's)

31 x 10.5 X 15 Toyo Open Country AT's $250 and they are yourn
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I have dura trac's on my pick-up for 40,000 miles and have no complaints. My Jeep had dura trac's on it when I bought it. I didn't have any complaints with them, they just wore out, suddenly! Labor Day monday I needed 4 tires NOW. Only day off for 10 plus days, needed tires. Two business' open; Walmart & Co-op. The Hankook's the Co-op were $245 each. Walmart had the Goodyear Authority's (31 x 10.5 x 15) for $143, including lifetime balance & rotation (special deal). Bought them! One of the best purchases I've ever made! Next fall my pick-up will have a set of the same.

These tires are great on dry pavement, snow and even good on ice! I highly recommend the Goodyear Authorty's! These are the best winter tires I have ever had in 35+ years of driving!

I am shopping for tires too. Thought about getting the Duratracs and I saw the Authority's at Wally world and thought they were Duratracs. Thanks for the input about them. Need to get the Wrangler GSA's off of this Jeep. They suck.


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I would recommend Discount Tires, Wheels & ATV | Treadepot.com there prices seem to be pretty cheap. They do charge for shipping unlike some other places..but in all the tires I have looked at, they are usually $50 cheaper after shipping
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Do you have a pic of em capn?
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I have dura trac's on my pick-up for 40,000 miles and have no complaints. My Jeep had dura trac's on it when I bought it. I didn't have any complaints with them, they just wore out, suddenly! Labor Day monday I needed 4 tires NOW. Only day off for 10 plus days, needed tires. Two business' open; Walmart & Co-op. The Hankook's the Co-op were $245 each. Walmart had the Goodyear Authority's (31 x 10.5 x 15) for $143, including lifetime balance & rotation (special deal). Bought them! One of the best purchases I've ever made! Next fall my pick-up will have a set of the same.

These tires are great on dry pavement, snow and even good on ice! I highly recommend the Goodyear Authorty's! These are the best winter tires I have ever had in 35+ years of driving!
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Do you have a pic of em capn?
are the authorities bout the same as duratracs?
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I work at Wal-Mart and I fell in love with those Wrangler Authority's when they released them. I don't really sell too many just simply because they are a little more pricey than the other tires but every single set I have installed the customers LOVE them. I am waiting for my tax money so that I can get a set on my Jeep. My brother put a set on his 3/4 ton Chevy diesel and he absolutely loves them. They have a very small amount of road noise but I figured that would be a positive for Jeep owners :-)
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I work at Wal-Mart and I fell in love with those Wrangler Authority's when they released them. I don't really sell too many just simply because they are a little more pricey than the other tires but every single set I have installed the customers LOVE them. I am waiting for my tax money so that I can get a set on my Jeep. My brother put a set on his 3/4 ton Chevy diesel and he absolutely loves them. They have a very small amount of road noise but I figured that would be a positive for Jeep owners :-)
How well do they ride on wet pavement and snow/ice?
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How well do they ride on wet pavement and snow/ice?
Awesome. My brother has nothing but good things to say. I have seen one guy return to my store with a flat on these and that's cuz he carries nails,screws ect. In his van. I have talked to a couple of other guys that bought then and nothing but good things to say
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CapnDean. wish you were closer i would def take those tires off you hands

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