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Old 12-15-2013, 06:32 AM   #1
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Traded in my 97TJ for this other night. Has the 33/12.5-15 Super Swampers on it. NOT A FAN! Was thinking DuraTracs. Anyone have opinions? BTW, daily driver and beach. No rock crawling or hard trails. Thanks

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Old 12-15-2013, 07:36 AM   #2
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Duratracs are awesome tires. Mine have performed very well for me so far. That being said, I have no experience with them in the sand, but have heard they tend to dig a lot.

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Old 12-15-2013, 09:37 AM   #3
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Majority of the tire debate boils down to BFG ATs or the Duratracs. I think between the two, most like the Duratracs better. If you look up some big tire comparisons, Duratracs did best in snow, and very well in all other categories. Some complain about a weak sidewall (you shouldn't have to worry since you aren't wheeling hard)
I haven't read much on the BFGs, their owners haven't put much detail into posts here.
I personally ride on Duratracs- 33x12.5, they are great in SNOW, not so great when it's a slushy snow or ice (you can stud them). Haven't been wheeling yet...can't vouch for dirt or sand. They are very quiet though, quieter than 225-75R16 Toyo Open Country AT tires I had on my first car.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:53 PM   #4
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:46 PM   #5
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I recently bought 31x10.5 duratracs.. good on the road with lack of road noise. good on a few simple trails by the house in wet slick stuck and when the ground was frozen solid.. but most importantly they are great in the snow. pulled 4 people up the drive way to come cottages this weekend while we received a foot of snow at over an inch per hour
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:53 PM   #6
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I can only speak to what I know...and I know that tires do change...I ran BFGs A/T for almost 8 years 3 different sets.....I got about 50K out of a set.

I have added more vehicles to my garage so the TJ doesn't get driven as much as used to. (it has 165K) on it. I also did a few Mods and put on a set of Duratracs based on the people on this Forum...they are SOOO much better than the BFGs were....understand the BFGs weren't bad, ( I did run 3 sets of them) but the Duratracs are just that much better.

All my Jeeps will be on Duratracs eventually...Good Luck!!
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:14 PM   #7
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Fundamentally, the Duratracs have huge voids vs other ATs, so I could see them doing well in sand...
Do tell me if that statement is not true
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:33 PM   #8
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Spent the afternoon reading upon them....DuraTracs it is. Thanks for the opinions.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:44 PM   #9
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Those are some good tires that you already have. You can't beat a 'Swamper in the sand.
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