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05-23-2013 04:47 PM
GoldenSahara00 I had those MTRs I picked up for 75 so I was set. I will be choosing something else in 35s next too. Can't decide. Thinking KM2.
05-23-2013 04:30 PM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
I know? That was from last fall, I don't plan on doing this again any time soon... fingers crossed... Anyways, even though yours is smaller, same end effect right? I guess you could probably patch yours and run with a tube, maybe...
I stupidly replaced it with another Duratrac. What I should have done is replace it with a junk yard or craigslist spare since my next set will be a different size and model tire.
05-23-2013 04:23 PM
GoldenSahara00 I know? That was from last fall, I don't plan on doing this again any time soon... fingers crossed... Anyways, even though yours is smaller, same end effect right? I guess you could probably patch yours and run with a tube, maybe...
05-23-2013 04:16 PM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Ron, you call that a sidewall cut? PSH!

You've been breaking a lot of stuff lately haven't you? That's a good one!
05-23-2013 04:12 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by BLK00TJ View Post
No way!


Ron, you call that a sidewall cut? PSH!

05-23-2013 03:59 PM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by flash1034 View Post
The knock on the Duratracs is the 2 ply sidewalls. If you do a lot of rocks, that may be a concern.


Flash
No way!

05-23-2013 12:40 PM
flash1034 The knock on the Duratracs is the 2 ply sidewalls. If you do a lot of rocks, that may be a concern.


Flash
05-23-2013 06:02 AM
jp2611 It may just show the lack of "serious wheeling" available in this area, but I run 26-28psi all the time...and have never gotten stuck with my Duratracs being the issue. (did get high centered when I crested a hill onto an earth mover tire) really need the TT
05-23-2013 05:40 AM
RubiGou So far so good


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05-23-2013 05:26 AM
jordorunway I air mine down to 15psi offroad, also sliced the sidewall at the same psi, as I described before.
05-23-2013 12:05 AM
GoldenSahara00 I've sliced a duratrac sidewall at 12 and blew a bead at 10. That can happen to any tire though. I popped a bead momentarily on my MTRs as well at 8.
05-22-2013 11:39 PM
Rebelicious I'm very happy with my BFG KM2's, I wheel with guys with MTR's that love them until we hit the snow, then I'm yanking them out!
05-22-2013 11:31 PM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by DBoat View Post
for you guys that run Duratracs, what psi do you air down to for offroading? I drop my Nittos down to 10 psi. given the few comments about the sidewalls, was just curious.
I was running them at 12psi on my 15x8 wheels. The last time I tried 10psi and blew a bead about half way through the day. Maybe I'll try 11 next time.
05-22-2013 10:57 PM
DBoat for you guys that run Duratracs, what psi do you air down to for offroading? I drop my Nittos down to 10 psi. given the few comments about the sidewalls, was just curious.
05-22-2013 03:43 PM
jordorunway I love my duratracs, their a perfect tire for on road/light offroad. If it wasn't for the more demanding trails around where I love I would get them again, but they hate rocks. I put a 4" gash completely through the sidewall, took 15 tire plugs and half a tube of silicone to patch it. But as far as everything else, the tire is perfect on the road, wet, dry, snowing, it does perfect. As far as offroad it's a good tire, only other issue besides the rock/sidewalls, is the fact that they don't seem to clean themselves to well when in thick mud, and starts slipping an sliding alot. I've been in just about every type of mud you could think of, the tire just doesn't seem to clean its self as well as you think it would, but since I got the tires I haven't gotten stuck at all, just high centered. Other than those issues it's a great tire.
05-22-2013 03:34 PM
Westbrook Love my duratracs, My Jeep is a lot less equipped compared to the others in my club and so far I can do all of the trails and conquer all the obstacles everyone else can. My 33x12.5x15 duratracs on pro comp 7069's are lighter at 63 lbs (I think) than the wheels that came on my Jeep which are 27" BFG AT's on the stock rims. They will definitely be high on my list for when I need tires again.
05-22-2013 03:10 PM
obiefox I put duratracs on my rubi in the fall and I absolutely love them. Quiet, comfortable ride along with very good off road capabilities.

I've had BFG TAs on my trucks in the past and while they do wear like iron, they are slippery when wet and gum up quickly off road.

I will be putting Duratracs on my F150 shortly.
05-22-2013 12:46 AM
fj40jeepster Thanks Red Surveyor. I'm coming to the conclusion that the choice of tires is all about the % of use on the road and/or off road. There's not one tire that covers both adequately, so since I won't be climbing too many rocks, the Duratrac seems to fit the bill for me, even if the sidewall isn't as tough as a true off road mudder. I like the BFG AT but don't appreciate it's behavior on slick surfaces once it begins to wear a bit. Thanks again.
05-21-2013 08:56 PM
RedSurveyor Hey jeepster, I don't know about the bfg's but I have run both the stt and duras on my survey truck. Liked em both. Stt is a tougher tire, but lacks in road traction and mileage. Duras did everything the stt did plus had WAY better traction on hard surfaces and about double the mileage. Side wall is a little week though. Hope this helps.
05-21-2013 06:58 PM
fj40jeepster Thanks. Definitely something I'll be looking into before I purchase new tires. Appreciate all the good, sage advice. Really does help.
05-21-2013 06:30 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by fj40jeepster View Post
Thanks for the info on the Toyo 4x4 tires, UFOTestpilot. I hadn't considered they'd be heavier than BFG or Duratrax. Added weight could influence a lot of things. Lots of folks run them around here, mostly I suppose, for the warranty and free service that comes through Les Schwab Tire Centers. I'm leaning toward Duratrax now, as I don't do a lot of severe offloading anymore.
FWIW around here you can get a "Lifetime Warranty" on ANY AT tire. for about $10 a tire. That warranty includes ROAD HAZARD, like if something cuts a sidewall, also includes lifetime balancing and rotation...that is what steered me away from the KM2s
05-21-2013 06:00 PM
fj40jeepster Thanks for the info on the Toyo 4x4 tires, UFOTestpilot. I hadn't considered they'd be heavier than BFG or Duratrax. Added weight could influence a lot of things. Lots of folks run them around here, mostly I suppose, for the warranty and free service that comes through Les Schwab Tire Centers. I'm leaning toward Duratrax now, as I don't do a lot of severe offloading anymore.
05-21-2013 04:52 PM
Rayko 33 x 12.5 x 15 Duratracs here also. Great in rain, snow, mud, sand. I off road in a sand/clay area and the grip is fantastic.
05-21-2013 03:14 PM
JeepinDad 33x12.50 Duratracs here and I love them. Having never had BFGs I can't really compare though.
05-21-2013 01:42 PM
dklassen I have BFG A/T 32's on now. Not sure how many miles are on them but they have about 30% left. I don't like them at all and can't seem to get them in balance. I just don't like the way they feel. Got new Duratrac 33's going on Thursday. I have high hopes. It was between them and the Cooper STT's. Given we only do light to medium wheeling and quite a bit of road cruising I decided to go with the Duras.
05-21-2013 01:28 PM
UFOtestpilot
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Originally Posted by fj40jeepster View Post
Out in the Pacific NW we have Les Schwab Tire Centers who carry Toyo brand. Anyone had experience with these?
I used toyo RA-1's, R1R's, and R888's on my track car when slicks weren't necessary. All three had their strengths and were/are great tires.

However I wouldn't run Toyo 4x4 tires simply because they weigh too much, by quite a bit. Heavy tires that rate below tires that are both cheaper and lighter is not good for me. Add that they aren't USA made and there's no contest.

I have Duratracs on now in 31" as they came on the jeep. Great in the wet, haven't bomb-proofed the TJ for offroad just yet so no experience with them there. My next set will be BFG's, but not the AT's, I'm going to go with the KM2's.
05-21-2013 12:35 PM
Brawwp Duratracs for sure
05-21-2013 11:58 AM
WeekenderATX Much more rugged look. Nice.
05-21-2013 08:04 AM
Jeeping it real
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Just installed my lift this weekend and threw 5 new duratracs and wheels on her.
Man those things look cool. Hell of a difference!
05-20-2013 09:59 PM
Huelsmma Just installed my lift this weekend and threw 5 new duratracs and wheels on her.
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