|08-06-2013 08:55 PM|
|07-25-2013 02:34 AM|
|07-25-2013 01:07 AM|
(Old style MT's btw)
I switched to 33/12.50/15 Duratracs. They were quiet, super quiet, compared to the MT's. They did great all around - dry, snow, rain, sleet, ice - I wasn't afraid they would fail me anymore. I did have wounds over the years having that set. I picked up three nails or screws in one tire for some reason. All were patched but after 55,000 miles one of the patches started leaking. I replaced it but being closer to the shoulder I think the flex was too much and it continued to have slow leaks. I still has about 3/8 inch of thread on the set at 57,000 when I bought a new set.
The only negative thing I will say is I am picky on weight to balance a tire. I had all of them balanced under 3.5 ounces, expect one tire. That one wouldn't go under 5 ounces. The shop sent it back as defective, and got me a new tire that balanced at 0! The whole life of that tire, the wheel never had weight added, it came up a perfect 0 for life.
I run the 315/75/16 Duratracs now. I had similar balancing issues, with one tire coming in at 8.5 ounces. They got me a new tire and mine all have less then 4 ounces on them. Two balanced at 2.25 ounces. Even the shop guys were a bit surprised considering the size of the tires.
Now, for noise, they are a bit noisy right after rotation if you swap the direction they are turning. In saying this, I noticed the increase only for about 50 miles and it wasn't bad. I don't think I've had a tire not make a little additional noise after rotation like this.
If you are worries about the sidewalls - yes, they are a bit thinner than some, but the flex is nice too. I just bought the certs from Discount Tire to replace a tire if it's damaged. Other tire places may have them as well.
|07-24-2013 07:51 PM|
|MI JeepSkate||ive got 32 inch BFG KM mud terrains, the only problem i have is that i dont get enough float. ive put about 10k on them and theyre at 18/32's and come new with 19/32's. duratracs have weak sidewalls, which isnt something you want when you hit a bog on a trail and there happens to be a stump in the middle of it. the BFG KM2 comes in a 33, and is a great tire for on and off road as well as the nitto trail grappler. if youre concearned about wear because of your driving, look at the BFG all terrain as well, i had a set on my old 98 ram and ran them for 8 years|
|07-24-2013 06:33 PM|
|07-24-2013 05:07 PM|
|07-24-2013 04:20 PM|
Bronson - your Jeep is going to come stock with a D44 rear - if you get the Rubicon, you'll have a D44 up front too. If not, you can do like some high speed magazine folks and swap that D44 up front and buy a new D44 or D60 rear. Less painful, but a Rubicon sourced D44 for the front and have it loaded up however you like. Dynatrac and others can hook you up with a new/built D44/D60 for less than 5k.
If it were me, and I was getting into the new axle game, I'd look hard at what these folks did for inspiration: 2012 Weekender Jeep Wrangler Part 1 - Four Wheeler Magazine
|07-24-2013 04:13 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||I don't know depends where ya live. Lets say 800 for clean axles, 600-800 for brackets, regear is another 1K, refresh brakes and seals and fluids says 300ish. So 3 grand? I'm sure you will end up doing a few other things in there though. And I'm not sure if things need moved around for the 14b to fit the rear, and you need to look at steering and beefing up the driveline to run 40s as well, so remember that. I'd say 7 grand to do it all including tires and wheels on 40s.|
|07-24-2013 04:09 PM|
|07-24-2013 03:56 PM|
|07-24-2013 03:07 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||You need to build something like a 60 front 14b rear, and yes you can do it for under 5k if you do a bit of the work yourself. crate axles would prob be a little more but I don't know those prices because, well I can't afford them|
|07-24-2013 02:23 PM|
|Bronson||Ya just wanna try putting off buying dana 44's at least for a little while I want 40s but if my stock axles won't handle it then obvously I won't do it is their any good axle I can get that's under 5k? That can handle 40s and is cheeper than dana's|
|07-24-2013 01:52 PM|
Truth is, in the right situation, you can snap an axle like its a tootpick with your stock tires...so its really hard to answer.
Most feedback is that at 35" and up, the reinforcements start with gussets, sleeves...and perhaps stronger axles themselves. If you are nice and gentle, you can run 40's on your stock axles...but I wouldn't recommend it, and what's the fun of being nice and gentle
|07-24-2013 01:44 PM|
|Bronson||I'm in the process of buying a jku and I'm wondering what size tires can I put under my rig without woring about axle problems after I put a lift on it?|
|07-24-2013 01:43 PM|
|07-24-2013 01:37 PM|
|TrueBlueJK||I DD my 305/70/17 KM2's and I love them.|
|07-24-2013 01:32 PM|
I was looking to get the duras in 275/70/18 or 295/70/18. Tirerack is selling the 275s with a rebate for right under 900 bucks. I suppose as long as you take of them right theyll last long (any dumbass can say they dont last if he doesnt rotate) and everyone seems to say the noise is minimal.
|07-24-2013 01:31 PM|
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|07-24-2013 01:30 PM|
|Rogerg||If your on a budget try out Falken Wild peaks. These tires rides good and quiet as can be. I got it on my TJ and after having it seems like I replaced the shocks also.|
|07-24-2013 01:18 PM|
Don't think about your pet dying. Buy Duratracs
|07-24-2013 12:50 PM|
I have BFG A/T's got about 25k on them and I wheel hard. DD to work every day freeway and city 32miles round trip. But, with that said I am switching to BFG KM2's when I need new. Wheelin buddy of mine uses his as a DD on the coast, wine salesman, got 60K out of his last pair. They are also supposed to be killer off road.
I would stay away from pro comp tires. Another wheelin buddy only has 8k on his procomp MTR"S and they are falling apart.....not that but they also won't do anything about it and blame him for their tires falling apart.
|07-24-2013 12:48 PM|
|07-24-2013 12:41 PM|
|Jaker jk||Why is it when it comes to a good tire hardly anybody mentions toyo mts|
|07-24-2013 12:36 PM|
|dawhitesJKU||i agree with the guys...duratracs are NOT loud. the loudest at are perhaps the nitto terra grapplers.|
|07-24-2013 12:29 PM|
|07-24-2013 12:29 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||Who the hell said the duratracs are loud? they should hear my MTRs... Duratracs are a great tire and I would strongly suggest them for a DD. If you plan on wheeling a little bit more, go with the KM2s.|
|07-24-2013 12:24 PM|
here you go. quiet, high mileage, awesome customer service as seen on the thread below, and offroad proven (by active members...me and jadmt)
|07-24-2013 10:58 AM|
|ShreksJK2010||I've been running Duratracs now for about a year and have had no issues. Only issue I had initially was the dealer put about 38 lbs of pressure in the tires which made the jeep feel flighty. I lowered them to about 25 lbs and no prob. Personally I think the Duratracs are more quiet than the bfg were. Just my two cents.|
|07-24-2013 10:56 AM|
|Moose5||Ill take a look at the BFGs then... Can anyone with duratracs attest to their tires noise, tread life etc...|
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