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Jmugs 01-10-2012 04:04 PM

Duratracs 285/70R/17
 
I have a few questions:

a) How many miles should I expect out of these.
(It's my daily driver including some occasional off roading on the beaches)

b) What psi should I be at during the Summer/Winter

c) What psi should I be at on the beach/snow/other

kbwwolf 01-11-2012 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jmugs (Post 1907780)
I have a few questions:

a) How many miles should I expect out of these.
(It's my daily driver including some occasional off roading on the beaches)

b) What psi should I be at during the Summer/Winter

c) What psi should I be at on the beach/snow/other

DuraTracs will last quite awhile, if properly aired and rotated. Tire shops routinely overinflate aftermarket tires on 4x4's. For 33" tires you should be about 30-32 PSI. It sounds low, but I'm running 35" DuraTracs on my JKU at 30 PSI, and they're dead-on.

To get your PSI right, use the chalk test. See post #54 in the link below:

Highway speed drifting

You should keep the PSI the same for driving in snow on roads, unless you're in something Biblical. For deep sand and mud and off-road snow, I wouldn't air down below 15 PSI, or you could break the tire's bead. If you do decide to air down, make sure you have some way (on-board air, etc) to air back up before you get back on the roads.

Jmugs 01-12-2012 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 1911852)
DuraTracs will last quite awhile, if properly aired and rotated. Tire shops routinely overinflate aftermarket tires on 4x4's. For 33" tires you should be about 30-32 PSI. It sounds low, but I'm running 35" DuraTracs on my JKU at 30 PSI, and they're dead-on.

To get your PSI right, use the chalk test. See post #54 in the link below:

Highway speed drifting

You should keep the PSI the same for driving in snow on roads, unless you're in something Biblical. For deep sand and mud and off-road snow, I wouldn't air down below 15 PSI, or you could break the tire's bead. If you do decide to air down, make sure you have some way (on-board air, etc) to air back up before you get back on the roads.


Thank you very much for that information. It's a great help to me. I really appreciate it!

Roadhawg 01-12-2012 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 1911852)
DuraTracs will last quite awhile, if properly aired and rotated. Tire shops routinely overinflate aftermarket tires on 4x4's. For 33" tires you should be about 30-32 PSI. It sounds low, but I'm running 35" DuraTracs on my JKU at 30 PSI, and they're dead-on.

To get your PSI right, use the chalk test. See post #54 in the link below:

Highway speed drifting

You should keep the PSI the same for driving in snow on roads, unless you're in something Biblical. For deep sand and mud and off-road snow, I wouldn't air down below 15 PSI, or you could break the tire's bead. If you do decide to air down, make sure you have some way (on-board air, etc) to air back up before you get back on the roads.


Good info.... thanks

babydaddy 01-18-2012 11:07 AM

I currently have 33" Duratracs with approx. 32,000mi. on them. I'm running 30lbs. After about 25,000mi. they did become a little bit louder, but other than that they've been the best tire I've owned. Had BFG T/A KO, Cooper ST, Mastercraft AT. Looks like I will get another 10-15,000 depending on how much off-road I will do in the coming months.


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