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Svt1333 05-15-2013 06:25 PM

I'm in the market for new tires and I've been looking at BFG All Terrains and Duratracs. Which ones are better for on road and light off road. I'm currently stock and will be getting 31's.

WeekenderATX 05-15-2013 06:36 PM

I have 31in Duratracs and have been very happy so far. Surprisingly quiet hwy, aggressive look. Had BFGs on prior vehicle and they hummed loudly on hwy. just my .02.

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Atthehop 05-15-2013 06:40 PM

I am on my second set of BGT AT's. If you can hear the road noise over the soft top flapping and radio turned up very high to hear it over the flapping your ears are like a dog. My first set of BFG AT's lasted well over 100K when I commuted 100 miles a day all highway.

Svt1333 05-15-2013 06:46 PM

Cool, ill take a look at both. I had BFG's on my Ranger and liked them but i see everyone talking about Duratracs just wanted to see what people say.

hondamxer 05-15-2013 07:41 PM

Another vote for duratracs. I feel they are better than BFG everywhere, unless your going to be out in the rocks. They don't have the best sidewalls, though i don't have any personal experience with them ripping side walls, allot of people say they do.

fpd226 05-15-2013 07:51 PM

Chalk me up for another vote on the Duratracs. Running 33 x 12.50 and really like them

cchartrand 05-15-2013 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Atthehop (Post 3759083)
I am on my second set of BGT AT's. If you can hear the road noise over the soft top flapping and radio turned up very high to hear it over the flapping your ears are like a dog. My first set of BFG AT's lasted well over 100K when I commuted 100 miles a day all highway.

"well over 100k", nice! I've never even come close to that with any tire or vehicle! They must have slipped a little kryptonite in those bad Larry's @ the factory. ;)

HeyImWade 05-15-2013 09:33 PM

Duratracs. I've got 31" Duratracs now and when these wear down most likely I will get 35" Duratracs. Much more aggressive than BFG KOs and last about as long. They've gotten me through all sorts of mud with no slippage whatsoever except for when I got pulled over a week ago and slung mud on the cop car when I drove off. The only thing that bothers me is the 2-ply sidewall which is kinda thin but if you don't air down extremely low then you should be fine.

MarkNog 05-15-2013 10:16 PM

My 31x10.50 duratracs are great, but ill be getting something a little more aggressive when I upgrade.

Huelsmma 05-15-2013 10:19 PM

Awaitin my 5 new 33x12.5x15 duratracs...going from 30" stockers. Cant wait

jp2611 05-15-2013 10:41 PM

IMO I am a person who has done what you are looking/ thinking about doing.

I purchased my '04 Sport in '04.

At 23K miles and change I went to the BFGs 31"s..I replaced all 5 and rotated all 5.

They lasted about 50-60K miles. I did that 3 times, and than I got a SL, BL, and flat fenders...and Duratracs..........In the 33" x 12.50" 15"s flavor.

As good as my BFGs were, the Duratracs beat them hands down, they don't slip in the rain like the Bfgs did, and when wheeling...it is unreal the difference.

Now in all honesty.....I have had the Duratracs for only about 6 months, and The larger wider tire MAY be a part of the difference.....IDK for sure but I do know the Duratracs were less costly around here...and I could still get a road hazard warranty and life time balancing.

Good Luck!!

VaJeepster 05-15-2013 10:47 PM

I'm gonna get duratacs sounds like a better tire for a cheaper price can beat that

thgr8alex 05-15-2013 10:50 PM

X2 i had bfg at on the tacoma i perviously drove (i know its not a jeep so its all different) BUT, although they did pretty well for the mild offroading i did, they slipped alot on the road when wet. Once or twice spun me around (mixture of not having rained in a while so roads were oily and i was 16 haha) but still they slipped often, even when driving slow and braking too.
I currently have 33x12.50 duratracs on my jeep and couldnt be happier. On road performance is great amd offroad performance is great. I mostly do easy-medium trails and they perform great

DeJeeps 05-16-2013 02:03 PM

Have the Duratracs 31x10.5. They are great, although I've never had the BFG to compare with.

JeepMedic1 05-18-2013 09:57 AM

i also have 31" duratracs and love them. they work great for everything i want to do with them.

damndirtydog 05-18-2013 10:09 AM

Dude, Duratracs for sure. Just went wheeling with a buddy who has a rubicon and 255/75/17 BFG M/Ts. I have a X model with just a rear Locker and my 305/70/16 DT's had so much more bite climbing hills. Fully locked it took him 4 tries to my 1 on the steepest hill. It seemed like the BFGs were scooping and tossing the sand and dirt while the DTs appeared to actually biting into the dirt and not digging in and moving the dirt like a conveyor belt
BFG A/Ts may be a bit more highway friendly, but offroad, Duratracs are going to be way more superior to the A/Ts.

GoldenSahara00 05-18-2013 10:13 AM

Duratracs, hands down. the A/T is not one of BFGs best tires, especially offroad.

speedyrev 05-18-2013 10:21 AM

More love for Duratracs. They are a dream on the hwy, and handle our Mississippi clay without gumming up.

tomraper 05-18-2013 11:00 AM

I had the wrangler mtr with kevlar they were load also but exelent in all conditions. If the duratracs are anything like the mtr you have to rotate every oil change to maximize tire life. I had 45k on mine when I treaded my truck for my jeep

TJNewbie 05-18-2013 11:14 AM

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Mine had the BFG A/T on it when I bought, they were quiet, and handled well on dry road, they wore like iron (lasted a good long time). But they totally sucked driving in the rain, they clogged up fast driving in clay/mud. I swapped to the Duratracs when it came time for new tires. I went with 33x12.50x15s, (actually they run small they measured at 32x11.50x15) They're awesome! So much better than the BFGs A/T in every aspect. They clean out easy in the clay/mud, quiet on road, great in the rain, look very aggressive!

Jaxon1023 05-18-2013 11:22 AM

Isn't the duratrac more along the lines of the BFG km2's I think your comparing apples to oranges here

damndirtydog 05-18-2013 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by TJNewbie (Post 3768346)
Mine had the BFG A/T on it when I bought, they were quiet, and handled well on dry road, they wore like iron (lasted a good long time). But they totally sucked driving in the rain, they clogged up fast driving in clay/mud. I swapped to the Duratracs when it came time for new tires. I went with 33x12.50x15s, (actually they run small they measured at 32x11.50x15) They're awesome! So much better than the BFGs A/T in every aspect. They clean out easy in the clay/mud, quiet on road, great in the rain, look very aggressive!

Very nice with the DC2's!

Also look at the Cooper Fierce Attitude. They're made by GY and have basically the same tread pattern as Duratrac but $20 to $30 cheaper per tire. That may bring them closer to price of the BFG AT, but have a better performing tire for the money.

lindel 05-18-2013 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Jaxon1023 (Post 3768366)
Isn't the duratrac more along the lines of the BFG km2's I think your comparing apples to oranges here


Duratrac is an AT tire. Also has a severe weather rating that the KM2 doesn't have.

GoldenSahara00 05-18-2013 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Jaxon1023 (Post 3768366)
Isn't the duratrac more along the lines of the BFG km2's I think your comparing apples to oranges here

Not at all. He's comparing too all terrains. The KM2 is a mud tire/offroad. Just because the duratracs behaves and performs awesome offroad, doesn't change the fact that the on road performance is excellent.

UpTheCreek 05-19-2013 07:43 AM

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Just went from 285 BFG AT's to 245 Duratracs a few weeks ago. I am a huge fan of the AT KO's and they were great on the Jeep. Plus I must've put 150k or so miles on various sets on my F250.

Having said that, I like the Duratracs better. Ride great, supposedly wear great and even though much more aggressive that the AT KO's, surprisingly quiet.....just a slight hum. I think they look great too! :thumb:

1979WagoneerLTD 05-19-2013 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by UpTheCreek (Post 3770371)
Just went from 285 BFG AT's to 245 Duratracs a few weeks ago. I am a huge fan of the AT KO's and they were great on the Jeep. Plus I must've put 150k or so miles on various sets on my F250.

Having said that, I like the Duratracs better. Ride great, supposedly wear great and even though much more aggressive that the AT KO's, surprisingly quiet.....just a slight hum. I think they look great too! :thumb:

Off-topic.

Your LJ is killer. Searching for it's sister for the next TJ diesel conversion.

Oh, and the Duratrac is a great tire.

WaterDR 05-19-2013 08:07 AM

BFGs I have had on other vehicles last an amazingly long time. They are alway the last tire I use on something as I have never worn out a set.

My jeep only sees 3k a year as its just an extra car as my wife an I both have company cars, so mileage to me is pointless, but I would not hesitate to get a set.

I guess my only issue with them is they have been around a long time and I think the Duras look nicer.

HobieSailor 05-19-2013 09:33 AM

Duratracs all the way! Way more technology in the Duratrac tread design. I would sh!t all over the BFG's for being unchanged since the 70's but so is our jeeps! lol.

35" Duratracs (gratuitous Jeep pic...)
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...433CB26476.jpg

BLK00TJ 05-19-2013 09:58 AM

Duratracs are a good tire as long as you stay away from rocks. The sidewalls rip too easy. My next set will likely be MTRs.

fourty4magjr 05-19-2013 11:28 AM

Duratracs all the way I went with the all terrains because thy didnt have the Duratracs at first and they sucked in te rain and I got stuck in my girlfriends driveway the one day after it rained and turned it to mush. Instantly went back to dunntire and told them to get me te Duratracs and the difference is crazy, no more slipping on wet roads and haven't had a problem getting out of the girlfriends dirt driveway :D


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