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Old 02-15-2012, 02:58 PM
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33"Falken WildPeak or 33" Duratrac ?

This would be on a 2012 JK 2 door.

I know everyone loves the Dura's , but I dont really need that agressive a tire,, not off road enough to to that route. Not too fond of the sidewall thread,,kinda too agressive a look for me.

But I do really like the look of the Flakens! And seeing they are more road friendly (Quite) than the Duratracs, make me look at them harder.

The down side is they are about 4-5 lbs. more than the Duratracs. Im not wanting to lose any newly found power I have got in my Pentastar!!

Would the less rolling resistance of the Flakens make up for anything over the Duratracs?

Thanks!

This would be going on a 15x8 MB 72 alloy wheel. About 20lbs.

My stock set up of 17" sr-a's 255 are 63lbs.

Duratrac setup is about 69-70lbs.

Falken setup would be about 74lbs.

So Falken setup would be
+ 11lbs over stock

Duratech setup would be
+7lbs over stock

Again, this is unsprung weight, so it matters more.

Love to hear some feedback

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Love my 33 inch wild peaks. Quiet like street tires and they actually do very well offroad incase you ever decide to give it a go!

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I love my Rocky Mountains (wild peaks) as well...absolutely awesome on the road and do amazing offroad.

I'm currently trying to get a set of 35x12.5's for my tj...

you wouldnt go wrong with either but because i personally have the Falkens, that would get my vote.
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Thanks guys!!

Whats your thoughts on the extra rotational mass??

Do tou think I would notice much loss over stock?
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No, you're not going to notice much (if anything) over the stock setup...

but again, both tires are great choices. If i wasnt running falkens i'd run the duratracs. Now that i've got the falkens, i'll run them until i cant find them anymore lol.

i'm not sure how they compare size wise either but i think the duratracs are a lot smaller than the advertised size (could be wrong though).

I measured my tires for another member the other day...i'm currently running 32x11.5x15's and at about 28-30 psi they were at 31.25" (just as a reference)
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Been riding on the Wild peaks for about a month now and I love them.
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Been riding on the Wild peaks for about a month now and I love them, also.

They are smooth cruising at 80, any more and my jeep swerves too much and is just too loud(wind and soft top, these tires have zero road noise). Offroad they to as I would expect any all terrain tire to do, decent. On the snow they handle great and are very predictable. I have the 35x12.5r15 and they measure out to be 34" exactly. It seems they have very stiff sidewalls because I run about 22psi and have a good contact pattern.
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Ya i wonder if the falkens woukd work on a non lifted jk, ,i too have heard the duratechs are about 32"s
hummmm??
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Ya i wonder if the falkens woukd work on a non lifted jk, ,i too have heard the duratechs are about 32"s
hummmm??
Its all about the tire dimensions and wheel size.
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Ya i wonder if the falkens woukd work on a non lifted jk, ,i too have heard the duratechs are about 32"s
hummmm??
RoxstarD runs the 33x12.5x15 Rocky Mountains (same as Wild Peaks) and I don't believe he has any lift. Can check out pics here.

I just installed the 285/75/16 Rocky Mountains on Wednesday. Really like the looks of this tire. It is taking a bit of getting used to as far as ride is concerned, but the ones I have are load range D. Also think I may need to take them in to be rebalanced. That being said, they are very quiet on the road and are much more aggressive than most pictures give them credit for. I wanted the Duratracs, but they were load range E and nearly $70 more PER TIRE! That was enough to sway me towards the Falkens.

Nothing but crappy cell pics right now, but you get the idea. These are on 16x8.5 Strike 5s, which have 4.5" backspacing. Also have a Teraflex leveling kit installed.



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RoxstarD runs the 33x12.5x15 Rocky Mountains (same as Wild Peaks) and I don't believe he has any lift. Can check out pics here.

I just installed the 285/75/16 Rocky Mountains on Wednesday. Really like the looks of this tire. It is taking a bit of getting used to as far as ride is concerned, but the ones I have are load range D. Also think I may need to take them in to be rebalanced. That being said, they are very quiet on the road and are much more aggressive than most pictures give them credit for. I wanted the Duratracs, but they were load range E and nearly $70 more PER TIRE! That was enough to sway me towards the Falkens.

Nothing but crappy cell pics right now, but you get the idea. These are on 16x8.5 Strike 5s, which have 4.5" backspacing. Also have a Teraflex leveling kit installed.
Someone call my name??

I actually do have the teraflex leveling kit with 18/58 springs so I have some wiggle room with the 33s but they will fit no problem, I just like the clearance the leveling kit provides.

Oh and 4fit, the new wheels and tires look great.
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What kind of terrain do you plan on wheeling in? That will make difference in what you should do if your thinking between those two tires
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I actually do have the teraflex leveling kit with 18/58 springs so I have some wiggle room with the 33s but they will fit no problem, I just like the clearance the leveling kit provides.

Oh and 4fit, the new wheels and tires look great.
Ah, didn't realize you had the leveling kit on there. And thanks for the compliment.
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Yea im going to gk with a daystar level kit.
Wheel size has nothing to do with height its all tire.
Whatswith the load rating? I havea 2 Door.

And what about power lose between these two tires if any would be noticable?
Or for that matter 33's over the stockers?
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Yea im going to gk with a daystar level kit.
Wheel size has nothing to do with height its all tire.
Whatswith the load rating? I havea 2 Door.

And what about power lose between these two tires if any would be noticable?
Or for that matter 33's over the stockers?
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Have not noticed any power lose with the 33" rocky mountains whatsoever
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Thanks ROX!

whats the diffeeence between rockymoumtain and wildpeaks?
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whats the diffeeence between rockymoumtain and wildpeaks?
As far as I know, the name. Something about the Rocky Mts are exclusive to DT. Maybe the DT forum member will chime in, but to my understanding the thread pattern/ply and rating are all exactly the same.
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From what I understand, the only difference is in the sidewall design. The Rocky Mountains also seem to be a few bucks cheaper than the Wild Peaks in most instances.
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The Duratracs are very quiet on road, and great in the rain even though they look aggressive. I think "on road" the Wild Peaks and the Duratracs will perform close the same but the Duratracs are lighter, "off road" the Duratracs will do the deed and out perform the Wild Peaks as the narrow voids get packed with dirt and mud.

I'm very pleased with my Duratracs, I like the look they give my jeep, and the fact that they are lighter, than most tires in that size. I didn't even notice a powerloss, when I went from BFG T/A KOs 30x9.50x15s on Gamblers to the GY Duratrac 33x12.50x15s on DC2s,
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The Duratracs are very quiet on road, and great in the rain even though they look aggressive. I think "on road" the Wild Peaks and the Duratracs will perform close the same but the Duratracs are lighter, "off road" the Duratracs will do the deed and out perform the Wild Peaks as the narrow voids get packed with dirt and mud.

I'm very pleased with my Duratracs, I like the look they give my jeep, and the fact that they are lighter, than most tires in that size. I didn't even notice a powerloss, when I went from BFG T/A KOs 30x9.50x15s on Gamblers to the GY Duratrac 33x12.50x15s on DC2s,

However in turn if your wheeling in a dry area where rocks are your main terrain then the will peak/rock mtn at's are a better choice.. It's really between the two a battle of how much traction you need vs how much sidewall strength you want.. the duractracs will give you more traction in wet terrain, be it mud or snow but at the same time there sidewalls (2 ply) are not that great.. Less sidewall protection also plays into why they are a lighter tire the the Falkens
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Do you guys know how tall these two tires actually are uninstalled?

I have heard the duratracs are closer to 32" and the Wildpeaks are a true 33".

Wow,, having a hard times picking one of these!

Another thing is the rear brake light... It seems the Duratracs clear the rear brake light fairly well.

Do the Falkens block the rear brake light any??

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Do you guys know how tall these two tires actually are uninstalled?

I have heard the duratracs are closer to 32" and the Wildpeaks are a true 33".

Wow,, having a hard times picking one of these!

Another thing is the rear brake light... It seems the Duratracs clear the rear brake light fairly well.

Do the Falkens block the rear brake light any??

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It really is all about the terrain your gonna wheel.. The duratracs will do better in mud and snow but have a fairly weak 2 ply sidewall.. The Falkens Will serve you better in the rocks and have a strong 3 ply sidewall. Both are good on the street with maybe the only edge going to the duratracs being better on compact road snow
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Falkens are a ATS tire(all terrian/street tire)..not very aggressive. I've got duratracs..all terrian pattern down the center and mud terrian pattern on the edges. Best of both worlds.
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So far, I have no complaints about my Falkens. Would definitely recommend them. That being said, I wanted Duratracs over these. But that $70 price difference per tire was enough to sway me. They don't look as aggressive as the DTs, but they don't look bad at all IMO.
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So far, I have no complaints about my Falkens. Would definitely recommend them. That being said, I wanted Duratracs over these. But that $70 price difference per tire was enough to sway me. They don't look as aggressive as the DTs, but they don't look bad at all IMO.
But, like XJ's been saying, you can get away with the DT's for most wheeling duties in NC, same as I can in WI.

If I lived in a state like AZ, where I'd encounter rocks almost every time I wheeled, I'm not sure I woulda gone with the DT's cuz of the weaker sidewall.

And I think your tires look great.
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But, like XJ's been saying, you can get away with the DT's for most wheeling duties in NC, same as I can in WI.

If I lived in a state like AZ, where I'd encounter rocks almost every time I wheeled, I'm not sure I woulda gone with the DT's cuz of the weaker sidewall.

And I think your tires look great.
Very good point. I'm not a mud fan and will steer clear of it whenever possible, so these will work well for me. Hope to try them out once Uwharrie opens back up for the season.
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So far, I have no complaints about my Falkens. Would definitely recommend them. That being said, I wanted Duratracs over these. But that $70 price difference per tire was enough to sway me. They don't look as aggressive as the DTs, but they don't look bad at all IMO.
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