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Old 03-04-2012, 11:03 PM
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Duratrac sway

Before getting new tires for the jeep, (2006 TJ), I got a rear set for my work truck.
2006 Chevy 2500 2wd with the duramax. It is a regular cab long bed and tows 90% of the time.
The factory tire was a firestone in 245/75-16 and after wearing them out in less than 15k miles, we switched to GY Silent Armor in 265/75-16.
Rode and drove fine except from a stop in the rain when loaded, would not hook up.
Fast forward to now, at 48K miles the silent armors are bald in the rear so go and try Duratracs in the same size and load range E.
The shop put them at 80 psi which is where I like them for towing, got on the interstate and the sway was so bad I pulled over and checked to make sure that there was air. They felt like both were flat.

Over the course of the last month we tried a new pair of duratracs and settled on silent armors, which still sway ,but not nearly as bad.


I really like them for the jeep but not if its going to feel like that all the time.
In a curve, it felt like the rear end was coming around.
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I've been running Duratracs on my Wrangler since they were first introduced (3 yrs +) and I'm still on the original set. I have never had a problem with rear end sway but then again I don't run them at 80 psi. With that kind of pressure, I'm surprised that they even make contact with the pavement.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:55 AM   #4
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I've been running Duratracs on my Wrangler since they were first introduced (3 yrs +) and I'm still on the original set. I have never had a problem with rear end sway but then again I don't run them at 80 psi. With that kind of pressure, I'm surprised that they even make contact with the pavement.
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80psi?

He was talking about when he ran them on a chevy 2500 hd with a duramax diesel, significantly more weight than the tj.
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He was talking about when he ran them on a chevy 2500 hd with a duramax diesel, significantly more weight than the tj.
Still, 80 psi...driving on 4 bombs.
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I run loaded at about 24-29,000 lbs with the trailer, but of course on the TJ I would be around 30-35 psi.
I had lowered them to 40 psi and they still swayed.
These were the most dangerous tires i have ever had, even worse than Tiger paws.
Every corner or curve felt like the truck was going into a drift.


I know most people on this site would never have E's at anywhere near 80 psi, but I wonderd if the C tires did it as well.
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I thought duratracs came in 2 load ratings. The ones on my jeep are rated for 50 psi max, I usually keep at 35 psi on the street. I think I recall seeing a higher load rated duratrac that went to 80 psi. BTW, I have no problem with my duratracs. The other day I noticed a 1/4" nail in the tread, did not even start looking flat. About 3 inches was in the tire, last inch was bent over 90 degress. Not an issue, but of couse had the tire patched. Plan on sticking with these on my next set of tires for this jeep.
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I've got the Duratracs in the 33" size I run mine at 26psi on a 2000 Tj, they do great very stable in all conditions. When I read the reviews on tires, the people with jeeps loved them, but the people with Heavy Duty trucks hated them. The H-D trucks are too heavy I think. If I were going to get tires for a 2500-250 truck I'd look at Maxxis Bighorns, or Cooper STTs. Tirerack has very good reviews, and they actually show what the person giving the review drives. hope that helps.
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i hear this all the time with e range tires and HD trucks

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