03-04-2012, 11:03 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Buda Tx
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.
Suggestions or comments are apprecaited