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Old 08-09-2011, 12:14 PM
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Duratracs vs BF Goodrich AT-KO help?

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I'm looking to get new tires and rims on my truck. I posted in another thread and got some great help, but now that I saw the tires and wheels thread maybe I can get some more advice. I was thinking of doing a 33in tire on a procomp 7065 16in rim on a stock 2011 4dr sport. I don't want to do a lift right now, but I needed help on the tire. I heard some good and bad things about the duratracs and dont know much about the BF Good rich AT-KO tires. I need something that can handle off the road, but as this being my primary truck, I need something with on-road performance and that will last more then 30,000 miles. Thanks for any help.

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i have 33x12.50-15 on my wrangler i also had them on my grand cherokee, i love the dura trac tires there awesome in the snow and pretty good in the mud. im not sure where you live but stay away from the bfg at's if you have heavy snow fall they plug up with snow and suck on ice and even worse in mud. at's are great in sand tho! from my exp. i say the dura trac!!!

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Thanks and do you have a lift with those 33's?
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I have ran the BFG's and they do clog up in mud pretty bad. Also they are not the best on ice like most all terrains or mud tires because of the lack of sipping. But they did last me 30,000mi with about 25% of the tread left, and rode pretty smooth with little road noise.
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Duratracs have proven to be very popular among Jeepers. I have a set of 33x12.50s and I love them.
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I would go with the DuraTracs. They are severe weather rated. They look aggressive and do well in the rain here in FL. They are studable too. I've had them in light mud with no noticeable issues. They do great in the sand down here. All the reviews I've read said stay away from the BFG AT's if you live in a rainy climate. Plus everyone has the BFG's. I'd go with the DuraTracs. Think Goodyear has a rebate on them and Treadlightly might still have their promo too.
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I say Duratracs also. I was stuck between them and the BFG ATs. I decided on the Duratracs from all the good things I've heard and they were cheaper. I love them. I think I made a good decision. They're quiet on the road, good in wet weather and off road, and they look awesome. Good luck with your choice.
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Yes tread lightly still offers $100 rebate "mail in" for it's members. It cost $25 to join and then you'll get the $100 rebate check so it's like getting $75 off. Goodyear also has another $40-80 rebates for it's tires right now so you could also get that with the Duratracs.
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What about the tread on the duratracs? Does it last? How many miles do get out if a pair?
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I've seen posts in here with folks sayin they get upwards of 30k out of em.
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If you want to use the 16 inch rim, your gonna have to go to a 305-70/16 Goodyear duratracs. That is exactly the same as a 33 12.50. Duratracs doesn't sell a 33 12.50/16. Trust me I have been looking into this for months now. :-)
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If you want to use the 16 inch rim, your gonna have to go to a 305-70/16 Goodyear duratracs. That is exactly the same as a 33 12.50. Duratracs doesn't sell a 33 12.50/16. Trust me I have been looking into this for months now. :-)
Not EXACTLY. A 305 70 is only a 33x12.0.
In 33's on a 16 inch rim you are going to have a couple choices.
The 285/75x16 which is 33 x11.5 or the 305 which as mentioned is 33x12.0.
If you go with the 305, either tire is going to be a "E" range tire that is going to ride pretty rough.
in 285's the BFG is a D range which would ride MUCH better then the E range. I run D range tires in 16" and with good shocks they ride pretty well, "E" is a whole nother story
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I'm not a NITTO salesman,but i just bought a set for my tj.Their made like a michelin,section mold not half.Look great,perform well and excellent ratings.
15'' May be special order?
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I used to run ONLY BFG All-Terrains on my Jeeps. I just switched to the DuraTracs..... In a word, "AWESOME", Aired down the front to 10psi & the rear @ 12psi; these thing never slipped! Did a creek crawl, then mud, never slipped or slid. Great tires



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Yep Duratracs...Yep....
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I love my duratracs but I've never had them thru any real offroad conditions yet. I live in florida so doing well in the rain is one of my top priority's (daily driver), and these things have been amazing. not to mention they look awesome, balanced easily on steel wheels, and don't make any noise 31x10.5x15 on a stock TJ
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yes i do have a lift. it is a 4" suspension. and i just bought another set for my wifes grand cherokee but i went with a deeper rim since we dont wheel her jeep. the deep rim looks sick!
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Thanks everyone. it seems that the Jeep community loves those Duratracs. My only hang up is fitting that 33 with a 16 inch rim on a stock truck. Do I want to do that? I think it would be fine, but I cant decide. I really dont want to do a 32. I think everyone is right in that the 33 would be sick. I jsut dont want ot order everything and then find that the tires rub, but reading all these posts, it seems that it would be fine.
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285/70R16 Goodyear Dura Tracs with spacers... I really went back and forth on which to by... BFG's or Goodyear. In the end, I choose the Goodyears. I do serious four-wheeling 1-2 times a month and live part of the year in CA and part of the year in CO. We drive the jeep back and forth (1,100 miles each way) at least once a year and sometimes twice. Most reviews said that the BFG M/T's were a bit noisy. With the Goodyears, there is no noise from the tires. They are smooth riding on the highways and this last weekend I aired them down to 12# and they grabbed everything I came up against. I was told that the run we did this last Monday was the most difficult rock climbing around Big Bear, CA..
I haven't had BFG's, but I am totally happy with my Goodyears.

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I can't comment first hand on the Duratracs as I have never run them, but the people who have seem to love them. I have however had BFG ATs on two trucks and my Jeep (before I got the MT MTZs). I strongly disagree with those who say they are not good in rain and snow. Mine always got me through the worst that Cleveland lake effect snow could throw at them. Never an issue at all. And the BFG AT is LOADED with siping! They are outstanding in wet weather and with good rotation habits you can easily get 50K out of them. They are also probably quieter than the Duras. Their biggest downfall is mud, and the DuraTracs are pretty good there from what I've witnessed on the trail and read.

I don't think you will be sorry with either tire. Maybe let price be the deciding factor.
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I had BFGs on a Ranger years ago. Loved them.

I have Duratracs on my Jeep now. Love them MORE! I love the aggressive looking tread pattern & side wall tread(even if they take twice as long to clean because of that side wall tread). They are great in all conditions.
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Yes tread lightly still offers $100 rebate "mail in" for it's members. It cost $25 to join and then you'll get the $100 rebate check so it's like getting $75 off. Goodyear also has another $40-80 rebates for it's tires right now so you could also get that with the Duratracs.
...and if you purchase from Discount Tire you will get a $50 discount if you mention you are a Wrangler Forum member.
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I had the BFG A/T KO on an S10 blazer 4x4 8 years ago. All I remember having an issue with was the rain, they worked good enough in deep sand. I do want the Duratracs next which should be in about 30k.
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I keep going back and forth and so, many post have good facts. I think I have to go with the tire thats going to give me the most miles.
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Can't speak for the BFG'S but I just put 33/12.50/15 Duratracs on a few weeks ago and they ride great on the street and do great in the rain. I have not wheeled them yet so I can't offer anything on that till my next outing in sept.
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New JKU owner here looking for advice. I got a 2012 JK Unlimited Sport S and I'm looking to replace the stock tires (Wranglers SRAs). I keep hearing very good things about Duratracs. Can someone please tell me what is the biggest tire size I can get without the need of a lift or spacers on stock 17 inch wheels? Thanks!
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I had the BFG T/A KOs, they were on my tj when I bought it. (Now I have the Duratracs 33x12.50x15s) the T/A KOs were smooth, quiet, good on dry pavement, and they wore well, but they weren't good in wet weather driving on road or off road or wet grass, not good in mud, and didn't do well in the sifty/deep sand. The Duratracs have excelled far better than the KOs.
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Hi all, I'm looking to get new tires and rims on my truck.
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