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Old 12-19-2011, 10:41 AM
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Question duratrac's vs. bfg at ko's

It's time to get some a new set of rubber for the tj and was wandering what every one felt was the better all around tire and how they perform on the trails. I want a tire that has some pretty mild street manners as well. So let's here it. Who likes wriag better?

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Or the bfg mud terrains?

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Old 12-19-2011, 10:26 PM   #3
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I just bought new 315/75R16 DuraTracs, for the following reasons.

1. I live in Wisconsin, where snow driving is a must. The DT's are quite possibly the best snow tires on the market, short of Blizzaks. Only tire I know of that comes siped from the factory.
2. They're also great on the road. Quiet, and handle rain-slick roads well.
3. DT's are very light, and I wanted to keep weight down as much as possible on my build.
4. It's not uncommon for DT's to last for 50-60K miles, if properly inflated and regularly rotated.


The BFG's have a stiffer sidewall, I believe, but that wasn't enough to outweigh the other advantages of the DuraTracs, imo.
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I was torn between the same two tires. I went with the Duratracs and I'm very glad I did! Plus mine were cheaper than a set of BFGs!
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:51 PM   #5
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Forgot that one.

5. Price.
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I went with the BFG AT's. The main thing that made me choose them is I've read that they last longer.

Either way you can't really go wrong.

Don't get the Mud tires unless you do A LOT of off roading. They look nice and are great if you play in the mud, but they're louder and don't last as long.
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:12 AM   #7
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I went with Duratracs, They are soo much better in every way than the BFG A/T KOs that were on the Jeep when I bought it. I spoke with alot of people that had the BFG KM2's on their vehicals, and not one of them had anything bad to say about the KM2's. But the Goodyear Duratracs had more siping, and they seemed to have a better design for wet weather driving. and I got a great deal for them from tirerack, so that's what I did.
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just got back from discount tire, went with the 33x12.50 duratracs, hope you guys are all right, that they are an awesome tire. Just went with 4 for now, and in spring i'll prob buy another. got my old BFG 31" mounted on the spare right now. they look great. havent got hardly any miles on them. I"ll update with some miles and pics soon.
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Cool, I'm sure you'll like 'em. should be good in the snow this winter. too bad, I don't get snow down here.
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Have DTs and they are great on and off road. Good choice.
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So far so good. No rubbing issues yet. I think that 1" body lift saved my ass. Plus they actually measure 32.5. Can nor sure notice drop in mpg already and power loss isn't enough to throw a fit over. I like em so far
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So far so good. No rubbing issues yet. I think that 1" body lift saved my ass. Plus they actually measure 32.5. Can nor sure notice drop in mpg already and power loss isn't enough to throw a fit over. I like em so far
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i'll get some more pics up in the next few days, just snapped some quick ones on the way into work. what ya think?

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Had 33x10.50x15 ATs.

Pluses:
Very streetable
not noisy
good in sand
wore like iron
seemed easy to balance

Minus:
dont like standing water
weak in mud.
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i'll get some more pics up in the next few days, just snapped some quick ones on the way into work. what ya think?


Nice!

I also think you're exactly right about the body lift saving your ass.
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i'll get some more pics up in the next few days, just snapped some quick ones on the way into work. what ya think?

Looks great!

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