I have a set of 32" Duratracs, that I've put right at 42000 miles on. This is going to be kind of long so bear with me. Let me address a few of the questions I have seen on a couple of the pages I went through. This is my DD that's also my trail beater on those lucky weekends I get to go. I'd say 85% driving on pavement and daily commute is 30-35 miles round rip.
The tire pressure question:
They do not require higher pressure than normal tires, though they can run it if you really want to. I think tire says max is 55 or 65 psi, but I would never run them that high where I live. This is basically a commercial work tire that regular consumers have come to know and love. Just like any tire, the more pressure you put in it, the "harder" it will be. I run my at 30-32 on the street and the mid 20s on the trails.
The thin sidewall topic:
Anybody talking about a "thin sidewall" is helping spread negative & erroneous information and most likely has never owned a set of Duratracs. Yes there are thicker sidewalls and yes there are thinner. I have run Duratracs for the last 4 years in all conditions except snow. I have come down hard off of rocks, run over and brushed up against cacti out in Big Bend and not once have I had a sidewall. I have brushed up against and hit curbs without a single sidewall issue. This tire is truly tough as nails.
These tires new had no balancing issues whatsoever new. I religiously rotate my tires every 3-4K miles. As the miles started racking up I started noticing the weights accumulating too. At my current mileage, about 42k, 3 of my tires have at least 3 weights on them and one of them has 4. I'm guessing its getting harder to balance them or maybe just rookies at discount tire.
How's the Tread Wear?
I'm actually really impressed with the tread wear of these tires. When I bought them I was told they were a 50,000 mile tire and I didn't believe. At 42k and still easily 1/3 of my tread left I am still confident hitting the trail without getting stuck. I did hydroplane for the first time on these tires at about 40k miles, but it was a small and mainly my fault, I shouldn't have tried to take a turn going 20mph while it was raining. I haven't done it since and these tires love getting wet. Also I wanted to note that I have not had any chunking, just nice even wear.
How is the road noise?
This tire is surprisingly quiet, I really mean that. I don't have to run the radio and my wife doesn't even notice any road noise. I'm at 42k miles and I'm just now starting to hear a small whine, I partially blame the balance job on the tires. It's not even really noticeable unless you're looking for it. For the aggressive pattern and capabilities of this tire I'd seriously compare the noise to a regular street tire.
Wobbly or shaking steering wheel?
Not until I read the previous posts on this thread about people having a mild shake in their steering wheel did I realize I had one... at 65 mph. Anything before 65 and after 70 is smooth sailin'. With tires nearing the end of their life I cant possibly blame it on the manufacturing process or quality of this tire.
I've heard DuraTracs love collecting gravel.
This one I can't deny. Compared to the previous tires I've owned I can say the spacing between lugs does like to hang onto loose gravel. With that said though, and beg gap between lugs will pick up rocks. I normally don't notice it until I get going about 30 or 40 and all of a sudden it sounds like gunshots. I also notice it when I'm cruising with my windows down and hear the rocks making that all too familiar "clack clack" sound. A set of keys or a screwdriver usually sets them straight fairly quickly.
What's duratracs most often overlooked feature?
Duratracs come with a wheel protector built inside the tire! Its a really good design and keeps the rim tucked away and safe. 4 years and no rim damage. Look at them on someone's wheel next time you spot a pair and you will see what I'm talking about. look at the edge of the rim and the base of the tire, then look at another set of tires. It does a really good job protecting and don't quote me on this and I have no way to verify it, but I personally think it helps with running lower pressures in your tires.
The DuraTrac is a beast of a tire that can take whatever beating you can throw at it and last a long time. It handles great in Dry, Wet, Muddy, Sandy, Rocky, Cactus-y, and any other condition I can't think of off the top of my head. I cannot speak for snow, but look it up on YouTube, its impressive. You will not waste your money buying a set, they will do nothing but impress you. I know its listed as an aggressive all terrain, but this tires daddy was definitely a mud terrain because it does REALLY well in the mud and that's not common amongst most ATs (don't crucify me for that comment).
If you have any other questions about them lemme know and I'll try to throw in my 2 cents.