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Anybody have issues with Duratracs?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by lundy, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. GP3

    GP3 Well-Known Member

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    Loud as hell is an over-statement.

    MTGirl has th post of the thread if anyone wants to know about Duratracs.
     
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    What kind of wheels were they on? The wheel type makes a much larger impact on balancing than the tire. Also, dealerships don't actually do that many tires, if they couldn't get the tires zeroed, they don't know what they're doing or have faulty equipment.

    And duratracs definitely are not loud as hell, that's just flat out wrong. Just because you can hear the tires does not mean they're loud.

    Truth, I noticed the exact same things when researching as well. Most light truck reviews are excellent and seem to get between 30-50k miles per set.
     
  3. lundy

    lundy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well they did handle a little sloppier than I'd like. And when I spoke about heavier vehicles and sloppy handling that was regarding the E rated. I'm sure these get nicer as they wear down a little bit. I think the tall soft tread depth is what was causing the sloppy feeling I speak of and also the culprit for the great snow and ice traction. I'll be swapping them out for Terra Grapplers again.

    Thanks for all of the input. It's very much appreciated.
     
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    Lundy- I had terra grapplers on my 4runner and I just gave the dynopro a try on my tacoma and I have to say for the price they are handling very very well. give em a look save some cash :)
     
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    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    Show me any documentation that states either of these claims.
     
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    lundy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've heard a lot of good things lately about the Hankooks. I buy direct from Nitto through my company account though so the price isn't too bad. The kook's do look like a good snow tire though. The tire weights are good too.
     
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    BrettBretterson Wild Ginger

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    I agree with you on duratrac's not being loud, as well as dealerships not being good places to have tires balanced. You are confused about your wheel statement though, it's WAY more common for tires to be out of round than for wheels to be, unless the wheel has a bend in it that is causing a hop. Tires are almost always the culprit for balancing issues.

    BTW OP, any interest in selling your Duratrac's if you're switching them out?
     
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    I like mine but have foughts vibes despite rebalance, and I rotate every 3k, tread is great. snow and offroad is great. I got favorable chalk line at wide range of psi, so I run em at 40 and air down to 25 for trails. If you want a lightwt. tire that does everything well this is it but be prepared to fight vibes. If you insist on smoother ride then go AT (Nitto TerraGrap or BFG).
     
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    I already have them sold locally. Just waiting for my TG's to show up. Sometimes with the rebates the tire shops online have pretty good sales. I paid $720 for the set. That was my wholesale cost but I feel like I've seen people get them cheaper.
     
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    Oh and just so everyone knows they weren't bad to balance. I did some geometric matching (which I do anyways) and didn't have one tire take more than 2.25 oz. So to those that think they're unbalanceable they definitely are not.
     
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    Lundy I forgot about your connections. Terra's are a solid tire you can't go wrong. If you recall I am out by buffalo we got 12 inches yesterday same day as I put the kooks and they did amazing.
     
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    Absolutely no issues whatsoever. By-far the best tire I've ever run. Great dry traction, great snow traction, even wear, no balancing issues, couldn't be happier.
     
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    Not to thread jack, but I am thinking of getting a set of C load Duratracs in 265/70/17. Anyone notice a change in MPG after changing tires?
     
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    I've got a little "squirmy-ness" in mine but I've also got to get the alignment looked at (pulls to the right). I know it's a Tundra, but it's technically not a fullsize truck.
     
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    Same here. But mine got better at around 10k and also less stone flinging and less tread squirm. I read other reviews online saying mpgs improved at that interval as well. I've milked some over 20 and over 21 tanks with the DTs.
     
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    Yes, you are correct, the tire is the part of the wheel tire combo that is what causes the imbalance, however the WHEEL is what makes it DIFFICULT to balance. If you can use hammer on weights on a wheel inside and out, it is easy to balance, no matter what unless you have faulty equipment.

    However if you need to use adhesive backed weights, because of the wheel design, especially on wheels with a lower offset, it can be very difficult. Many people try to dynamic balance a wheel that they should just static balance due to the low offset and need for adhesive backed weights. It is especially common on truck wheels.
     
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    My truck came with a new set of 265/75 duratracs and I love them so far. They seem super quiet and handle great on the pavement IMO. Going to get them dirty in the morning tomorrow.

    But I have been driving a dodge 1500 with 325/60/20 trail grapplers on it for about 5 years so that may be why the ride feels so nice and quiet.
     
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