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Anybody have issues with Duratracs?

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

  1. Jan 15, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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    Doing some research on these i am seeing two different load ratings in the tire size i want. looking at 265/70/17's they have load C and load E. The load ratings come with varied top speed ratings as well something like 108 and 121, not that i need to be running anywhere near these.

    Just wondering what you guys think, i was wondering if the load E tire would be a more stable road & highway tire? They are a bit more expensive per tire, but i spend more time on road than off and don't want to encounter the "road squirm" or "softness" some people have talked about.

    This may be a product of the siping and not the load rating though. (i had to look up siping btw > basically it is a process of slicing cuts in the tire treads that add traction.)

    suggestions?
     
  2. Jan 15, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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    I have the load range C and they ride very nice. Traction in all weather conditions is great. I run 34 psi front and 30 psi rear. No problems or regrets.
     
  3. Jan 16, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    Save your money and stick with C's, E's are complete overkill for our trucks. The load ratings are for towing capabilities and E's far exceed what our trucks are capable of.

    As far as speed ratings, those are based upon running that speed for about 8 hours straight, so you don't need to even to think about taking that into consideration.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    Bump...Anyone have any issues with these on sharp rocks? There are a couple spots I go shooting and it has some rocky terrain.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2012 at 9:57 AM
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    I have about 15,000 miles on mine and they are wearing well with rotating every 5000 miles. I don't necessary go off-road trail riding, but do go offroad when going ATVing and for use on our property. I have found some pretty good cuts and chunks out of one rear tire on mine. I'm guessing to much throttle in 2wd and the tire catching on rocks caused it. I'm unsure how they would hold up to rocks at a slower pace, say 4LO. I love the tires, they get excellent traction in all the conditions I've subjected them too. Now if we could just get some snow!
     
  6. Feb 1, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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    Mine have held up fine in 4LO.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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    20,000 and doing fine!:thumbsup: A little overdue for a rotation though!:eek:
     
  8. Feb 1, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    I have over 26K on mine and they still have over half tread. I have no complaints about these tires, when they are worn out I will buy them again. I run 32 psi in all four.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    I have a set of 265/70/17's with about 10,000km on them. Balancing has been a bit of an issue. Roadforce balanced and still have vibe above 100kph. They do squirm a bit on the highway but no biggie. They are noisier than BFG AT's but not bad! Just wish the damn things would be easier to balance.
     
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    Hey guys! First time posting, somewhat of a long time follower here. I’ve done some searching here and other forums, but I’d like to get your opinions. I have been running these Duratracs 265/75 16’s load C for about 4 years now with 40k on them. I love these tires! The treads are still decent after all the mileage too. No problems until recently. I rotated my tires about a month ago. Before that, it had been awhile. What prompted the rotation, besides it had been awhile, is that two of my tires became really, really noisy. The other two have no noise at all. Also, a lot of vibration associated with the two noisy tires (now on the back). So, do you guys think that in time the wear/noise will even out? Should I balance them again, and maybe a realignment? Is it a cupping issue? Or is it just time to get a new set? To top it off, one of the rear tires is currently flat (happened last night). No sign of a hole, puncture, cut, etc. either. But that’s another issue.

    Sorry for the long post. I’d appreciate any input!
     
  11. Apr 24, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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    after a bit of wear they start to get louder, sounds like the one tire got there first. I rotate every 5k and I get the road noise from all 4. I have close to 30k.
     
  12. Apr 24, 2013 at 7:43 AM
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    Thanks! I know with wear and age, the tires would become louder. The thing is, I have two that are quiet as can be, while the other two have pretty much become unbearable.
     
  13. Apr 24, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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    The two that were on the front are most likely cupped. The cupping could be caused by worn out shocks or bad alignment, or you could have just waited too long to rotate them. The front always wear harder than the rears, which is why you want to rotate so frequently.

    Balance isn't going to help the wear/noise. Now that they're on the rear, they will probably even back out a little bit, but once tires go down that road, they never come back to normal. As far as being time for a new set, that just depends on how worn they are. Post a picture?
     
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    That's what I was hoping for...to re-balance out a bit by switching them to the back. I can snag a photo when I get home. I honestly don't think the treads are all that bad.
     
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    Here are a few photos. I actually had my timeline messed up. I've had them for 2 1/2 years, but still the 40k on them, surprisingly. These are the tires in question. Rolling them across the drive way they definitely wobble a lot and seem to have an uneven surface all across.

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  16. Apr 24, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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    The flat tire I have might be damaged. It's pretty warped on the side walls. Looks like I might have to invest in at least two new tires, but with 40k on them, maybe just do all four.
     
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    Ive ran them for about 10k. They are wearing just fine with a rotate every other oil change. They howl like a hound but that doesnt bother me. Balancing has been an issue for me but it might be the steel rims I have. Love them off the road but they dont do well on ice needless to say...Anyways, they sure do look bad ass. As for my next set of rubber, Ill buy something less agressive
     
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    I wanted to resurect this thread, I have over 50k on my 265 75 16r E and they still have about 10k left, so I am debating getting another set.

    They have been great tires in all weather. Although they are really loud now and my mileage has been getting lower.

    However, I lost one offroading, due to a cut in the sidewall, which seeems to be the issue with the Duratracs, has anyone else seen this?
     
  20. Feb 7, 2014 at 5:24 AM
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    I have been wondering this myself....:confused:

    Dont have them now but will be purchasing a set soon...
     
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