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armor tracs vs dunlops?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Triumph843, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. Mar 18, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    Triumph843

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    Hey I'm picking up a new set of tires either this weekend or next week.
    I got close to 50k miles out of the stock 245/75-16 dunlop at's. I'm moving up to 265/75-16's.
    I was looking at purchasing the tires from my local sams club and was wondering if anyone had any experience with their "exclusive" armor tracs? which seem to differ slightly from the silent armors.

    there are also two different load ratings? which would you guys recommend for a 4cyl 4x4?

    http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?dest=5&item=442305

    and the E load rating

    http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?dest=5&item=442299

    i also have the option of the dunlop rover MT's in the same price range which only come in the E load rating.

    160$ a tire is pretty much my limit. any input would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Mar 18, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    getting there....
    those armor tracs look pretty good....and probably ride a good bit better than a m/t tire.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    cool, they are what I'm leaning towards. I wonder how they would do in the snow seeing I may be moving up north next semester.

    Any idea what load range I should go with?
     
  4. Mar 18, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    getting there....
    they should handle decently.

    as for load range....just remember, the lower the letter...the stiffer the ride will be. to me....load range c is a decent riding tire........e is way to much.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2010 at 11:46 PM
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    eight3one_offroad

    eight3one_offroad Honey your two French Fries short of a Happy Meal.

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    Amor tracs look identical to the Kumho Road Venture AT KL78's...
     
  6. Mar 20, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    Sams club refused to install anything but 245/75-16s. So I ended up going to tire kingdom and they gave me a great deal on the Nitto Terra Grapplers. I'm kind of happy about this because I like these more than the good years.

    I was also lucky enough to pick up a set of alloy wheels from a guy on craigslist.

    I'm guessing that the base model 2.7L 4x4 didnt come with TPMS? I left my old tires on the steel wheels and didnt bother going through the hassle of taking the tires off and having to put them back on, but I didn't get a light?

    next up I think I'm going to mod my grill :)
     
  7. Mar 20, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    edit: the light came on after about 50 miles
     
  8. Mar 20, 2010 at 11:25 PM
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    01taquito "thats what she said"

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    Get the most expensive tire on the planet and it could be the best thing that ever happend to you or the complete opisite. Its a bet you'll need to be willing to take... Or not
     
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