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Better Tires or Better Wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 1Biggerwoody, Apr 29, 2011.

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Which is Better

Poll closed May 29, 2011.
  1. Duratrac with Black Rock D-Window Alloy

    19 vote(s)
    73.1%
  2. Nitto Terra Grappler with XD Revolver

    7 vote(s)
    26.9%
  1. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:35 PM
    #1
    1Biggerwoody

    1Biggerwoody [OP] Better to be a Smart Ass than a Dumb Ass

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    So I am wondering if it's better to get Duratrac with Black Rock D-Window Alloy or Nitto Terra Grappler with XD Revolver wheels? In other words, better tires (Duratrac) or better wheels (XD Revolver)? Looking at getting 265/70/17 for my Black 4 door 2007 Taco.

    black rock.jpg
    xd-series-xd796-revolver-wheel_11349625_175.jpg
    duratrac.jpg
    terra grappler.jpg
     
  2. Apr 29, 2011 at 11:02 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    tires help your performance...not so much the wheels
     
  3. Apr 29, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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    kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    Better tires. I think the black rock wheels look better than the XDs.
     
  4. Apr 30, 2011 at 12:36 AM
    #4
    Blacktacoma23

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    Mall Crawlers dream. 6" BDS DB, Total chaos UCA's w/ Heims, Dirk King lowers, Fox c/o's, 4-banger fenders, 37" Nitto Mud Grapplers, 4.88 w/ rear ARB, AP Expos/wheel spacers front(1.5"), 17x10 Fuel Mavericks, cab mount relocation, "Insain fab" tub, 5%/30% tints, 2 10" Rockford Fosgates, Magnaflow 18" custom catback exhaust, AFE intake, JBA Long Tubes, URD o2 sims, Trail Gear bumper, Crown brake lines F/R
    Revolvers!
    But depends on what you really use your truck for
     
  5. Apr 30, 2011 at 12:42 AM
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    slmgt

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    IF Truck.Use = 'Mall Crawler' { Execute BetterWheels }
    ELSE { Execute BetterTires }

    Basically if your truck serves a purpose beside showboating, get the tires... yea, eh?
     
  6. Apr 30, 2011 at 1:04 AM
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    jdmdcfan

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    I honestly don't see what people see in xd's. I'd go with better tire.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2011 at 5:08 AM
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    lamericle

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    Go for the Duratracs...they're awesome. I've got mine mounted on the stock wheels. Once i can afford it i'll get the wheels i want, but the tires connect me to the earth...therefore they take precidence
     
  8. Apr 30, 2011 at 6:18 AM
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    1Biggerwoody

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    Most of my driving is street but so some off-road in summer and lots of driving off road in winter over ice and snow.
     
  9. May 2, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    eccracer104

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    I am biased to the XDs because I have those same wheels. But the rock wheels look good too, and I didn't like the nittos personally.
     
  10. May 3, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    1Biggerwoody

    1Biggerwoody [OP] Better to be a Smart Ass than a Dumb Ass

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    I ordered the Duratracs! Will post pics once I receive them ...:bananadance::bananadance:
     
  11. May 3, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    Tbird

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    ICON Ext.trav coilovers, rear ICON w/res. TC UCAs. All-pro 3" leafpac & U-bolt flip kit. Konig Countersteer offroad wheels. Goodyear Durtracs 260/75/16. Blacked-out badging, BHLM, Extra D-rings, Satoshi grill, SockMonkey "All Terrain" decals, Avid Off-road light bar and rock rails, Wet Okey seat covers. Weathertech digital fit floor mats. GROM ipod interface.
    I voted Duratracs because...

    1) I got them and they are VERY good tires.
    2) I HATE the Revolver rims. WAY too pimpish for a off-road truck.

    YMMV
     
  12. May 3, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    JHAirForce05

    JHAirForce05 Im kinda a big deal

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    Im getting the Duratracs when I get home
     
  13. May 3, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    1Biggerwoody

    1Biggerwoody [OP] Better to be a Smart Ass than a Dumb Ass

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    Check the Group Buy post from Mescalero - Beat Discount Tire and Tire Rack best deals I found. The group buy is over but he might still be able to hook you up.
    :thumbsup:
     
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