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Buying my first set of tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by JRock, Mar 30, 2011.

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DuraTracs, BFG KM2s, or Other

Poll closed Apr 29, 2011.
  1. DuraTracs

    15 vote(s)
    34.1%
  2. BFG KM2s

    26 vote(s)
    59.1%
  3. Other

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  1. Mar 30, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    JRock

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    I picked up a 96 Taco ext cab 3.4l 4x4 a couple months ago and I am looking at replacing the worn down all terrains with some mud terrains. I primarily use the taco for pleasure and utility purposes. My playground I will be using it in are the nearby mountains mainly and I wanted to make sure I was making the right decision in tires. Those a little more experienced in the offroad tire field, I would appreciate you opinions to help me better make a choice.

    I am looking at either the Goodyear DuraTracs or the BFG KM2s. Which would you recommend?
     
  2. Mar 30, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    achirdo

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    Id also look at the hanook dynapro MT
     
  3. Mar 30, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    TacoTabe

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    Is money an issue at all? If you are on a budget, consider Treadwright mud tires (I think they're called 'guard dogs'). They are a re-treads, made with the old goodyear MTR pattern. I bought a set and they have worked well for me. Got 4 shipped to my door for $600!
     
  4. Mar 30, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    krimson

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    KM2s... They last long for a M/T and aren't as loud as a typical M/T, if tire hum bother's you.
     
  5. Mar 30, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    CaptainFun

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    Note that the Duratrac is all terrain tire, albeit an aggressive
    one. It will perform better in the mud than some other all terrains but a purpose built mud tire will drive circles around the Duratracs (all other factors being equal).
     
  6. Mar 30, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    e money

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    I have always gone with the Copper St or for mud the cooper STT. The ST has had great wear and life so far.
     
  7. Mar 30, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    bjmoose

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    ColtsTRD

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    KM2s for sure man!
     
  9. Mar 31, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    If i had to pick between the two it would be Km2's but you could aslo look at the Open country MT's
     
  10. Mar 31, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    Duratracs are AT's not MT's.
     
  11. Mar 31, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    I run the duratracs and have always ran bfg Mt's. They perform great. And yes they are a AT, but almost resemble a MT. So being said I'm very happy with the duratracs. But remember there are different ratings for these tires(duratracs) for load capacity..
     
  12. Apr 1, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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    JRock

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    Thank you everyone for your input!

    I am looking at getting the BFG KM2's however I am definitely keeping the Hankook MT's in mind too. With a little more research I may go with the Hankook's.

    My bad on the Duartracs. By the looks of them I thought they were a for sure MT tire.
     
  13. Apr 3, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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    alove0750

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    Duratracs clean out better than any AT and ride/last better than any MT... they are a perfect in between tire.
     
  14. Apr 3, 2011 at 7:22 AM
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    BryWi

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    At least take a look at those MTs for comparison purposes.

    I have the Hankook ATs and I am very pleased with them for my uses...
     
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