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Buying new tires and need suggestions.

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by tacomarotto, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Apr 1, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto [OP] "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    So i am just about bald on my BFG a/t 31"s and i need help finding a tire.

    (listed from highest priority to least)
    I'm looking for:
    -A light tire (hope for good mpg's)
    -Good for moderate offroading
    -Long tread wear life
    -trusted name and recommended by my fellow TW'ers
    -aggressive look

    post up pictures of the tire if you are running them or have a pic of the tire.

    thanks yall
     
  2. Apr 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    duratracs

    /thread
     
  3. Apr 1, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto [OP] "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    yea, when i was thinking of a tire that was light i thought of the duratracs but im skeptical of having a truck/offroad tire from Goodyear or Michelin
     
  4. Apr 1, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    hard2kill

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    duratrac will make you happy in everyway....only complaint people have is a weaker sidwall but thats only in harsh sharp rocky offroad conditions....one of the lightest tires on the market,good milage,excellent in all conditions,easy on gas milage etc etc etc..
    i personally love the nitto terra grapplers as an a/t tire..
     
  5. Apr 1, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto [OP] "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    wow, iv been searching and there are A LOT of threads on the topic of Duratracs vs. BFG a/t

    so if yall wanna just ignore this thread its kool b/c i have a lot of reading to do. :D
     
  6. Apr 1, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    VooDoo

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    I've had both and the only thing that the bfg's beat the duratracs on was road noise
     
  7. Apr 1, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    tacoftw

    tacoftw 5100s are the same price as spacers, seriously

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    duratracs, bfgs, or nittos are all good tires.
     
  8. Apr 1, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    I like the km2s :D
    They are a bit louder than my mastercrafts were but are pretty sweet so far none the less, and just go with a 265/75 and should be doing pretty good for gas and such. They were much heavier than the mastercrafts but these are 10 ply as well.
    Another id say is the treadwrights, havent had any hands on experience but from what ive found nothing but good reviews!
     
  9. Apr 1, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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    tacomarotto

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    i wanna get bigger tires soooooo bad but i really cant afford it. If i do go for the mud terrains then i might stick with he 31s but i just hate to hear that i have stay with the same size tire...

    what is the size difference from 265/70/16 vs. the 265/75/16???
     
  10. Apr 1, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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    75 is taller than the 70's
     
  11. Apr 1, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    I love my duratrac's. They are awesome offroad and arnt really that noisy. They also make the truck look awesome!
     
  12. Apr 1, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto [OP] "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    do know how much taller, by any chance?

    i do like the looks of the duratracs a lot!
     
  13. Apr 1, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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  14. Apr 1, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    tacomarotto [OP] "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    :wink:

    thanks man
     
  15. Apr 2, 2012 at 7:30 AM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    Search craigslist and all around, you know what i paid for my km2's :D
    Theres deals to be made, just search! I do however have 3 good mastercraft courser m/t's if youd wannem
     
  16. Apr 4, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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    I have the Duratracs...great tire!
     
  17. Apr 4, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto [OP] "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    might be ordering them tomorrow... pretty PUMPED
     
  18. Apr 5, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    Look at build!
    :woot: Going with the duratracs? What size?
     
  19. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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