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Duratrac owners ? for you

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by elgin, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Apr 9, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    elgin

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    Im looking at a set of 265 70 17 duratracs and only see load C and E options what are you all running? i know C is a 6 ply and E is 10 obviously E is a much stronger tire but seems like it might be to much for the tacoma. Please give me some feedback on what you have and ride quality. (i dont really tow often and do some 4 wheeling but nothing super crazy)
    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 10, 2011 at 7:33 AM
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    Truckn4life

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    i think the ride quality is well acceptable for the heavy tires. I have had MT tires that are way worse and comparable in ability. defn wont drive down the interstate like a road tire but there is very little tire noise and I kinda like it
     
  3. Apr 10, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    Our little Tacomas cant even haul the load of E rated tires so unless you like throwing your money away than be my guest. Not to mention added weight and shittier gas mileage you'll get. ERated tires are made for vehicles half ton Quad cab Dodge Rams and Chevy pickups, and F-250s. Not our puny little V6 Tacomas.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    steve o 77

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    get the load range C ones. I wish BFG made their A/T in Load range C in 265/75/16
     
  5. Apr 10, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    I read a ton of reviews before purchasing mine because they only had load E in and shipping to alaska sucks balls.... Overall I read many people that got the load E that wish they would have gone with C. As previously stated, load E is meant for a lot bigger trucks.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    yeah i know E is for big trucks and towing i just want to hear from people who have C rated to see if they have had any durability issues with them or puncture issues.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    I've only had mine for around 2000 miles but none so far. =p
     
  8. Apr 10, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    I had P rated tires for the first 2 years I owned my truck and got 2 nails over that time. C rated is plenty to fight punctures and will not ride like a rock.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    tinker_troy

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    I would go with C.
    That's what I got, never had a puncture and I am close to 40k miles on them. Just a great tire.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    thanks for all the replies so far i had myself pretty convinced i was going with the C rating but i was talking to a couple friends who said they wouldnt run anything under a D and that one of them had an E on his taco and it made me second guess myself. i just thought an E might ride like crap but be able to run over pretty much anything.
     
  11. Apr 10, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    I say C.

    Or what is the weight difference on tires.com? i know i looked it up and thats what made me get C tires
     
  12. Apr 10, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    I've had mine for about 4k and they are holding up really good on my DCLB. They clean out really well in the snow and mud. Went to the junk yard twice and my dads truck usually picks up a nail, Ive come back nail free both times. Also for a load C they aren't too heavy. Working for a dealership I've mounted heavier tires this size on other tacos that weren't a load C and less agressive. Buy them you'll love them. Slightly noisy but not headache bad.
     
  13. Apr 11, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    Go "C" ! The E will ride like a dumptruck and weighs more so it will also effect your gas mileage.... And im pretty sure they cost more. Love mine!
     
  14. Apr 11, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    Go with C

    I had C's when I had 265 duratracs. Unfortunately with my 285 duratracs I didn't have the option of C. I have D load range currently in my 285's
     
  15. Apr 11, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    ^^^ yeah i wish the 265's came in D.

    Hopefully someone rolling the E will chime in and give their thoughts some more but i seem to be certainly leaning on the C rated
     
  16. Apr 11, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    I have D with my 285's
    You will love them!
     
  17. Apr 11, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    yeah if i was getting 285's i would get the D or if the 265's came in a D rating i would get them, but im going with 265's so im trying to decide between C and E
     
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