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Duratrac vs KO2

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by PLtacoma725, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. Aug 10, 2018 at 8:03 AM
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    Flash1034

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    Thanks for the feedback. I’m leaning towards the C rated Duratrac or the new REVO 3.
     
  2. Aug 10, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    m603holden

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  3. Aug 10, 2018 at 8:39 AM
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    I have had both. Ko2s for the sidewall strength. Have seen a lot of Goodyear tires with sidewall failures on trails, Duratracs and MT/Rs.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2018 at 8:45 AM
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    If you’re going to be in a lot of mud or snow, the duratracs will get more traction in those situations everytime. They are a little louder than the ko2s on pavement through. That’s the drawback. Ko2s are good all around tires but the duratracs aggressive tread pattern reallllly bites into mud and snow incredibly well. Other than that and the noise I’d consider them comparable it all other factors.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2018 at 10:17 AM
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    Wish I had know that before I purchased mine last week . I replaced my NITTOS which were pretty good but the KO's look better on the truck
     
  6. Aug 10, 2018 at 10:25 AM
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    Apple and Oranges really

    KO2s are a true AT and are very good daily driver tire. Duratracs are considered an aggressive AT, hybrid between an AT and MT, will work for a daily but perform better offroad.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2018 at 10:36 AM
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    No one has tried that Bridgestone Revo-3?
     
  8. Aug 10, 2018 at 11:08 AM
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    I can't comment on the duratracs as I never had them. But I have the KO2. They weigh around 60lbs each if I am not mistaken. It takes more power to get them moving off the start line. And It takes a lot for them to bog down and start spinning if you're on mud, or sand. I was offroading last weekend, and they barely spun. (Aired down) They have a hell of a grip to the ground. At the end, it all depends on you and where you offroad and so forth. Yes, they have a thick wall that prevents minor debris from causing a puncture, or you get the duratracs with a thinner wall, where chances of flats are higher. Your decision. Good luck. 20180723_183844.jpg 20180809_174112.jpg 20180725_222355.jpg
     
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  9. Aug 10, 2018 at 11:10 AM
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    What size are those?
     
  10. Aug 10, 2018 at 11:12 AM
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    305/65/17. Compare at tiresize.com.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2018 at 11:25 AM
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    I'm not following, they both can come in Load E with the same ply ratings.
     
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  12. Aug 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM
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    It's the side wall. Most tires are 1 or 2 ply where an offroad tire should be 3 ply
     
  13. Aug 10, 2018 at 2:03 PM
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    Most SL are 2 ply sidewall
     
  14. Aug 10, 2018 at 2:32 PM
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    I’ve seen Duratrac with sidewalls from 2-4 and depends on the tire size.
     
  15. Aug 10, 2018 at 2:45 PM
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    This subject(tires) is like an oil thread.....

    I've never torn/blown a sidewalk on a Duratrac. Several sets on a Quigley work can, that saw more abuse than most of the trucks on here.....
    1 set on my Cummins.
    And 1 set on my frontier.

    The only sidewall I've torn recently, was on my KO2s.... but, the rock would've shredded damn near anything anyway.

    While I'd say it's almost a toss up in snow, the KO2s actually seem a little better honestly, they pack up real nice.
    The mud... lol, they both suck. They aren't mud tires.

    That said, get a tire for what you're going to use it for....

    The only reason not going KO2 again, is the load range.

    Otherwise, I'd already have a set on the truck.

    Chase
     
  16. Aug 11, 2018 at 1:02 PM
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    20171223_134018.jpg I have Duratrac's on my Cherokee, quite on the highway, great in the snow. I'm going to call my tire guy Monday for pricing.
     
  17. Aug 11, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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    I had duratracs for 3 weeks. Went wheeling one time in rocks and 2 sliced sidewalls had me changing them out quickly. I considered the KO2 again, but went with the falcon wildpeak mt and they are extremely good tires. There was at no time where I was sliding off of rocks, they just have a reputation for weak sidewalls. I hoped it was only a rumor. But from my experience it was not a rumor. I have had no issue from the wildpeak mts. They are heavier and louder. But they are good. The new bfg km3 have great reviews too. Nitto ridge grapplers are also great. Have had them all but the new km3s.
     
  18. Aug 11, 2018 at 4:07 PM
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    I have KO2s and do a lot of offroading. I have yet to get stuck bad enough to where I needed assistance. *Knock on wood*
     
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    How do you like the ko2's for water on the roads ?
     
  20. Aug 11, 2018 at 6:38 PM
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    I have K02s. Really great for everything but snow/ice. Whatever body allows BF Goodrich to apply the “severe snow rating” to the K02s must have been paid off. They are great tires otherwise, but do not deserve their peak/snowflake rating. The stock Goodyears are much better in snow than the K02.
     
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