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Duratracs summer wear

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by mainewoodsballer, May 12, 2014.

  1. May 12, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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    I just talked with a guy from the tire company and I wanted to order the duratracs to go on my XD revolvers. He made me question the tires by saying they are a soft tire made for winter so you may not get as many miles out of them. I think I already know the answer, but how do people find these things wearing? Different than any other tire? I live in Maine so it's not like it gets to hot for very long up here.

    Or do U have any other ideas for tires that may be better with the same type of tread? Thanks!
     
  2. May 12, 2014 at 9:33 AM
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    Duratracs are likely made of a soft rubber compound which is part of the reason why they wear fast during warm months and grip well in the cold. That said they are not a winter tire around here, in the land of snow and ice. They are a soft All Terrain tire by my understanding. Goodyear makes a proper winter tire that has much better siping than Duratracs.
     
  3. May 12, 2014 at 9:42 AM
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    I just want a nice all terrain tire with some decent tread. They guy recommended fierce attitude but who wants a tire with barbwire and that name on it. I ain't no cowboy!
     
  4. May 12, 2014 at 1:02 PM
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    Lol... i am currently running Toyo Open Country ATII. I haven't had them long, but I like them quite a lot. They have a more modern tread design that evacuates water well and has moderately aggressive tread. I ran the 'almighty' BFG AT KO before these. I found the rubber compound in those much too hard. While they might last forever, they gripped very poorly on wet roads and in slippery conditions. They have a nice tread for offroad grip, but lack in every other way.

    The Michelin AT and Firestone Destination get great reviews, but I have no personal experience with them.

    The Hankook ATM has a nice tread design as well.


    Edit: if you want a more aggressive looking AT that begins to look like an MT, see the Cooper ST Maxx. It is a bitchin lookin tire!
     
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  5. May 12, 2014 at 4:06 PM
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    neither of them seem to have enough tread for me. I would like something similar to the duratrac, but thats prob not possible.
     
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    Cooper LT tires typically have the deepest tread. Something like 19/32nds of it. The ST Maxx is pretty gnarly if you ask me.
    Nitto Trail Grapplers are a pretty gnarly AT too, but hey if you like the Duratrac's you should get 'em. There is a whack of guys on here who swear by them. I am surprised they haven't sprayed all over your thread yet:D
     
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    get the duratracs, i had them for about 50000 miles commuting in sunny ca weather, never wore badly.
    They last a decent amount of time, longer than my dunflops
     
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    Yeah I have seen those. Not bad... any other options for an aggressive A/T
     
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    are the Nitto Trail Grapplers a lot more aggressive than the Duratracs? How do they wear and hum compared to the duras
     
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    Enough to make it a lot of fun!
    The Hankook dynopro atms are great tires. I was running them on my 4runner be for i bought my taco. They worked great in the snow, ice and rain. I used them a little in the mud but not much, but they cleared out well. I never had a problem with grip. They also look great.

    The Cooper ST Maxx are great too. At work we have them on a Ford F-350. They work excellent. They have been well tested in the mud, sand, snow, ice, and rain. They clear out great and grip great. oh also this truck hauls around a 25 foot trailer every day, while driving in these conditions.

    Oh both of these tires are really quiet on the road.
     
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    I was leaning toward the Trail Grapplers...but in a 265/70/17 it says it takes a 8.5 rim max.. mines a 9 in... that may be an issue?
     
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    I would go with the Duratrac / Authority / Safari TSR long before I would go with Nitto.
     
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    Reason?
     
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    I have the nitto trail grapplers.. they are great tires but have worn a bit faster then i hoped for.. A buddy has duratracs on his taco and they are wearing great so far, actually makes me jealous
     
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    hmm. I would have thought the Duratracs would wear faster than the Nittos
     
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    Partly brand preference, and partly side by side comparison. One of the nearby patrol units to me ran the Nitto's for a while and they wore noticeably faster than the Goodyear (or Goodyear subsidiary) comparative.
     
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    duratracs it is I guess. Nothing but good reviews on them. Should have never second guessed myself years ago when I knew I wanted them.
     
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    While how a tire wears will obviously have something to do with it's construction, how they are used and the habits of the driver will have a lot to do with it as well. Trail Grapplers and Duratracs are clearly designed more for their off road use. I would not expect either to last remarkably long if they see a lot of pavement.
     

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