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Good year DuraTrac ???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by A_Ninja_Racer, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Jan 21, 2011 at 5:31 AM
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    A_Ninja_Racer

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    Hello Guys I tried doing a quick search but couldn't come up with the anwers I was looking for. I'm wanting to get the Goodyear Duratrac 265-75-16's for my stock height Tacoma.

    1st question Am I going to run into any clearance issues running the slightly larger tire.

    2nd One Store is trying to sell me a 6ply C rated Tire and another is trying to sell me a 10 ply E rated Tire. I do some Towing of a trailer from Time to time should I be going with the E rated Tire? What did everybody else that loves there duratracks go with?
     
  2. Jan 21, 2011 at 5:37 AM
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    jester156

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    you should not have any clearance issues with that size, its the max for a stock truck.
    some may have run into slight rubbing at full lock backing up since the tread is so aggressive.
    as for towing, I cant answer that question but it might be a good idea, for the extra protection to go with the 10ply. C rated is just fine for these trucks and provides a little softer ride than the 10ply ones.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2011 at 6:25 AM
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    I have E load because I have 18s and every size in 18 = E load. The ride is good but each tire weighs 50 lbs (275/65/18 - 32x11) I have not noticed any rougher ride than when I had 285/60/18 NTGs that were C load. I would say it depends on the size/weight of trailer you are towing would determine whether E load would be worthwhile as far as the pricing goes. The extra protection of 10 ply would be a bonus too I suppose.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2011 at 6:40 AM
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    A_Ninja_Racer

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    Well I guess I may need to get out there and take the front mudflaps off before I go down there today, I hope it stops raining soon so I can get that taken care of.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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    I'm completely stock with these tires and have no rubbing issues what so ever. Not even at full turn. I have the C rated and towed a pop up camper (3500 lbs).
     
  6. Jan 21, 2011 at 6:58 AM
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    I have 265/70/17's, C-rated. No rubbage on the flaps when I had them on but they do rub the lower control arm at full turn in reverse.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    A_Ninja_Racer

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    did you remover your front mudflaps
     
  8. Jan 21, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    See build thread.
    I have these tires and they are fine. Next time post your questions about tires in the wheels and tires section.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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    I have Goodyear Wrangler RT/S 265-75-16's and have no rubbing no matter how I cut the wheel. Prob not as agressive as a Duratrac but I would think you would be fine. I still have most of my mudflaps too.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    Stick with C ply. They will be all you need...
     
  11. Jan 21, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    I have had the duratracks on my first and now my second gen Tacoma no rubbing issues and I tow a 5k trailer with no issues of rubbing there a great solid tire however a little load but who cares about road noise...
     
  12. Jan 21, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    I'm at the tire store now. They sure do take their sweet time. It has already been over an hour. I used to work at a dealership in the parts department and they would have had this done in 20 - 30 minutes.
     
  13. Jan 21, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    Ok So I got the New Tires and I have to say wow what a difference. I had 34.5k Miles on the original stock Tires so needless to say I was sliding all over the place on Dry pavement. I was scared to pull out into traffic sometimes because I knew if I needed to punch it I was going to break loose and not go anywhere. Since we have been having a lot of rain lately I have been freaken scared to even back out of the driveway. I'm not getting any Rubbing right now but i may still remove the front mud flaps because I'm worried there might be contact if the suspension is compressed doing things like off roading or ridding up a curb to get to the turn lane. One other note these Tires are significantly louder that the stockers. I have definately heard worse and don't find it offensive at all. All And all I'm very pleased. Although my bank account is not.:eek:
     
  14. Jan 21, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    Oh yeah I never got it up over 50 but I was trying to run my speedo against my GPS and I think its a little more accurate!
     
  15. Jan 21, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    Cut the mud flaps

    Welcome to the Duratrac Club
     
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