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Goodyear Duratrac or BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain for City Streets?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by redmarble, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Jun 15, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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    I've made two cross-country trips on DuraTracs with no issues. The first couple hundred miles were a little different after driving BFG AT for 10 years. No problems in mud or on wet pavement. No louder than BFGs.

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  2. Jun 15, 2013 at 12:45 AM
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    I run my BFG KMs on the highway not loud at all the roof racks is louder...
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  3. Jun 15, 2013 at 3:56 AM
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    Yeah, I just want to give some insight to those that don't have them. I like the tires, but expect handling differences if you buy this type of tire.

    My alignment is good except for my caster, which will make it wander. My issue is more with if you make an avoiding swerve at highway speeds or even turn hard you notice a big difference with handling.

    The cupping that I'm getting is directional, not side to side. It's from acceleration on the rears. I was doing a lot of 'city' driving there for a while, so a lot of stop signs and red lights.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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    I liked my duratracs more than my bfg A/Ts but they were both good tires.

    I don't like these firestone m/t's, great on road, great off road, terrible sidewalls.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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    ... and the boost is loudest of all! :D
     
  6. Jun 15, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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    :eek: I havent had it aligned in 4 years.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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    BFG KM2s are better overall off-road but Duratracs probably better on pavement. I'd get ATs if I were you, probably BFG TKO. Cheaper and will last much longer.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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    I have the BFG all terrains and love them. Great in rain and on the road. 90% of my driving is on road and highways. They're quiet enough around town, ride food, still look awesome when cleaned up, plenty aggressive off road, decent in mud.

    Personal opinion, best all around tire. Duratrac's have similar reviews...they look more like a mud terrain as well.

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  9. Jun 15, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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    If you are wanting an aggressive looking tire, but with better street manners, check int Mickey Thompson ATZs. I ran them on my 07 and IMO are a better tire (especially off road) than the BFG AT. The only reason that I'm not running them on my 12 is that I need something a little better in the thick mud we have here for hunting season.

    They are on the expensive side, but worth the money. This pic is at 80k miles. Keep them rotated and they will last a long time.

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  10. Jun 15, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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    Like you and others, I think an AT will be a better tire for the OP than an MT. The DuraTrac kind of bridges the classifications (iirc, TireRack considers them a "Commercial AT"), and there are several other popular AT options. MTs definitely have their place, but they're more at home off road than an AT.

    Before I bought my ATs, a Jeep friend scoffed and said I needed a set of Goodyear MT/Rs because ... well, because they looked badass, and he didn't really know anything about the DuraTrac. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Jun 15, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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    Duratracs are installed on every government pick up/SUV around here.



    they clog up in da mud like crazy though

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  12. Jun 15, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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    OP should turn this into a poll
     
  13. Jun 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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    You ever had bfg at's in mud? LOL
     
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    same shit I would imagine

    that's why I got KM2's now :D
     
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    Yeah...they can clog up in thick nasty sloppy mud, but a little wheel spin cleans them and they're not too bad...not a mud terrain, but its not designed to be.

    Kinda like the people that complain that their summer highway tires don't do well in snow...
     
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    I had better luck with my duratracs than my at's. The firestone mt's do pretty well, and so did my procomps -- in mud that is. Though I haven't had km2s, my experiences wheeling (and driving -- and riding-- their trucks on road) with friends who do would lead me to believe there are better tires out there, especially for on road. I'd go duratracs between those two options. If given mt/r vs km2 I'd go mt/r. I'm running 1 mt/r and I like it so far LOL.

    Again it's subjective and my opinion but I'd go with another MT over the KM2 or go with the duratracs.
     
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    I saw a flatbed of four HMMWVs last week, complete with rooftop ringmounts, all running 37" MT/Rs. There you go, OP. Nothing more badass than that. ;)
     
  18. Jun 24, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    Thank you all for the great feedback on my original post. Just to let everyone know, I did end up getting Goodyear Duratracs (265/75-16) tires. There were some suggestions on the BFGoodrich All-terrains and the General Grabber AT tires, too. Did some research, checked them out, but decided to go with the Duratracs. They all seem great, especially the Grabbers as they are on sale on tirerack. I will match them up with Mickey Thompson Classic 3 rims that I purchased, too. They should arrive in a couple of days. I think the "bug" just bit me...
     
  19. Jun 24, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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    I just put Duratracs on mine.

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  20. Jun 24, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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    Duratracs are pretty sweet.
     
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