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Goodyear Duratracs Question

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TonkaToyTaco, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. TonkaToyTaco

    TonkaToyTaco [OP] Hope you can run faster than 965 FPS

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    Im getting 265/70/17 duratracs. I wanna know if I should get load C or load E? What are the benefits and what should I get? I know the one has a harder wall and is for heavier trucks but what is the overall best for a DCLB?
     
  2. Cogge89

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    I'm completely happy with my load C Duratracs. You will read and get opinions both ways, but unless there is a reason why you need the heavier tire, go for the C.

    2470 lbs. 50 psi 18/32" 44 lbs.

    3195 lbs. 80 psi 18/32" 50 lbs.
     
  3. TonkaToyTaco

    TonkaToyTaco [OP] Hope you can run faster than 965 FPS

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    Thank you for that info. The only thing I was wondering is there is a guy on here that has a set and says he has had blow outs from hauling stuff. I really dont haul anything heavy that often but when and if I do I didnt wanna have to worry about that so I fugured the E would take care of that.
     
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    I think the guy you are referring to also said he knew about sidewall damage from off-roading prior to the blow out when hauling.

    As said earlier, unless there is a reason to go E, C is the better choice.
     
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    If it's the same thread I read, he had done some off-roading in rocks prior to towing. Duratrac sidewalls are thin compared to some other tires. If you would have more peace of mind with the E rated, certainly get them. To me the extra weight, and possible harsh ride isn't worth my need for them.
     
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    Beat me to it! Same thread I was thinking of.
     
  7. TonkaToyTaco

    TonkaToyTaco [OP] Hope you can run faster than 965 FPS

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    yeah thats probably the same thread. And no Im def not doing any harsh offroading, and i wanted to stay away from the E due to harsh ride. Thanks guys.

    Cogge: Im pretty much going with the same setup as u, would u recommend that tire or going with 285?
     
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    Personally, I'm not interested in 285s. Don't get me wrong, they look great, but that is where it ends for me. I enjoy not rubbing at any lock and being in Canada I can't get rid of my mudflaps due to rust issues. 265s still look really good on a 2.5-3" lift, so for no hassle, I'll stick with them. I will say to check out OZ-T's build. We're running the same lift, but he just stepped up to 275s (not Duratracs).
     
  9. TonkaToyTaco

    TonkaToyTaco [OP] Hope you can run faster than 965 FPS

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    Ok Great thank you very much for ur input. I think id rather go with 265 as well due to no rubbing and they still look good
     
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    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Happy so far (about 25k miles) with my c 265/75/16 Duratracs.
     
  11. TonkaToyTaco

    TonkaToyTaco [OP] Hope you can run faster than 965 FPS

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    What kind of wear are u showing after 25K miles?
     
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    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    They're wearing pretty well. I've heard some have them wear out by 30k but these still have good life in them. If I remember I'll get a pic of the current tread.
     
  13. TonkaToyTaco

    TonkaToyTaco [OP] Hope you can run faster than 965 FPS

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    That would be great if you could get me a pic. I hope they last a little longer then 30K lol
     
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    Sorry for the delay. I'm actually just under 28k on them right now. Hope this helps.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I've got 265/75/16 C duratracs. Just about 17k miles on them, and they all have a little more life than that previous picture except for my rear drivers side. Those miles include two trips from alaska to portland and portland to alaska. I'm not sure but I assumed that would put extra wear on them compared to normal miles.
     
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    Also just so everyone knows even the C load range Duratracs are capable of hauling/towing more than what our little Tacomas can handle. Fyi.
     
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I have same size your looking at load c. Unless you drive a heavy ass pickup and plan on hauling huge loads of anything load c is more than plenty.
     
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    Has anyone had any problems with these duratracks becides the side wall because today I noticed that my duratracks are falling appart in the middle of the tire it looks like I ran over a rug little threads are poking out and I only have mabby 15k on the tires with 75% left. I'll get a picture up loaded in a bit
     
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    It's the little yellow threads in the pic
     
  20. TonkaToyTaco

    TonkaToyTaco [OP] Hope you can run faster than 965 FPS

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    Thanks for the pics guys. I just hope they last for a little while thats all. The tires are sitting on my garage waiting on rims to arrive to install
     
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