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Got it narrowed down to two...input needed.

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by MGH-PA, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Oct 9, 2011 at 4:55 AM
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    MGH-PA

    MGH-PA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Preferably from those of you whom have run the Duratracs and Grabber AT2s. I KNOW I want a tire that is really good in snow and wet conditions (which my TG's are not). I AM on the highway 40 miles a day, 5 days a week, but the truck does see dirt (not trail offroading, but work/hunting offroading). Normally this type of usage wouldn't warrant a tire aggressive as the Duratrac, but I THINK (with proper rotation) I can get 40K out of a set, and by that point, this truck may not even be my dd anymore.

    Here's my thoughts:

    The AT2 gets better reviews that the BFG for the most part, and it's cheaper. It's also winter rated like the BFG. It also has a treadlife warranty, unlike the BFG AND the Duratracs.

    The problem? It looks VERY similar to the BFG (which EVERYONE and their brother has). It's also an E range tire weighing in a 57lbs each for the size I want.

    The Duratrac gets great reviews (not as good as the AT2, but still good). I KNOW they are awesome in the rain and snow. They are available in a load range C tire for my truck weighing in at a mere 45lbs (over 10lbs less than the equivalent AT2).

    The problems? They are pretty aggressive (which I actually want in a tire), but it always makes me second guess the noise and life of the tire (again, if I can get 40K usable miles out of a set, I'm happy).

    They're also a softer compound than the AT2s, so I worry about chunking and sidewall issues offroad (again, I'm not rock climbing, but I do drive a lot of rough roads/trails at home and at my cabin).

    There's also no tread life warranty on this tire.

    So particularly those of you who might have run both of these tires, I would be interested to hear your thoughts between the two (or anyone for that matter).

    I'm actually in need of tires sooner than I thought, because my TG's are getting VERY close to the wear indicators.
     
  2. Oct 9, 2011 at 5:03 AM
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    TACOMA TRD

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    I had the AT2's....Thought it handled just as good as my KO's. I cant speak for the dura tracks, but i have not heard of any complaints.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2011 at 5:07 AM
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    greenmonstah

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    down fall that I have seen with the KO's it that they don't last long at all. AT2 Are good i like them.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2011 at 5:10 AM
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    enjm10

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    I've had my bfg at kos for awhile now n with rotation at every oil change (5000 miles) they still look brand new. If any tread is gone there ain't much of it gone. And I've had them for a whole year+ now. And have put prbly 12-14k on em.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    06SR5canada

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    my vote goes to at2's

    not really a fan of huge square blocks as my dd tire tread, and i bet the at2 is alot better on snow/ice

    and is it just me or are the duratracs just not a pretty lookin tire....?

    mud tires should only be on a toy imo too many mall crawlers with huge knobby tires that they'll never use
     
  6. Oct 10, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    MGH-PA

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    Thanks, any other input?
     
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