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Should I buy DuraTracs? or Something else?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ratrod, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Nov 4, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    ratrod

    ratrod [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I need new tires but cant decide. I like the Cooper ST, BFG T/A KO, and have debated over the DuraTracs because everybody seems to love them. I just want a nice aggressive looking tire that handles well on highway, dirt and snow (snowboarding season coming soon). I had BFG T/A KO's on my old truck and loved them but they where E rated and I didnt like them much in snow. What do you guys run? Help me decide!!
     
  2. Nov 4, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    Konaborne

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    what kind of driving conditions do you go through?
     
  3. Nov 4, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    I vote duratracs
     
  4. Nov 4, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    Pugga

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    Have you considered the Cooper S/T MAXX or the AT3? I have the AT3 and it's very mild mannered on the highways but still has a decent look to it and I have yet to be let down by Cooper's performance in the snow.

    Duratracs seem like a solid choice though, many members have them and seem to love them.
     
  5. Nov 4, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    jtav2002

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    Lots of good options out there, I can only comment on the Duratracs since that's what I have. I love them myself. Have handled everything I've thrown at them. Main reason I went with them over the BFG AT's were the aggressive look of the Duratracs. Still ride pretty good on the highway, I travel 300+ highway miles every weekend during the summer and my commute to work is short but all highway and the tires don't bother me. Great in the snow as well. I can get through most winter stuff in just 2wd since getting these tires.
     
  6. Nov 4, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    duratrac ftw
     
  7. Nov 4, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    I vote DuraTracs also - I will be going with a set as soon as my bank account recovers from my Wet Okole purchase.

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  8. Nov 4, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    agreed Duratracs are awesome.... :woot: 300 POSTS :bananadance: :woot:
     
  9. Nov 4, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    Konaborne

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    KM2's.
    :cool:
     
  10. Nov 4, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    I will agree with Kona, but only if you are looking for a true mud-terrain.

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  11. Nov 4, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    I agree with both you guys, love the look of those tire but the amount of driving I do on mud or heavy terrain is minimal. I have debated about buying mud terrains but besides the looks they arent practical. I live in So. Cal. so to much driving and sitting in traffic not enough mud! I do go in dirt, snow and rain, so would like a tire for those conditions.
     
  12. Nov 4, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    Yeah, that post was made in jest. Don't get them unless you wheel a lot...

    get them duratracs and let us know how they are! I might grab a pair so I have m/ts and a/ts on hand. these m/ts like to eat my mpgs :pout:
     
  13. Nov 4, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    I Agree with Konaborne on the MPG..,I just put a set of Mickey Thompson MTZ on my truck and my mpg dropped .E rated tires are heavy....
    I ran a set of Duratracs last year and liked them 265/75/16 C rated ,being a C rated tire didn't hurt my MPG and rode good.(Don't ask why I sold them).
    Now I have two sets of wheels,tires.Summer and Winter set up.
     
  14. Nov 4, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    What a popular thread?
    Im going with Cooper DisvovererAT3. buying them this week about $140 plus the offer a $75 card rebate.

    DiscovererAT3-adj.jpg
     
  15. Nov 4, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    I say either the ST or the BFG AT. I don't have experience with the Duratrac's so I can't say but I know how the other two handle and they are great!
     
  16. Nov 4, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    I just put a set of BF Goodrich Commercial T/A Tractions on my truck. They are also E rated and ride a lot different than the OEM Dunlops. Can't really comment on how great they are too soon to tell.

    These are snow rated with the Mountain & Snowflake logo.

    But, they look cool :thumbsup:

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  17. Nov 4, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    Why'd you sell them? Sorry had to ask. Sometimes I worry that I will hate the way they look after a while but with bfgs ta ko they havent changed there tire design in years so kinda used to the look just bored of it and dont want the E-rated tire.
     
  18. Nov 4, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    I sold them because I was putting about 150 miles a day on my truck for work (out side sales) and was afraid they wouldn't last long.Sold them and bought a set of Firestone Destination AT thinking I would get better MPG but did not....After my truck hit about 75k I decided to buy me a new TDI Jetta and not worry about MPG any more..
     
  19. Nov 4, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    Those look nice!
     
  20. Nov 5, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    Gunna buy Kelly safari tsr! Made by Goodyear for Kelly and look like duratrac. I actually think they look better. They are $40 cheaper per tire too!
     
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