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Thinking about jumping ship from TA/KO to Duratrac; is this wise?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by lightfire, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. lightfire

    lightfire [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The TA/KO's will be 15 more a tire without road hazard while the Duratrac's will have road hazard, or $30 per tire difference without road hazard. I do mostly hwy but like a more aggressive tire. I have used the TA/KO's on other trucks and likes them except for wear. A little scared the Duratrac's will be too noisy.
    I have read all the existing threads but would like more opinions; ordering tomorrow.
     
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    Do it.
     
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    Duratracs aren't noisy at all.
    Just a very faint hum, at highway speeds.
     
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    Do it! I put them on my FJ and they look awesome and ride extremely well. They are not as noisy as you'd think! Starting at around 65mph you hear a slight whirl but nothing like the noise of mud terrains. I put on the "C" load rating as I felt the "E" load would be too stiff and I am glad I did. Make sure you post some pics when you do it.
     
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    Wise choice...Duratracs are more aggressive and cheaper! Plus there a great quality tire for on or off road :)
     
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    duratracs just may be my next set of tires. I've run ATs and MTs and I think the duratrac's will be a perfect fit for my uses, especially with all the rave reviews i've seen.
     
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    The dealer only has load range E in 265/75/16.
    Anyone else running load range E on Tacoma? Do you feel it is too stiff a sidewall for good handling on curves?
     
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    Feels fine. My only complain is highway driving, you really feel and hear the bumps in the road.

    But honestly, makes it feel more like a truck in my opinion. And I like the extra security of having a higher ply for puncture resistance.
     
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    Yeah, I wanted load range C Duratracs but Goodyear was backordered for at least three weeks.
     
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    i have them in the E load range and they are pretty stiff but nothing enough to complain about
     
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