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Who doesn't like the Dura Tracs? Why?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Dakota 08, May 10, 2011.

  1. May 10, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    Dakota 08

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    I'm in need of new tires after I go up 1.75" in front and it seems every time I go to read for advice from this forum, everyone loves Dura Tracs.

    I'm looking for something with an aggressive tread, yet light to help me get the best road ride and mpg's. Are these tires as great as everyone thinks? Should I quit going cross-eyed from reading this forum and just buy them?

    Another question: will a skinnier tire tend to get you better mpg's due to less road friction?
     
  2. May 10, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    Khaos

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    Heard nothing but good about the Dura Tracs. Might be my next set of tires.
     
  3. May 10, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    Well coming from a Duratrac owner, better MPGs and Duratracs shouldn't even be used in the same sentence. They are AMAZING tires for what they are designed for which is mud, rocks, rough terrain, snow, and sand; basically everything in the elements. If however you are concerned with MPGs they will drop. That is where you'll have to make the decision. Do you want an AT aggressive tire, OR do you want to retain MPG because you won't get both with Duratracs.
     
  4. May 10, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    x2!

    They're not gonna be my next tire, but they get good reviews on here.

    If you do a search, you will find a lot more info on them.
     
  5. May 10, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    they are louder than my bfg a/t's were, that's all I got!
     
  7. May 10, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    I had put the duratrac's on (265/75/16) and I felt that they were floaty on the highway, I guess it was because of the softer rubber compound and the bigger lugs. I felt it was loud after 40mph. I went with the Hankook atm.s (265/75/16) They feel better on the road. Don't get me wrong I might not have given the duratrac's a fair shakedown. Just my .02
     
  8. May 10, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    JHAirForce05

    JHAirForce05 Im kinda a big deal

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    How much did your MPGs drop?
     
  9. May 10, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    I love them and as far as a aggressive/multi purpose tire they are tough to beat. They do well with dirt/mud/ice/pavement
     
  10. May 10, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    i can;t stand the tread pattern!!! i am rue they are great tire, but if i had to see those everytime i got in the truck, i would go crazy
     
  12. May 10, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    Yeah, their tread pattern seems to be just right. Not as aggresive as a mud tire, but more aggresive then a all terrain.
     
  13. May 10, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    How do you like the M/T's
     
  14. May 10, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    (From a different thread) This scares me.

    I had 80k miles on my BFG's before I sold my last truck. I know what I will be getting when it is time.
     
  15. May 10, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    They have served me well so far, but I wish I would have went with an A/T. I only got the M/T's cause they looked so badass on display, plus I got a killer deal on them, but they're overkill for me since i'm only 2wd.

    I've had these for almost a year now and they still look brand new! Once they wear out, i'm gonna replace them with Procomp Xtreme Terrains.
     
  16. May 10, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    If you drive like shit no tire will last you. I wore down a set of Maxxis Buckshot mudders in 4 months of driving like asshole in my Ranger.
     
  17. May 10, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    haha! I pretty much did the same thing with BFG M/T's (not km2's) when I was in high school
     
  18. May 10, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    Nitto Terra Grapplers FTW here, i personally think they are the best tire out there... they are relativly quiet, grab hard core off road, and retain ride and gas milage. I personally dont like duratracs at all!!!!!!!
     
  19. May 10, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    True, but I haven't seen anyone get a ton of miles out of them, so I am still skeptical...
     
  20. May 10, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    I love my DuraTracs. They give a nice hum when you hit 60mph. They've performed well in the leibre mountains in California when it snowed last november. They ride super well and I love how aggressive they look. I admit there are more aggressive looking tires out on the market but these tires friggin' rule.
     
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