Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs

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Postby disallow » Sat May 01, 2010 1:42 pm

Love love LOVE these tires. I do alot of highway... do you see any problems with that?

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Postby IcedTeasley » Sat May 01, 2010 7:41 pm

Unless you are a particularly spirited driver, there won't be a problem. I've had mine for over 9k miles. They wear incredibly well and do an awesome job in a variety of conditions. Buy them. Mine still impress me.

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Postby Citcope » Thu May 27, 2010 7:30 pm

What about gas mileage? How does it compare with the stockers or a regular A/T tire?

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Postby IcedTeasley » Sun May 30, 2010 6:16 pm

Sorry. I don't pay much attention to my gas mileage. I can't really say.

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Postby madrock » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:11 pm

Compared to other A/T and M/T on the market, the DuraTracs are on the lighter end of the spectrum. The lighter the tire the better the mileage.

A buddy of mine on TitanTalk has put over 20,000 miles on his DuraTracs and they look almost new. I almost bought them for my Titan.

I think I am leaning more towards these. The sipping and "snowflake" symbol will reassure my wife on our trips to Utah in the winter.

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Postby Shinyboy » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:07 am

Quick question: on my LE I have 17" wheels. Any ideas what size I could run (larger than stock) without getting any rubbing? Not really interested in doing a bunch of mod work to the wells.

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Postby Shinyboy » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:21 am

I'm guessing I'd have to run a 265/70 17....to achieve about the same diameter Iced has.....does that sound right?

No rubbing with yours Iced?

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Postby IcedTeasley » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:48 pm

You've got the correct size listed above. I have had zero rubbing issues. Not even off-road. These tire JUST fit in the wheel wells. Still loving mine.

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Postby Shinyboy » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:57 pm

Awesome..thanks for the reply....these will be on my rig by summer's end. Got about ten g's left in the stockers :wink: :wink:

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Postby Shinyboy » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:06 am

Hey Iced- do you get any wander at all on the highway? I read a post this morning claiming that. Any info is great.

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Postby Spamcan » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:14 pm

If anyone is looking for the survey linked on Page 1, the tires are now listed in the "Commercial" side of the survey here:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyres ... ?type=ORCT

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Postby Shinyboy » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:34 pm

Man, that tire rack survey pretty much solidifies my desire to buy these skins. Only last question is highway performance which I'm betting iced has the skinny on.

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Postby IcedTeasley » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:13 am

I think they are rock solid (even up to 100mph). Make sure to correctly inflate them based on load and they track straight and true.

All I can say is... Doooo iiiiiit.

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Postby Shinyboy » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:44 am

Iced: are you running the 10 Ply LRE tires or the 6 ply LRC model? I can't believe the 10 ply tires are almost 35 bucks less per tire. See any disadvantages of running a ten ply tires other than maybe a bit of road noise?

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Postby IcedTeasley » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:50 pm

I'm using the LRCs. I don't tow much and heard that they do better on the trail at lower pressures. The LREs will have a stiffer ride at all pressures. They also weigh more and could make a bigger MPG impact.


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