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Goodyear wrangler duratracs

Requesting reviews for the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs. I'm looking to get some when the stock bfg's wear out.



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Just installed a set of 295/65/18 on factory alum wheels, I love these tires. People will take the time to ask you about these tires they look awesome and meaty.
I have seen some bad reviews saying they seem soft but i wonder what pressure they were running. These are E rated and i am running 45 front/40 rear and think they handle great. i have only 500 miles but i have already had them in some mud and snow and its like running chains, they go!!!
I had the Hp dueler factory tires and these tires are very quiet, i am amazed!!! they look like a m/t tire but make less noise than a bridgestone TA radial TKO.
Check out tirerack for more reviews. i had a quote for $250 atire and wallmart matched it (good deal). I do not have a leveling kit yet , next week and i had to trim the skid plate. All is good now. i will try to get a pic up soon... If i get 40k out of these I will buy them again.

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Do yo have any pictures of what these look like on your truck? I want specifically of the wheel well and side view shots if you are able to. I am hoping to get my lift on this month and will be getting tires by next winter. This was the specific size I was planning on going to.



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I have them on since last Monday. 275/65/18 on stock alum rims. They handle preety good, not as noisy as my Duellers I used to have on my Silverado. I tried them in lots of snow today and they handle great, even in 2x4, and even better in 4x4. I have to yet adjust the tire pressure in them, the shop set them to factory spec, and I find them a bit soft.

They look great and i hve no rubbing at all, tha is with no lift (yet)
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So this is what I am looking into getting... I can understand changing the stock size 275/65R18 to a /70 sidewall aspect ratio for example, but how does a 295 width work on the rim? I thought they were rated for 8.5" wide wheels, but does the 0.5" make any difference?

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Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs with studs. We traverse the mountain passes often in the winter, and the studs do help, many times saving from having to put on chains in icy conditions. 275/65R18. Picked them up at America's Tire (aka Discount Tire) Thursday, decent shop with good prices. So far, I really like them, nice and comfy. I notice just a tad of road noise at highway speeds. Owners of big, heavier trucks like diesels complain about sidewall flex, but I haven't noticed this in my Tundra DC. Never mind the stock wheels, they've officially been delegated to winter wheels...












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at what pressure are you guys running yours?
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So the people at the tire dealers (actually all the ones I inquired at) have been trying to dissuade me from getting a LT-rated tire because it has like 10 plies or something, and they say it's going to be extremely stiff.

My other trucks are considered heavy duty class and have LT-rated tires, and they seem fine, and I don't really care about ride quality as long as I don't end up getting stuck in parking lots.
It's not like 'bouncing you into the air' kind of stiff, right? This is likely dependent on the tire pressure...

They're recommending the Wrangler SilentArmors in P-rating instead, which is $1200 vs. $1400 for the Duratracs which only come in LT E-rating. I want to know if it's worth the extra $200. As far as I understand the LTs also have more tread supposedly meaning they last longer...

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^^I don't find them to be any stiffer than the BFG's that came with the truck (DC SR5 TRD offroad package). The Silent Armors are nice tires, but they probably won't give the traction performance of the Duratracs. You can't really go wrong with either one. I got the Duratracs for the beefy appearance as well as for the treads, as I see deep snow many times each winter, and lots of times I'm the first vehicle on the road after a snowfall, so I'm really doing some plowing. If you're not plowing through virgin snow, the SA's will probably be fine.
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at what pressure are you guys running yours?
I'll check tonight and let you know.
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Those look like you could go almost anywhere with them.
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^^I don't find them to be any stiffer than the BFG's that came with the truck (DC SR5 TRD offroad package). The Silent Armors are nice tires, but they probably won't give the traction performance of the Duratracs. You can't really go wrong with either one. I got the Duratracs for the beefy appearance as well as for the treads, as I see deep snow many times each winter, and lots of times I'm the first vehicle on the road after a snowfall, so I'm really doing some plowing. If you're not plowing through virgin snow, the SA's will probably be fine.
I think even BFG Rugged Trails would have better snow performance than the straight-treaded LTX A/S that came with my truck at least... but my issues are mainly during or right after a heavy snowfall, which does happen more often than not here. It's not a HUGE price difference, well, I guess I could get 5 SAs for the price of 4 of these, so I am considering the benefits of either choice.

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So I will drop off the truck tomorrow morning to get them installed...we'll see how well they work.
LT275/65R18.

Oh yeah, so knowing a ballpark inflation pressure to work off would be nice at this point, the door frame sticker obviously goes out the window with different tires - I am thinking no less than 50psi...

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Got 'em. Much less drifting, meaning less VSC freaking out and beeping at you. Actually able to stop instead of sliding through red lights and especially icy parking lots. We'll see how well they really work the next time a winter storm blows through. I tried braking hard in an empty parking lot and the distance is measurable like in inches, not feet. Tread blocks are squishy when you poke them.

Running 50PSI for now, I think that will probably be the minimum pressure I would ever do in a LT tire. (I run like 65/75 on my F-350's BFG A-T T/As... but it does have heavier curb weight.)



Compared to the LTX


At the Fountain Tire shop yard...visually it looks like I have bigger tires than the adjacent GMC 2500HD. The shop technician commented on how Tundras are great trucks and I was like um, ok...


Now I have to figure out how/where to store the LTX tires.


Looks like full contact still. Maybe I can up the pressure a bit.

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Nice man. I still haven't checked the pressure in mine yet, too busy. I'll check this weekend.

I'm gonna Craig's List my BFGs. The only have 3,300 miles on them.
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