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post #16 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-29-2011, 06:30 PM
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haha im in this exact same debate and i cant decide... it sounds like the toyos are better tires if im looking to get mileage out of them....

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haha im in this exact same debate and i cant decide... it sounds like the toyos are better tires if im looking to get mileage out of them....
Toyos and good mileage are like oil and water.

Im looking to get a set of Duratracs as well. Ive done a lot of reading and like what I see. Quiet, Great Traction, Good Mileage...I've had many many many sets of BFG A/Ts and they have been a great tire, but I like the look of the duratracs and want to try something different. Seems to be a very good balance between A/T & M/T


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IMO Toyos suck..lousy wet traction..and loud. Only tire that I've ran that will break lose passing on the freeway at 60+ in light rain.
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IMO Toyos suck..lousy wet traction..and loud. Only tire that I've ran that will break lose passing on the freeway at 60+ in light rain.
I couldnt agree more...

After a lot of reading I finally made up my mind and had 325/60/20 Goodyear Duratracs installed on my 2009 F-250 this morning (lifting 4" tomorrow).

I have only put about 50 miles on them and first impressions....I'm VERY impressed. Great looking tire, has a nice agressive look to it...Rides like a street tire, no bumpy feel at all. Very very quiet...I took it up to about 75-80 on the freeway and as I got close to 80 I think I heard a VERY light humming. I would say that these are comparable in road noise to the stock Wrangler tires.

They are mounted on the stock 20x8 wheels...No squirrly feel at all, as some others have reported.

I was nervous going with a newer tire that I didnt have any experience with, but so far in the short time I have had them, I think they are great.


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I'm also considering these for the back 4 tires on my Dually, but in my case I'm looking to stick with the OEM 235/85/16 size (which is fairly narrow for the height of the tire). Of course with Duallies you get alot better wear out of the rear tires due to the total amount of tire surface contacting the ground and horrible front tire wear out of any tire with gaps in the tread (which is why I use a different tire for the front).

I'm curious to hear from people who actually have experience with Goodyear DuraTrac's on a dually, especially if they used the 235/85/16 size.

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After 600 miles on the Duratracs and after some driving in HEAVY rain.....

Still VERY impressed with the duratracs....I drove about 5.5 hours in moderate to heavy rain today and never hydroplaned or felt any sort of traction loss AT ALL. This weekend we'll see how they do in the snow.

Cary, lift is going on Saturday. Damn UPS delivered 6 out of 7 boxed last Friday....I was all set to install the lift saturday but some dummy over at the Bay Area hub aparently didnt load the last box onto the truck headed for my local distribution center...Oh well, pics to come this weekend!


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GY DuraTrac's, Toyo's etc

Have a set of Duratracs on a new F150 at office. Not enough miles to really tell but they SEEM to do well in the mud from last fall as well as ALL THIS DANG SNOW! Surprised to see the comments on the Toyo's. I have run the M-55's (have a set on the '94 right now) and all i can say is that these are a TIRE. Excellent traction, wear, load bearing and all that. And expensive, too! I just put a set of General Grabber AT2's on my '95 F150 and am impressed with the traction in snow, slop and some mud. They are also quiet on the pavement and the price wasn't a killer either. My tire guy says the oil field gang is impressed with them, so that carries some weight too. Best luck!

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...Still VERY impressed with the duratracs....I drove about 5.5 hours in moderate to heavy rain today and never hydroplaned or felt any sort of traction loss AT ALL. This weekend we'll see how they do in the snow.

...Cary, lift is going on Saturday. Damn UPS delivered 6 out of 7 boxed last Friday.
So do you agree with what many people have said on the internet that the Goodyear Dura Trac's are quiet?

I noticed your mention of a car lift, since I own a Transmission Repair shop with my Brother I have several of them (all 2 post models). Our lowest capacity lift is a rather unique 7,000 lb Rotary lift (SP84) that's designed mainly to lift uni-body vehicles. Our medium lift is a Rotary 9,000 lb asymmetrical, and our pride and joy is a Mohawk 10,000 lb System 1 lift that actually has a weight gauge on it to tell you the vehicles weight. Our next lift will be a drive on 4-post lift somewhere in the 18,000 to 30,000 lb range with dual rolling center lift jacks.

I wanted to mention that if your getting a 2 post lift the floor anchors you use are very important, I only use one type of anchor made by Wej-It. Cheap universal anchors can pull out of the floor, the ones we use came with the Mohawk Lift when we bought it new. We were so impressed with them that we bought that type anchor for our other lifts as well - they really are awesome. If your interested I can get you the model numbers of the anchors so you could order some.

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So do you agree with what many people have said on the internet that the Goodyear Dura Trac's are quiet?

I noticed your mention of a car lift, since I own a Transmission Repair shop with my Brother I have several of them (all 2 post models). Our lowest capacity lift is a rather unique 7,000 lb Rotary lift (SP84) that's designed mainly to lift uni-body vehicles. Our medium lift is a Rotary 9,000 lb asymmetrical, and our pride and joy is a Mohawk 10,000 lb System 1 lift that actually has a weight gauge on it to tell you the vehicles weight. Our next lift will be a drive on 4-post lift somewhere in the 18,000 to 30,000 lb range with dual rolling center lift jacks.

I wanted to mention that if your getting a 2 post lift the floor anchors you use are very important, I only use one type of anchor made by Wej-It. Cheap universal anchors can pull out of the floor, the ones we use came with the Mohawk Lift when we bought it new. We were so impressed with them that we bought that type anchor for our other lifts as well - they really are awesome. If your interested I can get you the model numbers of the anchors so you could order some.
Yes they are quiet. Night and day quieter than Toyo's. Slight noise above 70 mph but its very subtle and not irritating (I am very sensitive to noisy tires, I hate noisy tires).

I think we are talking 2 different types I lift. I was referring to the suspension lift I put on my truck over the weekend.


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Yes they are quiet. Night and day quieter than Toyo's. Slight noise above 70 mph but its very subtle and not irritating (I am very sensitive to noisy tires, I hate noisy tires).

I think we are talking 2 different types I lift. I was referring to the suspension lift I put on my truck over the weekend.
LOL, that's funny! I have such a one track mind right now about buying another vehicle lift for our shop that I didn't even think about you buying a lift kit for your truck!

Thanks for the response about the tires.

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I have around 15,000 miles on the 325/65R18 DuraTracs on my 2007 F-350.

Still very impressed with the tire. Second season snow plowing with them and they did great even in the Blizzard that dumped 27" of snow here with 3-7' drifts.
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Not sure how long ago you posted, but you may very well be able to enlighten me. I have an '09 4X4 with 2.5" lift and was looking at 325/60X20. First concern (especially by tire dealer) was possible rubbing on turns. Second issue was their hesitancy of mounting the tires on the stock 2'X8" rims. Have you experienced any issues, or should I be o.k. I've always ran BF's TA KOs, but am looking at Duratracs.
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Answered your other post...
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I'm also considering these for the back 4 tires on my Dually, but in my case I'm looking to stick with the OEM 235/85/16 size (which is fairly narrow for the height of the tire). Of course with Duallies you get alot better wear out of the rear tires due to the total amount of tire surface contacting the ground and horrible front tire wear out of any tire with gaps in the tread (which is why I use a different tire for the front).

I'm curious to hear from people who actually have experience with Goodyear DuraTrac's on a dually, especially if they used the 235/85/16 size.

Thanks, Mike.

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I'm also looking at the stock 235/85R16 in the duratrac for my '02 dually. Anyone run these on their DRW?

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