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DuraTrac or AT T/A KO2

I have 2015 Overland has QL.
I have searched and what I find is the largest size tire I can safely go with 255/70/18.
I have narrowed down to these because they are only 10.2" & 10" wide respectively. The thinking is an 11" wide tire will more likely rub.
Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 255/70R18 or
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2-255/70R18

I want the most quiet on road of the two.
I have had the old TA KO's several times, I like them but they always get very loud after 10-15000 miles. I understand the new version is new compound and is maybe more quiet?

Anyone who has any helpful information on ehter of these for fit, Offroad capabilities or on road quietness please help! thanks

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Re: DuraTrac or AT T/A KO2

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I have 2015 Overland has QL.

I have searched and what I find is the largest size tire I can safely go with 255/70/18.

I have narrowed down to these because they are only 10.2" & 10" wide respectively. The thinking is an 11" wide tire will more likely rub.

Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 255/70R18 or

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2-255/70R18



I want the most quiet on road of the two.

I have had the old TA KO's several times, I like them but they always get very loud after 10-15000 miles. I understand the new version is new compound and is maybe more quiet?



Anyone who has any helpful information on ehter of these for fit, Offroad capabilities or on road quietness please help! thanks

I have 275/65/18 DuraTracs on my 2013 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk with QL and love them for Offroad capabilities, still quite on road in my book and great for snow and ice.

Have the new KO2s on my Ram 1500 since last November no noise issues but don't take this vehicle truly Offroad was ok for snow and ice but not as good as the DuraTracs.

Have 37" KM2s on my 2015 JKUR AEV. Great Offroad but just got them siped for this winter because they were terrible for snow and ice last winter.


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I have 275/65/18 DuraTracs on my 2013 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk with QL and love them for Offroad capabilities, still quite on road in my book and great for snow and ice.

Have the new KO2s on my Ram 1500 since last November no noise issues but don't take this vehicle truly Offroad was ok for snow and ice but not as good as the DuraTracs.

Have 37" KM2s on my 2015 JKUR AEV. Great Offroad but just got them siped for this winter because they were terrible for snow and ice last winter.


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Thanks BigCat, owning both, your the perfect guy to give the info.
Do you have any rubbing with the DuraTrac tires?
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Re: DuraTrac or AT T/A KO2

I have the same wheel and tire set up as BigCat does so of course I vote for the Duratracs, but as I've never had the BFG's I can't really help with your comparison.

And I've had no issues with rubbing on my quadralift equipped Jeep.
As for noise, compared to stock yes they are definitely louder but not obnoxiously so in my opinion, and mine is my daily driver.
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I have the same wheel and tire set up as BigCat does so of course I vote for the Duratracs, but as I've never had the BFG's I can't really help with your comparison.

And I've had no issues with rubbing on my quadralift equipped Jeep.
As for noise, compared to stock yes they are definitely louder but not obnoxiously so in my opinion, and mine is my daily driver.
Great, good to hear that, do you hear the tires? Do you have 2 jeeps?
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Thanks BigCat, owning both, your the perfect guy to give the info.
Do you have any rubbing with the DuraTrac tires?

LJS8510 no rubbing before I added 1.5" spacers but a slight bit with the spacers when lowered to park/entry mode but felt liners can be trimmed and tucked as well as pounding the pinch weld in the back of the front wheel wells flat.


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Great, good to hear that, do you hear the tires? Do you have 2 jeeps?
Thanks for the help Debbie
These are an LT tire so there is definitely some noise with them. After driving a really LOUD SRT for years I think everything else is kinda peaceful to drive now, so maybe it's just my imagination how quiet they are.

And we are currently a 1 Jeep family, just the 13JGC, but are very actively looking to remedy that situation with a second Jeep.
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what tire pressure do you Duratrac run?
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Re: DuraTrac or AT T/A KO2

I got the 265/75/18 DuraTracs. My first impressions Im loving the way they look, they fill the wheel well and look aggressive.
I found they are louder than I hoped but on expressway they are not bad.
I found that at 70mph they start to be a little unstable, they may need to be rebalanced. They were filled to 36-38lbs. I saw some wrangler owners ride them @ 30lbs. I lowered mine to 33 and it rides much better but still around 80 it starts up again. What pressure do you all run?

I am half way into my trip, In Denver. Going to take first trail today. Im headed to San Juan Mountains, maybe start with the Ophir Pass, its a simple easy trail. If time permits Ill try some of the Alpine Loop.
I did not remove my lower bumper, that will limit what I can do.
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I got the 265/75/18 DuraTracs. My first impressions Im loving the way they look, they fill the wheel well and look aggressive.
I found they are louder than I hoped but on expressway they are not bad.
I found that at 70mph they start to be a little unstable, they may need to be rebalanced. They were filled to 36-38lbs. I saw some wrangler owners ride them @ 30lbs. I lowered mine to 33 and it rides much better but still around 80 it starts up again. What pressure do you all run?

I am half way into my trip, In Denver. Going to take first trail today. Im headed to San Juan Mountains, maybe start with the Ophir Pass, its a simple easy trail. If time permits Ill try some of the Alpine Loop.
I did not remove my lower bumper, that will limit what I can do.
I have the same shake around 70 mph. Since temps have dropped a bit here, tour pressures are around 34-ish right now. I'll fill them back to 36 when temps are a little more consistent. I had mine road-force balanced to see if they could work the steering wheel shake out, but they found one of my tires was out of round. They have over 16k miles on them, and I haven't really had time to ask what my options are.

Of course, I had the same steering wheel shake on the stock Michelin's and the dealer could never figure it out.
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Re: DuraTrac or AT T/A KO2

I have the DuraTrac's as well. I had a shake around 70 right when I purchased them so I had them re-balanced, and it's pretty much gone away. Occasionally after off-roading I get a shake but I think that's just from having a few rocks lodged into the tread for the first few miles. I actually run mine at 39-40psi on the highway.

I did a lot of research prior to purchasing my tires as I drive in the snow quite a bit and the general consensus was that the DuraTrac's handled better in snow than the BFG's.
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I think I will need to find a Discount Tire so they can rebalance them.

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