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Old 12-18-2015, 06:41 AM
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For comparison. The Zeon LTZ on the day they were freshly installed.

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The Zeon LTZ sucked me in with an aggressive look, and they were great for summer and dirt, but they were less than stellar in the snow. I attribute most of that to a wide contact patch.
I've read of a couple other posters here on JG who tried the Zeons, but when they wore out it seems they wanted to buy a different tire.

Vroooom really likes his Falken Rocky Mountains and he reports many good data points with them. That sounds good. However I found at least one other JG poster who reported a negative experience with them. Few data points, overall, with that tire. But I do like what Vroooom says about them.

As of right now I am leaning towards the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac in 275/55-20. Its OD is 31.9" so I hope they fit with no mods or spacers.
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I've read of a couple other posters here on JG who tried the Zeons, but when they wore out it seems they wanted to buy a different tire.



Vroooom really likes his Falken Rocky Mountains and he reports many good data points with them. That sounds good. However I found at least one other JG poster who reported a negative experience with them. Few data points, overall, with that tire. But I do like what Vroooom says about them.



As of right now I am leaning towards the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac in 275/55-20. Its OD is 31.9" so I hope they fit with no mods or spacers.

I ran Duratracs on my 2012 Tacoma and they were great all around. Only complaint was road noise.

Talked to my local tire guy today (who I LOVE because he works mobile out of a box truck, so he comes right to my work and swaps tires, does $20 patch and rebalance for flats, AND is ALWAYS the best price)

WSC was way back ordered so I'm going with Hankook iPike. $182 mounted and balanced from my tire guy!!! Cheaper than discount tire direct. A Christmas miracle. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1450505967.841754.jpg
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One month on the ipikes. All is good, and they run pretty quiet
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As of right now I am leaning towards the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac in 275/55-20. Its OD is 31.9" so I hope they fit with no mods or spacers.
Another benefit to the Duratrac is that they are a standard load P-metric tire, and according to GY, only 47 lbs per tire. Compared to the KO2 (lr D/8ply) they should ride softer and weigh 7lbs less. But I doubt you get the tread life out of the Duratrac that a KO2 will get. I'm leaning toward the KO2, based on using them and the KO for oilfield use with great success.
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Another benefit to the Duratrac is that they are a standard load P-metric tire, and according to GY, only 47 lbs per tire. Compared to the KO2 (lr D/8ply) they should ride softer and weigh 7lbs less. But I doubt you get the tread life out of the Duratrac that a KO2 will get. I'm leaning toward the KO2, based on using them and the KO for oilfield use with great success.
Let us know what direction you choose. I'll keep track of the DuraTrac's miles. And, I am becoming more aware of the road noise they generate. But still I love those DuraTracs so far.
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