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Old 11-29-2014, 12:04 PM
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Re: Tire rant

what size are you looking for? tire rack has the 275/65/18 in stock e load range the standard load option should be available the 5th of december it says... Goodyear duratracks

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I was just referring to mileage warranty. The 6 year doesn't have any guarantees for short tread life.
Ah, gotcha. Have you ever used a treadwear warranty before? I just figured if my tread is low, it's time to buy new tires. If they didn't last as long as I hoped, I get a different tire.
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what size are you looking for? tire rack has the 275/65/18 in stock e load range the standard load option should be available the 5th of december it says... Goodyear duratracks
Appreciate it, but was looking at the 275/55/20 for the Altitude.
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:06 AM
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Re: Tire rant

I just ordered the new Nitto Terra Grappler G2 in 275/55/20 they should be in next week.
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Ah, gotcha. Have you ever used a treadwear warranty before? I just figured if my tread is low, it's time to buy new tires. If they didn't last as long as I hoped, I get a different tire.
Uh...no, I haven't. Haha. So I guess the 6 year is better than nothing. What are your plans for the spare?
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Re: Tire rant

Not trying to hijack your thread, but I think the Kelly Safari TSR is a direct competitor with the GY Duratrac. I know you are looking for something to fit your 20's but this is just an FYI for those of us out there with 17's and 18's.
TreadDepot.com: Kelly Safari TSR Tires
I put a set on my XJ six years ago. Sold it to a buddy and the tread is only at 50% after all that time of daily driving. BTW, Kelly is owned by GY
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Re: Tire rant

The real test of a tire for me is how well it handles rain when half worn. My Goodyears started to feel a little squirrely in the wet with 7/32nds left so I replaced with Michelin LT2s. Am a bit more picky since I regularly tow a 3500 lb travel trailer.

BTW Michelin (high line). BFG (mid line) and Uniroyal (low line) are all the same company. Fact is that there are a lot more tire companies than plants (first two alphanumerics after the DOT on the sidewall is the plant that made them).

Should always look at the DOT label since the last four (maybe only on one side) tell you when they were made.

I personally prefer tires made in this country or Canada
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Not trying to hijack your thread, but I think the Kelly Safari TSR is a direct competitor with the GY Duratrac. I know you are looking for something to fit your 20's but this is just an FYI for those of us out there with 17's and 18's.
TreadDepot.com: Kelly Safari TSR Tires
I put a set on my XJ six years ago. Sold it to a buddy and the tread is only at 50% after all that time of daily driving. BTW, Kelly is owned by GY
Kelly is actually a subsidiary of Goodyear. That tells me it's highly unlikely they are competing with Duratracs at a lower price. You are probably sacrificing something along the way. That's not to say it isn't a decent tire and they are US made at least.
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The real test of a tire for me is how well it handles rain when half worn. My Goodyears started to feel a little squirrely in the wet with 7/32nds left so I replaced with Michelin LT2s.

You know, I've been wondering if that was the case.

Wet weather performance is one of my major priorities.

While I've heard pretty much only good things about the Duratrac, it keeps nagging me why they aren't using dual compound like Bridgestone Revo AT2.

How many miles did you have on the Duratracs before they started getting squirrelly?

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While I've heard pretty much only good things about the Duratrac, it keeps nagging me why they aren't using dual compound like Bridgestone Revo AT2.
Greetings,

Since Bridgestone has a stake in Nokian tires, they have tapped into Nokian technology to some degree. As we know, Nokian has alway been in the forefront. Bridgestone do not mirror everything, but I know they modify to their own specifications.

As we know Goodyear owns Dunlop and Dunlop has some good stuff as well, but nothing matching Nokian. GY winter tires have improved recently since they are using concepts from Dunlop. Like you, I am wondering why they did not go for the dual compound. The other way to looking at the Duratrac, since they like to keep in the heavy duty or commercial type category, GY might felt that a single compound would be better for abuse in that arena.

Best for now.
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