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Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac ?

Anyone try these out yet? I have been faithful to my BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO but thinking about trying them out. Cant really find much info since they are so new.

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31X10.5R15
Load Index 109 = 2271lbs (1030kg) per tire
Speed Rating “Q” = 99mph (160kph) 109Q C Not required for
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43 lbs. 7-9"
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i have never heard of those but they look pretty good. whats the price of them compared to the BFG's?
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My Coopers make those look like slicks.
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BS, Mike. Your NIPPLES make those tires look like slicks.
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I've never heard of them know I'm going to goodyear tomorrow to see how much they are. because those would look sweet on my dads f150(he's in the market for new tires).
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BS, Mike. Your NIPPLES make those tires look like slicks.

My nipples could slice the treads right off my tires.
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Cooper FTW. You can lose small children and animals in those tread wells.

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those goodyears look like a good tire... depending on the price they may be my next set
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No doubt the Goodyears look pretty good. I've had 3 sets of Goodyear tires in the past and was not impressed with any of them though.
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i don't like stock goodyears, but those look allright. post a price up when youget one.
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The Goodyears' sidewall is more aggressive than the actual tread...
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No doubt the Goodyears look pretty good. I've had 3 sets of Goodyear tires in the past and was not impressed with any of them though.
It took you 3 sets to figure out you didnt like them? Wow...
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My motto is "Goodyear; Good for a year and not much longer" (oh and they are over priced)
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If only I could find them in 33x12.5R15 maybe I'd try a set depending on price. $141 for a 31x10.5 is a midrange price for that size.
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I'm considering purchasing a set of these. If I do, I'll let everyone know what I think.
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I put up a thread about these a week ago.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=80834

I had somebody e-mail Goodyear directly for me and ask about the sidewalls as there is no mention of the sidewalls anywhere. Also I like the load range D that my BFGs are but these don't come in that load range. I know C will be fine, but I figured I'd ask.

The response from my Goodyear buddy was "The DuraTrac is offered with either the E load range or C load range. All DuraTrac models have a 2 ply sidewall construction. Goodyear says the material consists of polyester plies with a rubber sidewall compound over them, chip chunk resistent compounding in shoulders and tread areas."

They have all this fancy Kevlar sidewalls and some Durawall side walls on the older models of the MTR but they put some crappy 2 ply on the sidwalls instead of using a decent sidewall like they do on their MTRs. I guess I'll be stickign with my overpriced BFGs, however they're worth it to me. Changing tires on the trail or buying expensive tires that are overpriced but somewhat worth it, I'll go without changing tires in the boonies.

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It took you 3 sets to figure out you didnt like them? Wow...

Bought a set of 15" ROH rims for my RX7 which had 225/60/15 Eagle GS-A's which were crap, and then a set of 17" Escalade rims with 205/50/17 Eagle GS-A's as well, which were just as bad as the first ones...and I was buying the wheels for the rims, not the tires...

And then of course the Wrangler RT-S's on the Mazda...

So yeah, 3 sets. Didn't want any of 'em by choice.
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hmm, i am in need of good/affordable tires, im anxious to see the outcome of this
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Hey Mikey, how are those coopers on the highway noise wise? I have some Mud-Terrain A/Ts and I damn near want to kill something after the trip.
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