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are they directional?
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I went from the 255/70/16 piece of crap Goodyear R/TS to a 265/75/16 Goodyear duratracs. My MPG took a huge crap just goin up one size. Has anybody else had this problem? Would buying a Superchip flashpaq programmer and setting the tire size on there and to the economy setting help with MPG?
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I went from the 255/70/16 piece of crap Goodyear R/TS to a 265/75/16 Goodyear duratracs. My MPG took a huge crap just goin up one size. Has anybody else had this problem? Would buying a Superchip flashpaq programmer and setting the tire size on there and to the economy setting help with MPG?
I stayed with the stock size, and my MPG went down anywhere from .75-1 MPG. I think that's the nature of such an aggressive tire.
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I went from the 255/70/16 piece of crap Goodyear R/TS to a 265/75/16 Goodyear duratracs. My MPG took a huge crap just goin up one size. Has anybody else had this problem? Would buying a Superchip flashpaq programmer and setting the tire size on there and to the economy setting help with MPG?
when you calculate your MPG are your adjusting for the new tire size? i haven't noticed much difference in MPG and i have duratrac 265/75R16 load range Cs. i haven't actually calculated mileage but the trip seems to be up on average. winter mileage sucks anyways, idling every morning and such...

what gearing do you have?

i also have a programmer, but i doubt that makes any difference.

so far i really like the duratracs.
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I got the Dura trac 265/75R16 load range C's as well. I have never calculated my MPG but at some point after the tires were put on, I realized how noticeble my truck drinks the gas now. I'm not sure what gearing I have but I'm guessing the extra weight on the larger tires plus with them being aggressive and one size up caused the a very noticeable drop on MPG. I'm just trying to justify is getting a programmer will give me back a 1 or 2 MPG gain.
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ok so i'm curious now... whats the better choice if i choose to replace my mickey thompson mtz with an a/t tire.... duratrac or bfg a/t? my main concern is a comparison of handling in snow and wet, not as much in mud... My only concern is i havent seen it available in my prefered size: 305/70/16 (33x12.50). only 285/75/16 (33x11.50).... hmmmmmm not sure how 11's would look on my 10" rims
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I had BFG A/T's before my Duratracs. I had no issues with the BFG's and no issues with my Duratracs so far. They're both relatively quiet. From what I've heard the Duratracs don't wear as well as the BFG's but I haven't had mine long enough. I had 65,000km on my BFG's and they weren't even 1/2 worn!
Grip seems to be much better with the Duratracs, but they're brand new and I didn't have my BFG's new.
I'm happy the BFG's were backordered when I went to get my tires, or I wouldn't have even seen the Duratracs. For an A/T I don't think you can find a better looking tire!
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judging by how much weight was on that wheel in that one pic id shy away from these tires if it takes that much weight to balance them out. they look sweet though
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judging by how much weight was on that wheel in that one pic id shy away from these tires if it takes that much weight to balance them out. they look sweet though
Prob just someone who doesn't know how to mount/balance tires. They should have broken it off and kept mounting it again but twisting it until they needed a normal amount of weight.
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Prob just someone who doesn't know how to mount/balance tires. They should have broken it off and kept mounting it again but twisting it until they needed a normal amount of weight.
Agreed. The people I had mount my tires told me it was going to take a lot of weight to balance one of my Terra Grapplers. They let me look at it and I told them about taking it off and spinning it and trying it again, they knocked $30 off my mount, balance, and alignment. LOL They had never heard of such a thing. Stupid asses...
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From what I've heard the Duratracs don't wear as well as the BFG's but I haven't had mine long enough.

And I've heard they last longer on average. I dunno. Can't believe everything on teh internets tho.


TireRack.com has a pretty good rating and review section. I would say it helped with my purchase.
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All the pictures and reviews are making me think about getting a set. I love my Baja ATZ's but man, there is just something about the Duratracs I really like.
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All the pictures and reviews are making me think about getting a set. I love my Baja ATZ's but man, there is just something about the Duratracs I really like.
DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I've really been looking at getting this tire but will i need to get different rims with different backspacing so i can run a 285/75/16 tire? I'm running the stock rim like the ones in the pics posted earlier. I'm worried about them rubbing when i turn. I'm pretty sure i've got the height to fit them with a 1" BL, belltech shackles, and t-bar crank
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