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Old 10-26-2010
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Icon5 KM2 vs Duratracs

Need new tires since my 32's are going on my Jeep. I'm getting 265-75-16's cant decide between KM2's or Duratracs. I may go with the KM2's for $10 more per tire or the Duratracs since its a C load range.

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personally i'd say the duratracs

the difference between E's and C's is very noticeable

i have load range C tires on my truck. the ride is tons better then the previous load range D tires i had.
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I would personally say to go with the duratracs. Well worth the money.
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i vote for the goodyears.

somethings to look at are how much off road driving you'll be doing and how much rain/snow you get there.
i dunno what kind of performance the km2s get in the wet weather (since i'm not interested in them) but the goodyears are getting a great grade for rain/snow.
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Duratracs for sure
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nothing like comparing apples to oranges. an AT and a MT, really no comparison at all. that being said, KM2's all the way, i hate goodyear tires.
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Haven't had either but very true they are two different tires but I do love some km's
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Duratracs!
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Both are nice tires. If you're really that concerned with the load rating do the duratracs. Otherwise, i'd go with the KM2's.

Either way, you win because both are good tires.
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I personally think the Duratracs are ugly so I vote KM2s.

But I don't know about the E load range, Scrambler82 has them and is not very fond of the ride.
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Do the KM2s suck in the rain? I've heard the Duratracs wear quick.
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Not at all, they will only spin if I stomp on it. I have a limited slip though
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I would vote for the KM2 but I would go for another size with a lower load rating.
Traction is good with the KM2s in rain and snow, though I'll spin both easily now in the rain (auto rear locker) as I'm wearing the tires down more. I have almost 30k miles on my tires, more than half tread left.
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I would vote for the KM2 but I would go for another size with a lower load rating.
Traction is good with the KM2s in rain and snow, though I'll spin both easily now in the rain (auto rear locker) as I'm wearing the tires down more. I have almost 30k miles on my tires, more than half tread left.
Yeah I was thinking that. But cant find a size I want in C load range. Unless I run 32's all the time which I dont want to do. I have an open rear end anyway.

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I have the duratracs and they are awesome. They ride great, there good in the rain and they are actually really good off road. Not sure about wear yet tho because I've only had them for maybe 3 weeks but from what I'm told by other owners they last
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Looks like I'm gonna go with the 265-75-16 Duratracs. First I'll do my 1" BL.
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Good call man you won't be disapointed
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KM2 ride hardat Load Rating "E" but they lok good.
If you can get 15" Wheels then go with the KM2 at a lower rating but if you are sticking to 16" Wheels then look for another tire, unless looks is where it is at.

Yes I ride the KM2 on my 03 short box std cab and the short wheel base vs the load ranger E make for a hard ride.
I am in the process of trying to control some wheel bouce I have on bumps and cutting the spring rate in the front but the low pressure I am running in the front is wearing the tire prematurely and that $ucks too.

Luck with the choice...
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Its C load Range and more likely the gf will have the truck all winter and I'll pick up something else. Dont wana listen to "your truck rides like crap now."
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Good choice. E load range is just too much for a Ranger.
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ya these duratracs ride really nice, and there supose to be great in snow, so atleast your girl will be safe running your truck
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i just bought the duratracs (265/75r16) 2 days ago, havnt taken them offroad yet but they are great tires so far. they look great on the truck and are quiet and seem to have good and predictable road traction for a tire of its type. the size also fits perfectly on my 03 4x4. its just the stock 7" rim with an 8" tire though. couldnt be happier, and i dont think you couldve made a better choice. =)

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i just bought the duratracs (265/75r16) 2 days ago, havnt taken them offroad yet but they are great tires so far. they look great on the truck and are quiet and seem to have good and predictable road traction for a tire of its type. the size also fits perfectly on my 03 4x4. its just the stock 7" rim with an 8" tire though. couldnt be happier, and i dont think you couldve made a better choice. =)
Did you crank your tbars or anything?
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nope. sorry for delayed reply. lots and lots of drama over a little green.

they do come into contact a little with that loose rubber stuff (splash guard?) on the engine side of the wheel well but thats only just before the steering locks up anyway. no issue really.
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