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DuraTrac or Wrangler MT/R Tire with Kevlar?

Which tire would you recommend, Wrangler DuraTrac Tires or Wrangler MT/R Tire with Kevlar?
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What size and what kind of wheeling do you do?

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I run mtrs and love them. I have seen first hand the duratracs get traction where I figured they would fail. Both are great tires. Of course of the two id pick the mtrs every time.

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I've been running the duratracs for 22k miles and I love them. They get traction on just about any surface and are amazing in the snow. They are very smooth on the street and balanced out well. they seem to do very well in the rocky / muddy terrain on which I wheel.

That being said I'm prolly going to mtrk's for my next tire simply b/c the duratracs top out size wise with a small 35.

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Mine is a daily drive; not too much wheeling.

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Mine is a daily drive; not too much wheeling.
I would go for the duratracs myself

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Everyone I've known (4) that has the duratracs wishes they went with something more aggressive


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For the climate where you live and a tire that will daily drive well without much fuss or input from you, I'd go with the Duratrac.

If it is all for looks and you want them just buy what you like and take care of them in regard to air pressure, rotation, and balance and you'll be just fine.

One more thing - what size? Some sizes of MTR are E load range where the Duratrac would be a lighter load range which equates to a better ride.

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I like my MTR's alot. One thing though, is that the duratracs are snow rated and with all the snow we deal with..just something to think about. Havent had the MTR's in the snow yet, but I doubt they are any good in it but they do great on the trail are very quiet on the highway. EDIT: Its late, didnt even notice that marcus already touched on the snow!

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When we had our 18" of snow here in tulsa, my 35" mtr/k's did amazingly well. Spent 2 days recovering trucks saying "well it's a 4x4" lol


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I intend on getting Duratracs. In 35's they are super light, relatively speaking, and have great reviews. I'm talking 58 lbs as opposed to 75 and up for most other tires.

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I can only talk about what I know having owned Pro Comp Xtreme MTs, Cooper Discoverer STT MTs, and now the Wrangler MTR/Ks. Keep in mind living in Hawaii where the weather is always warm to hot means that tires can wear much faster with "softer" tires.

1. The Xtremes were a pretty good tire but seemed to show signs of early wear. Road noise was pretty good with just a slight hum at speeds of 45+

2. The discoverers....I wouldn't own them again. They chunked real easy, wore down quick and didn't like the ride with them.

3. The MTR/Ks....so far they are a great tire. they have great traction on and offroad, don't even notice a tire hum, and the ride is pretty good.


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Thanks everyone for your comments. Judging from your comments and other comments I've read, I think the tire that would best suit my needs is the Duratrac. I'm getting them in 35s.
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Are they available in that size? Was just looking at the Goodyear Australia site and they are only listed as:

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225/75R16 115Q
235/75R15 104Q
235/85R16 120Q
245/75R16 120Q
265/75R16 123Q
285/75R16 126P
31X10.50R15 109Q
33X12.50R15 108Q
I was looking at them too, but no 17" size so I am stuffed!

EDIT: Just looked at the Goodyear US site and they are available in the 265/70 17 that want over there.. Hmm...

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Are they available in that size? Was just looking at the Goodyear Australia site and they are only listed as:



I was looking at them too, but no 17" size so I am stuffed!

EDIT: Just looked at the Goodyear US site and they are available in the 265/70 17 that want over there.. Hmm...

in the same boat with gas tanks...yall have a reserve tank made there in Australia, but to get it here costs a small fortune (almost more than the tank itself). UGH

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Bugger.. Amazingly its the opposite here. For example I can buy an Aussie designed and made ARB bull bar from the US including shipping back to here for less than I can buy one off the shelf here.. go figure!
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We have 315/70-17 Duratracs, they measure 34.5" roughly. For general all around use, they work great.
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I'm starting to have mis-givings over the Duratracs... In the past month, I've seen three separate rigs blow out sidewalls on those... And all just little piddly things...


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I've not run the Duratrac, but the MTR K's have been great. They work great in mud and on rocks... And relatively quiet on the road. I don't get much snow though...

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I'm starting to have mis-givings over the Duratracs... In the past month, I've seen three separate rigs blow out sidewalls on those... And all just little piddly things...
I ran my Duratracs for a year with hard wheeling and about 12k miles and never had any issues with the side wall.

I will say that the price of the Duratracs vs quality vs possible side walling going it everything still outweighs running the MTr kevlar....but I do run the MTR kevlars now in the 35 mainly because there a wasn't a hugh total weight difference and the MTR's are 1in narrower atleat in the size I got and about .5in taller.

If you do get the MTR tires though make sure you get them road force balanced.


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315 75 16 duratracs is what i run and i love them I had mtrs kevlar before and I like the Duratracs more than I did those but overall both are a great tire. I will say the duratacs are quieter in my experience and have performed every bit as well as the mtrs
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I'm starting to have mis-givings over the Duratracs... In the past month, I've seen three separate rigs blow out sidewalls on those... And all just little piddly things...
Could just be poor choice of tire pressure off road. I ran mine today at 10psi through the rock gardens of AZ and had no issues
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so what is the biggest size you can get the duratracs in, in a 17" wheel?

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I intend on getting Duratracs. In 35's they are super light, relatively speaking, and have great reviews. I'm talking 58 lbs as opposed to 75 and up for most other tires.
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I'm starting to have mis-givings over the Duratracs... In the past month, I've seen three separate rigs blow out sidewalls on those... And all just little piddly things...
i'd be willing to be these are linked...



to the OP... i'd personally want something more aggressive for northeast wheeling. Mud covered rocks aren't really the duratrac's strong point

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