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post #1 of 37 Old 09-25-2012, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Terra Grappler vs DuraTrac

Since I have introduced myself I will ask my first question here on the forum.
Has anyone here had both TerraG and DuraT tires to compare? I am interested in noise level of both.

I use my JKU mostly on the road, but do maybe 20% off road both dirt and sand (Pismo Beach pulling ATV hauler).
I have driven on TG's and they are pretty quite on the road.
Also interested in over all wear and ease of balance.
These two choices are pretty close in size and weight. Cost seems close also.

Here are the specs on the two I am choosing from.
DuraTrac.........315/70 R17.....34.4 tall 12.7 wide at 60 lbs,
Terra Grappler 305/70 R17.....33.99 tal 12.5 wide at 62 lbs
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DuraTec vs Terra Grappler

I am hijacking an earlier thread as there was no feedback and I am interested in the same exact tires same sizes, what you think people??


Has anyone here had both TerraG and DuraT tires to compare? I am interested in noise level of both.

I use my JKU mostly on the road, but do maybe 20% off road both dirt and sand (Pismo Beach pulling ATV hauler).
I have driven on TG's and they are pretty quite on the road.
Also interested in over all wear and ease of balance.
These two choices are pretty close in size and weight. Cost seems close also.

Here are the specs on the two I am choosing from.
DuraTrac.........315/70 R17.....34.4 tall 12.7 wide at 60 lbs,
Terra Grappler 305/70 R17.....33.99 tal 12.5 wide at 62 lbs
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i have ran both.

Goodyear. Looks better.
Goodyear. Rides better.
Goodyear. Harder to balance.
Nitto. Last longer.
Nitto. Stronger tire.

Now it becomes a difference of height and price.

Both are great tires. If you were comparing apples to apples I would go with the Goodyear.

Also throw in the Toyo Open Country ATII (same line as a Terra Grappler) and it comes with a 50k warranty.

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thx for the info seems like the Goodyear are better all around aside from balancing. Do the terra graplers ride rougher or are they just noisier? Ill check out the Toyo's too!

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Nitto does not ride rough...the Goodyear just rides better. Def tell that it is a more flexible and lighter tire when you pick one up....as for road noise, not bad either...just a little quieter with the GY. I would like the Nitto better if they just changed the damn sidewall design. I hate the lightning bolts.

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Do you know where to buy the Toyo's? I looked for awhile online discount tire dosent carry Toyo anymore and Tirerack doesnt cary the OPEN Country AT2.

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Nitto does not ride rough...the Goodyear just rides better. Def tell that it is a more flexible and lighter tire when you pick one up....as for road noise, not bad either...just a little quieter with the GY. I would like the Nitto better if they just changed the damn sidewall design. I hate the lightning bolts.
There's two different sidewall designs on the Terra Grappler, one side is a little more blocky than the other but they both have lightning bolts in them.



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I've never ran the DuraTracs but I did run Terragrapplers for awhile. I really liked them, especially on pavement in bad weather. They seemed to do really well in rain and snow. I didn't like them as much on dirt and rocks and found myself wishing I had gone with the Trailgrapplers instead.

You can't really go wrong with the Terras unless you find yourself off road more than you initially expected.


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no experience with the nitto A/Ts, but for an A/T i am very happy with my duratracs. very comfy, quiet ride, looks nice, really wasnt that hard to get balanced at all at the tire shop (two took 2 oz, three took 1 oz) like some people have said, and they are pretty good offroad.
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There's two different sidewall designs on the Terra Grappler, one side is a little more blocky than the other but they both have lightning bolts in them.


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i know...thats what I was saying..they need to change the sidewall and get rid of the lightning bolt.

BTW, maybe yall should have an email going out to all of your reps and tell them to quit calling my work for quotes just so you can try and price match us all the info is on our website

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This is a tough decision everyone seems to love the GY duratracs but They are pricey and the toyos look great and have a better size option and are about $350 cheaper (set of 5) from the one place I found them. Hmmmm still seems like I would b happier w the GY's though but my wallet won't. What's life expectancy of the GY's? Is it true the toyo open country AT2 is the same as a terra grappler (don't like the bolt either)

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Not the same tire. MT & Trail are the same. $350 is a chunk and also the 50k warranty is a good piece of mind.

Tough choice. Me personally if even money I would go Toyo.

You never know, the ATII could be the next GY!

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The people I know love the Duratracks for everything except the sidewalls. Most of them have had at least 1 sidewall puncture on the trail, 1 guy had all 5 punctured at one point in time. Now might be his driving style but all 5??


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Just found them for $1208 shipped (4) to 02333 seems to good to be true...

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Just found them for $1208 shipped (4) to 02333 seems to good to be true...
Found which ones?

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Toyo AT2 in a 285/ 75/ 17. I just realized that you AppSt59Dave are a vendor what's your price on that tire? Whats your pray for snow all about? thats my line I didn't think there was any skiing/ridding in NC...

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Wait im confused in your earlier post you said

Also throw in the Toyo Open Country ATII (same line as a Terra Grappler)

so its NOT the same as a terra grappler?

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http://www.treaddepot.com/tire/352790.html

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Toyo AT2 in a 285/ 75/ 17. I just realized that you AppSt59Dave are a vendor what's your price on that tire? Whats your pray for snow all about? thats my line I didn't think there was any skiing/ridding in NC...
Im not a vendor. I just like helping people with tech info and give them pricing info if I feel like they can save money.

NC has snow....ever heard of Boone? Ski resorts. Appalachian Mountains. Not as big or as much snow as out west but still good to snowboard

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Wait im confused in your earlier post you said

Also throw in the Toyo Open Country ATII (same line as a Terra Grappler)

so its NOT the same as a terra grappler?

Sister companies but not the same tire at all..just very close.

different compound but made in the same plant

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I have 315-75-16 Nitto Terra Grapplers.

I'm satisfied with they way they look. I've had them offroad at the badlands @18psi and they did everything I asked them to.

They have less than a thousand miles on them so far and can only note that they do sing at certain speeds. It's not loud, but it's noticeable. I'm wondering if it's noise that will disappear when I remove my spacer lift (Hard poly isolators) and install a coil lift. That's happening Tuesday.

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I have been very happy with my duratracs on and off road. I just wish they were true 35's or made bigger sizes. I would buy them again if that were the case, but I would like a true 35...prob go toyo next time.

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I too am going with the Terra Grapplers. Going with 295/70r18 on stock wheels. Pic's soon i hope.
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The Terra is a good tire. I ran Jeep Jamboree last year in a set. They did fine on the granite.

I think this thing is finally coming together. Still Needed: drive shafts, frame mount rails...then done son! For a while...
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Running the duratrac they are good tire all around. They really shine in harsh winter conditions, on snow on ice they beat any tire I had in the past.

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