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Old 11-24-2012, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Duratrac tires?

Couple quick questions. First I currently have the bf goodrich rugged trail and they have about 24k miles. I live in the bay area, California and have big time issues hydroplaning when it rains. As such I desperately need new tires. I have my eyes on the Wrangler duratrac tires in 285/75/16 on a stock FJ. I think these will fit with no lift but I am willing to do the 2 inch leveling kit. Anyway, anyone have any suggestions? I know these get great reviews for snow and rain and all around great tire. I literally don't feel safe driving more that 45 in rain currently. And that isn't fun.

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Old 11-24-2012, 02:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I live up in wa and have the 285 duratracs on the fj and love them. My boyfriend also has them on his truck which he takes hunting and no problems in bad weather. As for puttin them on a stock fj i am not sure. I have a 3 in lift installed.


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Old 11-24-2012, 02:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So if you are up in Washington, I take it they are great in the rain? Any hydroplaning?
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Everything I have read says the duratracs are a great tire. A 285 will fit without a lift but a body mount chop will most likely be required. A quick search will return a lot more information.

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Everything I have read says the duratracs are a great tire. A 285 will fit without a lift but a body mount chop will most likely be required. A quick search will return a lot more information.

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If he is on stock wheels he should be fine. I ran 285 BFG ATs on stock 17s for a good while and wasn't even close to the front mud flaps. Aftermarket wheels or spacers is where most folks tend to run into trouble with the body mount, or running 35s.
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i have some slight rubbing with my 3" lift.

great rain tire. lots of sipes.
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I also run Dura Tracs (285x70x17) and they perform great in the rain. I hate running them for street tires just because of the expense and hating wearing them down on asphalt. They are great tires for off-road, I'm wanting to get a set of street tires or a mild AT and save the the Dura Tracs for off road use.
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Re: Duratrac tires?

The duratracs are a great tire. I know tons of people run them with no issues or complaints so going with that tire option seems like a good one. And I would just do what was said above about doing some searching here on the forum, I'm sure you can find someone with a very similar setup of what you want to run. Hope you enjoy whatever you choose!
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I've had them here in Colorado for maybe two years now, great tires never had any issues with then on or off road.

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Re: Duratrac tires?

Thanks everyone. I am on stock rims,16's too. So I am thinking for normal street use and light off roaring for now they should be good fitting wise. Since they are only about 20 dollars more expensive than they stock size I might as well go big or go home!!!!
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