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Add me to the Duratrac hate list.

Post by Idaho RC » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:11 pm

I have 8K miles on my 2017. Last summer one of the Duratracs went flat with a rock penetrating the tire between the treads. I already had a good compressor so that prompted me to buy a tire plug kit. This last weekend I had another flat. This time It was a large hole through the tread. The hole was so large that I couldn't plug it. Plugs would push right through the hole. I had enough of the Duratracs so I bought 5 Nitto Ridge Grapplers. I replaced them with the stock size 285/70/17 10 ply tires. It's my first set of Nitto's so I am looking forward to seeing how these work out.

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Post by Oilbrnr » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:17 pm

Duratrash.

But, they did get your truck off the dealer lot. Mission accomplished.
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Post by pdavey » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:24 am

Love the Nitto brand and so far loving all 2000 miles on my Ridge Grapplers. They also did spectacular off road. .

Was a little concerned coming from Trail Grapplers on my 05 Power Wagon but these handled great on the 19 35s seem to fit fine on stock. No real rubbing issues so far.

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Post by FordyceCreekTrail » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:49 pm

The punctures when not a trashed side wall are always under the fish skin between the tread for some reason. Its strange how other sites like TFL truck think they are great tires. It cant just be they don't work on a PW, come on...My wifes 4 Runner came with Nittos and they were not a bad tire at all.
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Post by TommyDuncan » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:39 am

FordyceCreekTrail wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:49 pm
The punctures when not a trashed side wall are always under the fish skin between the tread for some reason. Its strange how other sites like TFL truck think they are great tires. It cant just be they don't work on a PW, come on...My wifes 4 Runner came with Nittos and they were not a bad tire at all.
On one of TFLs videos the bald guy(can't think of his name) was discussing line choice and it was entirely based on NOT wrecking a tire on a PW. This is the only time I recall them worrying about an offroad tire on anything.

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Post by Oilbrnr » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:14 pm

It was "PW Don't Care" Nathan.

The DT's are just a semi-aggressive looking tire that is a selling point to the naive truck buyer. Decent in snow and quiet, at least when new.

I was on an off-road trip in southern Utah a couple of years ago when my PW was only a few months old. Both myself and a buddy punctured sidewalls on DTs within a mile of each other. His were on a '04 Cummins. The remaining four of mine also suffered from sidewall separation after that trip due to running aired-down for five days.

I've run General Grabber X3's (aka Red Letters) since then on both my Lexus and PW. Spoke in person to one of Generals (Continental) tech leads at this years ExPo West about running aired down. His thoughts were to do what you need to do, but keep speeds under 40 for extended runs and get them back up as soon as is reasonable. He said that they have done some things to help mitigate damage caused by this, but it really is hard on tires to flex that much on each rotation and keep the plys bonded.

I just did a little over 200 miles in Death Valley with OAT > 100* this month at 24psi and so far so good. No chunking which was bonus as the rocks there are sharp and the rig is heavy at over 9,200.

Disclaimer, I work for Discount Tire, so I've run a variety of brands over the years and by a fair margin I can recommend the X3. (can't speak to snow/ice nor mud. Just weight, rock, sandstone and sand.)
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Post by TommyDuncan » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:18 pm

I took the much appreciated advice from this forum and sold my Duratracs with 500 miles on them.

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