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nakman 04-11-2011 05:07 PM

new tire suggestions? 100 series
I've decided 285 75 R16 is my next tire size. I've also got a buyer for my existing tires & 18" rims, so... now I just have to decide which ones to get.

My two leading candidates are:

Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac


Dick Cepek FC-II

I'm open to other ideas though, but would like to try something relatively new.. in addition to kid haulin', grocery gettin', and I-70 action, I plan on running trails as difficult as Spring Creek, Jenny Creek, and most of the stuff in Moab. any suggestions? :beer:

MDH33 04-11-2011 05:24 PM

Super Swamper TSL's. Perfect for a grocery getter. :hill:

nakman 04-11-2011 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by MDH33 (Post 180554)
Super Swamper TSL's. Perfect for a grocery getter. :hill:

You know that's funny, I was actually looking at those last night for the 40 crawler.. http://www.rccrawler.com/news/prolin...ires/#more-364

Uncle Ben 04-11-2011 06:12 PM

This would be the perfect tire for a 100....


coax 04-11-2011 06:31 PM

Have any tire life/mileage reports started trickling in for the duratrac? Just curious as folks have reported good snow performance, so wondering if the rubber compound is pretty soft? No idea if its similar compound to the silentarmors but those wore down really quickly on the parents tundra.

Looking at discount tire going duratracs over the terragrapplers would cost an extra 240 bucks. Just a thought.

farnhamstj 04-11-2011 07:06 PM

Cepek looks better on ice to my eyes. I vote get those. Why not 295.75r16? While there are not as many options BFG AT and Nitto TG are available. Fit in the 100's with little/ no rubbing issues. That size will also fit in factory spare location. Have you done the spare tire mod?

Inukshuk 04-11-2011 07:23 PM

After all my looking I settled on the Nitto TG for the best combo of price and performance. We did not get super technical on the CM prerun but they so far I'm happy.

Prior to these I also was always happy with the BFG AT's.

So, I have to say that I have always been happy wheeling AT's.

At that size, which I have, I go 15-17 lbs aired down.

nakman 04-11-2011 11:45 PM

Uncle Ben can I borrow your backup set of Thornbirds until my next paycheck? I know you hoard those.. and the good ones too, with the old tread pattern.

Corey not sure on mileage on the Dura Tracs, they're still relatively new.. from what I've heard 30-40k is about expected. But yes I hear ice performance is sweet, which usually = soft and not lasting, which isn't always a bad thing. The few sets I've seen in parking lots I always double take on.. :cool:

Farnham I ran 295's on my 80 with stock gears and didn't like it. Downhill was like Mach 10 in 2nd gear, I was always running up on the truck ahead of me. And off the line was slower than 285's, and I'm not sure I'd notice the extra .150" of height. Now if I were to regear it would be another story, but that ain't happening this year.

And I've looked at the NTG's as well, yes they are proven but you guys both have them, I need something different don't I? if only they would bring out the Trail Grappler in the 285 75 16 size, I'd go for those for sure. they make them for the 18" rim but I want to go back to 16's for the increased sidewalls, more tire availability, stockness, and swapability between the 80. Here are the trails:


edit: what about the Hankook Dynapro MT. It just won 4Wheeler's 10 Tire Shootout.. http://www.fourwheeler.com/techartic...tro/index.html


Inukshuk 04-12-2011 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by nakman (Post 180596)
but you guys both have them, I need something different don't I?

Oh, its different that you want.....

LXBRADY 04-12-2011 07:52 AM


Originally Posted by Uncle Ben (Post 180559)
This would be the perfect tire for a 100....

Those are definitely my next set for the Tundra. Those are tight, brings me back to my days in muggy, mosquito infested, swamp stink central FLOrida.

Thanks for the memories, Bro!

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