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Old 10-14-2014, 07:46 AM
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Geez, really? So that's..

Tim 2
Dave 2
Bruce 1

Ok, no longer going to endorse these to anyone who actually wants to drive on rocks.
Sean Boland had one during last weeks Outlaws Run.
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:00 AM
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So all the Duratrac failures to date are on LC wagons (60, 80 or 100), right? I have them on my 4Runner and they have been great so far ...
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:35 AM
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How low of a PSI was everyone running them when they failed? Seems like if the sidewalls are relatively soft/weak that the lower PSI you wheel at the greater risk to pinch failures on rocks.
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:59 AM
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My friend Jim and I wheeled Left Hand Canyon last year, his first trip, popped his Duratrac. It was a sidewall cut driving his 80. My Toyo MTs are absolute beasts but they are damn heavy. They wear extremely well and stay balanced but man they are heavy and not very efficient.
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:21 AM
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X2 on the Toyos....abused them on Sat and no issues, 15lbs fwiw.

I have had several types of MT tires and they have all been 3ply without any punctures to date.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:08 PM
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The tire was at about 18psi. I don't think it was a pinch but more of a pointy rock that put too much pressure on the sidewall as I drove past it. It does shake my confidence in the tires and made me over-think every little rock I drove over after the flat. I'll likely run the remaining 4 tires until another one let's me down.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:13 PM
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I'll repeat again what a local tire dealer told me down here year ago. He quit selling Duratrac's to any oil/gas service truck operators shortly after the tire was released. Too many side wall failures.

Down here the Nitto and Toyo rule the desert on 10,000lb service trucks.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:51 PM
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The tire was at about 18psi. I don't think it was a pinch but more of a pointy rock that put too much pressure on the sidewall as I drove past it. It does shake my confidence in the tires and made me over-think every little rock I drove over after the flat. I'll likely run the remaining 4 tires until another one let's me down.
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Sean Boland had one during last weeks Outlaws Run.
To clarify, Sean's was a tread puncture/tear as opposed to sidewall.

I have had a piece of truck chain through a tread block, caused a slow leak, fixed at discount tire.

I had a nail that did not go all the way through (found it at the Rally).

My sidewalls are holding up well after 2 years, 25,000 miles, 2 CM's, Outlaws, Cruiserfest, Cruiserfest pre-run, many weekends. Less than 50% treadwear.

I often air down to 17 lbs on my 80.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:55 PM
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Oh yeah, Sean punctured another sidewall years ago out at Blue Notch Canyon.. a little piece of Tamarisk poked through, remember? Ok I've lost count now.

When both of mine failed I was at about 24psi, which is what I wheel at generally.. wouldn't ever go below 20 with all the weight I carry.
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