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Old 08-15-2011, 03:05 PM
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I can't believe you went with the cepek's.. lol.. My .02 would be Duratrac's all the way.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:40 PM
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I can't believe you went with the cepek's.. lol.. My .02 would be Duratrac's all the way.
could have said that in April.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:56 PM
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after an argument about torque spec (they're not allowed to send you off "under-torqued," it's 100 pounds or nothing now) I toss them my keys and cross my fingers.
I've moved to the "remove-my-wheels-myself-and-transport-them-to-discount-tire-in-a-much-too-small-car" method of dealing with exactly this reason. I suspect they err on the side of too much torque when installing customer tires.

Sounds like the duratrac's are a definite improvement. If it wasn't for the bad experience I've had with two different GY tires (eagles and silentarmors) I might have gone with those instead of the TG's.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:38 AM
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I'm surprised you had the issues with the DCFCII's. My neighbor has them on his FJ80 and loves them. Spoke with many running them on HD pickups in Summit and all like them? Bad batch? Anyway nice to see they took care of you with a different set.
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Well here we go again. Looks like exactly 2 years later and I ripped a sidewall last Thursday, coming down the shelf road section of Last Dollar in Telluride. Corsair's old Toyo was ready to go, and happily ran Imogene Pass & Hancock pass on an extended trip home, along with a lot of highway time mostly 50 and 285. It's loud, but holding air. It hummed over 270 this morning on the way to work.

I bought the replacement certs. Discount is giving me a new tire for the one that's ripped. They're also giving me a new tire as a pro-rating on the other three... I'm at 11/32 now, they were 17/32 new, so only 3/16 in 25,000 miles? Man that's pretty good.. however in the last 6 months I've noticed the Duratracs have gotten louder, and the lugs on the sides are chunking now. I looked at 60wag's this weekend and his are a lot closer to new, and was reminisce of those tires when the lugs were clean and straight.

I toyed with the idea of trying something else today, but ultimately decided to just get more Duratracs. My out the door price on 4 will be around $600... only downside is I can't keep an old one for a spare, need to give them back to Goodyear to get the mileage credit. But maybe those sidewalls are weaker now somehow... back up goes Jeff's Toyo for more spare duty, and my new "Fierce" tire that I picked up in Telluride gets demoted to spare #2.

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Old 07-08-2013, 04:22 PM
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Oh, and I was at 24 psi. when the sidewall ripped. It was the second time down that hill that day, the first time was at 43psi. And yes, Last Dollar is a very easy trail... I found the only sharp rock on the whole run and promptly tossed that about 100' below the road out of harm's way.
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You and the rocks...What is it with you and rocks on fairly easy trails?

Glad to hear the spare Toyo didn't let you down in your time of need - Nemo borrowed my set of Toyo e-test tires (the spare's 4 siblings) some time back...I didn't pay to have them balanced, just mounted, when I pulled them. Amazingly enough he said they drove great with no wobble at all, even at high speeds - They are heavy and they are loud but I love 'em.
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I'm up against that same decision again. My front two tires on the 100 have significant wear and I know I can't stretch them to winter. My Ouray trip is coming up next month, though I won't be doing anything serious, and I may get new boots before then. Not sure what to go with....wife didn't like the look of the Duratracs on the 80, though I was impressed with their performance for the short time I had them. Since I'm on 18's now, I think my options are fewer and more costly. The primary driver has requested that I not lift the truck or put huge tires on, but easy trips like Webster and Black Bear are likely uses...as well as snow trips up to the ski areas.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:32 AM
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Look into the Nitto TG. Lots of sizes in 18's. I had a great experience with mine and would buy them again for a 4 season mild wheeling tire.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:58 AM
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I'll second the Nitto TG. I had them on my 4runner and absolutely loved them. Quiet, great in the snow and were very grippy on Cliffhanger. Any tire I buy 33" or less will be a TerraGrappler. Bigger and I'll go BFG KM2.
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