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View Poll Results: Which tire would you choose for my situations?

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  • Goodyear Duratracs

    2 9.52%
  • Nitto Trail Grapplers

    13 61.90%
  • WTF_LOL

    6 28.57%
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  1. #1

    Goodyear Duratracs vs. Nitto Trail Grapplers - Pick one

    I've got this cross posted on another board, but wanted to post here too, for people that are only members here......

    Yeah, yeah. I know, another stupid “what tire should I choose” thread, but tires are a big purchase. I’m just looking for opinions on the two brands.

    My decision has come down to the GY Duratracs and the Nitto Trail Grapplers.
    JK background is this:
    *Daily driver, driven ~70 miles round trip to work daily. I am taking each tire’s weight into account.
    *I will be wheeling rocks/trails in Florida and along the east coast (mild rocks). I’m not a fan of mud, so it’s not a factor in my decision.
    *I’ll be going with the 35” range on both

    So with that said here are my perceived pros and cons.

    GY DT’s
    Pros: Seem to be the best AT tire for wheeling and street use.
    Weight is ~15 pounds lighter per tire than the TG’s
    Lots of siping for the wet roads here in FL, we get LOTS of rain.
    ~$30 cheaper than the Nittos

    Cons: I am worried about the strength of the tire/sidewalls when riding the trails and in the East Coast rocks. Biggest thing I'm worried about with these is STRENGTH!
    I don’t know how well they would be aired down.

    Nitto TG’s
    Pros: Everyone seems to have great things to say about the TG’s.
    Seems to be one of the best mid-range MT
    I am assuming these would be a lot stronger than the DT’s
    Better offroad tire

    Cons: They weight ~15 pounds more than the DT’s.
    ~$30 more expensive than the GY's

    Sooooo, IF you had MY driving situation and MY intended trail use, which one would you choose? Pick one!

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks’ for your opinions!

  2. #2
    I get around gold knight's Avatar
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    FIFY ::):

    Never run either but I like voting.
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  3. #3
    I have around 26k on my trail grapplers. I love em. I have no experience with the others. My grapplers still look new and are quiet on the road, great in the mud, sand and rocks. I have aired down to 12 psi with no issues. They are e rated and have a stiff sidewall. I rotate all 5 every oil change. I drive a lot for work as well and have no issues as a dd.
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  4. #4
    I'm not following Gold Knight. Did I miss a funny thread? I'm assuming it has something to do with you sig?

    SHIT, I forgot the Bacon!

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    I get around gold knight's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaleJK4x4 View Post
    I'm not following Gold Knight. Did I miss a funny thread? I'm assuming it has something to do with you sig?

    SHIT, I forgot the Bacon!
    I decided all polls must contain a WTF_LOL option in honor of something once said by an old friend (yeah the qoute in the sig) who we haven't heard from in a very long time....

  6. #6
    I'll be going with the duratracs for my next set on my TJ. But my decision is also based on snow rating, being that I live in the northeast and there truly isn't a better snow rated tire that I've read about than the duratracs. They have a nice aggressive pattern and look to them as well for being an associated AT tire.


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  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by gold knight View Post
    I decided all polls must contain a WTF_LOL option in honor of something once said by an old friend (yeah the qoute in the sig) who we haven't heard from in a very long time....
    Good to know! Thanks for the "FIFY"

  8. #8
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    I'm running the Nitto's in a 37"...no complaints yet.
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  9. #9
    Bump. Any more opinions?

  10. #10
    Powered By power bottoms jkristie44's Avatar
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    I can tell you this, I just went through this painfull process of chosing tires. You start reading reviews online and there is always bad comments about every tire. I found that all the shitty comments seemed to be from guys who dirve big ass heavy deisel trucks and shit. They seem to complain about shitty wear and soft side walls on every tire.

    I'd say go with what you like the best, not the cheapest. You are going to have to live with them for a while. Personally, I would go with the Nitto. Dura Trac is a glorified AT and being from florida, you are going to need the mud terrain.

    I went with Pro Comp Xtreme MT's. NTWonline had cosmetic blems real cheap. I like them alot so far, but it's only been 300 miles.

  11. #11
    Don't have any personal experience with the DuraTracs, but we do have a couple of trucks in our fleet here at work that run them. Seem to do okay for their use, but we're talking guys in Engineering going out to jobsites and such. Not much help, I know.

    I run the Nitto TG 37's and couldn't be happier. They are strong, even with the D-load rating of the 37's. Aired them down to 10 psi and ran all day w/o issue. Took a bit to air back up, but that'll be any large tire.

    To be completely honest here, I personally won't run any GY tire because they're rubber compound is just too damn soft. And I do business with GY almost daily at work, so I see lots of their tires. Soft rubber usually means good grip, but sacrifices tread life and dependability. If you're worried about side wall integrity, then definitely go with the TG's. Besides....is 60 lbs (75 if you include the spare) really that much weight to worry about? Especially when you're concerned about the strength of the tire?

    So...you know where my vote goes.
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  12. #12
    Desert Concepts
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    good years hands down , ive sold a bunch of both of your choices and the dura trac will do much better for you as an all around tire ,besides the nitto's have a weak tread design and are prone to dry cracking. just my .02

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    Hey Bryan....what about my Coopers? hehehe.....
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  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by BCarr View Post
    Hey Bryan....what about my Coopers? hehehe.....
    I wanted to go with Cooper Discoverer STTs nut found out they were discontinued and being replaced with the ST Maxx. It now looks like I'll be going with the Trail Grapplers for only a few dollars more per tire.

  15. #15
    I have your situation but in TX and I run 35" Nitto Trails and am very happy with them. Ive put 29000 miles and have only used about 15-20% of the tread. I run them at 32lbs and the ride is good.
    I wont run Goodyears but may change to Coopers in the future if I do not go with another set of the Nittos. Also the Nittos have performed flawlessly offroad here in TX and in AR, OK, and LA


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  16. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Concepts View Post
    good years hands down , ive sold a bunch of both of your choices and the dura trac will do much better for you as an all around tire ,besides the nitto's have a weak tread design and are prone to dry cracking. just my .02
    Ive had mine for three years and the nittos have been great. Havent noticed any dry cracking or chunking plus they are easy to balance and stay balanced


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