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Old 08-16-2017, 02:21 AM   #11
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I wanted to get on here and do a follow up post.

I have about 30k miles on these tires now, almost exclusively in southern appalachia, with a trip to eastern NC and a trip to western OH. Also to eastern GA. They have been rotated regularly (roughly every 5k). According to my notes, close to 5k of this is on gravel.

They all have even wear across the tread, and have about 12/32" tread left. The vibe I mentioned early on has become clearly not tire related by now. The high amount of weights has (supposedly) something to do with the fact that a PO painted my steel wheels with something like bedliner...

The tires ride nice, are exceptionally sure footed in most conditions (dry pavement is the main tradeoff). They hold some gravel, they will sling grit from roads into places that I didn't know exist (I made mudflaps before last winter because of this). I rarely need 4wd, and I live (in winter) in a place that can get several feet of snow.

I have not gotten 30k miles out of a set of tires for several years. I am pretty happy even though I paid close to $1k out the door with alignment. At this point, I am making money! I expect to get close to another 30k out of them barring an unfortunate circumstance.

For what it is worth, an increasing number of Forest Service vehicles are now being outfitted with these instead of BFGs. I don't know if that has to do with some kind of contract or if it because something else. Either way, Goodyear Duratrac tires are a solid investment that should make the purchaser happy and provide many miles of use provided proper maintenance.
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Old 08-16-2017, 02:42 AM   #12
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Glad to hear they work great! I went with the KO2 and am happy but dam are they heavy!
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Ya I guess i should have mentioned that nobody should buy tires like this and then log in to ecomodder.
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:49 PM   #14
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i have run KO2s on my Trooper before and was happy with them. However, Firestone Destination AT was a superior tire when i had them put on. Bettter traction in snow, wet, slop, trail or whatever. Best of all they were quieter and longer lasting.
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Sadly all the Firestone tires ive ever had the pleasure of being around on family vehicles all blew out on the highway. I believe it happened twice on our ford and at the time we went with Michelin tires. It now has Goodyear Wranglers and BFG Commercial TA for the winter.
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:59 AM   #16
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My experience with Firestones is that, excepting the Transforce HT and Winterforce snow tires, they do have a lower life expectancy. I have never had a blowout on a tire I bought new, though. The Transforce HT proved itself to be a remarkable tire in a commercial application, but this was only in 10 ply. I don't know that they are available otherwise. Winterforces will inherently wear faster because they are a snow tire.

I recently had a sliding experience with these Duratracs. I foolishly took a turn too fast, and the front tires locked up as I braked. During lockup, I was skidding off the road, but as I pumped the brakes, as soon as the wheels spun freely, they immediately gripped the wet pavement and steered me where I needed to go. They gripped hard enough to upset the general balance of the truck. These tires have very well designed siping. No people, vehicles, or critters were injured in this 'test'.
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:56 AM   #17
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know nothing about the duratracs....got a 103k and still running on a set of BFG KO tires on my Dodge diesel, put a set of KO2's on my hardbody and cannot say a bad word about em.only got bout 4k on them so far.
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