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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:50 pm

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Paul, I have one word:

Hankook Dynapro MTs 295/75/16 Its what all the cool kids are running these days.

Did you say you teach math...! lol!
Nope, I teach fizzix.

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I am pretty set on going with a more aggressive rubber though, so it looks like the KM2 is the way.

Now...255, or 285?!?

255, cheaper, taller, better mpg, could argue better traction. The aesthetics would be the only down fall. Personally I think they look cool like a safari jeep. However I am not a fan of them with aftermarket bumpers. Thus my main reason for changing from them.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:18 pm

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Brian wrote:
Paul, I have one word:

Hankook Dynapro MTs 295/75/16 Its what all the cool kids are running these days.

Did you say you teach math...! lol!
Nope, I teach fizzix.

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I am pretty set on going with a more aggressive rubber though, so it looks like the KM2 is the way.

Now...255, or 285?!?

255, cheaper, taller, better mpg, could argue better traction. The aesthetics would be the only down fall. Personally I think they look cool like a safari jeep. However I am not a fan of them with aftermarket bumpers. Thus my main reason for changing from them.

They will look cool on the 4runner, that is for sure. No doubt, wadda-ta
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:44 pm

Hmmmm....
I think my bud tried to show me these. His picture did not reveal this beastly looking shoe!
Man...I might need a new quote! hahaha





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Here's another tire with great reviews. It's basically a Duratrac on steroids.

https://www.google.com/search?q=fierce+attitude+mt&hl=en&client=safari&sa=X&biw=1024&bih=672&tbm=isch&tbs=simg:CAESEgkiYFgZu_18DvSFYJxNcPDfl6A#biv=i|0;d|ImBYGbv_A73DOM:
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:45 pm

Hey MadToy, were your Duratracs E rated?
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:53 pm

Yep. E rated 2ply sidewall, which was odd.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:55 pm

Yeah, I was thinking E rated were 3ply, but this is the most I've ever studied up on tires...other than bicycle...
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:07 pm

Mine are E Rated and say 3 ply right on the sidewall.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:08 pm

could be a year of manufacture issue?
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:30 pm

I also vote for the Falken Rocky Mountains for an AT tire. I was very impressed with their performance at URE and they're very quiet on road. They're on a friend's Rubicon and if I ever decide to get rid of my MTs, I'd try them out first.

I will never get an E rated tire again for anything except a towing vehicle. Rough ride, noisier and crappier off road in general vs their D rated counterparts. Been there, done that, learned my lesson.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:43 pm

rockrock513 wrote:
could be a year of manufacture issue?

Actually, I think the 285 in 17" is indeed 3ply. The 16" is 2ply.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:52 pm

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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:06 am

That goes out the window since Paul has 16's. he's old though, and that lettering on the sidewall is quite small. I won't believe it till I see a pic of the spec on the sidewall Smile
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:15 am

I am still on stock A\T's because I only have 11k miles and am a ways away from new tires. but I can comment on the Fierce AT tire. They are SOFT. A guy that is stationed out here with me had them one his ranger and ripped a side wall on a curb rub. Literally driving down the road and had slight oversteer and before straightening out brushed the curb. Rubbed through the side wall and popped. This sounds extremely ridiculous, however I was in the passenger seat. When we got out to see what was in the tire, it looked like the tire had been pinched open. Like Brian said, this is my meaningless opinion but this will prevent me from ever purchasing those tires.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:01 am

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That goes out the window since Paul has 16's. he's old though, and that lettering on the sidewall is quite small. I won't believe it till I see a pic of the spec on the sidewall Smile
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:27 am

Man, Paul gave in easy to peer pressure. I wonder what else you guys could get him to do...
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:41 am

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This doesnt look like a Duratrac tire Rolling Eyes. What are you trying to pull?

JK, My Hankooks had 2 ply listed on the site. This was one of the perceived draw backs. However they are stamped on the side as 3 ply!




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Man, Paul gave in easy to peer pressure. I wonder what else you guys could get him to do...
Once we got him to wear a bikini and dance like a monkey for $13. Now that they are clamping down on his budget, he might do it for $1.75.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:24 am

Paul - now we need a wider angle shot to make sure that's actually a Duratrac! Smile

That is very strange though. Mine said 2-ply, and there's only 1 part number listed for the 285/75/16, so I don't see any option to choose a 2 or 3 ply. Plus, when I was at DT, I looked at all the Duratracs they had out, and they were all 2-ply.

You may have gotten the 1 3ply set in existence.... cat
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:31 am

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I am still on stock A\T's because I only have 11k miles and am a ways away from new tires. but I can comment on the Fierce AT tire. They are SOFT. A guy that is stationed out here with me had them one his ranger and ripped a side wall on a curb rub. Literally driving down the road and had slight oversteer and before straightening out brushed the curb. Rubbed through the side wall and popped. This sounds extremely ridiculous, however I was in the passenger seat. When we got out to see what was in the tire, it looked like the tire had been pinched open. Like Brian said, this is my meaningless opinion but this will prevent me from ever purchasing those tires.

I was on the fence between the Fierce and the MTR in the 315 size. Glad I went MTR. Although, I did have Goodyear confirm that the Fierce was indeed 3ply sidewall in the 315 size.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:58 am

"Fierce Attitude"

Talk about a lame name
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:29 am

Crazy Hube wrote:
"Fierce Attitude"

Talk about a lame name

I don't particularly like your fierce attitude right now.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:37 am

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"Fierce Attitude"

Talk about a lame name

I'm comfortable in my masculinity. Razz Razz Razz

It has very good reviews - and supposedly very quitet on the road. Honestly, the only thing that kept me from getting it, was the tread width. It's almost an inch wider than the MTR in the 315 size. I didn't want to push my luck getting them to fit any more than I already am....
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:06 pm

Looks like km2's are the way to go for me.
I'm leaning towards the 285 now, mostly for rim protection...
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:11 pm

I recall a link from the blue room to some expedition/4x4 site that went really in depth on running pizza cutters.
I need to read up on that before doing the deed.

Sure would be nice to just smack them on and go.

If I do the 285 my plan is to do the bmc, and hope I can wheel it w/out lifting...
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:14 pm

Does 1200 for 5 sound like a good deal, smoking deal, or just right?

From what I have seen looking around on the web, it is the best price so far.
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