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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:17 pm 
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245-75-16 and 265-70-16 are about the same height
255-70-16 are a little bit shorter

255-70 30.1
265-70 30.6
245-75 30.5
so not that much difference
on the KJ a 245-75-16 looks pretty good
have some pics here somewhere

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tommudd wrote:
245-75-16 and 265-70-16 are about the same height
255-70-16 are a little bit shorter

255-70 30.1
265-70 30.6
245-75 30.5
so not that much difference
on the KJ a 245-75-16 looks pretty good
have some pics here somewhere

thanks Tom. I meant to say 255-75-16. Which should be smack dab in the middle of the 245-75-16 and 265-75-16 right?
The diameters are very close, but the appearance in width is pretty noticable. I am trying to go as big and wide as possible without regearing. I would idealy like to go with the 265 but I dont want to be stuck having to drive with the overdrive off all the time.


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I am looking to buy these as well. I bumped up my lift to Frankenlift and running on stock wheels with 1.5" Rough Country spacers. My question is, I know that if i go with 265/75/16 I will need to regear, which I dont want to do right now. The 245/75/16 look too skinny to me. What is in the middle width wise? 255/70/16 would be right in the middle? Can I run these without regearing?
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I would advice regearing when you’re running a 30.5” tire or taller.

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I am looking to buy these as well. I bumped up my lift to Frankenlift and running on stock wheels with 1.5" Rough Country spacers. My question is, I know that if i go with 265/75/16 I will need to regear, which I dont want to do right now. The 245/75/16 look too skinny to me. What is in the middle width wise? 255/70/16 would be right in the middle? Can I run these without regearing?
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I would advice regearing when you’re running a 30.5” tire or taller.



I guess my original post of 255-70-16, which was a mistake lol, was actually the better pick. I believe these are a little wider than the 245-27-16 and a little smaller diameter of 30.1 which means I wont need a regear :BANANA:
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40,000 plus mile update
So on 9/25/09 I purchased a set of 265-75-16 Duratracs with 18/32 of tread and had 129,865 miles on her according to the odometer
So with that now I am at 169,200, (which is off some yet due to tire size etc. showing less than actual mileage ). But they now are down to 12/32-13/32s of tread on the average
These at least for me are doing great, better than I thought they would really.

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Tom, what's your overall review in deep snow, packed snow, and ice?

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Tom, what's your overall review in deep snow, packed snow, and ice?

I've only put about 1/10 the miles of Tom on mine, but I like them in the snow. I've taken them up over the mountain passes on paved road covered with compact snow and ice and never had to chain up, but I was in 4Hi. I've also used them many times on unpaved forest roads through deep snow and also never had a problem. I've been up some relatively steep grades with them in deep snow and maintained good traction while in 4Hi. I usually stop when my bumper turns into a plow, but I've always been able to get going and I've never been stuck. This is my first winter with them, but I go up snowshoeing or climbing 2-3 times a month.

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Tom, what's your overall review in deep snow, packed snow, and ice?

Love them, last year we didn't have much snow but the year before I went places in two wheel drive that would of taken 4 wheel before. I never had to lock in for snow at all this year. Like i said we didn't have much just a few times and some ice but they went really well. I also rotate them every 3-4000 miles

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I've only put about 1/10 the miles of Tom on mine, but I like them in the snow. I've taken them up over the mountain passes on paved road covered with compact snow and ice and never had to chain up, but I was in 4Hi. I've also used them many times on unpaved forest roads through deep snow and also never had a problem. I've been up some relatively steep grades with them in deep snow and maintained good traction while in 4Hi. I usually stop when my bumper turns into a plow, but I've always been able to get going and I've never been stuck. This is my first winter with them, but I go up snowshoeing or climbing 2-3 times a month.


Nice review........ What size of tires are you running and LOAD range?

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Tom, what's your overall review in deep snow, packed snow, and ice?

Love them, last year we didn't have much snow but the year before I went places in two wheel drive that would of taken 4 wheel before. I never had to lock in for snow at all this year. Like i said we didn't have much just a few times and some ice but they went really well. I also rotate them every 3-4000 miles


Nice! This will be my next tire for sure. Tom, what size, load range, and PSI are you running?

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Nice review........ What size of tires are you running and LOAD range?

I'm running stock LT225/75/16. I believe mine are load range E. I'll double check when I get home
Edit: Confirmed they are load range E

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I'm running stock LT225/75/16. I believe mine are load range E. I'll double check when I get home


Does it give you a fairly harsh ride or is it slightly more rigid than stock?

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I'm running stock LT225/75/16. I believe mine are load range E. I'll double check when I get home


Does it give you a fairly harsh ride or is it slightly more rigid than stock?

It's certainly more firm than stock, but I wouldn't call it harsh. With the stock tires cornering felt very unstable but with the DuraTracs it feels much better. The ride markedly improved with the tires.

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I'm running stock LT225/75/16. I believe mine are load range E. I'll double check when I get home


Does it give you a fairly harsh ride or is it slightly more rigid than stock?

It's certainly more firm than stock, but I wouldn't call it harsh. With the stock tires cornering felt very unstable but with the DuraTracs it feels much better. The ride markedly improved with the tires.


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I've only put about 1/10 the miles of Tom on mine, but I like them in the snow. I've taken them up over the mountain passes on paved road covered with compact snow and ice and never had to chain up, but I was in 4Hi. I've also used them many times on unpaved forest roads through deep snow and also never had a problem. I've been up some relatively steep grades with them in deep snow and maintained good traction while in 4Hi. I usually stop when my bumper turns into a plow, but I've always been able to get going and I've never been stuck. This is my first winter with them, but I go up snowshoeing or climbing 2-3 times a month.


Nice review........ What size of tires are you running and LOAD range?



Can't believe tom missed this....

265/75/16 and I believe they are C's

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mine go like CRAZY in snow,ice,slush,rain,deep snow... plus they are more quiet then my KM2's (even with the studs)

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after about 5k miles this winter i can see a noticeable amount of wear... especially on the rear since i have a detroit locker that scrubs them a lot on sharp corners. very nice tires over all... and i would recommend them to any KJ owner.

they are 31x10.5 15's on 15x7in wheels with 3.75in backspacing. (cheap summit soft 8 knock offs) all 4 studded tires, wheels, mounted and balanced, for well under $1000

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UPDATE
So pulled the paperwork out today to make sure
and I now have 189,790 miles
installed 129,865
so may as well say 60,000 miles on the Duratracs
since the speedo runs slow anyways by a bit
Rotated every 3500 miles on the average
They now have an average of 8/32 of tread left on them
Yes they will need to be replaced before winter
BUT they still have a lot of wear left
Tread is straight across, no irregular wear etc

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Tom, thanks for the review. That's a pretty impressive tire. Are you going back with the same tire or switching it up?

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UPDATE
So pulled the paperwork out today to make sure
and I now have 189,790 miles
installed 129,865
so may as well say 60,000 miles on the Duratracs
since the speedo runs slow anyways by a bit
Rotated every 3500 miles on the average
They now have an average of 8/32 of tread left on them
Yes they will need to be replaced before winter
BUT they still have a lot of wear left
Tread is straight across, no irregular wear etc

How's the noise level with that many miles on them?

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tommudd wrote:
UPDATE
So pulled the paperwork out today to make sure
and I now have 189,790 miles
installed 129,865
so may as well say 60,000 miles on the Duratracs
since the speedo runs slow anyways by a bit
Rotated every 3500 miles on the average
They now have an average of 8/32 of tread left on them
Yes they will need to be replaced before winter
BUT they still have a lot of wear left
Tread is straight across, no irregular wear etc

How's the noise level with that many miles on them?


As quiet as when they were installed
just keep them rotated

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