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I HAVE A 06 F350 4X4 DIESEL,AND WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS USED DURATACS?245/75/17E HOW IS THE SIDEWALL STIFFNESS?
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I HAVE A 06 F350 4X4 DIESEL,AND WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS USED DURATACS?245/75/17E HOW IS THE SIDEWALL STIFFNESS?
I don't have that size , but I do run the Dura Tracs . I love them they have worn great and I tow allot . They are very stable and the sidewalls are very firm . Mine are 315 75 16 . Do yourself a favor and balance them with "balance beads" . They put them inside of the tire and it dramatically helps tire wear as the tire is constantly re-balanced .

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I had them on my 05 id say spend the money and get the toyos mines wore out super fast and didnt preform well,

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I dont have a DRW but they tow great. sidewalls are stiff enough. And they are wearing good. i have 14k on mine and they are almost down to half tread. all around good tire ive been super impressed

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Balance beads!!!!? I have never heard of!!!I'm from the old school of tire weights!!!What do they cost?
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Some shops don't offer them. But their cheap. I stuck one of mine on the balancer when I was rotating my tires. About 10k on them and they were real close still. Actually when they were new they barely took any weight.


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22k deleted at 1k
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S&B Intake
Sinister Egr Delete
MiniMax/ SPE Tunes
466/953 on 37's
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37's on 22's
Bags and compressor
RBP mudflaps
transfer tank tool box.
9" 2" poly boss v blade
Should have kept my 6.0.....
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Cool!!!I live in B.F.E. and i don't think these good ol boys use tire beads,they just let the tires get out balance and shake the crap out of thir ride!!!
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They cost around 5 bucks a bag if I remember correctly . The size of bag is determined by the tire size . You just throw the bag in the tire , mount it up , throw it on the truck and drive . The bag basically dissolves leaving only the beads . If you break down the tire it looks like sand . The tires are rebalanced every time you drive . When you stop all of it falls to the bottom , get rolling again , fresh new balance .

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Do they still need lead weights on the rims?This is new to me!!!!
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No , no other weights needed . Just the beads inside of the tire .

07 F-250 Outlaw , Rough Country 6 inch lift , 37-13.5 R20 Nitto Mud Grapplers , MBRP 5" Exhaust , 08 Mirrors , S&B intake , 5% Tint sides and back , 35% windshield .

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