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post #1 of 11 Old 12-16-2010, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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I live near a ski area in Colorado, so I deal with serious snow all winter. On my last F350, I ran Dynapro A/T's all summer, and Wrangler Authority all winter. My new F350 Lariat came with the 275/65/20 Michelin AT's, but I don't think they will handle the really deep ( 6"-20" ) snows we routinely have, partcularly if I need to haul a trailer. Has anyone had experience with the Duratrac's? They are winter rated, but I have read some reviews critical of sidewall stability and wandering. I am used to driving with aggressive tires, but I don't want to make a $1200 mistake. I need function, not style, and will stick with the 275/65/20 size. Thanks.
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FWIW, I just bought a set of Dynapro ATM's for my truck, to replace the tires I bought 15k miles ago (they were not even half gone ). I really like them so far, and everybody at the DT runs them on their trucks


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Thanks. The Dynapro ATM is what I ran as my "summer" tire on my last F350. It is a great tire, but not enough to handle our deep snow and pull any load.
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I have read a lot of reviews on the Dura trac, and everybody loves them in the snow . Pulling a trailer


2006 F350 SOLD
* KMC XD Monsters wrapped in Hankook ATM's
* 08 style mirrors
* 4" TB exhaust
* SCT X2 with Gearhead, PHP and ID tunes
* Edge Insight CTS
*Full Bulletproof Diesel kit with remote oil cooler
* Blue FPR spring
* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



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I have to put in a second for the duratracs. I have them on my 96' And they are the best tire I have seen yet for all around performance. They are awesome in the mud,grass,gravel,snow,and everything. Towing is real good but maybe a bit squirmy. Though I don't think there will be a problem on the 20's
The Dynapros seem real good too for towing and driving though truly suck in the mud or grass. They are ok in the snow but nothing severe.
I have to get tires for my 08' so I am still deciding what to get.

Does anyone have a pic of the duratracs on the 20's?

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Thanks. My specific concerns are the comments I have read that the Duratracs can be squirmy or tend to wander on heavy trucks.
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They can with a higher sidewall but I highly doubt any problem with the 65 series sidewall of the 20's. Mine are 75 series and I have a hard time to notice any problems. I tow a 10,000lbs gn trailer.

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The cool thing about DT is that you can take the tires back if you don't like them after driving on them, I think you have 30 days to return them.... Goodyear tires are pretty well known for squilly sidewalls on heavy trucks


2006 F350 SOLD
* KMC XD Monsters wrapped in Hankook ATM's
* 08 style mirrors
* 4" TB exhaust
* SCT X2 with Gearhead, PHP and ID tunes
* Edge Insight CTS
*Full Bulletproof Diesel kit with remote oil cooler
* Blue FPR spring
* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



New truck has a Cummins and a handshaker
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I'm interested in the DuraTrac tires too. I have the stock 20 inch wheels on my truck also and still have the original Wrangler AT's. I don't do much off roading but I do take the occasional trip to the mountains in the snow. So far I have gotten 67'000 miles out of the Wrangler AT's and hope to find a tire that will last as long but look a little better. I'm torn between the BFG AT's and the DuraTrac.
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The Hankook Dynapro ATM's are the new favorite for AT's over the BFG's, in my neck of the woods anyway. They have a 50k warr, and the Dura tracs have a 35k warranty IIRC


2006 F350 SOLD
* KMC XD Monsters wrapped in Hankook ATM's
* 08 style mirrors
* 4" TB exhaust
* SCT X2 with Gearhead, PHP and ID tunes
* Edge Insight CTS
*Full Bulletproof Diesel kit with remote oil cooler
* Blue FPR spring
* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



New truck has a Cummins and a handshaker
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