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Old 11-14-2011, 09:14 PM
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Duratrac 305/55-20

I have seen some reviews for the Duratrac that say they are terrible for towing. Yet the reviews don't always reveal what size and width rims were used, which would have an effect on the rigidity of the sidewalls. The Duratracs are pinned for studs, and look like they might work for me. I would run 305/55-20s on 9" rims. I would be occasionally towing a 10,000lb+ dump trailer.
Has anyone had heavy towing experience with this size Duratrac tire on 20x9 rims?
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:42 PM
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They suck! I just retuned mine with only 5K on them. Sidewalls are way to soft and they don't handle loads worth a sh*t. I didn't care for them, but the one good thing I will say is they are great in snow and rain. I was surprised at how soft they were. I had the 325/60/20 on 20x10 wheels. If your looking for a tire that will handle being loaded, I would look at something other then a duratrac
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:10 AM
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Not having any responses until now, I went ahead and ordered a set to try.
Hopefully, the shorter sidewalls of the 33" inch tire, from your 35's, will be stiffer????
What pressure were you running at, and what kind of load?
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:47 PM
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so how are the tires working out ?
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:02 PM
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so how are the tires working out ?
I ended up going with studded 275/70-18s. Haven't had them in the snow, or towed with them yet, but they are handling quite well. I went with the 18s over the 20s because they had significantly higher load ratings.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:07 PM
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I have towed with mine, didnt seem to be that much of an issue, if there is one downfall with the tire it would be the sidewall thickness.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:09 PM
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I sell tons of em, I have 325/60r20s on one truck and 275/70r18s on my other. I tow everyday on my 18s and have never had a problem. I always get from 38,000 up to 47,000 miles. My 20s seem ok but I never tow very heavy with them.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:39 AM
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I had a set on my dodge dually (235-85). I towed 24k pounds GCW two or three times a month and never had a complaint. I had about 33k miles on them when I sold the truck and they were wore out. I would give them a
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:48 PM
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No complaints here either on my 275/70r18's. I tow 10,000lbs in the summer with it as well. No handling issues.
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