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post #1 of 8 Old 07-20-2012, 08:40 AM Thread Starter Rookie
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Trail Grapplers or Duratracs for 2008????

I need new tires for my '08 F250 as the stock Wrangler AT/S are done.
I need opinions on either the Nitto Trail Grapplers in size 295/65-20 or the Goodyear Duratracs in size 275/65-20 to fit the stock 20 x 8" wheels.

I live in upstate NY, the weather can be 100+F in the summer and -20F in the winter with plenty of snow and ice. I tow 5k-6k loads on occation and haul firewood a few times a year (short bed).

which would you go with? Thanks for any and all feedback.
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I had Nitto's and they were junk. I have Duratracs and I love them. I think you know where I stand. The ol' ya get what ya pay for is true in this case.

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I avoided the DuraTracs because some have the new tire wander issue
Nitto's IDK but I have Toyo's made by the same company and I love them they are just more $$ than a comparable Nitto

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I use the Dura Tracs on my 2011 F350 to tow in Colorado high country. Over 40 K on the 1st set. Now on second set. They DO NOT wander. Great traction, great ride, great durability.
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I ran the duratrack in a 325/65/20 and it was the worst tire I have ever had. Had the wander issues, would never balance, and are way to soft for our trucks. I went back to the Toyo Mt and have no problems, but its a tried and true tire for me as I've ran them before.

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I have Dura Tracs 265/75r20 on my 350 srw cc. Have the best winter traction i have used and are not too noisey. I had a 3200lb slide in camper and now a 14000lb 5th wheel and the tires have always handled very well, no wandering or squirming.Tires handled both better than the OEM wrangler ATS. have about 36k on them now and are getting down , will probably make 40k. I will probably get another set , only wish they got better mileage. But still no cupping or abnormal wear and were only balanced once when installed. Overall a great performing tire. JF

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I have Nitto trails in the 295/65r20 on stock rims and I love them. No problem whatsoever and they look really good. No wanderat all. If you run the correct pressure you should have no issue.

I went back and forth on duratracs and trails for a month or so after killing the wranglers. Decided on trails after looking at them side by side at the store and am glad I made the decision I did.

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I don't know if you can go wrong with either tire. I got the duratracs because they the guy gave me a deal that I couldn't walk away from, $1050 OTD. I went down to 70PSI and had some wandering....back up to 80 and it's perfect. I am having them rotated and balance checked every 5K miles.

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