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Old 10-02-2012, 06:40 AM
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Time for new tires dura trac's or trail grapplers?

I've got a 2001 ccsb and looking for a new set of tires I've had 305's on the truck but I'm gonna go back to a 285 the tires I've narrowed it down to is the nitto trail grappler or the Goodyear dura trac. I can get both tires for the same price just don't know which tires I like better, please tell me your experience with both so I can make up my mind Pics might help as well of the actual tires on the stock wheels.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:47 AM
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I just put the Trail Grapplers on my Duramax about two months ago. But so far I've been somewhat surprised with them. They handle well and balanced nicely, but they are a bit noisy at 70-80mph. Curious to see how they do when winter comes, not sure they'll do real well in snow/ice.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:07 PM
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Good point about the Trail grappler not doing as well on ice. If you have a local Discount Tire in your area Jacob you can certainly take your truck there and have your tires siped. Sipping will really help your traction on ice this winter. It should cost about $10.00 per tire to have it done.

Vatech, both tires are solid choices for your truck. If you are concerned about winter traction as well, we do offer sipping through our mail order division if you don't have a Discount Tire location near you.

Let us know if we can help you with a set. We guarantee the lowest delivered price on both tires.
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I've done much research and went with the duratrac. They don't need sipping, are rated for snow and ice, and will wear better as an A/T tire that looks bad a ss. Hell this one shop was going to give me a 55K mile warranty on them....I was sold after that.
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Good point about the Trail grappler not doing as well on ice. If you have a local Discount Tire in your area Jacob you can certainly take your truck there and have your tires siped. Sipping will really help your traction on ice this winter. It should cost about $10.00 per tire to have it done.
I've contemplated this, does that affect their wear or expected mileage?
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:23 PM
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Actually sipping will change the wear characteristics of the tire as you are changing the tread blocks. You will have more biting edges which creates more flex in the tread increasing wear somewhat.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:29 PM
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I would think if sipping would have been done by the manufacturer if they thought it would benifit their tire without affecting where. So yes you probably do get somewhat better traction on wet, but lose in the wear category....for me, at $450 a pop, I'll pass. lol
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:35 PM
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I like the look of the trail grapplers, and I have had good luck in the past with nitto.
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I've been running a set of Trail Grapplers for the last (almost) 3 years.

I currently have a little over 41k on them and they should get me at least another 10k, maybe 15k. And I have done a lot of towing this past year also.

I had ProComp extremes on the truck before these and got 48K out of them but they started cupping on me at aroud 38k. So I have made sure to rotate the Nittos every 3k (5k at the most) and they have worn nice and evenly.

The Nittos aren't directional so I'm able to cross rotate them where as the ProComps were directional so could only do front to rear rotations.

To me these tires are quiet. Especially considering the aggressive tread they have. They are a lot quieter than the ProComps.

And when balanced right they are smooth.


I also wanted to add, and to me this was the biggest reason I didn't go back to the ProComps. When I was running the ProComps they were BAD about hydroplaning on me. It got scary a few times when I was in traffic and hit some standing water. I thought they were gonna slide me right off into the median on the interstate once. It got to where I really didn't like drivng my truck when it was pouring down rain. With the Nittos it's all good. They actually feel like they want to dig down into the water if you hit it a puddle as opposed to skidding across the top.


Ricky

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Uhpilot, thanks for your first hand input.
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