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Old March 6th, 2013, 10:54 AM   #21
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I just put a set of Duratracs on my truck and I like them a whole lot more than the Coopers that were on them and the BFG A/Ts on my truck. The tires have about 1000 miles on them so I cannot say much about the wear of the Duratracs but I can say that they hook up great in mud and snow. And when they do not hook up they move a lot of material until they do!

Also I put the cheapo shocks from Autozone on my chevy half ton and they were actually surprisingly nice. That is all I have for this topic.
I drive about 10 miles a day, but when I will use my truck most will be on the weekends, typically 400-500+ miles one way on a weekend, hows the noise and ride of the duratracs?

That's another reason I want to have a fairly durable/reliable tire, I don't want to be in bum fucked west virginia with a flat tire 200 miles from the local discount tire.....
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You are not real smart are you?
Definitely nowhere near your level of intelligence. Please enlighten me. Show me the way!
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Will you two just make out and get it over with.
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Definitely nowhere near your level of intelligence. Please enlighten me. Show me the way!
Weird, people have provided specific answers to my questions, yet, you're still here acting like a douche....
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Weird, people have provided specific answers to my questions, yet, you're still here acting like a douche....
From my kindergarten level reading comprehension and IQ, I did provide answers to your questions. Not sure why asking how you determined the shocks were bad constituted me getting my head bit off when I was honestly just trying to help and provide some insight.

Do you teach your son to act like his father?
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From my kindergarten level reading comprehension and IQ, I did provide answers to your questions. Not sure why asking how you determined the shocks were bad constituted me getting my head bit off when I was honestly just trying to help and provide some insight.

Do you teach your son to act like his father?
I didn't ask anyone if my shocks were bad, I asked which shocks people were using that were not OEM and they liked.

Clearly your kindergarten reading level isn't helping you much. Move along, there's nothing you can help with here.

Resorting to throwing a jab about someone's kid again.....you really are a mental midget aren't you?
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I drive about 10 miles a day, but when I will use my truck most will be on the weekends, typically 400-500+ miles one way on a weekend, hows the noise and ride of the duratracs?

That's another reason I want to have a fairly durable/reliable tire, I don't want to be in bum fucked west virginia with a flat tire 200 miles from the local discount tire.....
I put about 750 miles on per week and I have no concerns with long distance driving with these tires. the tires are very quiet, you cannot hear them running down the road even at highway speeds. I do not have any complaints about the ride quality. They are also on a 3/4 ton truck and they are E rated tires and they still ride much better than the coopers that were on it.
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I put about 750 miles on per week and I have no concerns with long distance driving with these tires. the tires are very quiet, you cannot hear them running down the road even at highway speeds. I do not have any complaints about the ride quality. They are also on a 3/4 ton truck and they are E rated tires and they still ride much better than the coopers that were on it.
Did they balance out good? What size are you running?

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Will you two just make out and get it over with.
I wish he would just stick to guns and fat girl threads, things he has experience with.
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I didn't ask anyone if my shocks were bad, I asked which shocks people were using that were not OEM and they liked.

Clearly your kindergarten reading level isn't helping you much. Move along, there's nothing you can help with here.

Resorting to throwing a jab about someone's kid again.....you really are a mental midget aren't you?
The jab is actually at you, but it's so kindergarten and so far below your level you can't grasp it.
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I wish he would just stick to guns and fat girl threads, things he has experience with.
Where are the fat girl threads? I always keep an eye out for them, but haven't seen any lately.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 11:15 AM   #32
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Did they balance out good? What size are you running?

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Yeah they balanced out fine, no wobble or anything down the road.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 11:26 AM   #33
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This thread is on a roll...

I would go duratracs 100%. On my 06 Silverado I had a set of 285/75/17's and IMO they were the best all around tire Ive ever owned. Rain, sleet, snow, ice, sand...whatever they handled it and very well. Ive owned BFG At's, BFG Mud Terrian KM2's, Cooper ST's and STT's, few Michelin M+S truck tires, Firestone desitantion AT's and a few others but the goodyear duratrac was my favorite. Im in the process right now of buying a set of 265's for my Jeep ZJ with a lift cause I like them so much and they will be my winter set down the road when I put my LA lift on.. Noise was very low suprisingly, I was very happy and I kept my rotated every oil change and they wore nice and smooth and looked like they would last awhile.

Oh and shocks....yes I always hated the stock shocks that come with most trucks. My last truck I got some Procomp ES9000 shocks to switch out the Z71 offroad ones and it was night and day diffrent in ride quaility, highly recommended for stock replacement shock.

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Old March 6th, 2013, 11:36 AM   #34
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anyone running edelbrocks, bilsteins, etc?

So far seems the monroe's johnny appleseed suggested may be the ticket
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On the only truck I've owned I liked the michelin ltx? I've had the tire on two vehicles and was surprised by the at abilities.

I had monroe reflex shocks on a suburban and it rode fine until you hit a bump then it felt like there weren't any shocks.

I think you need to learn how to drive better! My stock shocks with 206k+ are still fine, you just learn to correct your steering after you land.
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I think you need to learn how to drive better! My stock shocks with 206k+ are still fine, you just learn to correct your steering after you land.
I thought it was correct it before you land?
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I thought it was correct it before you land?
a mid-air over correction can make for a dicey landing!


on my superduty i had a set of toyo open country at's, and i liked them. the set i got were made in japan, but they are now made in china. i heard quality suffered with the move. i put about 50k miles on them. they had 4/32nds tread left when i sold them.

i replaced the toyos with a set of kelly safari trex, i have had good luck with them. they ride pretty good. balance well. load rating was 3750 at 80psi. pretty quiet on the road. when new the kellys had 2/32 more tread than my toyos did new. got about 15k miles on them, with about 75% tread left.

both did well in snow, minor mud, and sandy two tracks.
i have not had a flat or repair on either set.
both did a fine job towing at or near their max weight rating.
the kellys were a price point buy, that i dont regret so far.
i think the kellys were around $700 out the door iirc.

im still running factory shocks at 128k so i can help ya there.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 04:32 PM   #38
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For what you need, I'd go with the SA, they're an amazing tire on-road and do just as well at the bfg a/t off-road, imo

For shocks, i'd go with a monroe reflex, i run those on my 1/2 ton, they're a great shock but i will be upgrading to rancho rs9000xl/procomp mx6's just for the setting adjustments
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Old March 6th, 2013, 04:55 PM   #39
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For my next set, i like the look and price of these....

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/tir...0&rd=17&cs=265
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I am in the same boat as your are. Truck is an 05 Silverado with 170k, tires measure 275/60-20. I purchased it with the Silent Armor's at 136k and tires were at 7-8/32. At 170K the tires are measuring out to 3-4/32. They are super quite, and run fantastic. I will be replacing them with a matching set shortly. Otherwise, hopefully level it and run the Z-71 OEM replacement shocks (a little firmer ride for towing the boat's).
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