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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-08-2010, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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New Shoes - Goodyear Duratrac 245/75 17's

Finally pulled the trigger on some new tires last night for the Commander. I ended up going with the Goodyear Duratracs. We have a new Discount Tire shop open in town so I decided to give them a shot. Going in there Saturday, I had convinced myself on the new BFG KM2's. By the time I left I had changed my mind and was thinking seriously about the BFG AT's.

I thought about it some more over the weekend and yesterday when I went to the shop I ordered the Goodyear Duratracs...seemed to be a good compromise between a full out MT and an AT. My Commander is my travel rig so it see's lots of highway miles when we road trip but it's also my deer hunting rig and my buddy's go down to LBL a couple times a year so it'll see action down there as well.

Pictures to come when they get mounted - should be Thursday morning!
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Congrats on the new shoes! Do you have a lift on your XK?
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Good choice. I think the KM2's are garbage. Just my .02




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Looking forward to some pics, those are the size and make I am looking at getting. Where in Illinois you located? DO you hunting in state? I go down to Mcdonough,Schuyler County for deer.
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LuvMyCommander - I do have a lift, I'm running the 2" Daystar on mine and I'm loving it. I also have 1.5" Fred Goeske spacers that I picked up here on the forum.

07JeepXK - I was torn on the KM2's...I had never seen a pair in person and really when I thought about it, a full blown MT just wasn't a good fit with as many road trips as we take...dang I sound like I'm growing up a bit!


8ball3290 - I'm currently in the Bloomington/Normal area but grew up just south of Springfield. I hunt over in Pike County (outside of Pittsfield) 99% of the time, last year I did hunt a couple days with my brother-in-law down in Salem, IL. and was able to put a couple does in the freezer.
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Alright, i drive past bloom/normal when heading to my place out west. I gotta place just north of rushville on 67. I'm sure you've been thru there driving to pike county, if you take rt 24.
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I am looking forward to your pictures and a review... the Duratracs are my number one choice for my (to be purchased) winter tire / wheel setup.
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Yep I know where you are at over in Rushville, been through there a few times.


Chuck - no problems. I'll report back and let you guys know how they do. The 1st task will be a little over a 300 mile run down to St. Louis this weekend and back so I'll get a feel for how they handle on the road, noise, etc. The guys are planning a "play day" too sometime soon so I'll be able to try them out offroad. I'm not sure where but it might be over to the Badlands in Indiana or someplace like that.
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Well guys as you can see...no pictures yet. My Commander sat at the new Discount Tire shop for 5 hours yesterday without any work being done. When I went to pick it up shortly after lunch, they said they couldn't mount the tires because I had wheel spacers on it.

So last night a buddy and I jacked the Commander up, put it on jack stands and pulled off all 4 tires. I am going 1st thing this morning back to Discount Tire so they can mount up the tires. They must have a corporate policy to not touch vehicles with spacers...I guess that is understandable but I still think there is a waiver or something you could sign to say you won't sue them if something where to happen.

I should get some pictures tonight after work and get them posted up...I guess if any good comes out of all this, I'll have piece of mind that the wheels were mounted correctly since I'll be doing the work myself!

We'll keep you posted...
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Got the new tires on this morning. I'll get some pictures posted this evening!

First impressions are they are awesome. They give the Commander some attitude. The ride didn't seem to suffer at all.
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