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i'm getting ready to take the plunge and order 4 new tires but i'm having trouble deciding. I've currently got a set of BFG M/T's (255's) that are getting a little too noisey for my taste. My next set I hope to have an A/T that are quiter but not lacking too much I snow and occasional mud hole I intend on coming across.

I've narrowed my results down to: (discount tire direct prices) all are 265/70/17

wrangler duratrac - 208 ea.
nitto terra grappler - 148 ea. w/ $60 rebate on 4
bridgestoe Revo 2's - 181 ea. w/ $100 rebate on 4
bfg all terrain ta - 207 ea. w/ $60 rebate on 4

right now i'm leaning toward the good price of the nitto's but like what i've heard about the duratracs. I've also heard great stuff about the revo's but the looks don't suit me as well. Any ideas? :icon_confused:
 

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I have the Revo 2s; 265/70-17; I just changed from General Grabber AT2s that have almost the same tread pattern as BFG ATs. Compared to the Generals the Revo2s are totally silent and twice as smooth of a ride. It has only been a week but I like them a lot - I really like the tread pattern. Plus I aired down the spare and can fit it under in the spare well.
 

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How come GoodYear Wrangler SilentArmors didnt make your list? I loved them in the snow and off road. AT tread pattern with the quiet of the stock forteras. Otherwise go with the Duratracs I think. I just love Goodyear.
 

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I have the duratracs on the commander now and they do great in snow and off road. I had the Nittos on my truck and will never use them again hopefully. They did 'ok' in snow, I got stuck twice in 4-6" and my truck is no slouch. I now have about 7k on the Goodyear’s and they are not loud is my eyes.
 

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the hankook dynapro M/Ts arent too noisy. At least not like the ones you're running now. There still is some hum but you can still hear normally and don't have to raise your voice. It's a soft hum.
 

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If we are going to talk him back into buying MTs there is only one to go with. I think my avatar says it all! Off Road, on road, on snow, in rain, CA highways, 110 MPH (dont try at home). I really like them.
 

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I have just finished my first week of ownership with my new Goodyear Duratracs. They are 245/75/17's mounted on a take-off set of OEM chromies I bought from a guy on here... two wheels were not perfectly round (an unpleasent suprisea0, but balanced out. They get a bit bumpy at 70 mph on the highway from the whacked rims, but are always kind of noisy (like a angry hornet's nest buzz).

Still, these tires have most of the benefits of mudders with the siping necessary for A/T (winter) use. They should serve me well in the slippery winter snow and slush that gets dumped up here in upstate NY...



 

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Unless you had them balanced on a Hunter Road Force machine they are not balanced and that is why you are getting that vibration at 70 mph. Read these threads:

http://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4491&highlight=hunter+road+force&page=3

http://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/showthread.php?p=139647

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I actually saw the flat spot on the inner bead of one of the chrome clads, so I know it is really tweaked.

However, I am going to take your advice and find somebody with the latest Hunter Roadforce balancing equipment and see if that fixes the high speed vibration on the Duratracs.

Thanks for the advice.
 

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Chuck,
I also purchassed a set of those rims from another member......they are round though.
Anyways, even though you have a smiled rim the tire is likely running true.
Usually, only the bead area gets deformed and it doesn't carry out across the entire rim.
All that aside, my younger son owns a speed/accessory shop and he does all my various wheel/tire mounting balancing for me.......except for balancing these type.
He tried, I'll give him credit, he used every variation of adaptor he owns (he mounts up a fair number of those gigantic 24 and larger things....good equipment) but he could not come up with a combination that would center the rim adequetly.
So, I took the mounted assemblies over to a local Discount Tire as they are the one operation that always has the adaptors for balancing this rim.
I've been told that some Goodyear operations have them now as well but it seems dependent on the franchise operator.....my nearby Goodyear place looked at me as though I had three eyes when asked about the adaptors.

So, anyways, I would say you'll have success if you can find a Discount Tire nearby.
Judging by the amount of weight I see on your rim in the photo you can rest assured they are incorrectly balanced.....especially if there is a corresponding amount on the inside.
Discount used small tape weights on the outer edge towards the backside of the spokes and hammer on rim weights on the inner lip to prevent weight damage to the chrome.
Looks good, no weights visable.

Rob
 

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If we are going to talk him back into buying MTs there is only one to go with. I think my avatar says it all! Off Road, on road, on snow, in rain, CA highways, 110 MPH (dont try at home). I really like them.
X2 on that. If its a mud tire its got to be the MT/R with Kevlar. Mine arent that loud at all either. Im currently on my second set. Once the first set got down to about 20% tread I sold them to my brother and picked up new ones.

Hands down if your going to go with an All Terrain go with the Duratracs. Stay away from the nitto's as they dont compare with the other tires you listed. I ran REVO prior to the MT/R's and they were greant in the snow. But the Duratracs will be sick off road and in the snow.
 

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I LOVE my Duratracs ! They do hum a little but you get used to that in a week or so. You dont have to raise your voice to get over the hum either. AS for the balancing issue, when talking abot the Hunter roadforce machine, does that relate to the specific rim or the tires ? Ive had mine up to about 90 mph with no vibrations.
 

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I LOVE my Duratracs ! They do hum a little but you get used to that in a week or so. You dont have to raise your voice to get over the hum either. AS for the balancing issue, when talking abot the Hunter roadforce machine, does that relate to the specific rim or the tires ? Ive had mine up to about 90 mph with no vibrations.
I believe it relates to the Chrome Clad wheels. Has nothing to do with the tires. If they can balance the aysemetrical MT/R's I have then they can balance anything...lol
 
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