Duratrec or BFG

Discussion in 'Aftermarket Products, Reviews & Installation' started by rwament, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. rwament

    rwament Member

    Anyone
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    For what use? Mud or AT?
    I have the BFG KO2’s and like them.
     
  4. pskuhlm

    pskuhlm Active Member

    Count me a fan of BFG KO2s. What a difference over the stock all trail BFGs. They do great in sand washes, forest roads, Jeep trails, and on daily drives on pavement.
     
  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Hankook, Cooper or Toyo. Duratracs are garbage and BFGs are meh.
     
  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Did you have the BFG rugged trail T/A’s or the KO2’s?
     
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  7. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I have the Toyo A30 Open Country tires stock. They’re alright but I wouldn’t buy another set.
     
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  8. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Had both.
     
  9. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    The rugged trails aren’t any good.
     
  10. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    I have hankook and love em !
     
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  11. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    The KOs are like Toyota in the way that they used to be really good but they sre just meh now and they are pretty much just riding the name out.
     
  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I haven’t personally seen that yet but there’s still time.
     
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  13. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Toyota's quality has slipped. Maybe that new ranger will put some fire under their ass!!
     
  14. NewTacoDad

    NewTacoDad Member

    I’m considering the Falken Wildpeak AT3W 265/70R16 for my 2018 TRD off road when I replace the kevlars. Anyone have experience with the Falkens? Great reviews and the price is right!
     
  15. pauljboudreau

    pauljboudreau Active Member

    I find the bf slipery in any snow or ice conditions, the duratrac perfom very well in those conditions. The other factor in favor of the duratrac is their durability, 80000km on a set and stil perform very well 11/16 of tread, i am on my 5th set on 5 different truck. Best tire i have had, tried many over the year from the worst wich where the pro comp extreme, slippery as hell as soon as its wet, to the 42 tsl wich where unbalanceable but king of the wood, to my now favourite duratrac, wich i use year round in northern New Brunswick, Canada
     
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  16. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I’ve always ran BFG KO2’s for an A/T and I can say they do better than most in almost all situations for a A/T tire. I wanted more aggressive tires this time and wanted KM3’s but they aren’t available in the size I wanted so I tried Nitto Trail Grapplers and they were louder than I thought they would be and the ride was meh. I know a guy at PG&E and they use the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac’s on their trucks. Rumor is they put a request for a hybrid tire mud/all-terrain and Goodyear won the bid with these. I’ve had them for about a couple weeks and have notice the grip is much better than the KO2 in the rain. I’m very pleased with the ride and the noise is a little more than the KO2’s but not anything like the Nitto TG. I’ll have to see how they do in the dirt/mud/snow/ice over the next few months but I’m pleased so far.
    I have heard they cup easy if the PSI isn’t right. That’s running them between 40-50 psi. I’m going to run mine at 35 cold and see what they do. Also rotation rotation rotation helps a lot.
     
  17. pauljboudreau

    pauljboudreau Active Member

    They last forever! Taking are of your tires make a huge difference. I run mine at Toyota recommended pressure of 29 pound
     
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  18. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Toyota door jamb is low. It's set low for comfort, so the Camry lovers who want a truck bed can be comfortable. That number is also only suggested for the OEM tire package. I'd never run tires that low on the street.
    Then again, I can tell when my tires are about two lbs low, especially when turning. That 29psi is also a terrible number for added weight...camper shell, folding bed cover, bumpers, sliders, hitches, toolbox, tools, passengers.

    To get the most from tires, psi should be adjusted accordingly. Tire PSI should not be a static set and forget. Low psi and extra weight creates more rolling resistance and that creates heat.

    I sure as hell wouldn't run 29 psi in rain.
    You want more psi in rain to resist hydroplaning, u want the tire to cut thru/evacuate water.
     
  19. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    This is coming from a former tire technician, not someone who heard some crap on another truck forum.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2018 at 1:59 PM
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  20. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I Hurd you o_O
     
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  21. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Or did u read me?
     

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