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#4651585 - 01/30/18 09:03 PM Duratrac or trailrunner
BrianF Offline


Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 550
Loc: Sask, Canada
I am looking to get a new set of moccasins for my truck withing the next month or so. 275/70 18" E rated. I am looking at the two above stated tires first as that is what the local tireshop has that interests me. But I am open to any info on others.

My truck needs something better than the Transforce zero traction model tires. We run a mix of gravel but mostly highway. On occasion a more aggressive tire would certainly help so I included the Duratrac. We tow heavy and would like to shoot for the 100,000km mark for life.

Wondering how people have made out with the aforementioned tires?
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#4651588 - 01/30/18 09:18 PM Re: Duratrac or trailrunner [Re: BrianF]
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Registered: 11/18/17
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Loc: South Carolina
Transforce tires are pretty awful on anything but pavement. Duratracs are pretty good, but might be too aggressive for just occasional gravel. I don't know anything about Trailrunners.

Just thought I'd mention some retread tire options. I have purchased tires from both companies and have been very happy.

https://www.treadwright.com/collections/filter/products/axiom-a2718e

https://www.tirerecappers.com/size/lt27570r18/
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#4651603 - 01/30/18 09:48 PM Re: Duratrac or trailrunner [Re: BrianF]
NHRATA Offline


Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 152
Loc: ma
Take a look at the General Grabber at2. They make it in that size and in an E load.

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#4651612 - 01/30/18 10:04 PM Re: Duratrac or trailrunner [Re: BrianF]
2strokeNorthstar Offline


Registered: 07/19/17
Posts: 272
Loc: PR CA, USA
BFG K02. Best tires I have had on my truck yet. E-rated as well.

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#4651618 - 01/30/18 10:17 PM Re: Duratrac or trailrunner [Re: BrianF]
spj Offline


Registered: 10/14/17
Posts: 62
Loc: north east
Toyo open country 2

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#4651680 - 01/31/18 01:49 AM Re: Duratrac or trailrunner [Re: BrianF]
userfriendly Offline


Registered: 06/03/03
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Loc: LaFinDuMonde
I would bite the bullet and go with a 3-ply sidewall & 3PMS rubber. Options to list a few; Toyo CT or M55, Hankook AT-M and Nitto EXO Grappler from Kal-Tire.


Edited by userfriendly (01/31/18 01:50 AM)

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#4651688 - 01/31/18 02:50 AM Re: Duratrac or trailrunner [Re: NHRATA]
Farmer Offline


Registered: 08/05/15
Posts: 1111
Loc: BC Canada
Originally Posted By: NHRATA
Take a look at the General Grabber at2. They make it in that size and in an E load.


These have very soft sidewalls. I would advise against using these on a 1 ton.

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#4651735 - 01/31/18 06:24 AM Re: Duratrac or trailrunner [Re: BrianF]
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Of the two choices Duratrac.
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#4651736 - 01/31/18 06:26 AM Re: Duratrac or trailrunner [Re: Farmer]
NHRATA Offline


Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 152
Loc: ma
Originally Posted By: Farmer
Originally Posted By: NHRATA
Take a look at the General Grabber at2. They make it in that size and in an E load.


These have very soft sidewalls. I would advise against using these on a 1 ton.


I wasn't aware of that, what about the Cooper AT3?

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#4651763 - 01/31/18 07:24 AM Re: Duratrac or trailrunner [Re: BrianF]
meep Offline


Registered: 02/20/07
Posts: 3552
Loc: Southeast
AT3 is a very good tire. The Cooper RTX I had were very solid truck tires and were probably the best handling and towing tire I've had on the truck. I'd vouch for them as well. Of the two the OP mentions, my vote would be for the GY, though I've had mixed results with GY in general; most I've had have lost wet traction more than any other as they age.
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#4651840 - 01/31/18 09:06 AM Re: Duratrac or trailrunner [Re: NHRATA]
rq375 Offline


Registered: 02/16/16
Posts: 13
Loc: PNW
[/quote] I wasn't aware of that, what about the Cooper AT3? [/quote]

I had them on my F-350, they are quiet on the highway and do fine on gravel, but are complete rubbish in the snow. I have been stuck in my own driveway and residential streets after as little as 6" of snow and the truck is 4x4 with rear trac lock. Three of them also developed deep cracks int the sidewalls after about 2 years even though I rotate every 5k and adjust pressures depending on towing or empty.

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#4653431 - 02/01/18 07:06 PM Re: Duratrac or trailrunner [Re: BrianF]
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Registered: 10/28/11
Posts: 353
Loc: ND
Take a look at Falken Wildpeak AT3W: http://www.falkentire.com/tires/light-truck-suv-cuv-tires/wildpeak/t3w-tire

I've had them on my Sierra (P275/60R20) since October 2017 and I have been pleased. Good in snow, quiet, and have been wearing well.
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#4653444 - 02/01/18 07:24 PM Re: Duratrac or trailrunner [Re: eyeofthetiger]
Jarlaxle Offline


Registered: 02/02/12
Posts: 8163
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
Transforce tires are pretty awful on anything but pavement. Duratracs are pretty good, but might be too aggressive for just occasional gravel. I don't know anything about Trailrunners.

Just thought I'd mention some retread tire options. I have purchased tires from both companies and have been very happy.

https://www.treadwright.com/collections/filter/products/axiom-a2718e

https://www.tirerecappers.com/size/lt27570r18/


I second the Treadwrights.
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#4653596 - 02/02/18 01:23 AM Re: Duratrac or trailrunner [Re: BrianF]
BrianF Offline


Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 550
Loc: Sask, Canada
Thanks guys for the insight, it seems I got some reading to do.

I had the AT3 in 10 ply on my last rig, the 1500. They seemed good for ride, fuel economy but I did not have them long enough to see how long they would run. The price was right though. I think I paid 1400 all in for 17 inch, which included another spare steel rim.
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#4653605 - 02/02/18 02:03 AM Re: Duratrac or trailrunner [Re: BrianF]
02SE Offline


Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 2727
Loc: The Canyons
I'm running the Toyo Open Country C/T tires on my truck which you instrumental in influencing me to buy... still enjoying it, so thanks again.

Anyway, towing a heavy Toy Hauler in some unpaved scenarios (sand, dirt, gravel), they do great. I've driven the truck in snow a bit and they do great there too. They're probably a bit noisier than the Highway tread tires the truck was built with, but I had the tires swapped before delivery so can't say for sure. They don't make enough noise to really even notice rolling down the road.

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