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Dynapro or Duratrac?

So it's tire time soon. I'm torn between the duratacs and the dynapros. The duratacs get great reviews but the dynapros are $400 cheaper.....discuss.

I mostly commute with the rig, I hike often in the summer so I'm driving up/down fire/logging roads and tons of driving to the slopes in the snow.

My biggest concern with the duratacs, besides price, is noise. I've had several sets of murders and a few *** and simply don't want to listen to it any more.

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I have the Duratracs and love them... The mud traction is pretty good and I even pulled my buddy's heep out of some really deep mud after his starter died and his 4X4 lever broke. The Duratracs had no problem getting grip on the mud that I was in. They are also pretty good on the road and in snow.... Only complaint is they chunk pretty easily if you spin your tires a lot.

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Duratracs are hands down the superior tire...that's why they're $400 more. I hear they're ridiculous in snow thanks to all the siping in them.

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2nd Set of Dura Tracs. absolutely love them. best tire I have ever owned. Dynapro's look weak as well
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I bought the Duratrac's a couple months ago (Stock size). So far so good, excellent off-road and they have yet to slip on wet pavement which I see plenty of out here. If you join Treadlightly.org ($25) you can get a $100 rebate on a set of 4 Duratracs. I bought mine at a local Discount Tire and rcvd a $100 rebate from them also. So up front I was out $999 otd but in the end it was $824. And I also was able to sell the stock BFG's that were on the truck on CL for $150 and avoid paying the "disposal fee" at the tire shop, further easing my pain.

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Dynapro's dont like mud

In the clay at Frank Raines, both Jen and I had a day of slipping and sliding back in Jan. Mud is the only situation where the Dynapro's dont work well. They just load up and turn into heavy slicks.

I'm going to try a more aggressive tread next time. They have started making Duratracs with 3 ply sidewalls, which they didnt have a couple years ago. If you can get a deal, I say go for it.

I really like the Toyo MT but they are big $. The Cooper STT has a similar tread and is more reasonable.

I would suggest you work with your local tire shop. They need sales and will match prices in most cases. That way you can get warranty service and road hazard coverage and probably get free balancing and rotation too.

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absolutly love the dyna Pros. Beat out my old favorites, BFG KOs
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In the clay at Frank Raines, both Jen and I had a day of slipping and sliding back in Jan. Mud is the only situation where the Dynapro's dont work well. They just load up and turn into heavy slicks.

I'm going to try a more aggressive tread next time. They have started making Duratracs with 3 ply sidewalls, which they didnt have a couple years ago. If you can get a deal, I say go for it.

I really like the Toyo MT but they are big $. The Cooper STT has a similar tread and is more reasonable.

I would suggest you work with your local tire shop. They need sales and will match prices in most cases. That way you can get warranty service and road hazard coverage and probably get free balancing and rotation too.
Any tire can get choked up in the right kind of clay, my swamper SXs will choke up with some of the grey crap around here. And toyos are crap. Save your money.

And, I intend to work with discount tire who beats everyone's prices and includes free life time balance and rotate.

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Liking my Duratracs too. Bought them last year for the snow season and although the season was fairly underwhelming, they did perform well. They look great and I haven't noticed any particular noise problem. They are at least no louder, IMO, than the BFG TA/KOs that they replaced (those tires are known for being pretty quiet).

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Dynapro's on my Pathfinder for the past year and am very pleased.

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