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Old 07-03-2011, 09:43 AM
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55 on gravel... MMMMM...
you might end up with some chipping or wear on your roof.
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:29 AM
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55 on gravel... MMMMM...
you might end up with some chipping or wear on your roof.
55 only on the straight stretches. I slowed down a bit for the cattle-guards and corners.
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:39 AM
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Mini product review:

Put 200 miles on the tires yesterday. 100 on pavement, 100 on gravel and trails.
The tires are relatively quiet on the pavement. Noisier than the stock tires, but no howling. They handle very well on dry pavement.
On gravel roads they weren't throwing rocks. The open tread design seems to work well. Very aggressive tread design means that driving at 55 mph on gravel, I can look in the mirrors and see the tracks that I was leaving. These tires really sling the shit! Literally................I was running down grazing-lease trails dodging cows and when I got home, the entire side of the truck was covered in cow-shit. Good traction, though.

After 200 miles, there is no evidence of any tread-chipping or wear.

Fuel economy after the run seems to show that my mileage got BETTER! Did 27 mpg on the run. Previous mileage was about 25.5 on the highway, 22 combined. Granted, 200 miles isn't much, but I'll be keeping ane eye on it.
sounds great man now im happy these will be my next tires

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thanks for the review and update.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:24 AM
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You ought to do wear checks every 1k miles, or i guess every 2000 km. Let the rest of us cheap asses know what we are missing as far as longevity these sweet tires have. I have until october to decide if I buy more duratracs or these
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:50 AM
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Mini product review:

Put 200 miles on the tires yesterday. 100 on pavement, 100 on gravel and trails.
The tires are relatively quiet on the pavement. Noisier than the stock tires, but no howling. They handle very well on dry pavement.
On gravel roads they weren't throwing rocks. The open tread design seems to work well. Very aggressive tread design means that driving at 55 mph on gravel, I can look in the mirrors and see the tracks that I was leaving. These tires really sling the shit! Literally................I was running down grazing-lease trails dodging cows and when I got home, the entire side of the truck was covered in cow-shit. Good traction, though.

After 200 miles, there is no evidence of any tread-chipping or wear.

Fuel economy after the run seems to show that my mileage got BETTER! Did 27 mpg on the run. Previous mileage was about 25.5 on the highway, 22 combined. Granted, 200 miles isn't much, but I'll be keeping ane eye on it.



how in da f, r u gettin 27 mpgs and 22 combined, the best ive eeevr had was 18...the best... avg like 16 to 17
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:45 PM
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how in da f, r u gettin 27 mpgs and 22 combined, the best ive eeevr had was 18...the best... avg like 16 to 17
I'm 53 years old........................I drive like an "old guy". I'm also calculating for Imperial gallons. US gallons works out to about 21mpg

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You ought to do wear checks every 1k miles, or i guess every 2000 km. Let the rest of us cheap asses know what we are missing as far as longevity these sweet tires have. I have until october to decide if I buy more duratracs or these
Once I start putting lots of miles on these tires (probably starting next week) i'll keep everybody posted on their performance.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:40 PM
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aw ok ha
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:48 PM
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Finally getting around to letting everybody know how the tires are doing.
I have about 15,000 km (10,000 miles) on them and they have only worn down 1/32" according the service dept at the dealership.
No major chips or chunks missing from driving on the gravel roads. A few little cuts between the tread blocks, but nothing major.
For a tire with such a blocky tread pattern and hard rubber compound, the traction is simply amazing. I've had my truck in 4x4 only for about 5 km all winter so far. Traction in snow (up to 6" of fresh) is really good. Decent traction on the ice roads as well. The only complaint so far is on pavement with compact snow/ice. The truck squirms around a bit when driving on roads that are snow/ice covered.
Fuel economy ranges from 19 - 21 mpg on my trips (highway)
At work, at lower speeds and on the gravel/ice it tops out at about 18 mpg.

CONCLUSION:
Yes, I'm happy with these tires.
Would I buy them again?..............I think so.
Do I reccommend them to others?...............You bet!
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