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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Nitto or Duratrac

So I have narrowed it down to a 285/65/r18 trail grappler or a 295/65r18 Duratrac. They are going on a leveled 2013 2500 crew cab. Any opinions on which is the better tire? Thanks
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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 08:25 PM
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For what it's worth, I'm rocking Duratrac's on mine, no complaints.

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post #3 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 08:43 PM
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I have duratracs very good tire fairly quiet also

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I have the Nittos. They have 5,000 miles and are kind of noisy. It doesn't bother me at all tho. Not sure on level of noise with the duratracs. I do know the Nittos will get you around good in everything but snow. (haven't ever ran them in the snow, but will find out in the next couple weeks)!

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post #5 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 09:49 PM
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trailgrapplers wear out fast if you do a lot of highway driving

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^^ that's what I have heard to.

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I am on my second set of Duratracs and I have over 45k on them. Mostly highway miles. Best tires I have had.

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post #8 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-17-2012, 07:54 AM
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Be going on my 3rd set of duratracs this winter. Had both 285 and 315's Been getting about 47-50k on a set, highway and paved roads with only minimal backroads use at the cottage. Great in the snow. I am running D rated 315/70/17's on h2's at the moment.

The key with any aggressive tire on our trucks is to ROTATE OFTEN or you will destroy them fast. I do mine every 4-6k.

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post #9 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-17-2012, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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ok, now i have gotten a good price for toyo mts. You guys think 33 x 12.50 r18 will rub on a leveled lml on factory alloys?
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I think it will be close. You will probably have to trim though.

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