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Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Tires - Dual Purpose

Posted in How To on February 1, 2011
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With the looks of a hardcore rock-crawling tire and the manners of an all-season radial, the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac provides the absolute best of both worlds. It offers a subtle blend of the best features found in all-terrain and mud-terrain tires making it aggressive when it needs to be, but equally at home on the pavement. We tested a set of 33x12.50R15LT Wrangler DuraTracs mounted on 15x9 Raceline Monster beadlock wheels.

Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires offer an impressive blend of abilities, acting as an all-terrain-style tire on the pavement and on loose dirt roads, and as a mud-terrain-style tire in deep dirt, sand, mud, and snow. The DuraTracs are also capable of rock-crawling feats similar to that of its big brother, the Goodyear Wrangler MTR with Kevlar.

The abilities of the Wrangler DuraTrac are afforded through what Goodyear calls TractiveGroove Technology. Among its features are self-cleaning shoulder blocks and highly-angled center tread blocks, both of which greatly enhance traction as needed. The angled center tread blocks also provide greater lateral stability on the pavement as well as reduce road noise. Furthering its snow and ice traction ability is the fact that the DuraTracs are pinned to receive No. 16 metal studs.

We can't say enough about how impressed we were with the performance of the Wrangler DuraTracs. In loose dirt and sand they simply plowed a track and carried the Jeep through. In rocks they gripped and held, even during edge-of-the-tire climbs, which greatly improved the Jeep's approach on obstacles. In wet driving situations the DuraTracs performed as if they're coated with adhesive, firmly sticking to the road - even in poorly-banked highway interchanges and peaked two-lane asphalt curves.

Available in a wide range of sizes the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac would be right at home under a small 4x4 or even a fullsize truck. It gets the job done well, no matter what the vehicle or terrain. If you are seeking a dual-purpose tire that can offer all-terrain manners on the pavement and mud-terrain ability off, the Wrangler DuraTrac is the tire you've been looking for.

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co
Akron, OH 44316

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