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IM1RU Aug 1, 2019

  1. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    That's crazy that they're that soft at those pressures. I only run 33-35psi in my 285s and they're plenty stable. One of the tire shops around Lewisburg had a bunch of tires in the same size the to compare relative sizing. The X3s are among the tallest and I liked the look of the tread. More tread void than I want in a street tire though. That may be why they feel so loose?
     
  2. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Was just thinking that. I run my 315 Cooper STT Pros at 30lbs and they feel great. That's insane that a tire run at 42lbs would feel like rollover material.
     
  3. IM1RU

    IM1RU First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Agreed, thus the take em back. ... facepalm.
     
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  4. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Sliders Supporting Member

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    What a bummer but thanks for the heads up and luckily you're able to swap out for only the difference in cost..

    So, not a bad learning experience. I usually lose money or break something learning lessons~

    Lucas
     
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  5. IM1RU

    IM1RU First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    So today, Maxterra, Baby Fronty (who you all haven't met yet), and an ex X'er Josh, did a huge fridge ventilation mod on "The Mistress" which is our Offroad VMI trailer (whom you also haven't met yet) I'll copy the build page at some point and post it here. Here's to hoping the new additions let the Fridge do what it was intended to do. First world problems of a custom built Tear Drop (that's not really a Tear Drop) on steroids.. lol

    All done in prep for the week of wheeling / camping in Ouray next week.
     
  6. General_Tarfun

    General_Tarfun First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Definitely lame, I love how the X3's look but I know that wandering tire feeling all too well...it's exhausting to drive after about 30 minutes. I take it the Duratracs handle pretty well on-road then?
     
  7. Me!Here!

    Me!Here! Bought an X

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    Sucks about the Grabbers, I was thinking of getting those myself looks like I'll check out the Durtracs
     
  8. IM1RU

    IM1RU First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    So... After all that. I actually decided to keep them. I really can't explain why either. To answer, yes I liked the Duratracs on road. I like them better on road than the X3's for sure. The X3's are already about as noisy as the Duratracs were when they were nearly worn out. The off road part, well, the X3's are pretty damn great. I haven't noticed much in the way of MPG loss, maybe a tad.

    I just needed a change, and after having driven 1000 miles towing the trailer, 300 or so miles off road, and crawling, and another 700 plus miles regular, I've gotten used to them.

    It could be that my Duratracs were so worn, that anything with a full tread would have felt wobbly, I just don't know.

    All that being said, will I buy 'em again? ... probably not.... would I buy the Duratracs again, absolutely.

    P.s. thanks for posting in here @General_Tarfun, and @Me!Here! , it reminded me to actually post up about this..... and eat some crow.
     
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  9. PhullD

    PhullD Bought an X

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    That’s the last thing I expected to read regarding your newish tires lol! We’ll see how you feel when they wear down a bit more. I have a buddy that ran duratracs on a ‘93 Pathy with 3” BL and the standard suspension upgrades....he hated them. Tires are like your favourite beer, everyones’ is different.
     
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  10. General_Tarfun

    General_Tarfun First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I can relate to that. I have a difficult time buying the same tire twice in a row because even if I've had an overall good experience with them I can't shake that feeling of maybe there's something better out there.
     
  11. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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  12. Maxterra

    Maxterra Wheeling Founding Member

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    I’m still thinking the aggressive tread Design, being brand new had minimal road contact until they wore in a bit.
    Much like a new knobby motorcycle tire, side by side or ATV tire on asphalt the first time.

    Feels like you’re on ice or oil for the first bit. Once the tread wears a bit and it’s planted, feels much better

    I’m liking the look of them and seriously considering them for the Fronty build.
     
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  13. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    Fronty build you say?
     
  14. IM1RU

    IM1RU First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    It's gonna be a beast. He's got the truck and collecting parts. It'll go from Stock to Beast in a few days once it starts.
     
  15. Maxterra

    Maxterra Wheeling Founding Member

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  16. Maxterra

    Maxterra Wheeling Founding Member

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    Heh heh
     
  17. General_Tarfun

    General_Tarfun First Fill-Up (of many)

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    So it's been a few months, how are they holding up?
     
  18. IM1RU

    IM1RU First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    They seem to be wearing a bit fast honestly. They still wander on the road, they're still awesome off road, and EXCELLENT in mud. Although I'd rather not know that last one...lol
     
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  19. General_Tarfun

    General_Tarfun First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I guess the upside with that is you'll get to replace them soon if you want lol. Downside of course is $.
     
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