Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac

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Goodyear
Class
  • Passenger Light Truck/Pick-up
  • Passenger Light Truck/SUV
Category
  • All-Season (A/S)
Subcategory
  • All Terrain (A/T)
Type
Conventional

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The Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tire is suitable for those who enjoy tough off-road conditions. The applied technology TractiveGroove, allowed to create excellent grip when driving on mud or deep snow. Due to the optimal combination of central inclined tread blocks and micro-grooves, which have a zigzag shape, the tire received excellent grip on various road surfaces and amazing lateral stability. Self-cleaning blocks are stepped, located in the shoulder area and a large number of engagement edges, increase handling and traction when driving off-road.

In the manufacture of the tire, a special rubber compound was used, characterized by increased rigidity, which makes the tire very durable, wear-resistant and protects the blocks from breaks and chips. Built-in rim protection will prevent damage to your rims. The Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tire has special holes for studs. The presence of a bead lock on the tire prevents slippage on the tire rim, thereby reducing the number of balances.

This tire bears the Mountain Snowflake Symbol, which officially confirms the tire's ability to tackle very difficult trails in harsh winter conditions. All these qualities make this tire very popular with SUV owners. Designed for hard work, it is affordable. The increased rigidity allows it to be used not only on roads, but also on construction sites.

Main features of the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac

- the use of TractiveGroove Technology has improved traction on mud and snow;

- a new combination of central sharp tread blocks and zigzag micro-grooves provide increased lateral stability and traction;

- a special composition of the rubber compound with increased rigidity, which made it possible to increase the wear resistance and strength of the structure;

- the presence of holes for the installation of spikes;

- Stepped blocks in the shoulder area provide excellent self-cleaning.

You've probably noticed that the objects around us are gradually becoming more and more universal. Mobile phones replacing cameras, credit cards and game consoles; jackets suitable for any weather; smart TVs, etc. Tire manufacturers cannot stay away from global trends and strive to create tires with the widest possible properties. Sometimes they even succeed. And here we have the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires as the new epitome of versatility.

Their versatility is evident at first glance. The tread is both large (block size) and dense (the distance between them is not too great). You might call it aggressive, but its moderate groove width puts the Wrangler Duratrac roughly halfway between the classic A / T and M / T. To top it off, the markings for the thorns are clearly visible. This means that winter is also not a problem.

Inspired by the external inspection, we put tires on the editorial Chevrolet Avalanche and began to observe changes in the behavior of the car. Fortunately, the season turned out to be changeable - the wheels saw snow and ice, and frozen asphalt, and stormy streams of the first spring showers, and even a dry highway heated by the early spring sun. By the way, about installation and balancing. Three of the four wheels did not need weights at all, and the fourth one had only a minimum of them. Not a bad result for the A / T category.

Wheels behave very predictably on a wide variety of surfaces. Of course, they have a sliding limit on winter surfaces, but it arises as expected, and sliding itself is easy to stop by reducing the speed or straightening the trajectory. Of course, on ice they will be inferior to "purely winter" models, but within the framework of the M + S standard indicated on the sidewall, they will work fully. At the same time, we did not use the possibility of installing studs - the wheels were operated as they were, on clean rubber.

However, their full potential is revealed when driving off the asphalt. The Wrangler Duratrac is easiest to handle sand, whatever its nature. Excellent grip properties allow you to drive on a sandy road without fear of skids and slippage, to brake intensively and, thanks to the trapezoidal protrusions on the sidewall, easily get out of the rut. By the way, the sidewalls of the wheels are very soft and in general the tire is sensitive to pressure. Keep an eye on him and, even blowing the tires a little, do not forget to pump them up later.

On sticky and slippery soils, the tires do not feel so confident, mainly due to small grooves and the associated poor self-cleaning. Nevertheless, it is enough for driving on ruts with a tenacity comparable to the work of a friction tire. Only on the most sticky soil with a minimum of water do they begin to “wash” and slip. Reducing the pressure partially solves the problem, but you should not expect M / T level engagement from the wheels.

And finally, where you should start. The tires are really beautiful - the car shod in them looks more solid and masculine. The embossed sidewall, which works so well in ruts, turns out to be able to attract the attention of aesthetes. And if pilots claim that "a beautiful plane flies better," then a beautiful tire probably rides better.

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2 reviews
Overall rating
 
3.7
Dry Grip
 
4.3(2)
Wet Grip
 
4.0(2)
Snow/Ice
 
3.5(2)
Handling
 
4.3(2)
Comfort
 
3.8(2)
Noise
 
2.8(2)
Treadwear
 
3.5(2)
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Overall rating
 
3.5
Dry Grip
 
4.0
Wet Grip
 
4.0
Snow/Ice
 
3.0
Handling
 
4.5
Comfort
 
4.0
Noise
 
2.0
Treadwear
 
3.0

Vehicle Info

Chevrolet
Silverado 1500
2004
5.3 4WD [I (GMT800) Facelift]

Driving Info

Driving Style
Spirited
Driving Conditions
Combined Off Road/Highway

Tire Info

Tread Width
255
Profile
75
Diameter
17
Approximate Tire Mileage
500
KM
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Possibly
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SM
True all terrain tires, really like these tires, too me best for all round. I have been happy with this best all rounder tire I have ever owned. Great in mud, snow, rain and for hauling. Recommend
Overall rating
 
3.9
Dry Grip
 
4.5
Wet Grip
 
4.0
Snow/Ice
 
4.0
Handling
 
4.0
Comfort
 
3.5
Noise
 
3.5
Treadwear
 
4.0

Vehicle Info

Jeep
Wrangler
Vehicle info
2010

Driving Info

Driving Style
Average
Driving Conditions
Combined Off Road/Highway

Tire Info

Tread Width
255
Profile
65
Diameter
R16
Approximate Tire Mileage
62175
KM
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Definitely
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