Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac Review


Goodyear WRANGLER DURATRAC Full - 660x550

15"
235/75R15
31X10.5R15
33X12.5R15
16"
215/85R16
225/75R16
235/85R16
245/75R16
255/70R16
265/70R16
265/75R16
285/75R16
315/75R16
17"
235/80R17
245/70R17
245/75R17
255/75R17
265/65R17
265/70R17
285/70R17
315/70R17
18"
255/70R18
265/60R18
265/65R18
275/65R18
275/70R18
295/65R18
325/65R18
19"
255/55R19
20"
275/55R20
275/60R20
275/65R20
285/60R20
305/55R20
325/60R20
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Users 0 (0 votes)
The Good
  • Unbelievable performance in snow and ice
  • Improved traction in the dirt, gravel and mud
The Bad
  • Road noise increases on dry pavement
  • Sidewalls are too soft and thin and prone to punctures
Dry Performance84
Wet Performance86
Light Snow Traction91
Ice Traction80
Offroad Performance (Sand)87
Offroad Performance (Mud)88
Offroad Performance (Rock)87
Comfort80
Treadwear83
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Do you drive a full sized pickup, van, sport utility or commercial vehicle?

Do you need a tire with excellent on-road performance that’s tough enough to meet the requirements for loading, towing and rugged off-road use?

If you drive mostly on pavement, but need a tire with the capabilities to handle the occasional off-road excursion, you need to take a look at Goodyear’s On/Off Commercial Traction light truck tire, the Wrangler Duratrac.

It’s a versatile tire designed for great on-road prowess in dry, wet and wintry conditions, with the ability to take on dirt, gravel and mud off-road.

With an all-season, all terrain tread compound that’s resistant to chipping, chunking and tearing, the Wrangler Duratrac’s symmetric tread design combines large shoulders and highly angled center tread blocks that enhance performance on dry or wet pavement, increase traction on dirt and gravel, and provide lateral stability when on the highway.

But they can’t keep up with real mud tires in the mud

For better traction in the deep mud and snow, the Wrangler Duratrac uses zig-zag sipes, self-cleaning shoulder blocks and Goodyear’s TractiveGroove Technology that is built into the tread and the base of the tire.

What about it’s winter performance?

Even though it’s not a dedicated snow tire, snow traction is excellent and comparable to any winter tire. With the exception of the 255/5519 size, the Wrangler Duratrac is branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol to show it meets the Rubber Manufacturers Association snow traction requirements. One of the reasons they do so well in the snow is the siping that is built into the tread and the base of the tire which is something unique to the duratrac.

Oh, and if you need studs for severe winter conditions, the tire is built to accept #16 metal studs.

Goodyear WRANGLER DURATRAC Tread

You can find two steel belts with nylon reinforcements inside the tire that add strength and durability. It’s a great tire for heavy construction use, and handles heavy rain with ease, which is ideal for contractors in areas where driving in the rain is an everyday occurrence.

A rim lock helps prevent wheel slip throughout the life of the tire and a built in rim protector helps protect wheels from accidental damage on and off-road.

However, the Duratrac has weak sidewalls that are soft and thin and are prone to punctures. And sharp and heavy rocks cause cause chunking to the tread.

Definitely a wise choice if you’re on an occasional rather than a hard core off-roader. They’re a joy to drive with and the steering is responsive, giving you complete control the whole time. Even though they’re a little noisy on dry pavement, they do ride more comfortable than expected.

For a tire of their capability., they wear very evenly and have a long lasting tread life. To get the most out of them you should rotate the every oil change, check the pressure every month, and the alignment and balance once a year.

The Duratrac comes with a limited tread warranty and a materials and workmanship warranty that is guaranteed for up to 6 years.

Author: Cian Kelly

I'm a 23 year old driving addict, car fanatic and writer. I spend most my time rallying around the wet roads of the Irish countryside and producing engaging and informative content for local car dealers.

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