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Has anyone that's switched to Goodyear Duratracs noticed an improvement in their mpg?

I replaced my original equipment MTR's with Duratracs yesterday. Took a two hundred mile trip today. When I got back home I noticed I had used only a little over a half a tank of fuel, so I stopped and refueled. My average for the trip was 19.6 mpg. My 6 year old Rubicon has never gotten this kind of mileage. When it was new and still stock I averaged 16.5 on long trips. After adding 700 lbs. and 3 '' of lift, this kind of mileage suprised me. Average speed today was 60 instead of my normal 65 mph.
 

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that 5 mph makes a huge difference on my rig with stock tires and 2 inch lift, best mileage is in the 55-60 mph range.

john
 

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Average speed today was 60 instead of my normal 65 mph.
Bingo. :wink:



You also switched from a M/T type of tire with the MTR to an A/T.
 

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Did you replace them with the 245/75r16?

"E" rated or "C" rated?

how did they handle on the road?

best mileage i got out of bfg all terrains was about 19 mpg...this was cruizing about 40-45 in southern colorado & utah
 

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the contrary in my case...

stock '04 rubi, 66k miles on original mtr's, replaced them with 265 / 75 r16 load e dura-tracs december 4th...mpg since new on original tires, just over 16...mpg, now after (3) fill-ups, just over 14...with never setting the crusie above 65, i'm surprised to be down 2 mpg

i know the bigger tires have me going slightly faster (spedo reported spped) but hoping the reason is more goodyear went light on the air pressure and once i correct, milage sees some improvement! bummed that the milage has dropped but have no regrets on my tire choose or size.

come summer, 2" lift to get the jeep looking a little more proportional and a new rear bumper so that the upsized spare doesn't have to continue resting on the factory bumper.
 

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fenderworks said:
Did you replace them with the 245/75r16?

"E" rated or "C" rated?

how did they handle on the road?

best mileage i got out of bfg all terrains was about 19 mpg...this was cruizing about 40-45 in southern colorado & utah

Yes, they are 245/75r16 load range C tires, which are about 9 lbs. lighter than the original MTRs.

No complaints with the handling. The tires were responsive, quiet and smooth for an AT tire. I read that some had problems with these tires wandering, but I had no such problems. They track straight and true.

When we go off road to play, I put 33" MTRs on the Jeep. But most of its life is spent on the street as a daily driver. I stayed with the smaller 245/75r16 tires to minimize stress on the driveline components and went with an AT tire, hopefully, to improve wet weather performance.
 

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i think i am going to go for the duratrax......just a matter of what size on the stock moab rim.....i like the thought of going to a "C" rated tire
 

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E Rated here, going studded with a set of 315 75R 16 on black steel wheels I had custom built a few years back, they will not get wheeling action unless it's snow.

Hope the gas mileage gets better as my rig seems to keep getting worse in that area.
 
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