265/60 R 18 All terrain tyres.

Submitted: Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 13:26
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I am one of many asking where do you get a decent set of 18" all terrain tyres that are fantastic in the mud but with great highway performance on the road.
I can tell you in my opinion that the best ones are the Good Year Wrangler Duratec. Forget bfg, coopers and grabbers they don't come anywhere near these tyres.
I have used these tyres for the last 5 years on a landrover discovery 2 and found then totally amazing. No punctures even when i have had to deflate then. Great road manners in the dry and wet With low road noise. I did 70k and they were only half worn. In places where others struggled I went through with no problems. People who have used these will know what I'm talking about.
Sadly the discovery departed and a new one arrived. The hunt for another set of these began. People who have owned the discovery 3 & 4 with standard 18" Tyres will know there is nothing of note. You have to go up a size to 265/60R18. Many of you have asked about this size and with many different recommendations. I hear you
ask where do I get them from the dilemma isn't over yet.
Now comes the problem they are not in Australia yet. Goodyear make this size but won't get any in unless there are lots of interest from us the people who would use them. These Tyres are the best A/T tyre in Europe. I have spoken to customer service who tried to steer me to a inferior tyre. If your looking for the sizes look at tire.com they are a Canadian company they have all the sizes. They wont send to Australia.
All I can say if your as keen as I am then drop Goodyear a line, hassle your local dealer make a big noise everywhere and with luck the tyres will arrive and us who have 18" rims will be satisfied.
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Reply By: Whirlwinder - Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 14:35

Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 14:35
If they won't ship to Oz what about getting a US postal address shipping company and they can ship them. Might be a bit expensive but if they are as good as you reckon it would be worth it.
Ian JB1798
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Reply By: Slow one - Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 15:56

Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 15:56
Go to tire rack in the states and put in your size. They ship to Australia.

I would think they have them.
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Reply By: Les PK Ranger - Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 17:11

Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 17:11
I think you mean GY Wrangler Duratrac ?
Yes, they are a great tyre, I run 265/75/16s and they are a great all rounder, fine on the road and even in mud (if I _really_ have to drive through it !!).
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Reply By: RobAck - Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 18:22

Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 18:22
Why not Bridgestone D697

Rob
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Follow Up By: Les PK Ranger - Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 19:36

Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 19:36
The D697 is a good AT tyre Rob, the Duratrac would have a little better traction all round and much better self cleaning in mud / slippery conditions.
I am sure that is reflected in the price between the two, the D697 ~ $270, Duratrac ~ $400 (but sometimes found for mid $300 on special).
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Reply By: Jb2864 - Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 19:53

Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 19:53
Bridgestone tyres are good but not in the same league as the duratrac.
It must also be noted that there is a price difference.
Yes the tyres are worth every cent or dollar.
I will check out the place in the states. I have a few months left before I need to change the set in the discovery so have some time up my sleeve before I need new.
Many thanks for your replies. I hope that goodyear come to the senses and realise the market is here for the taking with these 18" rim tyres.
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