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TEJASYOTA
11-28-2011, 02:44 PM
Well this past Thanksgiving break, I purchased the DuraTrac 285/75 R16 for my Tacoma.
They are replacing my old dependable Terra Grapplers (lasted about 5 years and about 40K mile with still tread on it (these will be my back ups).

I mounted my new shoes on some old wheels from a Land Cruiser FZJ80 (1993) that I purchased earlier this year from a fellow member.
They measure 16 x 8... plus I love the Hot Wheels look of the star pattern. :D

Here is what the wheels looked like before.
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z178/z3power/Yota%20Wheels-Tires/FZJ80Wheels.jpg

Then after alittle sandblasting w/glass beads and rattlecan painting with Rust-oleum, they looked like this...
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z178/z3power/Yota%20Wheels-Tires/IMG_0050.jpg

Now the final product it mount....
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z178/z3power/Yota%20Wheels-Tires/IMG_0055.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z178/z3power/Yota%20Wheels-Tires/IMG_0054.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z178/z3power/Yota%20Wheels-Tires/IMG_0053.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z178/z3power/Yota%20Wheels-Tires/GYDuraTrac-Sideview.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z178/z3power/Yota%20Wheels-Tires/GYDuraTrack-rearview.jpg
They are classified as an All Terrain tire, but they look like Mud Terrains.
The knobs and valleys are larger than other ATs, compared to my Terra Grapplers (see in the bed of the truck).
So far all I have done was drive into San Antonio, they handled great on the highways and on a country road on the return trip.
No off-roading yet.

upcountry
11-28-2011, 02:58 PM
Nice addition! I like the wheels.

Can you tell me who made your rear bumper/swingate?

Good looking and seemingly functional truck!

SWITAWI
11-28-2011, 03:14 PM
That's one tough-looking Taco, Amigo. :drool:
Are those tires the E-rated version? Please keep us updated as you put some miles on those DuraTracs. Curious to know how they wear on something other than a full-size pickup. I have really been debating what tires to go with once my OE tires finally bite the dust. Loving the look and traction of the DuraTracs, but not sure of their longevity for a daily-driver yet (I've put almost 33k miles on my FJC in just over a year of ownership).
:smiley_drive:
BTW, the wheels are perfect. Hope to see you around town sometime.

TEJASYOTA
11-28-2011, 07:37 PM
The Bumper and tailgate carrier is by CBI.

The tires are E-rated.
I hope they do as well if not better as they wear down.
THe only complaint I have on my Terra Grappers was as they wore down, say past 30%, wet road handling and stopping was not very good.

I also think the LC wheels are perfect too! :)

JCMatthews
11-29-2011, 01:40 AM
Nice!

FLYFISHEXPERT
11-30-2011, 03:20 AM
Looks good!

TangoBlue
11-30-2011, 03:33 AM
Looks good. Something about the wheels looks familiar though...

theicecreampeople
11-30-2011, 03:55 AM
love my dura tracs you will too ...what rust-oleum did you use ?i was going to paint my rims with the tire paint ?duplicolor...yours look great and easy touch ups...great looking rig ..

Arvin G
11-30-2011, 04:57 PM
Rig is looking good Tejas!

Rattler
12-01-2011, 02:32 AM
My truck has a twin (well, close)!

I get a little rubbing at full lock in the front with the 285/75s. Nice rig.

76853

soonenough
12-01-2011, 11:49 PM
Please keep us updated as you put some miles on those DuraTracs. Curious to know how they wear on something other than a full-size pickup.....Loving the look and traction of the DuraTracs, but not sure of their longevity for a daily-driver yet (I've put almost 33k miles on my FJC in just over a year of ownership).
SWITAWI - there are a lot of factors that play into tire wear, but I have almost 50k on my Duratracs and they still have a ton of tread left. When I had them rotated at 46k, they still had 12-13 32nds all around. The guys at Discount Tire thought I was lying to them about the number of miles. They couldn't believe 1) how much tread was left, and 2) how evenly they were wearing for an aggressive tire. 99 percent of my time is spent on pavement, and I do quite a lot of driving - I'm averaging right at 25k miles a year so far.

Rattler
12-02-2011, 01:22 AM
SWITAWI - there are a lot of factors that play into tire wear, but I have almost 50k on my Duratracs and they still have a ton of tread left. When I had them rotated at 46k, they still had 12-13 32nds all around. The guys at Discount Tire thought I was lying to them about the number of miles. They couldn't believe 1) how much tread was left, and 2) how evenly they were wearing for an aggressive tire. 99 percent of my time is spent on pavement, and I do quite a lot of driving - I'm averaging right at 25k miles a year so far.

Would you dare compare them to the Mud Kings or Sport Kings for wear? I had a set of Sport Kings with 100k on them and they still had a lot of tread!

TEJASYOTA
12-02-2011, 11:48 AM
Thanks everyone... the Rustoleum was their Industrial sized cans (from Lowes).
I did not put any clear coat, yeah I know I should, but I did not, so I could do touch up's easier.
The truck is not a mall queen. :)

Oh I do not have any rubbing.... I have done the pinch weld mod and a 1 inch BL.

Rattler
12-02-2011, 01:41 PM
Thanks everyone... the Rustoleum was their Industrial sized cans (from Lowes).
I did not put any clear coat, yeah I know I should, but I did not, so I could do touch up's easier.
The truck is not a mall queen. :)

Oh I do not have any rubbing.... I have done the pinch weld mod and a 1 inch BL.

I powdercoated mine. Michigan winters can be pretty tough on wheels. I am debating on the "1 bodylift still.

TEJASYOTA
12-04-2011, 01:30 PM
I powdercoated mine. Michigan winters can be pretty tough on wheels. I am debating on the "1 bodylift still.

I thought long and hard about powder coating... It was only $100 per wheel, included them on stripping.
Well I knew that these wheels could and most likely get scarred.. It would be easier and cheap per to rattle can paint it w/o sealer.
If I scratched them. :)

Rattler
12-04-2011, 01:41 PM
I thought long and hard about powder coating... It was only $100 per wheel, included them on stripping.
Well I knew that these wheels could and most likely get scarred.. It would be easier and cheap per to rattle can paint it w/o sealer.
If I scratched them. :)

:Wow1: Mine were $35 each and I blasted them. He wanted another $10 if he had to do it. He just got a big oven last year too. I am going to have him do my Bajarack. The factory "powdercoating" was poor.

TEJASYOTA
12-04-2011, 03:31 PM
damn... $35 per wheel +$10 for stripping.... that's a steal!

soonenough
12-05-2011, 10:45 PM
Would you dare compare them to the Mud Kings or Sport Kings for wear? I had a set of Sport Kings with 100k on them and they still had a lot of tread!
Not sure, I don't have any experience with either of those tires so I can't really say. I don't think I'll get quite 100k out of them, but who knows, they've only burned through roughly half the tread after almost 50k so I guess anything's possible. My guess is that they'll eventually get too difficult to balance before the tread completely wears out.

TangoBlue
12-05-2011, 11:25 PM
I thought long and hard about powder coating... It was only $100 per wheel, included them on stripping.
Well I knew that these wheels could and most likely get scarred.. It would be easier and cheap per to rattle can paint it w/o sealer.
If I scratched them. :)

:Wow1: That is an insulting amount of money to be asking for 5 wheels. Mine were $200 for 5 including prep, although that was 3 or 4 years ago.

TEJASYOTA
12-09-2011, 01:07 PM
:Wow1: That is an insulting amount of money to be asking for 5 wheels. Mine were $200 for 5 including prep, although that was 3 or 4 years ago.

That is what I thought too... but there were other shops that were quoting higher!
Anyways if I did find someone in the mid-double digit range, I would consider powder coating them.... maybe.

Rattler
12-09-2011, 01:39 PM
That is what I thought too... but there were other shops that were quoting higher!
Anyways if I did find someone in the mid-double digit range, I would consider powder coating them.... maybe.

This is the guy that did mine:

http://custompowderkote.com/

BMThiker
12-09-2011, 09:27 PM
I really love the FZJ80 wheels - got a set of my own too. Smoking Gun Custom Powder PC'd mine for roughly $40/wheel, but I did all the blasting/sanding/prep. I touch mine up with nail polish enamel.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mZVNRYmp5J0/Tic03mF5UZI/AAAAAAAAAj0/pyb94dWYOFs/s720/%255BUNSET%255D

TangoBlue
12-10-2011, 01:21 AM
Wow! I've never seen your truck looking that pretty and shiney!

TEJASYOTA
12-10-2011, 01:51 PM
This is the guy that did mine:

http://custompowderkote.com/

Thanks for the link.

Hey bmthiker... Nice wheels. Not my cup of tea for a color choice....imho. ;)