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Old 12-12-2010, 11:32 PM
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Definity Dakota A/T: good, or bad?

what do you think? does it look like it would be a good offroad tire?
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:11 AM
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manufacturer rep, compound rating, how many K miles rating, and price will help. Never heard of 'em personally.
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:29 AM
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If you are doing class VI roads they looks like they should do fine. I'd go with something a little more aggressive myself though.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:00 AM
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CJ, knowing how you like to go out into the desert with your buddys, you should be looking at a tire with a strong sidewall like a BFG A/T. That tire you are showing is a two ply at best, and a pretty thin two ply I'd imagine.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:08 AM
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what do you think? does it look like it would be a good offroad tire?


i got these a few weeks ago, i like them so far. deep tread and they also have the bead protector. i got my local small time tire guy to order them from his supplier to avoid the pricy internet shipping charges.

http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/fed...16-p-9899.html
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:27 PM
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I ran a set of those on a Samurai years ago. They worked pretty good for an all-terrain type tire. If I remember correctly they were a pretty inexpensive tire.

X2 on the sidewalls. I ruined one on the rocks, but that was honestly my fault at the time. If I had been paying attention it probably wouldn't have happened. But again, that was on a 2,000 lb vehicle.

Not sure what size you're wanting, but IIRC, they offered a hd version on the 235/75's (more like an LT).
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:50 PM
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I think those are the same as the old Futura Dakotas. My dad put a set of those on his old '80 j-10 a few years back and they were nice tires. They shouldnt be too bad off road for an all-terrain. Looks just about the same as pro-comp all terrains....or any other all terrain for that matter...
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:45 PM
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MT's or stay on the pavement


Those tires you're looking are lacking direct channels to clean the lugs of anything goopy on the sides of the tread contact patch. Water maybe.. and considering all the sharp jabby things in the desert sticking up outta the sand..you want more sidewall plys as people said.
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MT's or stay on the pavement
I have been using highway tires on my wheeling expeditions...
Ask anyone I have been wheeling with.
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You get a real off road tire on there and you'll be amazed. There are good Mud Terrain tires out there that ride nice on the road. But if you do a lot of pavement driving, a quality AT should do you fine..I understand it's 95 percent dry dirt and sand with some rock down there compared to what we wheel up here. AT's just don't cut it in powder snow and mud here.

Take a look at my pic..you can see every couple lugs are clean. With AT's, they all clog up, and then you get a layer of good that sticks to THAT..in 10 feet, you have a skin of crap about 2" thick that sticks to the tire. With good self cleaning lugs that pretty much only MT's deliver, this doesn't happen if you can get enough wheelspin to clean em out.

Now on slickrock, you actually do better with more rubber contact with AT's and (gasp) highway tires, but you still need to get something better than 2 ply unless you actually like changing them on the trail..and with stronger tires you can air down with less risk of really tearing them up. (airing down gives you even more contact surface).
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if you need cheap off-road tires, find a shop that carries Summit brand tires (usually small independent shops). i picked up a set of LT265/75/16 tires for $400 mounted and balanced that are identical as the maxxis bighorns. they have served me well for 5 years, and just now are finally wearing out. they do fantastic offroad, especially in the wet sticky stuff.




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Just picked up a set of the street version of those for the wifes truck. They're manufactured by Cooper, just dont carry the Cooper name. They do have same warranty and road hazard as the Coopers.
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