Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac Tyres

Goodyear Duratrac = Awesome

After much research reading endless reviews and watching videos I decided to fit a set of Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tyres for my around Australia trip. These are a little more aggressive then an all-terrain but not as much as a full mud tyre. They are considered a 70% off-road to 30% on-road split compared to my previous all-terrains which are more like a 50/50 split. I decided to change down my tyre size from the previous 265/75/16 to a standard 235/85/16.

goodyear duratrac and silent armorGoodyear Duratracs on the left in 235/85/16 and my old Goodyear Silent Armor in 265/75/16.

This I believe has really improved vehicle handling and off-road performance as well as reduced stress on the driveline. For an underpowered engine like my 200tdi having a wider tyre can mean greater rolling resistance requiring the engine to do more work to get moving. Since changing down sizes I feel a lot more zippy starting off and offroad I no longer feel like a fat pig wallowing in mud. A good article on the age old narrow vs. wide tyre debate can be found here: Tire selection for expedition travel

After a weekend camping trip to Sundown National Park, I feel pretty confident these Duratrac tyres were the right choice. They performed exceptionally well. I was crawling up and down hills with ease.

Tyre specs can be found at Goodyear’s site here: Goodyear Duratracs

goodyear wrangler duratrac

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About Brett

Brett is a film maker, hiker, adventurer and Defender owner. He loves the outdoors and feels most at home travelling remote outback places in Australia. The idea of waiting till retirement to begin exploring Australia is not the path Brett has chosen, instead choosing to live life now. Join him on his adventures.

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