Difference between Goodyear Duratrac & Ultra Terrain??

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Two tires are both in the "best" category @Discount Tire , in the 35x12.5x17 size that I'm wanting the Ultra Terrain is about $50 less. The Ultra Terrain are exclusively available at Discount Tire so maybe that's why they are less, they also don't list a specific mile warranty whereas the Duratrac has a 50k warranty. I actually like the sidewall blocks on the Ultra Terrain a bit better and the inner tread block design look like it may provide a quieter ride.
The siping on the Ultra Terrain look to be straight which would be cheaper to manufacture vs. the wavy siping on the Duratracs.
Here's a good read on various tread design tire info including siping.
http://www.tireprofiles.com/tread-pattern-anatomy/
The two tires in 35x12.5x17
https://www.discounttire.com/buy-tires/goodyear-wrangler-ultraterrain-at/p/44184
https://www.discounttire.com/buy-tires/goodyear-wrangler-duratrac/p/38686

If the Ultra Terrain has the same tread warranty and performance then it is going to the top of my list.

@CarbonSteel has some Kanati Trail Hogs which are 3 peak snow rated and look to have a similar tread, and about $100 less than the Ultra Terrain so looking at them too depending on my budget 12k miles from now :)
https://www.greenballtires.com/brands/kanati/trail-hog-at

Anyone running these Ultra Terrains around here???
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Interesting looking. I have had several sets of Duratracs on the JK and love them. Good combo of AT and MT. I have MT's on the JL.

These ultraterrains looks like the KO2's. My concern is that the KO2's sucked in the mud and I would not want that again. The duratracs did good in the mud - but not as good as an actual MT tire.

Will be watching this thread.
 
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Interesting looking. I have had several sets of Duratracs on the JK and love them. Good combo of AT and MT. I have MT's on the JL.

These ultraterrains looks like the KO2's. My concern is that the KO2's sucked in the mud and I would not want that again. The duratracs did good in the mud - but not as good as an actual MT tire.

Will be watching this thread.
My next set to replace my current Patagonias I'm wanting 3 peak snow rated & much better in the wet & below freezing temps. Decent traction on rocky trails (not extreme wheeling) and general recreational trail running are about all I need. Nice to have an AT more on the aggressive side without going to a MT based tread that negates cold & wet weather traction. And a 40k tread life would be a nice bonus :)
 
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I installed the UltraTerrains last year and like them, no complaints, I also had KO2s and liked those as well.
Do you happen to know if they share the same 50k mileage warranty as the Duratracs? I assume you've had some winter time w/ them, interested mainly in how they do in wet & freezing conditions.
 

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Do you happen to know if they share the same 50k mileage warranty as the Duratracs? I assume you've had some winter time w/ them, interested mainly in how they do in wet & freezing conditions.
Discount tire does not warranty the Ultraterrains for a set milage.
I have had lots of miles in the rain and snow up around the Mt Rainier roads with no slipping.
 

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@CarbonSteel has some Kanati Trail Hogs which are 3 peak snow rated and look to have a similar tread, and about $100 less than the Ultra Terrain so looking at them too depending on my budget 12k miles from now :)
https://www.greenballtires.com/brands/kanati/trail-hog-at
@blnewt - I pulled the trigger on the Kanati's. Priority Tire has a small discount with free shipping on them, so it was $1,040 for 5 to the door. They receive good reviews on multiple sites so I am expecting them to be as good or better than the Falkens they will replace.
 
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