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Has anyone used these tires? I love the looks and the reviews. I have no lift, stock wheels, wouldnt mind having a lift but I dont want to kill my mileage since its mainly highway. I wouldnt ming 1-2 mpg loss, maybe thats fr another post. Thanks.. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&place=14
I've seen a few guys running them on other sites but I haven't seen them on a Ridgeline yet. I have seen some very positive reviews as well. Here's a link to ours.

Goodyear DuraTrac -Click "Read Reviews"


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Lift hasn't changed mileage on mine. Wider tires will, but the 245/70-17 are the same width as stock. If you are staying on pavement or good gravel I wouldn't bother with the lift. If you drive rutted trails or some offroad then it is practically essential, since the Ridge is low for a truck and the lift just brings it up to where everyone else is. The 70 series will lift your truck another .5" or so depending on the radius of the tires. Maybe that's all you need for what you are doing.
 

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You can run a 245/70 with no modifications at all. Mine stand at 30.8" which is 1" taller than stock. But if you get custom wheels with a different off set as I did then it will rub so you have to pull the mud guards and do some grinding. But if your running stock wheels you will be fine lifted or stock height. Also the lift kit never affected my mpg, my roof rack didn't even affect my mpg. It was my tires that kill my mpg, but looks over gas prices is worth it to me. Plus that's why I still have my factory wheels and tires for travel tires so I get better mpg for the trip.
 

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Well, I had the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs installed earlier tonight. I went with LT245/70/17 size. Adds about 1 inch total, but is quite heavier than stock. They look awesome on the truck, and as far as I can tell no rubbing issues, and no mods at all. I had a short drive home from the shop, but ride felt great, but definately there was more of a "hum". I think I like it it! I will try and post some pics (never done it befoe) so you can see how they look. I paid $904.00 out the door, with a deal from for installation/ balance from my buudy (mechanic). By the way the tires barely needed to be balanced, which is nice to know. Took 4 days for delivery, when I was originally told 4 weeks. After I drive for a bit I will update, hopefully with some pics too. Any questions, let me know!

EDIT: There is a slight rub on the front tires when I am turning in reverse, or slowly turning while going forward. Hardly noticable. I am going to see if I can trim some of the plastic from the mudguards instead of removing them. Did some driving today, ride is great, hum is soothing and the looks are great. Even had a woman comment on them, which is unusual!
 

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Well, I had the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs installed earlier tonight. I went with LT245/70/17 size. Adds about 1 inch total, but is quite heavier than stock. They look awesome on the truck, and as far as I can tell no rubbing issues, and no mods at all. I had a short drive home from the shop, but ride felt great, but definately there was more of a "hum". I think I like it it! I will try and post some pics (never done it befoe) so you can see how they look. I paid $904.00 out the door, with a deal from for installation/ balance from my buudy (mechanic). By the way the tires barely needed to be balanced, which is nice to know. Took 4 days for delivery, when I was originally told 4 weeks. After I drive for a bit I will update, hopefully with some pics too. Any questions, let me know!

EDIT: There is a slight rub on the front tires when I am turning in reverse, or slowly turning while going forward. Hardly noticable. I am going to see if I can trim some of the plastic from the mudguards instead of removing them. Did some driving today, ride is great, hum is soothing and the looks are great. Even had a woman comment on them, which is unusual!
The 245/70/17s are E-rated. With a lift you can go 265/70/17 C-rated and the ride should be better w/ less "hum"
 

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Bumping an old thread here for any feedback specific to the 245 70 17 Duratrac on a Ridgeline....

Anyone running them with some long term impressions? Debating these, or possibly the Nokian Rotiiva AT as a year round tire option.

PS - this size comes in both a P Metric (C rating), and LT version (10 ply E rating) - the P metrics are substantially lighter in weight, and also have a load rating that slightly exceeds the OEM michelins. I called GY and I think they were 38 or 39 lbs, about 5 or 6 heavier than the Michelins (can't find my notes, sorry). Rotiiva are a hair lighter than the GY's as info
 
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