Duratracs did well in -1 temps on hard pack snow. Did well in 7” fresh powder.
They handled snow on top of ice and did the slush well, too.
Will they perform like a true winter only tire? Nope.
So far they have been the best “jack-of-all-trades” I’ve ever had.
I’ve been a long time fan of BFG...
Respectfully, no, you don’t lose towing capacity.
Sure, if you go with a rim with a reduced rating; however, many aluminum wheels have capacities that are likely in excess of the gladiators. For example, an accessory wheel offered by Jeep for the gladiator is rated at 1,900lbs.
Black Rhino has...
We may have passed each other. I drove from Dallas to Salida, then on to Glenwood Springs. This was 2/11 - 2/12.
Got 22mpg, strong head wind.
Came home 2/15 CO to Dallas and only managed 19mpg. Coming home I was around 80~85 mph.
That might be too wide. Yeah, it’s only an inch, but I’d drop back to a 37x12.5.
As for losing a bead, I’ve always heard you maintain the bead better with the wide tire on narrow rim.
A 12.5 on a 10” rim I’ve been told will lose a bead faster/easier than the same on a 9,8, or even 7.5” wide...
I kept expecting to have the rear end come around or want to come around. Never felt that way. This was spending the weekend in Colorado skiing, driving back I-70 to Denver and back home to Dallas. No issues in snow, ice, snow on top of ice.
A true Billy Goat.
I think the weight distribution...
And that is why I’m a “fan boy” for discount tire.
They just DO things RIGHT.
They aren’t perfect, they broke a wheel stud once. But guess what, they let me know immediately and got it fixed, same day. (no charge of course)
They do things right when all is well and then they do things right...