ProComp 7069 with DuraTracs
ProComp 7069 with Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs
2018 Toyota 4Runner Off-Road ProComp Wheels and DuraTrac Tires (Full Review)
This is one of many wheel/tire options when it comes to aftermarket option on our 5th Gen 4Runner. In another post, we covered the BFG KO2s and another with the Toyo Open County. Today, we will be talking about the ProComp 7069’s with the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs. All of these tire/wheel options are a great option. Both for on-road and off-road performance.
Let’s jump in!
I don’t like stock rims, but who does?
What I do like is matte black wheels and I was ready for some serious rubber. That’s what I got in the ProComp 69 series. I’ve been using ProComp on almost every vehicle I own and have never been let down. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. ProComp makes a wide range of 4×4 products.
I needed some rubber that was going to be decent in the city and on the highway, and great on the trail. It was a toss-up between the Goodyear Duratrac or the BFG KO2. I got on the web, read some reviews, and ended up going with the Goodyear Duratracs.
The offset on the rim and the aggressive tread gives a beautiful stance and the look I was after. These are by no means the biggest tires for the 4Runner. This tire size is very close to the stock tire size that comes on our 4Runner.
Pro Comp Alloy Wheels
- Finish: 69 Series Flat Black 7069
- Size: 17″
- Width: 9″
- Weight: 24lbs
- Backspace: 4.75
- Offset: -6
Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs
- Size: P265/70R17
- Max PSI: 44
- Tread Depth: 13/32″
- Weight: 39 lbs.
- Tire Size: 31.7″
Tire and Wheel Fitment
Same size tire as stock with a different offset on the rim means there’s a bit of rubbing but only in particular circumstances. While in reverse, sharply turning in either direction will cause minor rubbing throughout the turn regardless of speed.
While in drive, turning a corner in a parking lot at anything other than a crawl will cause minor rubbing as the 4runner leans into the front corner suspension. You can fix this by adjusting your fender liners all the way around.
Just unscrew the bolt that tightens your fender liner to the 4Runner body. Push your fender back and then punch a new hole. Screw down your fender liner and boom. You should be all set.
The Driveway/ General Use
The sidewall scuffs easy from curb rash and are difficult to get polished again, if you like that look. I only tried to get them looking new once. I treated them with Armor All or something like that and it didn’t go so good. If you’re looking for a polished up mall crawler with shiny big wheels and have to deal with the occasional curb rash on your tire, these are not for you.
These tires are quite a bit heavier than stock so you’ll notice the immediate getup is a little sluggish out of the hole but you get used to it real quick, it was just noticeable at first. The pull into pavement ruts was pretty strong, stronger then I noticed with the stock. There’s a couple of intersections near my house where the cement grooves at intersections are quick large, and with these DuraTracs I seemed to be getting yanked around real good.
Great handling. I run these around 32-35psi for daily driving, and they grip the road well in all conditions. I live in the Pacific North West so we have a lot of wet conditions and I’ve never had a problem with traction despite having a bit of a lead foot.
The majority of my off-road travel is done on forestry service roads (FSR), which are generally gravel or dirt roads with loose rocks and sometimes potholes, branches, washouts, etc. I occasionally spend an afternoon navigating obstacles or crawling out of dried river beds or through boulders, so I need a tire that can handle pretty much anything I want to throw at it.
Again, I run the tires at 35psi for my daily driving. They have a bit of road noise but I’ve noticed the 2018 4Runner is so well insulated I can barely hear it. If that sort of thing bothers you while running off-road style rubber, turn the music up.
During my travels on the FSR’s I run the tires somewhere around 20psi. With softer tires, the truck feels less like it’s on a washboard, and more like it’s sailing down the highway.
Running tires like this is less efficient and will suck your gas if you hit the pavement. But for me, it’s worth it to avoid a few hours of teeth chattering when running down a dirt road for a few hours to hit a sweet fishing/camping/hiking spot!
The afternoons spent crawling, I take the tires down to 12psi. As I’m not running beadlocks, I always fear going below 12psi. On fire roads, you will never really need to go below 12psi. This may be an unfounded fear, but I really don’t want to deal with those potential issues out of cell service. With these tires at 12psi it feels like they’ll grip almost anything and they get me up smooth rock like I have sticky-wheels, and they show no signs of wear.
The combo performs very well and looks sharp. Sun, Rain, Snow, Rock, and Mud, they’ve performed well in all conditions. 80 percent of my time I’m on the pavement and I have no complaints with these tires. I do, however, have a few observations.
Weight Factors in a new Tire
Check the difference in weight from your stock tires to the ones you’re upgrading to. I never even considered this factor, it was a bit of an oversight on my part. I would have probably upgraded something related to performance before doing the tires, if I had to do it over again. I’m not saying I would pick different tires, I’m just saying it would have been something for me to consider.
Choosing the right color Wheel
I like the look of matte black for my rims, always have. I went looking for a matte black rim and there wasn’t a lot of options. In hindsight, I would have looked at a lot of different options and having them dipped in matte black. I didn’t consider that an option until after the purchase.
All in all, I like the setup and I’d buy it again. Both companies make great products that have met my expectations.