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Best MT tire on the asphalt?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by bermise, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Jul 30, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    bermise

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    Can some post their experiences with an mud terrain tire and how it performs with daily driving on the pavement?

    I am debating between Toyo open country MT or the BFG MT KM2

    Thanks
     
  2. Jul 30, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    what kind of tires did you have before?
     
  3. Jul 30, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    285\70-17 BFGoodrich KM2's 17x8 Pro Comp 7089
    Yeah my km2s are great on road. They make very little noise!
     
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    I love my KM2s, they do very well on the road. Personally I wanted the Open Countrys originally because the tread is stiffer and will last longer on our light trucks, but I couldn't get them at the time.

    The KM2's are very nice though, relatively quiet, and overall have been wearing pretty nicely at almost 20k miles. Coolest part is you don't even feel the water puddles at 50+ mph haha.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    Toyo M/t, got them on my truck. They are made of a harder compound so they last longer, But Bfg km2 for quietness because of the softer compound.
     
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    I want Open country MT's!!!
     
  13. Jul 31, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    I'm pretty sure the BFG MT's perfom better offroad for you but what kind of asphalt daily driving differences did you notice? You had the Nitto AT's right?
     
  14. Jul 31, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    I always was told that BFG's had a stiffer tread and thats why they last longer than most other off-road tires. And Nittos and Toyo's, which apparently are related some how, have softer treads, therefore giving a better grip on pavement driving but a short life expectancy. :notsure:

    I had a buddy who had a 2003 tacoma with Nitto AT's that lasted 21,000 miles and the tread was gone! He got BFG AT's, said they rode a little stiffer on pavement and were harder to balance perfectly but got over 50,000 miles on them and they performed better offroad.
     
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    My Toyo M/T are at 10-12k mi and still looks better than my buddies with km2 and his are at 5-6k mi. Are you sure what they said weren't flipped around? The toyo grips better because of the sipping it has in the treads.
     
  16. Jul 31, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    Thats what I have been told my previous nitto tire owners. My Cooper STT's have the sipping and so do the BFG KM2.
     
  17. Jul 31, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    I Don't think km2 has sipping
     
  18. Jul 31, 2009 at 4:34 PM
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    It looks like widemouth sipping?

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  19. Jul 31, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    Yeah I guess those count as sipping
     
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