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BFG AT's or BFG KM2's???

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by MDBigRed, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Jan 8, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    MDBigRed

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    I got the 3" tuff country lift with the TSB on my truck. Just ordered Moto Metal 951 Chrome 17x9's and I'm looking for good tires. I want something that I can get at least 40,000 miles out of. I'm debating between the more road friendly BFG AT's or go for the more beefy KM2's. How well do the AT's perform in mud ? I need tires that can be road friendly but also perform well off road. Anyone have good experiences with the KM2's? Recommendations???
     
  2. Jan 8, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    The BFG ATs clog up with mud easily, but you can rack up some serious miles on them.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    The AT KO is a pretty badass AT tire IMO -- they do OK offroad and have nice street manners.

    On the other hand... the KM2's look amazing...

    I've had MTs on my truck and they were good on the street, but pretty noisy. The look was awesome, but functionally, I didn't use them as they were intended. I say go for AT KOs.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    Yeah, this truck is my everyday driver on pavement. The AT KO's last longer and are less money by about $30 a tire compared to the KM2's. I'm sure when I need the off-road performance, the AT's will do just fine
     
  5. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    In the mud my A/Ts like to get full so you gotta raise the RMPS in the mud to clean 'em out. I'm not into mudding so this doesn't really effect me much. However in all the terrain I have had them in I have been impressed and am 100% satisfied with my purchase of them.

    If I don't get 33" A/Ts the next time I get new tires, I'll be going with the KM2s.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    Don't have the km2's yet (yet being the key word) but X2 on the rest there.:cool:
     
  7. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    The AT's are pretty decent off road tire. If you air them down they will go a lot of places you didn't think you could. If you spend more time on road then off, I would go for the AT's. They won't kill your fuel milage as much as the KM's too.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    KM2s FTW! Screw tread life... :)
     
  9. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    X2:)
     
  11. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    I think I got close to 30K on my KMs on my Chevy before I sold the truck and the KM2s are supposed to be better.

    Take that how you wish...... :)
     
  12. Jan 8, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    Not to go too far off topic, but if you get the trail rig, are you going to leave your Tacoma the way it is or take it down a notch to pay for the new one?

    If so, hurry and I'll buy your bumper and skids... :)
     
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    there's a nice 86 Jeep Commanche for sale down here for 800 bucks... :D
     
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    $900... Let the bidding begin... :)
     
  19. Jan 9, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    silverback, there's a buddy of mine that has a newer tracker. Not new new like 90's maybe, with toyota axles under it. Very wicked looking truck. I think the tracker's are a little bigger then the sami's, and a lot easier to find. One of the 4wheel TV shows had a sami they put a 1.6 TDi VW motor in. That would be wicked I think.
     
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