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BFG MT KM vs KM2

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by asdf, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Dec 11, 2008 at 7:30 AM
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    asdf

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    anyone have any pros and cons of either... trying to decide which one i should look into.
    -i do some mild offroading but still need a decent daily driving tire
     
  2. Dec 11, 2008 at 7:37 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    The KM2 is the replacement model for the KM and has supposedly "fixed" some of the wear problems the KM had. I bought KM2s mainly because I didn't want to not be able to find a KM later should I need a single tire.

    I had a set of KMs on my Chevy back in college and never had trouble with them, but the KM2s are quieter on the highway.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2008 at 10:41 AM
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    dabighi

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    Ya just know that the bfg's KM model is pretty much being phased out and soon you will only be able to find the KM2's. So just like longhorn said youll have alot of trouble trying to find a replacement tire if you go with the KM's.

    Oh and just like longhorn says about the noise. I read in 4x4 mag that the new KM2's are siped in a manner which greatly reduces the on highway noise.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2008 at 3:05 PM
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    Don't get the KM's. Get the KM2's.

    Unfortunately someone either put a hole or somehow the side wall on my BFG KM had a defect in it. I just need one but I can't find it anywhere. Even the guys at Discount Tire Co. a couple other smaller local shops can't find just one. Now I think I have to get all new tires and these tires only have like 5000 miles on them!
     
  5. Dec 11, 2008 at 3:52 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    there was a deal on tire rack the other week for a 255/75/17 KM. might wanna check for whatever ur size is
     
  6. Dec 11, 2008 at 4:03 PM
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    That is true... You'll get a better deal on the KMs...
     
  7. Dec 11, 2008 at 4:07 PM
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    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    yeah...at one point the 255/75/17's were $59 a piece + shipping. i've had the KM's on mine for almost a year and just got one of those on sale to put on my spare.
     
  8. Dec 11, 2008 at 4:12 PM
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    my dad runs the km's on his hunting truck/ run around truck hes on his second set now. he said he get roughly around 20-25000 miles out of a set of those.

    personally i like the km2 a lot better. seems like to dont really get as much road noise and better traction.
     
  9. Dec 11, 2008 at 4:15 PM
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    you might wanna look into the firestone destination M/T. silverback is running those and he says they're good for about 40000 miles or so.
     
  10. Dec 11, 2008 at 4:33 PM
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    wat?
    i've gotten 18k miles off mine now and they're barely worn in, besides when i forgot to rotate them one time and they wore more on the fronts at the time. i fully expect to be able to get well over 40k on these
     
  11. Dec 11, 2008 at 4:48 PM
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    hes also running a 1 ton ford for his hunting truck, said that..surely the wears gonna be a lil different
     
  12. Dec 11, 2008 at 4:51 PM
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    wat?
    true...which would have made that a good piece of info to have in the beginning. people on tirerack testimonials are claiming some to last over 100k miles. i wont see that w/ getting chunked and gouged on trails, but i'll definately see more then 40k
     
  13. Dec 11, 2008 at 4:54 PM
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    sorry i forgot to put that from the start. theres no way people are getting 100,000 miles out of mud tire, as soft as the rubber is on mud tires it would be worn down to the belts at 100,000 miles
     
  14. Dec 11, 2008 at 5:00 PM
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    yall were right. i called the local tire shop today and KMs have been or are next to bein decomisioned. 255/85/16 KM2's it is.
    but dang... a 265/75 for $59!
     
  15. Dec 11, 2008 at 5:33 PM
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    Dangit..... Im running 285/70/17.... I can't find them anywhere.

    Does anyone know any other place where I can buy them?

    Sorry for hijacking your thread :(
     
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