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KM2 or Duratracs?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Just Zach, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Nov 1, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Just Zach

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    As I write this my '11 DCLB is having plate bumpers, a 3" front lift w/5100's, a small spacer, and OME 885 spring to compensate for the bumper and winch weight, and airbags in the rear for a bit of lift although I'll probably be getting a small block to level. Sliders and shell already on there. I've been running Michelin LTX AT's in 265/70r17 but with more aggressive bumpers and more lift I know I'm going to want 285's and something more aggressive. I will be doing some expedition type offroading when time allows and some medium difficulty Moab trails.

    I love the look of KM2's and offroad they'd be great but I drive about 18k a year commuting. I also live in northern Utah where snow is a factor. The Duratracs still are pretty aggressive and should be better in the snow and perhaps better on the freeway. I'm battling what I want vs what probably meets my needs better. So....are the KM2's good enough for daily driving or should I stick with the Duratracs?
     
  2. Nov 1, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    2011TACOMAWHR

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    I loved my km2s but with 18k miles a year be ready to buy tires every christmas i got about 25k outta mine
     
  3. Nov 1, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    Km2s are great daily driven tire I do 70-100 miles a day on mine and there quite and wearing great.. With that said the duratracs are just as good as a dd tire but will be much better in the snow... I choose the km2s cause there stronger an hold up better on rocks and I love my tall skinny 255-80-17's. :)
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    Just got my KM2's, I think they are great. Quiet on the highway and handle well. People say they are ok in the snow, but not so good on ice.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    HIYota

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    My KM2s are at the 30k mile mark. I was driving 60 miles a day to work. Off roading was limited though. I like the tires and are great if you don't mind the road noise. In ice they are not that great.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    10,000 miles on the duratracs and they look brand new
     
  7. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    2 totally different tires, for 2 totally different purposes.
     
  8. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    what ply and rating are you running?
     
  9. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    I would recommend the toyo open country mud terrains. they are smooth, quiet, great in snow, and you would get about 50,000-60,000 out of them if you take good care of them. three ply sidewall so no worries about flats. I have sold and put these on thousands of vehicles for over 7 years now and very rarely see one in for a flat repair. Great tire!
     
  10. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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  11. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    only if they werent so expensive i would have gotten the Toyos! I just ordered my km2s monday..
     
  12. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    toyos are way too heavy. i like my km2s
     
  13. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    Yeah, I was hoping to get 2 years out of them. I'm not a lead foot.

    Thanks for the recommendation. I've thought about those too. One of the things that keeps shooting down the KM2's is the snow/ice issues. So you're saying the Open Country MT's are good in the snow or just not bad for a MT?

    I keep going back to Duratracs but I'm worried about them holding up off road. Not that with a long bed DC I'm going to get that aggressive. Any other suggestions?
     
  14. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    i live in Canada and while a mud terrain tire looks killer on your ride it's gonna be a pain in the ass on ice. if you have snow that hangs around for extended periods, go with the duratracs.
     
  15. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    I'm on my 3rd set of KM2s. I got about 45,000 miles out of my last set.
     
  16. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    Snow ?
     
  17. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    I had them in snow a couple times and they performed fine. I had mine siped so when it starts snowing in the mountains here I'll be able to see if they perform any better, if there's any difference. :p
     
  18. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    Thanks Derek
     
  19. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    I just ordered duratracs for my dclb
     
  20. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    They gripped the soft stuff pretty good, I've never really had them in hard packed snow or very icy conditions though.
     
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