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Opinions: Maxxis Bighorn Vs BFG KM2

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by zombiekiller, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Aug 28, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    zombiekiller

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    I'm tire shopping for 255/85r16 tires for my 2010 Taco.

    The tire selection is limited in my area and i've narrowed it down to two tires.

    BFG MT KM2 and Maxxis Bighorn MT 762

    The price difference mounted, balanced and installed is approximately $40 per tire.

    Is it worth the additional $160 to go with the BFG over the Maxxis?

    The maxxis is heavier and I've read mixed reviews of durability ranging from awesome to awful. I've read that people get anywhere from 20K to 40K out of them.

    The BFGs don't seem to be quite as tough offroad, but i am not doing any rocks. I'm assuming with proper rotation i can get at least 40K out of the BFGs.

    Opinions are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Aug 28, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    08pretaco

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    I would stick with the km2's. Great tire by a great company! I am getting Cooper ST's in that size :woot:
     
  3. Aug 28, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    Archangel

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    KM2's all the way. Maxxis aren't bad tires, their quality is just inconsistanly there. I'm not going to spend that kinda money on a crap shoot. I'd rather spend more the first time, and not have to worry about it. Hope this helps.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    KM2s are great
     
  5. Aug 28, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    steve o 77

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    go KM2 out of those two.
     
  6. Aug 28, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    KM2s. I don't think you'll be disappointed. :)
     
  7. Aug 28, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    this is where i'm at. If i could find a maxxis dealer in my state, The price gap would be more substantial ( no sales tax in DE), but i'd have to go to PA to buy them and would need to pay tax.

    The BFG dealer that i found is also going to sell them to me for 209 per installed, which comes to about $9 more than the cheapest place i could find them on line and i don't need to contend with shipping.

    Now i just have to wait for my coilovers to get here and install them, then i can get new shoes.
     
  8. Aug 28, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    I've had 3 sets of km2s. They are a great tire.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2010 at 5:42 AM
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    what kind of milage did you get out of those tires? I'm looking at getting a set for this winter and putting my 35's up as i don't think my truck would be great in snow with balloons on!
     
  10. Sep 4, 2010 at 6:44 AM
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    Too late! I'm sitting at the tire place getting them installed right now. I didn't want to have to buy ucas to go higher than 2.5" of lift and I didn't want to mess with any excessive trimming.

    This way I get to keep my stock wheels and stay as low as possible.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    going up that much, dont forget to change your spare out aswell. you can do some serious damage to the driveline with that big of a difference in tire size should you have to use it
     
  12. Sep 4, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    Already got the spare as well. I had to deflate it quite a bit to get it to fit in the stock location, but I carry around a 20lb co2 rig so it should be no issue.
     
  13. Apr 10, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    Any idea what kind of psi the spare has in it? I was wondering about a 255 spare. I guess it would be a good reason to get an on board air system..
     
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