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what tires to pick

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 05tacoSPORT, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Jan 20, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    05tacoSPORT

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    I am looking into getting new tires but am stuck between the old BFG Mud Terrain and the new KM2 which ones are better and what will last longer on the street? I have had the all terrain but they dont self clean very well and hold a lot or rocks that f up your paint job
     
  2. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    Well, you will have trouble finding a set of the KMs. At least a set together. You will probably find a tire here and there and put a set together. Unless, you get a set of Jeep Rubicon takeoffs. Their tread is slightly different than the original KM. As for the KM2s, they are great and much better than KMs. They are quieter, wear better and seem to be lasting much longer. They just look very narrow compared to KOs. And the KM2s price has gone up 10% since last year.

    I have been running KM2s since last summer and this week I bought a set of Nitto Terra Grapplers to run as DD and save the KM2s for trips and vacations because they cost so much to replace and they wear faster than ATs.
     
  3. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    so go with the KM2 what kind of tread life maybe 40k
     
  4. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    what size tire/wheels are you running and i love your toyota very nice
     
  5. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    i have heard of some getting 42k
    but realistically 30-35
    i don't know from experience just what i have heard
     
  6. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    be a leader, not a follower.

    safe follower choice - KM2 "D" rated
    hardcore leader choice - Trail Grappler "E" rated

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    i like those, but havent heard anything about them:confused:
     
  8. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    see my text above the picture i posted.

    just ordered a set of 295/70/17. mounting them on saturday morning.
     
  9. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    they are nice but damn they are proud of them
     
  10. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    Mine are 265/75R16 E Rated. New the tread depth is 18/32nd. I am at 14 -16/32nds at 15,000 miles. So, mathematically they should go past 45,000 but I think the wear rate will increase as they wear. They are lasting longer than I thought they would so far.

    Heads up!!! - I rotate and rebalance the every 4,000 miles because they need it!!!!
     
  11. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    ^^^ follower ;)
     
  12. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    I never saw the Trail Grapplers until now and they are damn proud of them.
     
  13. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    Why is this in the build section?
     
  14. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    I'd go with the KM2's personally. I have had the KM's and the KM2's and vote for the KM2's, they are a lot quieter and do seem cheaper than last year. They do last for quite a while also. Each to their own though.
     
  15. Jan 20, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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    where did you find the trail grapplers to buy?
     
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