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Unread 08-09-2011, 06:53 PM   #1
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Tires.....

leaving it open to any suggestions. looking to get some 31's and i want an aggressive looking tire. i have bfg a/t's now and i want more sidewall and wider lug spacing. looking for the aggressiveness of a m/t thats not too expensive, decent mileage, good wear, and not real heavy.

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Unread 08-09-2011, 07:23 PM   #2
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Goodyear MTR/K if they are in your price range. How much you looking to spend?
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Unread 08-09-2011, 07:25 PM   #3
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those are looking to be in the 200's. im looking like high 1's. ive found plenty of good tires in like the 170-180 range, just dont know what to pick
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Unread 08-09-2011, 07:38 PM   #4
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I had the BFG A/Ts for 10 years, after 37,000 miles they still had allot of tread left. They sucked in the rain. At very low speed with sharp turns they sounded like I was burning rubber. I have no idea why. But I did get the looks from it. Oh well! Compared to what I have now the stopping power with the BFG A/Ts was very weak, very bad when wet. I would not buy them again.

I wanted better for off road use. I thought I was ok with the BFG A/Ts until last week I bought the BFG A/T KM2. I have had them for a week and love them. I could of bought the regulat A/Ts for $179.00ea The KM2s were $220.00ea and worth the money. In the rain they were much better, off road they are perfect for me. Road noise whys, the KM2s have just a little but you do not notice it unless you start to listen. With the new feel of the KM2s I believe that I will get better gas mileage from them.

I have 33in x 12.5 with 15in rims. I am sure your tires will be cheaper. I bought mine at Tire Choice.

Now the bad part about my new BFG KM2 tires. They did not balance well. On three of the tires the tire store had to use 4.25 oz. to balance. One tire balanced ok.
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Unread 08-09-2011, 07:40 PM   #5
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how would you figure ur going to get better gas mileage?
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Unread 08-09-2011, 07:40 PM   #6
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Here is where I get all my Goodyear MTR/K's just got my 42's a couple weeks ago and I got 35 MTRs from them awhile back great place and fast shipping. Shipping aint bad either plus you dont have to pay taxes if out of state so it is equal for paying shipping. I have just over 40K miles on my 37 MTR's and they have about 40% thread left, AWESOME tires.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....KOWL&tab=Sizes
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Unread 08-09-2011, 07:42 PM   #7
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how would you figure ur going to get better gas mileage?
It is just a feeling now. I feel that my Yj rolls better. I can also push it easier by hand I have noticed. I have not run a MPG test yet.
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Unread 08-09-2011, 07:43 PM   #8
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Goodyear duratracs...

31x10.5
$152 at discount
Very aggressive looking



I have the 33's and couldn't be happier with them
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Unread 08-09-2011, 07:47 PM   #9
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thats a good price for those tires, but im looking for a more aggressive sidewall than that.
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Unread 08-09-2011, 07:47 PM   #10
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ive been looking at the duratracs and like them but wasnt sure how they were in person
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Unread 08-09-2011, 08:15 PM   #11
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thats a good price for those tires, but im looking for a more aggressive sidewall than that.

That is another reason that I bought the BFG Km2s. The side walls are thicker by 33 percent than the BFG A/Ts. The tread is for mud. Go to youtube to see a what I looked at before I bought them.
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Unread 08-09-2011, 08:23 PM   #12
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Like those above, I highly recommend the MT/R's. I have never been so confident in a tire in my life. I also got them for a very good price ($172.00) at Tire Rack but see they have gone up a bit since I purchased mine. Good luck, Dave
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Unread 08-09-2011, 08:26 PM   #13
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how much have you guys noticed the power/ mpg going down from switching from an a/t to a m/t?
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Unread 08-10-2011, 07:51 AM   #14
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how much have you guys noticed the power/ mpg going down from switching from an a/t to a m/t?
At this point it is just a feeling. Kind of like driving with a slick tire v/s a normal tire. More tread on the road equals more friction and lower MPG. I do realize that if I am right about better MPG that it most likely will not be drastic. If I get one MPG more I will be very happy.

Take a comparison look of the BFG A/T and the BFG A/T KM2. For me the fact that the KM2 is much better in the rain is reason enough to be happy.

I used to live in Chula Vista so I have a idea of where you may go. You will be very happy with the KM2s. Plus again I was happily surprised at how thick that the side walls were.

Also check out the 6 year warranty that BFG gives on the tire.

Damn, now I am starting to feel like a sales rep for BFG. But on the other hand I bought my new tires just 6 days ago. I did allot of research before I bought my new tires, my size was very hard to find. Most places told me that they were on back order. For me back order would not due my A/Ts were shot. My spare had blew two months ago and one of the four on the rig had a big bulge on the side wall. I needed new tires right away.

The KM2 tire is not really a A/T tire. It is more a rugged mud tire. I am ok with it on the road, to be honest I did have my doubts. But the result is that it is much better on the road than the BFG A/T.
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Unread 08-10-2011, 08:50 AM   #15
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I love my km2s. they make the jeep look sick and are good on road.
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