Im about a week out from buying some new tires. decided on the BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM2, I havent however decided on a size, I am contimplating the 33x12.5 and 33x10.5's
Here is my Jeep they are going onto, (currently have 33x12.5)
They tuck fine, wheeled fine, but tracked pretty bad and floated over ice and snow. I dont wheel mud (EVER) and hit only rocks and hard pack dirt, also trying to go to Moab soon, so all that plays a part.
what would you decide on JF? price is 30$ less per tire on the 10.5"s aswell.
I wouldnt say look way better But honestly if you have no problems running the 12.50s, id get them. The reason I got my 10.50s is I wanted them to tuck perfectly, and with 3.73s and a D35 I figured it would be the most safe, economical thing to do.
i voted 10.5 just because i think a thinner profile tire is better for all around. sure you want a wide tire to float over sand and stuff but 98% of driving isnt in those conditions. if you want to outfit it for just those conditions i think a 12.5 is better but its what it sees most often that is most important to me.
Got to love an ORVIS guy...
IRO 5.5", Front LA & Double Sheer TB, Rear Adj SA and TB, JKS Quick Discos, Bilstein 5125, 265/75/16 Nitto Terra's, Cragar 16x& Soft 8s 4" bs
JCR Stage 2 Sliders, IRO Trans Skid, Carolina Drive shaft, IRO exhaust
I got 5 BFG muds off Craigslist about a year and a half ago with about 60% tread left, now they are down to the wear bars. as for miles... I would say I have put about 15000 on them myself, now sure what the previous owner had on them.
I have since replaced three of the five, (two were ripped apart on two separate occasions damn you moody hill!) I got three off-brand mud tires off a rolled jeep for only 70 a piece, they are virtually brand spankin new. I had plans on buying a 4th to make a set, but never found a place to order them, so now I have two worn out muds in the front, two new muds in the back, and a third new tire on the spare carrier, thus I needed a pair of new ones for the front, now the KM2s are on the way!
Here you can see the off-brand tires tread, I find them to do better than my old KM1s. I found out they are made by Cooper but distributed by another company. don't mind the brake fluid on the tire, they were just bled before that pic was taken.