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Unread 08-24-2009, 05:03 PM   #1
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HELP BFG KM2's or BFG AT ko's

there seems to be a lot of talk on this forum supporting KM2's as being quite highway friendly for an MT tire. i am putting together a '06 RUBI LJ and will rarely offroad compared to the amount of time on the highway and back roads. I have used BFG AT's before and found them to be very quiet on the highway. can anyone give me first hand insight as to how quiet or noisy the KM2's are on the highway? last question, should i buy new rims from say american racing or use the stock MOAB wheels and buy spacers? many thanks for all help given. John

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Unread 08-24-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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You should look into the new Goodyear AT. I cant think what they are called but you will get better wear than the KM 2's and have a more aggressive tread/sidewall/looks than the BFG A/T's. Kinda wish I bought them instead. I do not off-road enough the justify MT's

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Unread 08-24-2009, 05:48 PM   #3
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No MT will last as long or be as quiet as an AT.That being said,I have always bought Mickey Thompson MTZ's.They last good and are pretty quiet on the road as they wear.I like the aggressive tread much better than an AT.

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Unread 08-24-2009, 06:40 PM   #4
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Goodyear Duratracs FTW!!

Hybrid MT/AT and look bad ***.
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Unread 08-24-2009, 07:21 PM   #5
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Im running 32in KM2s and there is some road noise, which I expected when I bought an M/T. (I also went from bald GS-A's to the Km2's)That being said, the road noise is very tolerable. I have made a 3 1/2 hr highway drive with them and I just turned up the music a bit more. You can still hold a conversation without yelling.
If your going to be driving on the highway a-lot I would most likely get the A/T's, just because of tire wear.
I love my Km2s and will most likely buy them again!
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Unread 08-24-2009, 07:38 PM   #6
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You're onroad a lot and you're out in Boston, so I would get the KO's because of the snow, and then I would tell Senator Kennedy to drive himself off a bridge and into the water. His hot air could keep him alive down there.
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Unread 08-24-2009, 07:44 PM   #7
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ok, thanks. as for kennedy last time he drove off the bridge he survived and his passenger did not...
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Unread 08-30-2009, 08:07 PM   #8
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BFG allterrain will get you probably 60k miles a little less if you use offroad.
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Unread 08-31-2009, 05:49 AM   #9
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Update: Hold off on that request for Kennedy, seems the Lord God Almighty Himself already heard one man's humble prayer.

Ted Kennedy, Senate Lion and Liberal Champion, Dies at 77 - Political News - FOXNews.com
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Unread 09-01-2009, 11:02 PM   #10
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The Km2's are awesome, im jealous cause i have a buddy running them and they haven't worn down one bit and have prob close to ten thousand miles on them on and offroad. His brother on the other hand wasn't too lucky with the all terrains, he punctured two side walls on two brand new tires. I'd say go with the KM2's you'll be much more satisfied.
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Unread 09-02-2009, 04:13 AM   #11
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But he says he will rarely go offroad. The KO sidewalls are adequate for an A/T tire, and as milktoast as the KM2's are on dry roads, the ice and increase in economy of the A/T makes it the more ideal tire for him, don't ya think.
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Unread 09-02-2009, 03:15 PM   #12
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Goodyear Duratracs FTW!!

Hybrid MT/AT and look bad ***.
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The Duratracs are an MT, but rated as an AT since they're siped. Only problem is they come in odd sizes.

Does anyone think a skinny 33x10.5 KM2 or a 33x12.5 Duratrac would be better in the snow/ice?
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Unread 09-02-2009, 07:17 PM   #13
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KM2s are great on and off road
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The Duratracs are an MT, but rated as an AT since they're siped. Only problem is they come in odd sizes.

Does anyone think a skinny 33x10.5 KM2 or a 33x12.5 Duratrac would be better in the snow/ice?
Well the Duratracs are rated for severe snow conditions, they are siped which will help out on snow and ice. I looked at them at the goodyear dealer today and I was impressed, even compared to my aggressive ATs these things look mean. I would defiantly put them into the MT category. The Duratracs are going to be my next tire for sure now. That and they are about $25 a tire cheaper than the KM2s. If you do a lot of rock climbing though I can see the KM2s being better since we know how well the Krawlers do on the rocks. I think the Duratracs will hold there own, I just think the KM2s would be better for rocks because of the proven design.
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Does anyone think a skinny 33x10.5 KM2 or a 33x12.5 Duratrac would be better in the snow/ice?
Although you should be applying more lb/psi with the narrower KM2, I still think it's lack of biting edges would make it so the wider Duratrac is better, especially on ice?

Having not used my own KM2's (12.50) on snow/ice I can't speak from experience, but those that have say they are fairly typical of a MT tire: good in the snow, and average amongst mud terrains on the ice. I plan on siping my center tread blocks before the winter though, so keeping plenty of air pressure in them should make them fair quite well for any tire without studs or chains on it.
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