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post #1 of 23 Old 12-14-2008, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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new tires BFG or Goodyear

So as my rig sits i have 33in super swamper thornbirds, and yes i have herd everyone's opinions on them. they are getting very warn down and do absolutely terrible in the snow. i am looking to get new tires after christmas and need some input. the tires i am considering now are bfg a/ts the KM2s and goodyear mt/rs. i did some research on tirerack.com and they look like they are very comparable on the pavement. i know that the at's will last alot longer than the mud terrains. they are all very close in price and the mtrs only weigh about 10lbs more than the all terrains. which tire should i go with. i do wheel it but it, mostly rocks, but it is also my daily driver. i am really just trying to improve the traction on wet roads and snow, the thornbirds do terribly, thanks for any info


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post #2 of 23 Old 12-14-2008, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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i have also read a few threads on siping, if i go with a mud terrain should i sipe them?

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post #3 of 23 Old 12-14-2008, 08:38 PM
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I just bought the KM2's and so far I love them. My father has the Goodyear MTR's on his Rubicon and they have performed very well. I can't tell you too much about the KM2's since they are so new, but to be honest I think all of the tires you are thinking about will do fine for what you want and/or need. As far as the A/T's lasting longer than the M/T's... I don't think thats the case. My father has 27,000 miles on his MTR's and they still have 50% tread. I had 20,000 miles on Savero Mud Terrains, and they still had another 10,000 on them (but I'm rough on a tire)
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thanks for the info i think your right about them performing similarly i just dont want another tire that cant drive through an inch of snow

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post #5 of 23 Old 12-14-2008, 08:50 PM
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If it were me i would go with the bfg's. I have a set of 31 10.50s right now and i couldnt have asked for a better mud tire for a daily driver. The goodyears are more expensive (I think) and perform prolly a lil less. My brother had the factory set on his rubicon with only 20k miles and they wouldnt balance if he tried and tried. I say bfg's.

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post #6 of 23 Old 12-14-2008, 09:00 PM
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I have 35" Goodyear MTR's and they grip well, but on the street mine vibrate badly, especially when coming to a stop. I've heard it could be a balancing problem and have heard that from others that have them as well. I am looking into new tires to replace them. I'm leaning towards the BFG's or Cooper STT.
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post #7 of 23 Old 12-14-2008, 09:01 PM
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have you considered the Toyo MT's? I just recently got a set of 35 x 13.5 and so far a love them. Have ran them in the rain, on snow covered hunting roads, and in a little bit of icy conditions. I have been very pleased with them. and they are quiet on the roads.
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post #8 of 23 Old 12-14-2008, 09:12 PM
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Here is a pic of the KM2's. They are quiet on the road, and ride surprisingly well. The only downside is that one took about 5oz of weight to balance.. then again they are 35's so that isn't terrible.
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post #9 of 23 Old 12-14-2008, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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they are all around the mark and i dont mind saving up a little longer for better tires, it seems as though the km2s are the way to go, more opinions are welcomed and i will look into the toyos thanks so much

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what about siping any opinions??

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If it were me i would go with the bfg's. I have a set of 31 10.50s right now and i couldnt have asked for a better mud tire for a daily driver. The goodyears are more expensive (I think) and perform prolly a lil less. My brother had the factory set on his rubicon with only 20k miles and they wouldnt balance if he tried and tried. I say bfg's.
My brother left that off my name, that is the truth though. One thing to add is that the MTR is horrible in anything but the rocks, and it aint even that good in that.

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post #12 of 23 Old 12-15-2008, 08:02 AM
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I ran 2 sets of MTRs and I was very happy with them.

I never had any problems on wet, icy, or snowy roads. I think they do surprisingly well for an aggressive tire on the road.

In the rocks, they are awesome.

You'll hear some negative reviews on MTRs, but pay attention - most of them come from Rubi owners who are speaking about the 245/75/16 stock Rubi tires. I have no experience with that size MTR, but based on the comments I have heard and read, its a different tire that performs nothing like the MTRs you get in the aftermarket.
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post #13 of 23 Old 12-15-2008, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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once again jeepforum comes through with the info, thanks for all the opinions its a toss up between the goodyears and the bfg mud terrains, i am kinda bias for how the goodyears look, i will prob go with which ever one i can get the best deal on, once again thanks

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I believe the sidewalls are stronger for the MTRs, considering you wheel rocks.

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post #15 of 23 Old 12-15-2008, 01:22 PM
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I too live in Colorado and use on set of tires for all conditions (trail, mud & snow) and have found the BFG A/Ts to be an ideal Colorado tire. I have owned several sets of non-siped tires (M/T & MTR) and would never own another set for Colorado winter driving without having them siped. If you ran your Thornbirds in winter icy/snowy streets you know what I am talking about.

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