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Unread 08-30-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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OK once and for all, MTR k or KM 2.

Im gettin new tires and found 5 KM2s for 650 or 4 MTR ks for 650. which is better!! i live in illinois so theres alot of rain, snow, mud, gravel and i also do some off roading. 85-90% on road. So which should i get! im gonna get 235-70-17 to 255-75-17

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Unread 08-30-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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Beating a dead horse...

Cant go wrong either way, ive had both, i like the MTR better, mainly because it has stronger sidewalls
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Unread 08-30-2012, 01:57 PM   #3
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lol i have seen sooo many threads for this but some of the people live in different areas and off road more and what not. just want to know which will last longer mainly
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Unread 08-30-2012, 02:22 PM   #4
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lol i have seen sooo many threads for this but some of the people live in different areas and off road more and what not. just want to know which will last longer mainly
If youve seen "sooo many threads" Why the hell did you make another one. Research something for more than 5 seconds before you give up and make a new thread. And if you wanted to know what tire lasted longer, then why didnt you ask that in the first ****ing post.

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Unread 08-30-2012, 02:37 PM   #5
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been lookin for stuff for three days guy.
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Unread 08-30-2012, 03:07 PM   #6
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lol i have seen sooo many threads for this but some of the people live in different areas and off road more and what not. just want to know which will last longer mainly
It's up to you and how you maintain your Jeep for how long they will last.Getting a alignnmet done once a year(and correct camber and toe no matter what),rotating/balancing either one of those tires every 1500-2000 miles(required),and keeping the correct psi(checking weekly) will make any tire last a long time.

If you do all of that the MT/R's will treat you much better overall.
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Unread 08-30-2012, 03:10 PM   #7
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mud = km2

rock = mtrk

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Unread 08-30-2012, 04:52 PM   #8
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It's up to you and how you maintain your Jeep for how long they will last.Getting a alignnmet done once a year(and correct camber and toe no matter what),rotating/balancing either one of those tires every 1500-2000 miles(required),and keeping the correct psi(checking weekly) will make any tire last a long time.

If you do all of that the MT/R's will treat you much better overall.
ok ill probably go with those. thanks
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Unread 08-30-2012, 05:02 PM   #9
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Yeah weak sidewalls is what you want in mud

Also don't forget that km2's run very small for there advertized size.

If you want a 35" km2 you need to order 37" km2's so you get a true 35" tire.MT/R's run very close to there advertized size.
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Unread 08-30-2012, 11:49 PM   #10
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Yeah weak sidewalls is what you want in mud

Also don't forget that km2's run very small for there advertized size.

If you want a 35" km2 you need to order 37" km2's so you get a true 35" tire.MT/R's run very close to there advertized size.
Km2s are a better performing mud tire than mtrks. The mtrs are not designed for mud. And yes km2s run a little small...but not that damn much
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Unread 08-31-2012, 12:09 AM   #11
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Km2s are a better performing mud tire than mtrks. The mtrs are not designed for mud. And yes km2s run a little small...but not that damn much
ehh, ive ran both tires in IL where the OP is from. I wouldnt run KM2s if someone bought me a set. the MTR rocks in the mud and rocks.
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Unread 08-31-2012, 01:10 AM   #12
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Km2s are a better performing mud tire than mtrks. The mtrs are not designed for mud. And yes km2s run a little small...but not that damn much
My buddies 35x12.50x15 km2's mounted on 8" rims at 27psi measured 33.25" tall where my 35x12.50x15 MT/R K's mounted on 8" rims at 27psi measured 34.25".Both Jeeps setup just about the same but mine weighs about 750lbs more and my tires are still 1" taller.


You want a better mud tire that's street freindly also the Trxus MT is 1000% better then the km2's.
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Unread 08-31-2012, 06:43 AM   #13
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I never said its the best mud tire people. I said its better in the mud than mtrs
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Unread 08-31-2012, 07:44 AM   #14
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I fail to see how the KM2 could hold a candle to the large, totally straight, and open outer lugs of the MTR-K. If I was buying a tire strictly for mud, the MTR-K would be at the top of my list.
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Unread 08-31-2012, 07:50 AM   #15
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I hate my KM2's in the mud, they become racing slicks.... in the rocks they grip great.

For an all around tire for your needs I'd go with the MTR
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