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Unread 09-23-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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Tire question

I'm looking to get new rubber for the TJ, 33x12.5x15.

I've been reading that the Toyo Open Country M/T's are heavier than the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2's. Does just over 9lbs per tire make that much difference in stress with light wheeling?

I don't do the mud bogging or rock crawling thing, just mainly street and trail riding with light mud.

Yes, I'm running a D35 for now.

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ETA: I'm running 4.10 gears


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Unread 09-23-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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Check out the Goodyear Duratracs. Great highway tire that is capable in the snow and does fairly well off road.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 07:52 PM   #3
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That's what I have now. No planning on going back with those since they wore down faster than expected.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 09:37 PM   #4
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You'll probably want to stay away from KM2's then. They have a pretty soft compound and aren't going to last any longer than the Duratracs. It's always a good idea to rotate your tires about every 5k. It really does make a huge difference, even on rigs as light as Wranglers.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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You'll probably want to stay away from KM2's then. They have a pretty soft compound and aren't going to last any longer than the Duratracs. It's always a good idea to rotate your tires about every 5k. It really does make a huge difference, even on rigs as light as Wranglers.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 11:47 PM   #6
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I've ran multiple sets of Toyos on my Diesels, but nothing under 37's... So I can't really give you any reference how the 33's will be. Most Toyos are pretty stiff, but they balance well and they do last a long time. I switched from Km2's to the Nitto trail grappler and they are real comparable to Toyos. They are a heavier tire like the Toyo as well.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 03:01 AM   #7
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I've ran multiple sets of Toyos on my Diesels, but nothing under 37's... So I can't really give you any reference how the 33's will be. Most Toyos are pretty stiff, but they balance well and they do last a long time. I switched from Km2's to the Nitto trail grappler and they are real comparable to Toyos. They are a heavier tire like the Toyo as well.
What was the reason behind switching from the KM2's to the Nitto Trail
Grapplers?
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Unread 09-24-2013, 09:59 AM   #8
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I think I had tires that were produced on the night shift by a crew that smoked a fat sack of chronic before work. They rode worse than an old set of bias ply swampers. One tire was so off it had 13 oz of weight on it. I made them take that tire back. I've had 33" KM2's on my TJ and they rode like a dream, so I figured that I'd roll with KM2's on my JK. Maybe it was just a bad run of tires? The Nitto's ride really nice and are pretty quiet for a mud tire as well.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 05:05 AM   #9
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I think I had tires that were produced on the night shift by a crew that smoked a fat sack of chronic before work. They rode worse than an old set of bias ply swampers. One tire was so off it had 13 oz of weight on it. I made them take that tire back. I've had 33" KM2's on my TJ and they rode like a dream, so I figured that I'd roll with KM2's on my JK. Maybe it was just a bad run of tires? The Nitto's ride really nice and are pretty quiet for a mud tire as well.
Gotcha, thanks.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 07:25 AM   #10
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Is it worth 9lbs a tire to settle for an over rated underperforming tire? There are much better tires out there than BFG KM2's if your looking to save a little weight over the Toyos.
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