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Unread 04-11-2014, 06:12 AM   #181
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Two things, TrXus MT has a channel running straight down the center of the tread I don't like, which can cause the car to follow irregularities on the road. And, they have a roundish cross section as opposed to square like the MTZ, which I also don't like, cause you have to run low pressures with 7" rims to get full tread contact, and I'm not a rock crawler.
Aggressive tires have always been known to track and pull those irregularities in the road and should be expected. They are designed to grab and that's what they're doing. It can be particularly more noticeable on a narrow track, short wheelbase vehicle. some tires do this much more so than others. Iroks for instance, would occasionally cause unintended lane changes for me. Not good and downright scary from time to time.

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Unread 04-11-2014, 02:59 PM   #182
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Use 15 x 8 wheels for 31 x 10.5 and you'll get a flatter contact patch with any brand tire. That would be especially helpful with Trxus MT. IMO
Right, except there are no 15x8s with 5" BS I like and I already have 15x7s with 4.5" BS, which avoid rubbing, stay tucked under a stock Rubicon flare, and exactly preserve the track of the stock combo of 245/75-16 on 16x8 Moabs. The solution is a 31x9.5-15 or a narrow 31x10.5-15 like the KM2.
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Unread 04-11-2014, 09:41 PM   #183
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My local discount tire has no problem getting Truxus MT's ... last time their supplier(S) were out so they ordered directly from Interco. Just saying. A lot depends on the store manager and how much they will go out of their way to get what a customer wants vs selling something they have sitting on the back shelf.
This gives me an idea...I'll call around - I'll drive south to San Diego for a new set of TrXus MTs instead of running my BFGs for 1 more year.

My last set of TrXus MTs...
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Unread 04-12-2014, 12:18 AM   #184
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Right, except there are no 15x8s with 5" BS I like and I already have 15x7s with 4.5" BS, which avoid rubbing, stay tucked under a stock Rubicon flare, and exactly preserve the track of the stock combo of 245/75-16 on 16x8 Moabs. The solution is a 31x9.5-15 or a narrow 31x10.5-15 like the KM2.
There's 15 x 8 with 4.5 BS, which is close, or perhaps you could get a wheel custom made?

If you were going to use 31 x 10.5 R15, would those clear mounted on a stock 15 x 8 with 5.5 BS? I'm not sure. Perhaps others can answer this.
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Unread 04-14-2014, 12:09 PM   #185
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There's 15 x 8 with 4.5 BS, which is close, or perhaps you could get a wheel custom made?

If you were going to use 31 x 10.5 R15, would those clear mounted on a stock 15 x 8 with 5.5 BS? I'm not sure. Perhaps others can answer this.
4.5 will stick out and 5.5 will (almost certainly) require steering stop shims. I refuse to compromise, when 15x7 with 4.5 BS and 15x8 with 5 BS are perfect.
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Unread 04-14-2014, 08:00 PM   #186
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So what are you going to do?
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Unread 04-15-2014, 03:30 PM   #187
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So what are you going to do?
Leaning toward KM2s on 15x8s, since they're round, stay balanced, are about the narrowest 31x10.5 M/T out there, and I'm convinced I can spin em clean with 4.10s & two lockers.
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Unread 04-16-2014, 11:36 AM   #188
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Leaning toward KM2s on 15x8s, since they're round, stay balanced, are about the narrowest 31x10.5 M/T out there, and I'm convinced I can spin em clean with 4.10s & two lockers.


So you jumped from the strong side of sidewall tires to the worst paper thin ones? Many other tires to choose from, The MTZ or the STT would be your best bet for a tire that will clean and have traction with a strong sidewall with a perfect balance every time.
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Unread 04-16-2014, 11:53 AM   #189
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So you jumped from the strong side of sidewall tires to the worst paper thin ones? Many other tires to choose from, The MTZ or the STT would be your best bet for a tire that will clean and have traction with a strong sidewall with a perfect balance every time.
They are 3 ply, and are certainly not as thin as some others. If you search on this forum, there is more than one report of sidewall failure on even the MTRK. MTZs have good rep for sidewall strength, but are among the widest of the 31x10.5s, and would rub on my 15x8s with 5.25 BS. STTs get marginal reviews in clearing mud - they're more of an AT than MT - not much, if any, better than my Grabber AT2s. And they are also very wide. KM2s have a great rep around here, and local prices are reasonable.
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Unread 04-16-2014, 05:03 PM   #190
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They are 3 ply, and are certainly not as thin as some others. If you search on this forum, there is more than one report of sidewall failure on even the MTRK. MTZs have good rep for sidewall strength, but are among the widest of the 31x10.5s, and would rub on my 15x8s with 5.25 BS. STTs get marginal reviews in clearing mud - they're more of an AT than MT - not much, if any, better than my Grabber AT2s. And they are also very wide. KM2s have a great rep around here, and local prices are reasonable.
I think that's a good choice for you as the KM2s have a good rep here as well.

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Unread 04-17-2014, 11:47 AM   #191
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I think that's a good choice for you as the KM2s have a good rep here as well.

Encouraging to hear they have a good rep down your way too! Another plus is the year round widespread availability.
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Unread 04-24-2014, 02:35 PM   #192
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I prefer my STTs over my old KM2s in almost every respect.
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