So I needed to get a new 33X10.5 BFG Mud Terrain tire. The problem is that BFG has discontinued their original mud terrain line and is now only manufacturing the KM2 mud terrain. I looked at all of the major outlets (Discount Tire, Tire Rack, local 4X4 shops, etc) and Discount Tire was the only place that claimed to have one. They only had 1 and it was in Colorado. Fast forward 5 days and its here and installed. The problem is that it is a KM2. I'm not concerned with the quality of the tire as most people have claimed the KM2 is actually a better tire, the size is the same and its brand new. My complaint is that they look so different!
I spoke with the manager about the fact that they said they had it, called the CO store and they laid eyes on to make sure they had it before I bought it and now its the wrong one. So as it stands now we agreed that if I can find a original mud terrain by Dec 1 or simply decide I don't want it I can return this KM2. Yes, I got that in writing. I'm gonna try and find it ASAP. Time to start calling all the mom and pop shops in the area!
What do you think of the difference in the tire? Am I overreacting at the difference? I think they look entirely different, especially the tread pattern.
Here are some pics. The first is the original mud terrain and the new KM2.