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Old 11-11-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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Tire Opinions Please

Tire size will be 33x12.5x15. Mostly for the road, but occasional mud/rock crawling. I have a few choices, but the deciding factor is I want one that will last a long time. These tires are in order of preference.

1. Goodyear Wrangler MT/R
2. BFG MT KM1
3. BFG MT KM2
4. Procomp X-Terrain
5. Mickey Thompson Baja Claw

I want the Wrangler MTR's the most but have heard mixed reviews. Some people say they dont last 20,000 miles while some say they last 60,000. Please help me...

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Old 11-11-2008, 09:02 PM   #2
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I want the Wrangler MTR's the most but have heard mixed reviews. Some people say they dont last 20,000 miles while some say they last 60,000. Please help me...
Yeah, I don't get that either.
I'd like to try the KM2's my self.

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Old 11-11-2008, 09:03 PM   #3
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'Mostly street, occasional off road' don't go with MT's at all, go with AT's.
I prefer the BFG AT/KO's and have them on 3 of my 4 jeeps, the 4th one, the ZJ just got a set of Good Year KM2's, hoping they work out in the snow.
MT's bite the big one on wet roads.
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Rich, that is a good point, but when I go offroad I want to perform well. I have had BFG AT's before and got stuck a ton. I got BFG MT's and made it through the same places with ease. So, even though that would be the wise choice, an AT is not an option. Also, I am in Alabama so ice/snow performance is not important.
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'Mostly street, occasional off road' don't go with MT's at all, go with AT's. I prefer the BFG AT/KO's ..... MT's bite the big one on wet roads.
Ditto....

MTRs wear fast and don't do all that well on the dirt/rocks. I have BFG AT/KOs on my jeep and love them. They do great on the road and stick to the rocks pretty well when aired down. I avoid mud if at all possible, so I can't really say how they do in mud. But I'd guess not too well based on the tread pattern. I have about 50k miles (plus about 10k miles of being towed behind my motor home) on them and I'd say they have about 25% tread left. After Christmas I'm bumping up to 35s but I still stick with the BFG AT/KOs.
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I'll don't have any of the tires listed above, but I am running a set of procomp MT's. They suck. Not good on the rocks or or any concrete application.

I have 2 jeep bud's that are running the goodyear MTR's and love them. They report (and I witness) excellent performance offroad and the seem to be wearing very well.

I'm on the fence personally between the MTR's and KM2's. If you are doing mostly road work, I'd look into the Toyo's or go with the MTR's as I hear they last and perform better on the road than the KM's.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:44 PM   #7
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Interesting.... I had MTRs before the BFGs and wore them out in less than 20k miles. I also had problems with getting traction on wet or dirty rocks. Just goes to show that different people have different experiences with the same product.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:54 PM   #8
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Hmmm. Well, with my tires vs theirs, I've been the weak sister tire-wise. We all have comparable jeeps. One guy uses his as a DD and is getting great wear. The other uses his mostly on the trail and getting to/from.

I don't know. I do not require 50k miles from my offroad tires, but the 16-20k I'm gonna get out of my procomps is unacceptable.

I wonder if goodyear (or as detractors call them, good 4 a year) changed their compound or something?
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I have Dynapro MT's and am getting great wear out of them. They'll probably go 50k at least. I want a tire that performs well in deep snow. The Dynapro is good but it could be better. It has performed well everywhere for me.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:58 PM   #10
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i like the way the km2 's look the best i just put a set of the goodyear mt/r 's on mine we will see how it works out people have different preferences and different driving habits therefore different opinons so buy whats on sale or what just looks good imo the performance will be close with all the tires you have listed
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:03 AM   #11
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I too am hoping to get a set of KM2's soon, I ran the KM1's and I loved them, I'm hoping these are a step up... I hate these all terrains...
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Really the best solution is two sets of tires, normal street tires on decent rims and off road tires on steel rims. It's only a matter of 15-20 min with a floor jack and a couple of jackstands to swap tires. I too avoid mud and deep water whenever possible.
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Really the best solution is two sets of tires, normal street tires on decent rims and off road tires on steel rims. It's only a matter of 15-20 min with a floor jack and a couple of jackstands to swap tires. I too avoid mud and deep water whenever possible.
Agh, too much money!!
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When I bump up to 33s I'm thinking Mickey Thompson MTZs. They have enough siping to look like they'd do well in the rain, yet good in the mud too.
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I was torn between the MT/R and the KM2. I would have gone with the KM2 but I just dont feel like trying a new thing right now. Gonna wait til they've been out for a bit and see how they do. i went with the MT/R. They are supposed to be in tomorrow. As far as the BFG KM1 MT, it's on the way out from what I've been told. Should start being harder and harder to find as they transition to the new style.
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what size jeeper ?
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33/12.50 15
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what kind of price did you get i just bought 2 wed 245/75/r16 they were $435 out the door
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$875 for the set of 4

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