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Old 01-11-2017, 11:28 AM   #1
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Bfg km2

I searched the forums and didn't find anything on this tire. Is anyone using it, and what do you think of it? It intrigues me because it looks like it would be slightly better on packed snow than my stock KMs, without losing the aggressiveness off road.

I would be going with a pizza cutter 255/80 R17 (33").
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The km2 is blocky and not siped. Bad things for packed snow and ice. If you are looking for better winter perf from bfg, the ko2 is better. I run ko2s as my winter tire. Km2 in the warmer months.

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Yeps, agree with KO2 if you're sticking with BFG.

Or else if you need that aggressive big tread block and voids, then someting like the Good Year MTR or ProComp Xtreme MT2 or Dick Cepek FunCountry. There are a few other from folks like Mickey Thompson or Maxxis, etc. Maxxis even has a studdable MT tyre in their Big Horn if you able doing summer separated from winter and can/want to ride studded... for her pleasure.

However, if you don't fully need an MT tyre, then those BFG KO2s are a great tyre for winter and off-roading.
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The Goodyear mt/r was definitely on my radar, probably higher than the km2, but it had some bad reviews that made me nervous. Have you heard good, bad or indifferent?

I do not really mind the KMs in the snow. They are sketchy, but always manage to find purchase. And I really like them in deep snow. I wouldn't want to diminish that capability. How are the ko2s in the deep stuff?
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Thumbs up Yes, da BFG KO2 rocks in da snow!

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The Goodyear mt/r was definitely on my radar, probably higher than the km2, but it had some bad reviews that made me nervous. Have you heard good, bad or indifferent?

I do not really mind the KMs in the snow. They are sketchy, but always manage to find purchase. And I really like them in deep snow. I wouldn't want to diminish that capability. How are the ko2s in the deep stuff?
If you want something amazing in snow/winter yet aggressive looking the GY Duratrac or Kanati Trail Hog would be top picks.
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Packed snow they are garbage.


Deep or unplowed snow they are amazing!

Icy plowed hard packed snow its basically uncontrollable 😂
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The BFG KM2 is the worst snow tire i've had experience with. I've ran several sets of KM's in the snow in the past and they were bad, but not near as bad as the KM2's. I love the KM2's for playing on the rocks etc, but snow is not their friend. They are also much rougher on the road than what I remember my KMs being.

I am ordering a set of KO2's for Winter/spring and will run the KM2's in the summer/fall.
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The BFG KM2 is the worst snow tire i've had experience with. I've ran several sets of KM's in the snow in the past and they were bad, but not near as bad as the KM2's. I love the KM2's for playing on the rocks etc, but snow is not their friend. They are also much rougher on the road than what I remember my KMs being.

I am ordering a set of KO2's for Winter/spring and will run the KM2's in the summer/fall.
That is good info. I assumed they would be better than the KMs.
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The Goodyear mt/r was definitely on my radar, probably higher than the km2, but it had some bad reviews that made me nervous. Have you heard good, bad or indifferent?

I do not really mind the KMs in the snow. They are sketchy, but always manage to find purchase. And I really like them in deep snow. I wouldn't want to diminish that capability. How are the ko2s in the deep stuff?
If you want something amazing in snow/winter yet aggressive looking the GY Duratrac or Kanati Trail Hog would be top picks.
I am not a fan of the duratracs. There are to many of them in the office parking lot, and the side wall is almost over the top aggressive looking. Plus I have read that they are a little fragile off road. They have a good looking tread pattern though.
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This makes me jealous as I sit listening to the rain fall on my roof...
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The Goodyear mt/r was definitely on my radar, probably higher than the km2, but it had some bad reviews that made me nervous. Have you heard good, bad or indifferent?
They are both, let me explain... I've had them and liked them but mine were the E rated, and like the Duratracs I think a lot of people who don't like them get the C rated passenger car versions that have less steel & kevlar. You can tell right away due to weight difference of 3 vs 2 steel belts and extra kevlar. Same goes with the Duratracs, the lesser models (which unfortunately stock RubiconSport 255/75/R17 size is) seem to have more issues, regarding things like sidewall damage, especially about 5 years ago it seems when Kevlar seems like it may have been lighter application. I only had the MTRs briefly on the very old Sahara (before the Rubi), but they were good for my needs vs Duellers. But when I found the GoodYear Territory (discontinued last year) I feel in love, awesome aggressive tread winter tyres (see my profile for pics). Next year I am looking for repalcements, so going through the same thing you are to an extent. ProComp Xtreme MT2, KO2 and Duratracs (again E rated version not C) are top of my current list, personally leaning to the Procomp and Duratracs, but that's my current feeling, not advice.

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I do not really mind the KMs in the snow. They are sketchy, but always manage to find purchase. And I really like them in deep snow. I wouldn't want to diminish that capability. How are the ko2s in the deep stuff?
That's why I commented actually, because while the KO2 is great (and in many ways for many people better than the Duratracs) their deep snow ability isn't going to be anything like the KMs, so you truly need an aggressive tread for that, however often you give up compressed snow & ice performance for that as you do with the KMs. If your focus is very heavily (to an extreme) on deep snow and will rarely deal with challenging compressed snow & ice situations, then you want something more aggressive than the KO2s (or even Duratracs) IMO.
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Honestly, I live in South Central Pennsylvania so we don't get snow often, and the county I live in does a really good job keeping the roads clear, so I don't really have to live with snow. Its more that I want to play in the snow when we get it.

So the ability to plow through a drifted back road is more important than it really should be.

I am more interested in deep snow performance than packed snow performance (ice is a rarity with the amount of salt they put on the roads here). Sort of like the British obsession with convertibles.

With my next set of tires I am trying to keep the deep snow and off-road capability of a mud terrain, and maybe get an incremental improvement on packed snow with some siping.
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With my next set of tires I am trying to keep the deep snow and off-road capability of a mud terrain, and maybe get an incremental improvement on packed snow with some siping.
Yeah, and with your use-case that may work better. Definitely a large-tread-block tyre like the stock BFG KM is a prime candidate for adding siping, especially if the packed/ice stuff is a rarity for you. It does increase wear a bit, but only marginally if done professionally (between $10-30/tyre usually).

Considering your use too you could also look at the other options from MickeyT , Cepek, and likely even Super Swamper and others, since your need for cold compound with lots sipes and voids is perhaps a little loower than someone like myself.

However there are a bunch of folks out there who sipe the KMs, and seem pretty positive about them.
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Based upon my experience with KM2s in both 35 & 37" sizes I'd describe them as wretched and in snow & ice, potentially deadly. In typical BFG fashion they are significantly smaller than marked. The tread blocks rumble annoyingly on dry pavement and get no grip whatsoever on slick surfaces. To top it all off, they are difficult to balance. They are acceptable on the rocks but not particularly competent. Avoid at all costs would be my advice.


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