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Old 02-25-2012, 08:38 PM   #1
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BFG KM2s

Ok, last Sept I purchased a set of 4 BFG KM2s to replace the original KMs on my jeep rubicon. The originals had been on for 3 1/2 years with about 35,000 miles on them. They easily had 50,000 miles in them, but I needed trailer tires, and was tired of dragging around 2 spare.
Last weekend I had the new Km2s installed, so now I have 255/85/16s all the way around, We went wheelin today up at Bald Eagle St Frst.. The first thing I noticed was how eerily quite these tires are.. The second thing I noticed was their off road performance.. We were on muddy trails up and down semi-steep hills, with lots of off-camber, deep ruts, rocks, etc. all of this and about 1 to 2"s of snow, made for some treacherous slippery, trail running.. These KM2s kick butt. I'm a finesse driver, so I'm not cowboyin' it up, but I didn't even break traction all day, we didn't even slide sideways, and the rear lockers were on, a lot !! I'm very impressed with these tires on pavement and trail.. and recommend them to one and all !! and I very rarely get excited about a product,, usually when you lay out the dough, you expect quality results, but these tires far surpass all of my expectations... Happy wheelin.

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Nice Review. I am waiting on these actualy getting them tomorrow in a 35x12.5x15. Seems like a great tire and the weight of these tires is less than any other tire in it's size and class.
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They work well on the rocks too.

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^ I know that trail.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:21 PM   #6
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^ I know that trail.
Wow!! You get around.. BESF is in central PA. .
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not bad on hills either....

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Good to hear! Cant wait to test em out myself, just ordered a set of km2's for my rubi a couple days ago
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:48 PM   #9
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Nice Review. I am waiting on these actualy getting them tomorrow in a 35x12.5x15. Seems like a great tire and the weight of these tires is less than any other tire in it's size and class.
Where did you get the km2s in that size? I've been trying for over a month and they are sold out/back ordered every where I look.
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Where did you get the km2s in that size? I've been trying for over a month and they are sold out/back ordered every where I look.
Ditto^^^

I was thinking the same thing. Perhaps he found some previously stocked ones. My DT guy even called the plant & they told him BFG wasn't even making any more till they get a bunch of orders for them in that size.

35's on 15's look so badazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!

Was thinking, man, it may be time to buy 16 inch wheels cause there are tons of KM2's in 315 75 16 in stock everwhere.

So, started investigating & lot's of guys are running the Cooper STT Mudder with great reviews. Hmmmmmmmmm

Nice wheelstand IDPASTEVE!!!!!!!!
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about to get me some, and this just improved my confidence in them!
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My 245/75/16 km2's just came in the other day, cant wait to get em on the rubi!
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Mine came in this week 35s and I agree they ride great on the street I would say just as quiet as my BFG ATs. Will try some trail rideing this weekend.
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Where did you get the km2s in that size? I've been trying for over a month and they are sold out/back ordered every where I look.

National Tire & Wheel

They had 8 two weeks ago I bought 5. I learned about this place from another member who bought 4 a couple of weeks ago. I too was searching all over for these tires. I really like them and the total package on 35s wheels & tires only weigh 5lbs per corner more than my 33x12.5 on 15x10 wheels. These tires are light which to me was a plus.
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Great hands on review, thanks for sharing.

I've got to choose between these or their ATs. I know the KMs are better in most areas except I've read a lot about them on water and it bugs me. The 35x12.5R15 BFG ATs are 54lbs and the KM2s are 61lbs.
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Wow!! You get around.. BESF is in central PA. .
I was referring to Nick's picture of Moab.
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Ditto^^^

I was thinking the same thing. Perhaps he found some previously stocked ones. My DT guy even called the plant & they told him BFG wasn't even making any more till they get a bunch of orders for them in that size.

35's on 15's look so badazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!

Was thinking, man, it may be time to buy 16 inch wheels cause there are tons of KM2's in 315 75 16 in stock everwhere.

So, started investigating & lot's of guys are running the Cooper STT Mudder with great reviews. Hmmmmmmmmm

Nice wheelstand IDPASTEVE!!!!!!!!
We are in the same boat brotha

I already have my 15" wheel chosen.

Love the Duratrac but they don't make a 35x15.

Saw the BF's, lighter tire also. reading this thread.... Not looking to good

Im also considering the Cooper STT or Hankook MT.

Man this blows. I guess come time to buy the tires/wheels , its going to be whatever is in stock, well.... My chosen few

Gotta put these in first
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Great hands on review, thanks for sharing.

I've got to choose between these or their ATs. I know the KMs are better in most areas except I've read a lot about them on water and it bugs me. The 35x12.5R15 BFG ATs are 54lbs and the KM2s are 61lbs.
Oh just regear and throw on 40's
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Or what were those 38's that the smiling TF guy was gloating about? Hahaha
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Or what were those 38's that the smiling TF guy was gloating about? Hahaha
I know 38x14.5? I still can't get past how he said what a great choice 35s where but didn't mention you'd get hit on power and mpg until 37s.
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I know 38x14.5? I still can't get past how he said what a great choice 35s where but didn't mention you'd get hit on power and mpg until 37s.
Tell me about it
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We are in the same boat brotha

I already have my 15" wheel chosen.

Love the Duratrac but they don't make a 35x15.

Saw the BF's, lighter tire also. reading this thread.... Not looking to good

Im also considering the Cooper STT or Hankook MT.

Man this blows. I guess come time to buy the tires/wheels , its going to be whatever is in stock, well.... My chosen few

Gotta put these in first
Hey Bud! Don't forget the limiting straps. Don't want to lose em.
I say stick with the 15's. Millions of guys are running them. Someone will always be makin a tire for them.
I ordered a 15 today to see if it'll fit.

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Great hands on review, thanks for sharing.

I've got to choose between these or their ATs. I know the KMs are better in most areas except I've read a lot about them on water and it bugs me. The 35x12.5R15 BFG ATs are 54lbs and the KM2s are 61lbs.
Nothing wrong with the AT that's for sure. I've run it on full sized p/u trucks as well as on my Toyota. Super tire. Better in rain, snow, slick rock & ice than the KM2 if you ask me. They just don't look as mean as the MT's & don't do as well in mud, but heck, I avoid mud like the plague. As far as an ugly MT goes, I don't think the KM2 is as agressive looking as the KM1. Not flaming it, it is one of my top pics........today!!lol
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Lots of stock for 16's
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Yea I'm just arguing with my self here out loud. I like to do that a lot on the boards. I was debating getting the 35 bfg at on my current 15s simply because it would allow me to go up to that size but I know there are better choices out there. If they made the duratrac in that size I'd be all over it. I've owned two sets of them so far and they've definitely been the best tire I've had. The KM2s do look good but I hear ya about them looking like that. Sometimes I've mistaken them from a distance for like a bald street tire. It's weird but you have to get up close to them to see what they are I think. I hate mud too and avoid it at most all cost so it doesn't make sense to be considering a tire that is made for it.

Come on Goodyear make the duratrac in a 35x12.5R15!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Yea I'm just arguing with my self here out loud. I like to do that a lot on the boards. I was debating getting the 35 bfg at on my current 15s simply because it would allow me to go up to that size but I know there are better choices out there. If they made the duratrac in that size I'd be all over it. I've owned two sets of them so far and they've definitely been the best tire I've had. The KM2s do look good but I hear ya about them looking like that. Sometimes I've mistaken them from a distance for like a bald street tire. It's weird but you have to get up close to them to see what they are I think. I hate mud too and avoid it at most all cost so it doesn't make sense to be considering a tire that is made for it.

Come on Goodyear make the duratrac in a 35x12.5R15!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So do you think the DT's 2 ply sidewall is weak? I kinda like a 3 ply..........
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So do you think the DT's 2 ply sidewall is weak? I kinda like a 3 ply..........
One of the only complaints of the DT.
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Yes but I don't crawl over rocks at all. I know I may at some point and I probably will this summer when we all head down to Uwharrie in NC but it didn't matter to me that they were only 2 ply. I guess I've been looking at the KM2s on 15s in 33x12.5 too because they are 3 ply and 32.8 vs 32.5 like the duratracs. Would be a slight improvement in height but nothing serious, maybe just enough. It would save me from the head ache of going to 35s even with the bfg ats they are gonna hurt the old wallet for sure.
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Ditto^^^

I was thinking the same thing. Perhaps he found some previously stocked ones. My DT guy even called the plant & they told him BFG wasn't even making any more till they get a bunch of orders for them in that size.

35's on 15's look so badazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!

Was thinking, man, it may be time to buy 16 inch wheels cause there are tons of KM2's in 315 75 16 in stock everwhere.

So, started investigating & lot's of guys are running the Cooper STT Mudder with great reviews. Hmmmmmmmmm

Nice wheelstand IDPASTEVE!!!!!!!!
I actually have 16 inch rims, it's like $100 cheaper for me to buy a set of 35x12.5r15s and black steel rock crawler rims (which I already have in 16) then it is to buy a set of 315x75r16 tires...

I'm looking at it in the futuristic point of view and want to lessen the cost the next time I buy tires, but if bfg doesn't produce the km2 in the 35" size I'll have to go another route.
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Great hands on review, thanks for sharing.

I've got to choose between these or their ATs. I know the KMs are better in most areas except I've read a lot about them on water and it bugs me. The 35x12.5R15 BFG ATs are 54lbs and the KM2s are 61lbs.
You are correct on the weight. But I changed out wheels and tires and my net gain was only 5 lbs per corner. My last wheels were a 15x10 vs new wheels 15x8 and a different make. I weighed them on my scales. Also the KM2s in a 35 is the lightest tire I could find. Thanks.

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