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Old 11-17-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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BFG MT KM2 vs. Goodyear MT/R vs. Pro Comp MT

Which one would you choose? I will mostly never touch rocks or sand, but I will drive on pavement (98% of the time), mud, snow, and ice (Michigan weather)

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Old 11-17-2011, 09:25 PM   #2
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For the snow and ice part I would go with a more road friendly tire like the BFG A-T TAs. Those bigger lugs don't fare well in snow and are not great for mileage (not that any of them really are).

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I would not touch a pro comp tire. have a few friends that have run them all hated them and couldn't wait to get something else. I personally like the KM2s they are a very good DD wheeling tire. how ever if you spend most of your time on the road i would not look into an MT. kinda pointless to take the MPG hit and poor tread life if you dont wheel. IMO the BFG AT, goodyear duratracks both make a very good choice.
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For the snow and ice part I would go with a more road friendly tire like the BFG A-T TAs. Those bigger lugs don't fare well in snow and are not great for mileage (not that any of them really are).
As far as I know MT's are good in snow, and bad on ice, correct?
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:30 PM   #5
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I would not touch a pro comp tire. have a few friends that have run them all hated them and couldn't wait to get something else. I personally like the KM2s they are a very good DD wheeling tire. how ever if you spend most of your time on the road i would not look into an MT. kinda pointless to take the MPG hit and poor tread life if you dont wheel. IMO the BFG AT, goodyear duratracks both make a very good choice.
I've thought about keeping two sets of tires, and changing them when necessary. Otherwise, I don't drive long distances, so it won't be too bad.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:38 PM   #6
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I have a JP magazine from August 09 when they tested tires. Here's is the ratings they gave them, out of 5:

Km2-
Street:3
Sand:4
Mud:3
Heavy rock:4
Snow:3
Ice:1

MT/R-
Street:3
Sand:4
Mud:3
Heavy rock:4
Snow:4
Ice:2

Pro comp MT
Street:3
Sand:3
Mud:3
Heavy rock:2
Snow:3
Ice:2

I don't know how much you guys agree, but that's how they rate them
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:04 PM   #7
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I have a JP magazine from August 09 when they tested tires. Here's is the ratings they gave them, out of 5:

Km2-
Street:3
Sand:4
Mud:3
Heavy rock:4
Snow:3
Ice:1

MT/R-
Street:3
Sand:4
Mud:3
Heavy rock:4
Snow:4
Ice:2

Pro comp MT
Street:3
Sand:3
Mud:3
Heavy rock:2
Snow:3
Ice:2

I don't know how much you guys agree, but that's how they rate them

Was that the old style MTR or new style MTR?

For snow and ice you will want a tire that is siped so that is grips the wet road. An "AT" will better suite your needs since you are on the road more and they will last longer than an "MT" tire.

With that being said I just bought 35" MTR because they are Kevlar reinforced sidewalls. I haven't tried them out off road yet but can't tell you about Northly weather as I live below the good ole mason dixion line.
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Was that the old style MTR or new style MTR?

For snow and ice you will want a tire that is siped so that is grips the wet road. An "AT" will better suite your needs since you are on the road more and they will last longer than an "MT" tire.

With that being said I just bought 35" MTR because they are Kevlar reinforced sidewalls. I haven't tried them out off road yet but can't tell you about Northly weather as I live below the good ole mason dixion line.
I've tried mine off road and then some They are definitely an improvement over the old style, and they are holding up to some crazy abuse with the exception of a nail I hit on the pavement (how cliche is that?).

Having said that... there is absolutely no way I would recommend them for someone who will rarely off road them. They are horrible street tires. Wearing faster than an A/T would, loud, heavy (bumpier ride), and more expensive. It's a decent trade off if you enjoy wheeling and use the extra traction and the "bulletproof" sidewalls, but for street use... definitely not the best option out there.
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Was that the old style MTR or new style MTR?
I'm not entirely sure. When did they start making the new style?
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i run bfg mud terrains 33x12.5x15 and love them
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i run bfg mud terrains 33x12.5x15 and love them
Do you use them on your daily driver?
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:44 AM   #12
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i ran the bfgs on my jeep last year when it was my dd now i have a car and my jeep is only a summer vehicle and weekend warrior. I am going to sell my tires to a buddy of mine and upgrade to 35" bfg mud terrains
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:03 PM   #13
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I wish the duratrac cane in a 37
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I wish the duratrac cane in a 37
If I'm going that big I would want a better tire than that. They make them in a 35". I have 35" on my Rubi and my other jeep has 37 but will be going to 39".
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If I'm going that big I would want a better tire than that. They make them in a 35". I have 35" on my Rubi and my other jeep has 37 but will be going to 39".
Ya I plan on mtr's
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:15 AM   #17
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Which one would you choose? I will mostly never touch rocks or sand, but I will drive on pavement (98% of the time), mud, snow, and ice (Michigan weather)
Go with Kevlar in that case they way 10lbs more then km2's pro comps are junk!!
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I run 35" BFG MT KM2's on my rig and honestly I drive way too much on the road/highway as well as back and forth too the beach to require MT's. They have worn evenly although they have been well maintained. I would have to say they ride surprisingly smooth/quiet and are excellent tires to be so large and aggressive. They do wear fast though if you drive like I do. Most blogs say that they will get you 20-25k if you daily drive them but I guess that depends on how bald you like to run them. I have had mine on since April (8 months) and probably barely have 10k on them... and they look half tread at best. Like I said I have burning up the 2.5 hour drive back and forth to the beach though. Hope this helps, Thomas
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DO NOT BUY PRO COMP!!!!!! I bought a pair and put about 11,000 mi. on them and two of them were bald. Had them rotated and check often. They would not exchange or do anything about it. STAY AWAY FROM PRO COMP!!!!!!
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i run bfg km2's on and off road and love them.bad on the ice in winter but what tire is good on ice
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Just got my first JK, so I don't know how well these will work for you, they are not in your list but may be worth looking at.
I have been running the Goodyear wrangler silent armor 305/70-16 for the last 9 years on a Ford F250 4dr 4x4, I am on my third set and its time to replace, ran 15k on the stock tires, then started with the GY Wranglers now at 248,000 miles on the truck
Truck has been in snow, mud, rain from South Carolina to Northeast, good, bad, extremely bad weather and have worked for me.
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DO NOT BUY PRO COMP!!!!!! I bought a pair and put about 11,000 mi. on them and two of them were bald. Had them rotated and check often. They would not exchange or do anything about it. STAY AWAY FROM PRO COMP!!!!!!
Pro comp km2's drive rocks like they're covered in superglue. Better than my kevlar MT/R's from what I've seen fellow jeepers drive through, but like any other MT style tire, they are a lousy choice to drive on pavement. I wouldn't say stay away from them, but you need to seriously evaluate wether or not the traction you gain is worth the tread wear. If you spend a lunch break every week playing in mud holes that would eat a ford exloder for breakfast because you really like wheeling, then buying tires every 20-30k miles or even less is probably worth the traction, but if you're buying them to have traction on the one day a year it snows real bad, you're probably not going to be very pleased with the trade off....
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What should be the average DD tire life? I do offroad enough for an aggressive tire and will seriously need it in the snow but I don't want to have to shell out another grand for new km2s this time next year since I do drive on the road a good amount
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