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Old 05-02-2013, 01:24 PM   #1
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Moving to 35s.. KM2s or T/A Kos??

Found a buyer for my 33" DuraTracs.. Now I need to pick out my 35s... I have 15" wheels so GY was out of the question. Give me some opinions. I live in Texas so snow isn't a big concern. I do some light-mild off-roading nothing crazy. The T/A KOs come in at 54 lbs while the KM2s are 61lbs. I have 3.73 gearing so I'm trying to keep weight down to hopefully avoid the desire of a re-gear. I have driven 35s with 3.73 and they seemed fine with the 3.6.. So what say the masses?!

And pics with either tire on 15" wheels would be awesome!

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Old 05-03-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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I'm making the same change next week. 33" duratracs to 35" Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlars. They're a bit cheaper than the KM2's, but also heavier at 66 lbs.

I'm also regearing to 4.56 from 3.73 though. I'm no expert by any means, but I don't think the weight is the primary reason to re-gear, so much as the amount of force needed to complete the longer rotation of the larger tires.

When I talked to my guy at the Jeep shop, he recommended going mud instead of all terrain since mine is a 3rd vehicle used pretty much solely for off-roading. If you're mostly on-road you're probably good with the All Terrains.

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Old 05-03-2013, 04:26 PM   #3
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If your Jeep sees a lot of street miles and moderate trails the TA KO will be a great tire for you. They wear really well and do great as for a DD.

The KM2 is also a great tire. These are awesome off road and still have good manors on the street. These will also give your Jeep the aggressive look most of us love.

Here's a set of 35" KM2's on a JKU from EJS 2010.. These are 35x12.50R17, jeep has a 4.5" lift

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Old 05-04-2013, 05:15 PM   #4
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I recently switched from 33" Interco TrXus MTs to 35" BFG AT/KOs and I have not yet regeared my Jeep. With 4.10 gears, and 4:1 low, the Jeep does real well on the trail and on the street. I plan to eventually gear to 4.88s, but for the meantime, I have been happy with my AT/KOs and their overall performance.

I'm not easy on my tires, but these have held up to my most recent 2 day Baja trail run. Here are a few pics where my AT/KOs held up with the KM2s in the mud and on the rocks. I was very impressed with their performance on the trail and their quiet manners on the street.

Crossing this mud/river crossing, I was sure that I would get stuck. I drove right through without breaking much traction (rear locker in use)

This is Russ driving through with his KM2s - mud/water over his hubs

The entire group was running either BFG AT/KOs or KM2s

We traveled a 2 day trail that claimed this Interco SSR

Lateral grip was very good with my AT/KOs - something I was concerned about on this trail

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