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Old 05-04-2010, 03:22 PM   #1
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The original BFG mud terrains

The km not the km2's. Theirs 4 of them on craigslist with over 90% tread on them for $300 for 31x10.5x15 I talked to the guy and I think I'm going to jump on them. I know the km2's are much better but how are the older km mud terrains? and for $300 and over 90% tread, good deal or what?

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Old 05-04-2010, 03:33 PM   #2
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I had BFG KM's on my '08 JK, if these 15" BFG's are over 5 years old--thats not a good deal

The recommended life span of rubber/belts/bonds in ordinary public use tires, is 7 years, then everything starts to break down and much sooner if they've been stationary in the sun !!

Make your call !!

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Old 05-04-2010, 03:40 PM   #3
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Well he was asking $500 but says he needs the money and to make him an offer so that's $200 less than he was trying to get. I don't know how old they are I will have to ask.

I'm not looking to run them any longer than probably a year max, theres just going to hold me over until I can save up enough for a lift and 33's but my 30" coopers are shot right now.
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That is a fair price. And I'd not necessarily conclude that because the KM2 is newer, the KM2 is better for all purposes, all of the time.
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i'd be weary, check the date in the dot number, tires can break down and become unreliable, or unsafe as stated above.
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I had these tires on my F150 FX4 and loved them.

DRY PAVEMENT: You could hear the truck coming down the street from a few blocks away because they were pretty loud.

SNOW: I drove 65mph through 10" of unplowed snow on more than 1 occasion with no fear. Keep in mind, the F150 is much heavier than a Jeep.

MUD: I hauled my MX bikes in the back & whenever we'd go ride in the rain, I NEVER had any problem getting stuck. These suckers dug right through the mud & clay like nobody's business. Climbing mud hills in the rain was no problem for these tires.

Keep in mind that the vehicle weight plays a big part on how well tires will work in conditions. I had the BFG TKOs on my Nissan pickup and they rocked. When I put them on an F150, they sucked!
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What would I look for in the DOT date? Whats an acceptable date?
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the last 4 digits are the date, some have two numbers, one on each side. you need to find the set of numbers that will look like a date. the first two numbers of the last four are the week they were made, the last two numbers are the year. so a dot number ending in 2202 would be the 22nd week of 2002, or may of 2002. if they are more than 5 yrs old and have been sitting, i'd be careful. check for cracking between the tread, and it will be worse when they are mounted and inflated
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Just talked to him, he bought them new in 2007, they have approx. 3k miles on them and says they have been in storage ever since he sold his Toyota.
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when they were purchased has nothing to do with when they were made, or how old they are, check the dot number. the big deal with this now is that even tire stores were selling tires that had been on the shelf for 3 years because they never sold, now 3 years into service, the tires should be fine, but were failing due to age, even though the customer just bought them in 07. make sense?
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Yup makes perfect sense. I asked for the DOT number but haven't heard back yet. I guess the best thing to do is to go look at them this weekend and make sure there not cracked and make sure there not to old.
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So I went and looked at them yesterday. The tires were on rims and inflated. They look good, not faded, plenty of tread, a few small cracks but nothing serious. The DOT says they were made the 20th week of 2002

Just couldn't give up $300 for them as much as I wanted to. The guy was completely clueless, could barely speak English, and wouldn't budge on price even when I told him the tires were over 8 years old.
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Ya showed good sense, keep looking and you'll get a good deal !!


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So I went and looked at them yesterday. The tires were on rims and inflated. They look good, not faded, plenty of tread, a few small cracks but nothing serious. The DOT says they were made the 20th week of 2002

Just couldn't give up $300 for them as much as I wanted to. The guy was completely clueless, could barely speak English, and wouldn't budge on price even when I told him the tires were over 8 years old.
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ya, those tires could've started some severe cracking shortly into being used.

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