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Old 10-19-2010, 08:16 AM   #1
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Exclamation 35X12.5X17 Mickey T. Baja A/TZs or BFG KM2s?

Getting my local custom 4X4 shop to put a 4" ProComp lift on my JKU and i'm mixed on tires. I've always wanted the KM2s but the guys at the shop hate them and are pushing the Mickeys. Before I went to the shop I had never looked into the Mickeys, but they seem to be a higher end tire.

Here's the delima: They want to sell me 5 ATZs with wheels for
$2600 tax included and $20 more per tire for the KM2s.

If I buy 5 KM2s with wheels @ 4wheelparts.com it's
$2100 no tax shipping included!

The guys at the shop keep telling me how the online place may drop the wheels or they may be throwbacks that won't balance or have a wobble.

Has anyone every bought, mounted and balanced wheels and tires online?
Should I get the shop to mount and balance?

Any advise will be appreciated!
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:05 AM   #2
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Find a place that can get you the KM2's locally. It seems I've heard (maybe I'm dreaming) that they can be hard to balance. But of course your guys want to sell you tires themselves rather than have you buy them elsewhere... You're the one paying for them, get what YOU want, not what someone wants to sell you.... JMO. But you can get them locally, and if there's a problem, it can be dealt with locally.....


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Ok- besides the dollar figure, you forgot one VERY, VERY important piece of information- what are you going to be doing with the Jeep? If you're mainly on-road, the ATZ's are certainly your better bet.
If you're going to be in mud a lot, the KM2's are your better bet. I run them on my daily driver, and they are a compromise vs. an all-terrain. I get worse fuel economy, worse handling and ride, and more noise. I'm willing to accept this for their capabilities off-road. You need to decide that you are REALLY okay with living with those compromises before you pull the trigger.

As for mounting and balancing before shipment, it works just fine, as long as none of the weights come off during shipping. I say run them, and if they wobble, a re-balance isn't too expensive- Mark W.
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:06 AM   #4
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4wparts price matches, go to tirerack.com and price them, I think they're 25-30 bucks cheaper a tire, then go back to them with the price, they should come down. then let them instal and balance there.
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:49 AM   #5
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I bought my wheels and tires from 4x4 Group Buy, had them shipped to me and I had them mounted and balanced at a local tire shop (about $15 each wheel). 35x12.50x15 Mickey Thompson MTZs, Pro Comp Aluminum wheels. Absolutely no problem. Sounds like the 4x4 shop just wants your business. Save money, order the same stuff they would order, take them to a local tire shop for mounting and balancing.
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