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Old 09-06-2010, 09:05 AM   #1
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feedback pls on lift/tires for 09'

I have a 09' and so far this is what I think would look good but I need more opinions... 3" BDS Suspension Lift with 33 x 10.50 BF KM2's . I need to know if I can use my stock 17" rims with this ? would this look good or go with all new rims ? Or maybe little smaller tire. Help !

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Old 09-07-2010, 03:28 AM   #2
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I have a 09' and so far this is what I think would look good but I need more opinions... 3" BDS Suspension Lift with 33 x 10.50 BF KM2's . I need to know if I can use my stock 17" rims with this ? would this look good or go with all new rims ? Or maybe little smaller tire. Help !
I think you have made a mistake...i have never heard of BFGs 33" 10.5. /17. I have never seen any other manufacturers making them. They are probably 32".

You choice is 285/70/17 (33", 11.5) or Coopers 275/70/17 (32.72", 11).

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I ran the BFG KM2 tall/skinny 255/85-16s on mine for 11,000 miles before begging BFG to buy them back. Discount Tire helped me and BFG gave me half my money back.
I'm not sure if it was just the width but, those tires slid on wet roads and hydroplaned so much that DD life with them was scary.
The BFG rep agreed (according to Discount Tire manager) and said the tires were best suited for trail use.

They were remarkable tires in the mud, btw. Aired-down a bit, they cleaned-out like a flexible icecube tray. Best mud tire I ever used...
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Hilldweller... How did you get BFG to buy their tires back?

Its kinda funny that whatever you did worked though
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Hilldweller... How did you get BFG to buy their tires back?

Its kinda funny that whatever you did worked though
I buy all my tires from Discount Tire locally.
I had been sliding and hydroplaning with those tires for a while. One day on the way to work, I hydroplaned right off the road; the tires got traction when they hit the grass and I bounced back onto the road just before slamming a fire hydrant. I missed by about 2 feet.
I went to Discount Tire at lunch that day, told them the story, & asked them to contact their BFG rep. They gave me a call the next day and I ordered the Coopers.

BFG is a good company and stands behind their products. In open and frank discussion with them, they agree that the KM2 is not intended for daily driving on a Jeep.
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I buy all my tires from Discount Tire locally.
I had been sliding and hydroplaning with those tires for a while. One day on the way to work, I hydroplaned right off the road; the tires got traction when they hit the grass and I bounced back onto the road just before slamming a fire hydrant. I missed by about 2 feet.
I went to Discount Tire at lunch that day, told them the story, & asked them to contact their BFG rep. They gave me a call the next day and I ordered the Coopers.

BFG is a good company and stands behind their products. In open and frank discussion with them, they agree that the KM2 is not intended for daily driving on a Jeep.
Cool... Good to know... I have been running them for about 10000 miles in all kinds of conditions. Glad I have not had anything like that happen
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I've got 35" Km2s' I love them, I put 45k miles no problems on the last set.
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Cool... Good to know... I have been running them for about 10000 miles in all kinds of conditions. Glad I have not had anything like that happen
Same size though?
I blame some of their quirks that I experienced on that particular size as it relates to the weight of the Jeep.
They were quite a bit skinnier than any of the stock 255 tires...
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No, not that size... I have 35x12.50x17
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:28 AM   #10
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3" BDS Suspension Lift with 33 x 10.50 BF KM2's . I need to know if I can use my stock 17" rims with this ?
With the stock wheels, you might need to run spacers to avoid clearance issues with the rear swaybar link lower bolt.
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With the stock wheels, you might need to run spacers to avoid clearance issues with the rear swaybar link lower bolt.
Exactly what I was about to say... You can pick up a set pretty cheap though. I think Spidertrax are the ones that everybody comments on being the market standard.
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With the stock wheels, you might need to run spacers to avoid clearance issues with the rear swaybar link lower bolt.
Or was it the upper bolt?? Come to think of it now I don't remember which one it was.

Anyway, yah...spacers!

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