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Old 12-06-2008, 10:32 AM   #1
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KM2s.. are they really that good?

Hi Everyone!

I would like to discuss the BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM2.. I was speaking with a buddy of mine who had his lift and tires quoted the other day where the salesperson said that BF Goodrich is discontinuing the MT KM in favor of the KM2..

So, What makes the KM2s that good? I have read many reviews, but I would like to hear from guys who have or are currently running them..

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Old 12-06-2008, 11:34 AM   #2
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I'm not running them but I've read quite a bit about the new KM2 and I've seen them on the trail twice now. There are two enormous benefits to the KM2 Mud Terrain over the previous KM version; First, its sidewall strength has been dramatically increased so it is now far more (!) cut and puncture resistant. The old KM was well known for being prone to sidewall damage on the trail, especially if you wheeled in sharp rocks like many of us SOCAL wheelers do. Sidewall slices and punctures were so common with the KM that when Goodyear came out with the MT/R that had a very cut resistant sidewall together with a very aggressive tread pattern that worked well in the rocks, the MT/R took much of the KM's marketshare away from BFG.

Then the KM2 got a tread pattern that is much like the BFG Krawler that has earned great respect among hardcore offroaders, especially those who do the hardest levels of rock crawling trails. That the new KM2 is more akin to the Krawler than it is to the old KM is going to be a real plus in BFG's favor.

The only bad thing is the pricing of the new KM2 is significantly higher than many expected, including me. That it's so much more expensive than the Goodyear MT/R is surprising. Heck, the very high-end BFG Krawler isn't that much $$$ more to buy.

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Old 12-06-2008, 03:19 PM   #3
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my buddy runs the km2's on his tacoma and loves them. they make a little noise on the road but not as much as the km's. in mud they out performed my pro comp M/T's. but he has a locker. He got his slighty used at 4x4part.com. we havent had snow/ice up here yet so i can say how good they are in that area. but we are going to the mountains this sunday and i will let you know how they are in the snow. but over all i will get a set of these next time i order tires.
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:36 PM   #4
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The only bad thing is the pricing of the new KM2 is significantly higher than many expected, including me. That it's so much more expensive than the Goodyear MT/R is surprising. Heck, the very high-end BFG Krawler isn't that much $$$ more to buy.

the pricing is high but the price for a 35x12.50x15 is $195
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Old 12-06-2008, 08:00 PM   #5
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I just got a set of the KM2's about 2 weeks ago and my first impression is so far I'm really happy with them. As Jerry said, they're modeled after the Krawler but surpisingly they are pretty quite on the highway for a MT. I haven't had a chance to take them off road yet but I'll report back when I do.
I paid $195 per tire for 33x12.50
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:51 PM   #6
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im loving them right now. $182.25 shipped mounted and balanced. 32.11.50
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:28 PM   #7
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All I will say is that I've talked with plenty of disappointed fellow wheelers here in AZ with the original KM's. There are a few converting over to the new KM2's and they are really pleased. My family has always run BFG A/T's on our Jeeps and when I plan to upgrade again, I'm going with the KM2.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:20 AM   #8
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The KM2s have been really good on the trail. A couple of times at Hollister and they really gripped the different terrian. Aired down, they wrap around anything and you don't lose traction. So far they've taken a good beating on the rocks and held up really well. I don't do deep mud so I can't tell you how they'd do but the muddy stuff I got into the KM2s cleaned out pretty good with some wheel spin.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:39 PM   #9
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35x12.50x15 KM2s - love them!

I replaced 33" MT Claws with 35" BFG KM2s and I love them!

The MT Claws were great also, just too aggressive for my high percentage of street driving.

The KM2's are awesome. I've tried them in mud, rocks, gravel, etc - they are great. I HIGHLY recommend them! The road noise is not that bad - at least now while they are new... I know that will get worse, but what off-road tire doesn't get loud as it wears? (and is as good as the KM2)
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:26 PM   #10
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where can i find them km2 33's for under $200 a piece?
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But white raised letters do look good, don't they?
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:49 PM   #12
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where can i find them km2 33's for under $200 a piece?
BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2
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Their prices are only competitive until you figure in shipping, then its more expensive than any one else.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:27 AM   #14
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Their prices are only competitive until you figure in shipping, then its more expensive than any one else.
I know - but he asked for sub $200 KM2's... and I provided a link.

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