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Old 09-02-2014, 11:14 PM   #1
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KM2s or MT/Rs with Kevlar....or possibly something else?

So 3 of my BFG All Terrain KOs were slashed in the sidewall last night and I'm waiting on the claims adjuster to come tomorrow. I'm hoping they will pay for all 4 tires since there's only half tread left on the 1 good tire. I'm looking for some bad ass mud tires that will wear well on the road and obviously perform great in the woods. Even though I absolutely love my KOs and they are probably one of the longest lasting tires on the market, I think it's time to step it up a little.

I run 35/12.50/15 and looks like tirerack.com is the place to go online if I decide not to buy any local.

Anybody have any humble opinions or pros/cons to the KM2s or MT/Rs? Also looking at Toyo, Kuhmo, Yokohama etc.

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Old 09-03-2014, 07:51 AM   #2
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I love my MTR's w/ Kevlar. Their tread is built for anything you run into. And in the mud they self clean very fast and easy. In my opinion, they can't be beat. The MTR's are also said to last longer than the KM2's. And lastly, I love the way the treat looks on the MTR's

Edit: And obviously the sidewalls of the Kevlars are very strong. I've raked them across concrete points and sticks and haven't had a problem.

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Sidewalls on the MT/R's are reinforced with Kevlar, sidewalls on the KM2s are 3 ply, like the KOs that you already have.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:20 AM   #4
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Love the Kevlars on mine.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:28 AM   #6
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I would personally opt for the MT/R's, I've been running them for like 5 months, they've barely lost any tread, they're quiet and still an aggressive tire tread, plus having sidewalls lined with Kevlar is a bonus.

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Old 09-03-2014, 09:37 AM   #7
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I am just wondering why you are trying to get away from the T/A KO's? I run 32's on my TJ and have not had any issues on or off road. In Kansas we really only have one place to go off-roading, that's at Kansas Rocks, and I didn't have any problems getting around.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:51 AM   #8
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What type of terrain do you wheel in? Are there sharp rocks? Deep mud?
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:03 PM   #9
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I love the KOs, someone stabbed the Sidewalls and flattened them so I'm gonna take the opportunity to get some good mud tired that still wear well on the street.

I live in the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia so there's no shortage of places to ride. The Hatfield & McCoy trail is in my back yard as well as dry creek beds, red clay, and mountain trails that take you practically across the state without touching a paved road, so I want something with some bite on the Sidewalls so when I air down it's less detrimental on the tires. That's why I've been looking at the KM2s because they are the KOs just the mud tread, the MT/Rs with Kevlar seems to be the better buy though providing they wear the same
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:06 PM   #10
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What type of terrain do you wheel in? Are there sharp rocks? Deep mud?
there's any and all of the above in WV other than dunes, and who in the hell wants to ride dunes anyway? U less that's all you got. I think I'd shoot myself if I couldn't hit some hill climbs and bury it in some mud! I've never been stuck with my KOs and with which ever I choose I hope I don't find out haha
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You certainly can't go wrong with the kevlar reinforced MT/R from Goodyear, it's the only tire on my TJs that I've never managed to cut/puncture completely a sidewall on.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:30 AM   #13
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You certainly can't go wrong with the kevlar reinforced MT/R from Goodyear, it's the only tire on my TJs that I've never managed to cut/puncture completely a sidewall on.
Nice....I think I'm sold
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:24 AM   #14
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I ran the KM2's for about 55,000 miles. And had no issues. I would get them siped. Currently have the MTR kevlars with about 10,000 and the only minor issue I have had is balancing. Other than that that are great on and off road. For me I feel they have performed better in snow and mud than the KM2's.
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:49 AM   #15
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Well the verdict is in (I could sense the anticipation from all of you), some call it a 6th.... or maybe even a 7th sense lmao....I ended up with the 35/12.50/15 KM2s, and only because I'm too impatient and that's all I could find in town without ordering and waiting another week, I must say they sure are purdy and ride exceptionally well

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