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Old 12-21-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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Needing new tires soon, lookin to get a 34" 12.5 wide tire, something that looks very aggressive, but still gets decent fuel mileage . I'm running the 2.5l so something that dosent pull too hard on the motor to get rolling! Thanks!

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Old 12-21-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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What tires do you guys like, what would look good on a 16" rim?

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:31 AM   #3
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KM2 would look so gnarly on your rig, but your mpgs would drop severly;((
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:43 AM   #4
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Kidding...

I'm about to get some Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's. I've seen a couple Jeeps with them on and it grabbed my attention, then again every Jeep grabs my attention!
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:49 AM   #5
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Both of those are great designs. I lean towards the km2's.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:01 AM   #6
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I like the Goodyear MT/R with Kevlar. Just remember that aggressive tread and good fuel economy usually don't mix well.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:33 AM   #7
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I'm running KMs for daily driving and short trips . We swap into my newer KM2s when we go west, we still manage 16 to 17 plus MPGs local driving with either tire..
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:53 AM   #8
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I really like my Goodyear Duratracs. Good looks and quiet ride. Here in southeast MO all the Dept of Conservation vehicles use them. That's a good endorsement in my opinion.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:03 AM   #9
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All good info! Thanks! Keep em coming!

This is a tough desicision!
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:06 AM   #10
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Km2 tires look nice! How much fuel mileage are we Talkin lol... I could handle one or 2 mpg...
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All good info! Thanks! Keep em coming!

This is a tough desicision!
No, it's not really a tough decision at all. It boils down to only two choices.. BFG ATs or BFG KM2s, depending on what type of wheelin you do, and how often you do it.. The ATs will yield great traction off road and for all weather on pavement. And you'll get an easy 50k miles outta them.. The KM2s are way better than average on the pavement, and superior off road, and they will last on the low side of 50k miles. The only fault of the 2s is that sharp rocks will cut into them, but that's why I have a replacement warrenty.. So far, lotsa rocks and no cuts... For the amount of money spent per trail/road mile, BFG, is by far and away your best bet.
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No, it's not really a tough decision at all. It boils down to only two choices.. BFG ATs or BFG KM2s, depending on what type of wheelin you do, and how often you do it.. The ATs will yield great traction off road and for all weather on pavement. And you'll get an easy 50k miles outta them.. The KM2s are way better than average on the pavement, and superior off road, and they will last on the low side of 50k miles. The only fault of the 2s is that sharp rocks will cut into them, but that's why I have a replacement warrenty.. So far, lotsa rocks and no cuts... For the amount of money spent per trail/road mile, BFG, is by far and away your best bet.
If you plan on mud, do not get the ATs they suck in mud because they become slicks. They do have amazing tread life though
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Where do you find 34" tires? I see 33x12.50 and 35x12.50 but I've never seen a 34x12.50.

For your 2.5L and rear Dana 35c axle, I would stick with a 33x12.50 at the biggest. I can't recommend a specific tire without knowing your intended use of them... mud, dirt, sand, rocks, snow?
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Where do you find 34" tires? I see 33x12.50 and 35x12.50 but I've never seen a 34x12.50.

For your 2.5L and rear Dana 35c axle, I would stick with a 33x12.50 at the biggest. I can't recommend a specific tire without knowing your intended use of them... mud, dirt, sand, rocks, snow?
x2.. I guess you can go with a 305/70/17 which would be considered close to a 34x12.5. But definitely a little much for a 2.5 w/stock axle/gears to handle.
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Snow, looks, road life, and mud more than rocks. id like to go 34 as im gonna do a gear swap soon anyway. Im assuming a BFG Krawler is too much tire! lol but they look good... Leaning to KM2's
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So if my current tires are 33'' by 12.5 on a 16'' rim... What does that translate to in a KM2? They really make these tire sizes way too complicated... I want a 34'' or close to it.. Help!
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I don't know where you got the idea you're going to get decent gas mileage with 34s. Not going to happen.
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I don't know where you got the idea you're going to get decent gas mileage with 34s. Not going to happen.
I get 17 mpg now.. 34 can't be that much worse
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:56 AM   #20
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33 x 12.5 x 16 equates (roughly) to 318 x 68 x 16. So, you can base your size on that "calculation."

Here's a link to the calculator that I used.
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