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Old 03-28-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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Ok 3 diff tires...need opinions

Tires are gonna be 31x10.5x15
1--BFG KM2
around $226 per tire
Would like some personal reviews
2--Interco super swamper TSL
Around $197 per tire
Would like some personal reviews
3--Interco super swamper TSL/SX
Around $275 per tire
would like some personal reviews
Going on a 1997 jeep wrangler tj
any extra advice and info would be much appreciated and thanks for looking guys!!

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The BFG doesn't belong anywhere near a swamper....but, the swampers you listed are bias ply and will tend to have worse road manners than any radial. For an inbetween that is a great tire, google Cooper STT.

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Id forget about all 3 and get duratracs..
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^^^they last about 10 minutes and have a weaker sidewall than a balloon
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Interco trxus mts all the way mate.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:43 PM   #7
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i am only gonna be puttuing these tires on (along with a different set of 15'' rims) wgen i go trail riding and playing in mud
how it performs on pavement doesnt matter to me
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mud = bogger
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:46 PM   #9
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the road performance doest matter
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I don't think mud is the KM2's strong point....or really any BFG (currently running A/T's). I'm pretty sure my next set will be Wrangler M/T Kevlars, but I never trail my rig and I don't change tires so I am slightly interested in pavement behavior!
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^^^they last about 10 minutes and have a weaker sidewall than a balloon
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:22 PM   #12
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the road performance doest matter
If this is the case then for you a few recomendations are and in no paticular order

GY MTR-K
Dick Cepek Crushers
Super Swamper Irok
Super Swamper LTB
Super Swamper note: I've known some people to run the LTB's in the front and Boggers in the rear but those are mud built trucks running the LTB's up front for better steering.
Maxxis Creepy Crawlers (a favorite of mine)
BFG Krawler TA KX
Maxxis Trepador
Mickey Thomson Baja Claw Radials


When I think of trail specific those are what come to my mind..
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Id forget about all 3 and get duratracs..
Haha of course, the all mighty duratrac! I knew someone was gonna throw that out there sooner or later. Seriously duratracs aren't even close to being in the same catagory as those tires, come on...

Back to the topic...

The bfg km2 is a great mud tire for a dd, but its not in the same class as those swampers. Seeing as you wont really be using them on the road and they'll just be for trail/mud use heres my list:

Boggers - if you're going to see a lot of mud theres no better choice.

LTB - an all around mean tire for both the trails and the mud.

TSL - good tire, just a little less aggressive than the LTB but not much...between the two i'd take the LTB though

Irok - awesome tire, just as good as LTB's or TSL's imo and they do somewhat better on pavement as an added bonus.

BFG Krawler - Not quite the mud tires that the above are, but its tough as hell and great for the rocks.

Goodyear MTR's - not nearly the super aggressive tire that the above tires are, but damn near puncture proof on jagged rock. I'd include these in your choice only if rocks are 90% of your game, other than that choose one of the tires above instead.
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I don't think mud is the KM2's strong point....or really any BFG (currently running A/T's). I'm pretty sure my next set will be Wrangler M/T Kevlars, but I never trail my rig and I don't change tires so I am slightly interested in pavement behavior!
Mine beg to differ. My km2's have been great on and off road. Would highly recommend them. About 30k miles on them now and they are still good to go. They still pull hard, even in mud, and get plenty of bite on rocks. As a plus they have great road manners too.
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Love my KM2's, I'd recommend them over the others. Great on road and excellent off.
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How bad are duratrac ?
I get my set tommorow , I never saw a bad review on them only pos .
31 on 15 .
Mild trail ok ? Mainly road .
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How bad are duratrac ?
I get my set tommorow , I never saw a bad review on them only pos .
31 on 15 .
Mild trail ok ? Mainly road .
They are good, and very popular. Good performance per dollar from everything I've read. Also, don't let these forums shake your decisions, you often have to get through lots of opinions to get to the facts and real use reviews.
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Love my KM2's, I'd recommend them over the others. Great on road and excellent off.
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Mine beg to differ. My km2's have been great on and off road. Would highly recommend them. About 30k miles on them now and they are still good to go. They still pull hard, even in mud, and get plenty of bite on rocks. As a plus they have great road manners too.
I love my km2's as well, its an awesome tire onroad and off, i'd recomend them to anybody...but if he's just using tires strictly offroad i think there are better choices.

One of the big benefits i see to the km2 is having an outstanding offroad tire thats also well manered onroad...but to make them well mannered onroad, you have to give up a certain amount of offroad capability, just like a tire such as a bogger gives up onroad manners for shear offroad capability. I'd never run a bogger or ltb on a dd, but i'd also never run a km2 on a trail only rig (or in this case a trail only set of wheels)
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Ibuildembig , kept me straight when I had my YJ . So I value his opinion alot is all .
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How bad are duratrac ?
I get my set tommorow , I never saw a bad review on them only pos .
31 on 15 .
Mild trail ok ? Mainly road .
For your use they will be a great tire! Thats what they're made for, a dd jeep or truck that see's mostly pavement with a little mild trail use here and there. You'll be very happy with them

All i was saying is they dont stand a chance compared to a dedicated offroad tire like a bogger. No one would ever mount a duratrac on a dedicated trail rig.
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Needs to be reiterated in big bold letters since people couldn't read this the first time.. KM2, Druratrac, What ever tire we normarlly think about running on our 4x4's cause were only running one set of tires doesn't matter here..


@voodoshoot.. Don't worry about them.. yah there sidewalls are paper thin but unless your running in the rocks or in a place where your sidewall will take abuse you'll be fine.. If you put a hole in your sidewall just throw on your spare since well I hope you ordered 5
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Gotcha , he said balloon sidewall , I'm thinking blowouts . I didn't wanna start new thread .
I know they got 2ply. Yet I'm not rockcrawling . Just Saturday trails with my kids .
Ok sorry to Pirate OPs thread .
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Needs to be reiterated in big bold letters since people couldn't read this the first time.. KM2, Druratrac, What ever tire we normarlly think about running on our 4x4's cause were only running one set of tires doesn't matter here..

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Tires are gonna be 31x10.5x15
1--BFG KM2
around $226 per tire
Would like some personal reviews
2--Interco super swamper TSL
Around $197 per tire
Would like some personal reviews
3--Interco super swamper TSL/SX
Around $275 per tire
would like some personal reviews
Going on a 1997 jeep wrangler tj
any extra advice and info would be much appreciated and thanks for looking guys!!
Those prices seem a little high to me. $226.00 for a 31" tire?
I bought Wrangler MTR's 35x12.50x15 for $216 each tire.

Only advice I have is shop around before committing to a purchase. And if you can buy locally from a tire shop usually they will work on the prices, and sometimes have specials or rebates.


How about some Pitbull Growler's

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For what purpose? My first thought is a Super Swamper would be my last choice for anything on a Jeep that also sees much street time.
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For what purpose? My first thought is a Super Swamper would be my last choice for anything on a Jeep that also sees much street time.
Trail purpose only, street performance does not matter.







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I say bogger or other type of super swamper. Bogger mainly though.
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FWIW just because something is popular doesn't mean its going to be what you need for your particular rig. If you don't play in the rocks at all there is nothing that will touch a bogger....and really if you sipe um, the boggers aren't too bad in the rocks either. Heck I know of a TTC rig that won the whole thing on a set of boggers, and he even cut all the little lugs off.
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I gotta agree the bogger is the best choice for lots of mud and general offroading. They wear out quick on a dd though. Luckily that won't be a concern in this case. They work well with the small lugs removed in sand as well.
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They aren't too bad if you stay up on them rotation wise, my best friend got 48K out of a set of 35's on his YJ about 8 years ago.

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