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Old 09-03-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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Tire Recommendation?

Hey guys,

I went muddin the other day with my BFG A/T's and got stuck. I'm running 33"x12.5x15's right now. Looking to upgrade to some KM2's. Should I stick with the 12.5's or should I down size to the 10.5's? Which would be better in mud and etc?

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Old 09-03-2010, 03:48 PM   #2
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Skinnier tires are better for mud.

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Old 09-03-2010, 03:52 PM   #3
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Skinny is good for snow on the road, mud thats not real deep and gas mileage.

Wider is better for sand, deep snow and deep mud. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:57 PM   #4
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so airing down is a bad idea for mud? (I'm serious)
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:08 PM   #5
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Actually comming from a prior mississippi gumbo mudder, skinner the better
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:09 PM   #6
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Skinny tires are easier to get stuck with in deep mud imo, due to the fact that they dig down and you can end up on the frame if its a deep hole.

Skinny works better when you can dig down to get better traction on firmer ground with out the risk of bottoming out due to the depth of the mud.

Wide works better in the deep mud because it allows you to float on the mud to a certain extent.

Now if its a real tall rig that's built for mudding than tall skinny tires are the best in mud over all if you dont have to worry about getting stuck on the frame etc

The average person is better off with a narrower tire, due to the better mpg's, better road manners in snow rain etc Now keep in mind I said average. It boils down to what kind of terrain your tires see and what your priority's are.

Just my opinion, its worth what you paid for it.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:53 PM   #7
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Spend the tire money on a winch.
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As said above, fully aired up skinny tires for shallow mud or snow, aired down wide tires for deep mud or snow.
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:41 PM   #9
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if your looking to mainly play in mud go with a bogger,tsl,irok, km2s are a good tire i own a set of 35/12.50 km2s and there great for all around very good on rock but for mud you cant beat a super swamper
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:54 PM   #10
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I wish they still made the BFG's in 33/9.50 15's. Had a set, and I never had a problem getting stuck...had a nice tight turning radius too...
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:08 PM   #11
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I wish they still made the BFG's in 33/9.50 15's. Had a set, and I never had a problem getting stuck...had a nice tight turning radius too...
Well I wish they made 33/11.50's!
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:18 PM   #12
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I had a set of gateway buckshots on my wrangler 33/10.50 best mud tire I have ever seen, tried to find them again before the km2s but couldnt find them nowhere
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:43 PM   #13
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I had a set of gateway buckshots on my wrangler 33/10.50 best mud tire I have ever seen, tried to find them again before the km2s but couldnt find them nowhere
Maxxis makes the bighorn, I put a set of 33/11.00 on my Jeep. They make a little more noise than I like on the highway, but they are sweet offroad. Plus, I picked them up for $600 from my local tire store. I wanted a set of KM2 BFG's, just couldn't justify the cost.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:43 PM   #14
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I think gateway mudders were purchased by Maxxis, and are now the maxxis Buckshots.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:56 PM   #15
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You are probably right, I just know they are awesome tires for the money. Only thing I would do different is buy 35's instead of 33's.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:03 PM   #16
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Im not talking about the maxxis buckshot i had those on a toyota i had im talking about the old school buckshots badass mud tire best ive ever seen in action
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:22 PM   #17
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i had 33 1050s km2's on my green tj that i wouldn't trade for anything... amazing traction in snow, and they do an exceptional job off road. air down a lot or a little depending on the terrain and you'll be good! i suggest everyone read this...
Expeditions West: Tire Selection for Expedition Travel
saves me a lot of typing and is good read, i read this and made my decision to go with 1050s after reading this and the fact that i have a 4 banger.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:27 PM   #18
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I have NO idea what size tires I have...they are Goodyears, 235/75R15 but when I read all the posts about tire sizes I see people talking about 32s and 33s, etc. What do all the numbers mean?
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Here's a good metric to inch tire size converter you can use to figure out what your 235/75R15 tire is in inches. I could just tell you but you'd have more fun determining your own tire size with the cool tire size calculator at OnlineConversion.com - Tire Size Conversion
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:49 PM   #20
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sweet! that is cool, thanks! (28.9 inches btw)

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