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Old 11-16-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Winter and BFG KM2 Tires

I would like first hand experience from those who have had these tires in the ice and snow. Please let me know how they performed and if they were sipped or not.

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Old 11-16-2012, 07:58 PM   #3
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Hopefully they're not as bad as they are in the rain!
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:09 PM   #4
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33x10.5 KM2s siped.

I've had no issues with traction (other than what to expect with any MT) with my KM2s.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:44 PM   #5
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Ahhhh I see you asked here. I see its as a jeep in the snow. 4wd an keep them spinning they will be awesome.

I deff want to sip mine. Help on rock traction as well and keeps tires cooler to last longer.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:58 AM   #6
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KM2's aren't the greatest snow tire out there. They are ok in soft snow conditions, however there's just no bite on firm to hard/icy snow conditions.
I've got Goodyear MT/R's now and they are much better in the snow, but the Goodyear Duratrac tires are better.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:21 AM   #7
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33x10.5 KM2s siped.

I've had no issues with traction (other than what to expect with any MT) with my KM2s.
I have the same tire and size as you. Would sipeing them really be worth it
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3 different sets of KM2s in the snow. No real issues they work fine if you drop the tire pressure a little but and don't drive like a bone head. I've found they clean out well from slush and wet snow VS at style tires. Are they the best on ice, no but unless its studded no tire will do that great on ice cut or uncut.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:53 AM   #9
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I also see plenty of snow here in the northeast and i think they're great in snow. Would a studded snow tire work better in light snow? Of course, thats what snow tires are designed for...but if you drive like you should, keep your distance and speed down, km2's perform great for an mt. In deep snow they're fantastic.
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Has anybody seen any real difference in sipping their tires?
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:25 PM   #11
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ive heard more than a few negative comments about bfgs in the snow.you could find a way better tire.sipping is awesome for snow/icey conditions.myself and a few others have had great results with interco trxus mts and goodyear duratracs...but there are other brands that work well also..i know a few guys that love their toyo mts in the winter.
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ive heard more than a few negative comments about bfgs in the snow.you could find a way better tire.sipping is awesome for snow/icey conditions.myself and a few others have had great results with interco trxus mts and goodyear duratracs...but there are other brands that work well also..i know a few guys that love their toyo mts in the winter.
I need to buy the 33x10.5x15 tires and in that size I am very limited in what manufactures carry them.
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I siped two sets of BFG KM2 tires & the wet road traction was much better. I don't remember if I drove on icy roads with them or not but sipes are a major traction improver where icy or wet roads are concerned. Since you live where the roads get icy, I wouldn't hesitate to sipe them. My first set cost me $10 per tire to sipe, my second set cost $15 per tire. Both were done by the America's Tire/Discount Tire chain.
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Anybody got pics of a sipped km2
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I have the same tire and size as you. Would sipeing them really be worth it
Yes, siping is worth it . It rains a lot here in Oregon and siping my MTs really helps on asphalt. I've heard that the KM2s do not do well in the snow but I disagree, I haven't experienced the issues that some have posted. I've gone on many snow runs and my KM2s hold their own.
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Anybody got pics of a sipped km2
I have a bad picture of my current KM2...



Here's old one of my KM1.

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I have a bad picture of my current KM2...



Here's old one of my KM1.

That's actually a great picture, almost looks like an all terrain tread. Who siped them?
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Discount tire siped them
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Looks like they just cut across the tread is that all it is I've never seen a sipped tire before
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Yes that is all sipping is. Sometimes across the whole tread and sometimes just the inner blocks.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:04 AM   #21
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I have had my KM2's for about 2.5 years and love them. for me they did great in the snow and on ice it was not good but i also had a Detroit in the rear so haven't tested them out with an open rear. I also got them sipped at Discount tire. If you plan on sipping and play on rock, I would suggest to only get the middle tread sipped and leave the outer as it other wise you will have chunks of tire flying off.
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Thanks for all the input. I am going to order the tires this week and get the middle sipped as I love to play on rocks.

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