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Old 02-21-2011, 03:57 PM
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33x12.5x16

Should I get KM2's or MTR's ? 80 percent of time spent on road. But when I do hit the trails I hit them hard! 2+ ft. of mud or lots of rock climbing. Need good traction on wet surfaces. Help me out.

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Old 02-21-2011, 04:07 PM   #2
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Km2s are great. My buddies run these tires and have always gotten 50k miles out of them. And theyre amazing off road.

My vote is for KM2s

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I was literally just making this same decision between those two tires, after reading alot of reviews online I found that alot of people are getting more use out of the KM2's. From what I read, the MTRs don't do good on snow or ice. The MTR seems to be more geared for those who are spending most of their time off road, whereas the KM2's, while still being engineered to perform like beasts offroad, do a little bit better on the road. The price different is on $1 at discount tire. at least for the ones I bought (33x12.5x15) So with you being on road more often than not I would suggest the KM2s, thats what I got. I haven't got to drive with them yet though, I gotta get my lift put on first. So what i've told you is strictly what I've learned through research, not experience.
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X2 on the KM2's
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:04 AM
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Anyone know if I dropped to 11.5 width if I can keep my stock wheels?
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:18 AM
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Damn. So 10.5 is what I'm stuck with
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:20 AM   #8
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Yep.. What size tire do you want to run?
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:28 AM
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11.5 cuz 10.5 is too skinny. 12.5 is ideal but it's a little out of my price range. And since I spend so much time on pavement I'm not sure if I need that much tread. What do you think?
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:54 AM   #10
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33x12.5 is a very common size among people who daily drive there jeep.. Your issue with your stock tires is back spacing.. how much lift do you have and what is your gearing?
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Lift is 2.5 rough country springs and shocks. Gearing is stock 04 rubicon. I'm going up another inch in body lift soon.
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04 Rubi? Are you on 16in moab rims?
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Aluminum alloy. 5 thick spokes. I believe so.
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Aluminum alloy. 5 thick spokes. I believe so.
These right?
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Yeah those ate the ones. And I'm looking in the wheel well and it looks like I might maby be able to fit 11.5 but I'm not gonna force it if it will break something.
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16in rim.. So your gonna be looking at metric size tires for the most part.. Here is a short jeep forum thread on the topic Whats the largest tire you can run on a MOAB without spacers - JeepForum.com (read post 4)

Based on what I know from that thread and my time on ROF as long as you have enough lift you should be able to run a 285/75/16 with the slight modification of said washers..
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I think that's what I'm gonna do then. I'll look up how many inches of washer I'll need and stuff. Btw, what's all the rage about 15 inch rims over 16.
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I think that's what I'm gonna do then. I'll look up how many inches of washer I'll need and stuff. Btw, what's all the rage about 15 inch rims over 16.
More tire = good

More wheel = bad

I wouldnt worry about 16"s. They're just as good as the 15"s.
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Yeah I didn't think an inch of rims would make a difference in air down situations.
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You are correct.. I like the moab rims myself.. It's when you get into 18in rims and bigger that you get into issues.. Most of the JK guys will Run 17's cause they need the bigger wheel to protect the braking components but for offroading a Jeep that is about as big as you would want to go.. Anyways I'm going into a different subject completely so I'll back off.. Enjoy the moabs.. I know I love mine
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It's cool, I got what I needed you all can hi jack the thread. Lol. Thanks for all the help guys
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Haha.. No problem
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x100000000 for km2. they will be my next tire too

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