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Old 03-28-2018, 03:39 PM   #31
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Anyone want to buy my 285/70 km2 for cheap, so I can get the ko2 34s.

Thereís only 10,000 miles on them.

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Old 03-28-2018, 03:42 PM   #32
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I would first shop around for a set of take offs. I got a brand new (0 miles) set of KO2 with wheels for $900.00. I sold the stock wheels for $350, and could have gotten more out of them as people were emailing me like crazy after I put the post up. Anyway you might be able to buy a set at a decent price then sell yours for $500-$600 or more with that low of miles on them. Some people would rather just trade them in and be done with it. I understand that side of it too.
Sold my stock wheels and tires for 800. Went in a couple days.

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Old 03-28-2018, 03:58 PM   #33
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I think it's the other way around. Can't think of any advantage to wider tires on the road except for muscle cars that actually need them.

Going wider/heavier was terrible for me. As I mentioned in many of my posts regarding tires, they made the jeep feel like the emergency brake was always on. Swapped to the 34 x 10's a couple days later and was MUCH happier..
This is how I felt when going from stock 10 wide to 12.5 wide. They say more stable for corners but.

So I went to 11.5 wide and they were way better. I wish I had thought of these 34s then, now I kind of have to wait until these 10,000 miles km2 get to around 30/35 so.

What are you 34/10.5 guys running for psi.
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Old 03-28-2018, 06:34 PM   #34
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I bought some Duratracs right off the bat and sold my stock tires on Craigslist as the AT tires were better for my intended use. I probably would have preferred the KO2s, but they were a lot more at the time. The switch cost me about $200-$250 all in if I remember right with all of the Black Friday sales and rebates running at the time. I would have kept the stock tires at the $550 price point.
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This is how I felt when going from stock 10 wide to 12.5 wide. They say more stable for corners but.

So I went to 11.5 wide and they were way better. I wish I had thought of these 34s then, now I kind of have to wait until these 10,000 miles km2 get to around 30/35 so.

What are you 34/10.5 guys running for psi.
I ran anywhere from 28-32 psi off road 15 or so
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Old 03-29-2018, 01:04 PM   #36
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I ran anywhere from 28-32 psi off road 15 or so
Ok. I been trying 30 manual/31 dashboard to help with bumps on road, which is way better then 33man/34dash.

It gets warmer temps I take air out/like add air when colder just to keep it at the number.

I had tried 29 before felt swishy swashy. Now this time, at 31/dash itís good.

Canít wait for the falcons, they should make things tight.

My bump steer sucks, so I need help there. Stock and ome stabilizer suck. I think I might need falcon stabilizer and the adjustable so I can have options to get it good. Not sure what to do.
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This is how I felt when going from stock 10 wide to 12.5 wide. They say more stable for corners but.

So I went to 11.5 wide and they were way better. I wish I had thought of these 34s then, now I kind of have to wait until these 10,000 miles km2 get to around 30/35 so.

What are you 34/10.5 guys running for psi.
32 psi for me. Might try a little lower. I was just at the coast this week for spring break and these tires ran just fine at the beach even without airing down. Saw dozens of cars/trucks/vans get stuck in a few hours. Most were 2wd if not all. And all were less than 10 ft from the pavement. Blows my mind that people without 4wd/awd even try. One was a Prius. Half the fun this week was just watching these idiots from my motel balcony and predicting who would get stuck. Lol.
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:22 PM   #38
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New Jeep - Swap from KM to KO2 worth $550?

Iím about done with the factory KM and there is a good chance I go KO2. While the KMs arenít the worst tire Iíve used, theyíre loud and have piss poor wet weather performance.

Had a couple near accidents as there is simply zero siping.

Iím glad Jeep stopped putting them on Rubicons.
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Wouldn't wider tires = more tire wander on highway, etc?



Like 285/70 vs stock 255/75


Yes. Wider is not better for ride. Also not better for most off-road situations despite the trends you see.
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The stock 255/75R17 KMs on my 14 JKU Willys were so cupped at 34,000 miles, I couldn't wait to get rid of them. I fell in love with the 265/70R17 KO2s on my wife's 16 JKU Backcountry, so I replaced hers with 285/70R17 KO2s and put the older KO2s on the Willy's. Not sure if I needed them, but I put Spidertrax 1.5" spacers behind the 285s (stock wheels, no lift). Now I'm sorta wishing I went with 34x10.5 KO2s instead of the 285s and spacers, since the wife's not loving the mud and slush getting past the stock fenders and onto her doors/hinges/rear fender. Live and learn. It's only money, right?
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The stock 255/75R17 KMs on my 14 JKU Willys were so cupped at 34,000 miles, I couldn't wait to get rid of them. I fell in love with the 265/70R17 KO2s on my wife's 16 JKU Backcountry, so I replaced hers with 285/70R17 KO2s and put the older KO2s on the Willy's. Not sure if I needed them, but I put Spidertrax 1.5" spacers behind the 285s (stock wheels, no lift). Now I'm sorta wishing I went with 34x10.5 KO2s instead of the 285s and spacers, since the wife's not loving the mud and slush getting past the stock fenders and onto her doors/hinges/rear fender. Live and learn. It's only money, right?


Sounds like a great opportunity to get some aftermarket fenders to fix the issue? I believe most of them out there are wider than stock and can help that mud slinging?


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PlineyTheElder: Sounds like a great opportunity to get some aftermarket fenders to fix the issue? I believe most of them out there are wider than stock and can help that mud slinging?


Yeah, I already made that pitch. Her argument had something to do with the expense of painting aftermarket fenders to match the xtreme purple... blah blah blah... something about fiscal responsibility... blah blah blah... I forget the rest.

I would prefer black fenders on the purple body, cuz I think it would look better, BUT, it's not my Jeep, so...
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The stock 255/75R17 KMs on my 14 JKU Willys were so cupped at 34,000 miles, I couldn't wait to get rid of them. I fell in love with the 265/70R17 KO2s on my wife's 16 JKU Backcountry, so I replaced hers with 285/70R17 KO2s and put the older KO2s on the Willy's. Not sure if I needed them, but I put Spidertrax 1.5" spacers behind the 285s (stock wheels, no lift). Now I'm sorta wishing I went with 34x10.5 KO2s instead of the 285s and spacers, since the wife's not loving the mud and slush getting past the stock fenders and onto her doors/hinges/rear fender. Live and learn. It's only money, right?
does she have mopar mud flaps? they help a lot keeping mud off the doors. they probably would actually look really good with the purple as well and they are cheap.
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does she have mopar mud flaps? they help a lot keeping mud off the doors. they probably would actually look really good with the purple as well and they are cheap.
I hadn't considered flaps, but since her Jeep rarely gets off-road, and even then just for mild stuff, they might be an option. Thanks!
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I hadn't considered flaps, but since her Jeep rarely gets off-road, and even then just for mild stuff, they might be an option. Thanks!
dont let going offroad with them scare you. I have done plenty and they are tough and flexible.
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This picture doesn't do the tire much justice, but the tread is really aggressive for an "all terrain". Finally ditched the stock tires and wheels. Much better! 35/12.5 R 18 ko2.. They measure out at about 34"

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Coming into this thread late but it's close to what I was looking for. Looking to upsize my stock '15 Rubicon 255/75-17 tires. Will be going to Quadratec Rubicon wheels with the roughly 1" less backspacing. Already have a 1" spacer lift and the Rubicon springs sit it a little higher as well. Was considering 285/70s or 285/75s. Thoughts? Also, comparing BFG AT K02s to GY Wrangler Duratracs. Seems the Duratracs are lighter at a C load rating but rated as noisier. Most miles will be on the road, some trail, no rock crawling, year-round but winter weather of course in Pittsburgh. I'm thinking of the K02s in 285/70 unless someone has better experience otherwise.
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does she have mopar mud flaps? they help a lot keeping mud off the doors. they probably would actually look really good with the purple as well and they are cheap.
Ordered a pair of flaps. Your photo convinced me. Thanks again for the recommendation!

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Coming into this thread late but it's close to what I was looking for. Looking to upsize my stock '15 Rubicon 255/75-17 tires. Will be going to Quadratec Rubicon wheels with the roughly 1" less backspacing. Already have a 1" spacer lift and the Rubicon springs sit it a little higher as well. Was considering 285/70s or 285/75s. Thoughts? Also, comparing BFG AT K02s to GY Wrangler Duratracs. Seems the Duratracs are lighter at a C load rating but rated as noisier. Most miles will be on the road, some trail, no rock crawling, year-round but winter weather of course in Pittsburgh. I'm thinking of the K02s in 285/70 unless someone has better experience otherwise.
I have no experience with the Duratracs, so I can't give you a comparison to those. I went with the KO2s in 285/70 in C load, and see no difference in road manners compared to the KO2 265/70s. Haven't had them off road yet. If I had your lift and springs, I'd be tempted to go with the 285/75s, just for appearance.
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Ordered a pair of flaps. Your photo convinced me. Thanks again for the recommendation!



I have no experience with the Duratracs, so I can't give you a comparison to those. I went with the KO2s in 285/70 in C load, and see no difference in road manners compared to the KO2 265/70s. Haven't had them off road yet. If I had your lift and springs, I'd be tempted to go with the 285/75s, just for appearance.
Thanks for the feedback. I considered the 285/75s but they are a LOT heavier and have the same width as the 285/70s - was afraid of the 'wagon-wheel" look.

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