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I'm totally OK with the stock tires that came on my Rubicon, but they now have 40K on them and are looking sad. I figured I'd buy a set of takeoffs from craigslist, but people seem to think they are made of gold - they want $800 for a set of five takeoffs. I don't need five, and that works out to $160 each for tires that people say are "new" but which some clearly have several hundred or even 1000's of miles.


I was hunting around, and WalMart.com has LT255/75R17 Load Range C Mud-Terrains for $150.95 each. Shipping is free to a store.

Cheapest I've found anywhere.

BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM Tire LT255/75R17/C 111/108Q - Walmart.com
 

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I'm not sure if you had a question or just offering a helpful link...

FYI - those are a different tread pattern than the BFG MTs that came on the Rubicon. There was a NOS blowout a while ago when the older models were sold by several vendors fairly cheap, not sure if any are remaining.
 

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I'm not sure if you had a question or just offering a helpful link...

FYI - those are a different tread pattern than the BFG MTs that came on the Rubicon. There was a NOS blowout a while ago when the older models were sold by several vendors fairly cheap, not sure if any are remaining.
You are right, looking more closely at the photo on WalMart.com, the tread blocks aren't the same. Those actually look like they would be better on snow and ice than the stock tires. The solid tread blocks on the stock tires KM are terrible in wet snow and on ice - I had mine siped, which helped a little.

There are several questions on the product page - apparently the photo is a KM2, but what is being sold is the KM - what came on my 2014 Rubicon originally.

So the bottom line appears to be that what Wal Mart is selling *is* the original KM version, despite the photo being the KM2.

Doing more Googling, it looks like Tire Rack has KMs for $136. Depending on your shipping that might be a better deal. Luckily, Tire Rack has a warehouse down in Denver where I can pick them up for $0 shipping. Sweet.

I should buy a dozen and then put them on craigslist as takeoffs! Someone must be buying them for $160 each since that seems to be the going price.
 

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Doing more Googling, it looks like Tire Rack has KMs for $136. Depending on your shipping that might be a better deal. Luckily, Tire Rack has a warehouse down in Denver where I can pick them up for $0 shipping. Sweet.

I should buy a dozen and then put them on craigslist as takeoffs! Someone must be buying them for $160 each since that seems to be the going price.
Ha! Rubicon Tire Gnomes...

1) Collect Rubicon OEM Tires
2) ?
3) Profit!

 

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I'm totally OK with the stock tires that came on my Rubicon, but they now have 40K on them and are looking sad. I figured I'd buy a set of takeoffs from craigslist, but people seem to think they are made of gold - they want $800 for a set of five takeoffs. I don't need five, and that works out to $160 each for tires that people say are "new" but which some clearly have several hundred or even 1000's of miles.


I was hunting around, and WalMart.com has LT255/75R17 Load Range C Mud-Terrains for $150.95 each. Shipping is free to a store.

Cheapest I've found anywhere.

BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM Tire LT255/75R17/C 111/108Q - Walmart.com
You don't want your spare to match the other 4, hence only needing 4?

This is the exact tire that's on my Jeep that I just bought. It's the KM version. Seems like a decent enough tire, but it is an M/T tire, so there's a noticeable amount of road noise.
 
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