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I bought my 2012 jku a couple years ago with a 2.5” lift and 35x12.50/17s. It’s due for tires this fall and I’m trying to figure out what will suit my needs & look right on my Jeep. The tires the Jeep came with are Fierce Attitude M/T they seem to wear well & ride fine on road - somewhat loud (not a concern) not great in rain or snow. My Jeep doesn’t see much off road use but hope to change that with my upcoming regear. Really leaning toward bfg km3s but just started considering hybrids like the nitto ridge grappler. How do the km3s compare to the fierce attitudes? Are the ridge grapplers going to be considerably better in snow & rain than the km3s?
 

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Doing my research and comparing the weights of all the tires I’m considering...I’m all over the place with this!

Fierce attitude m/t - 63# (what I currently have)
Bfg ko2 - 66.2#
Bfg km3 - 74.4#
Nitto ridge grappler - 75.4#

Isn’t it crazy that my current M/Ts are lighter than an all terrain? And that a hybrid tire is the heaviest of all?

I have the terraflex tire carrier so I’m not concerned about the spare. And I’m re-gearing to 4.56 so that’s not an issue. First time Jeep tire buyer - should I be concerned with picking up ~10# per corner?
 

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look at the Duratracs
 

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If you deal with snow and rain, the hybrid will be a much better tire. The KO2, Ridge Grappler, Duratrac and Falken AT3W would be great choices.

Look closer at the Falken, they are an excellent tire for your conditions.
 
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If you deal with snow and rain, the hybrid will be a much better tire. The KO2, Ridge Grappler, Duratrac and Falken AT3W would be great choices.

Look closer at the Falken, they are an excellent tire for your conditions.
Thanks - I’ll look into the falken.

Know/heard anything about the Mickey Thompson hybrid - Baja atzp3? Seems to be 1 of the lightest “big name” hybrids. My preference to to keep the weight around where I am currently.
 

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Thanks - I’ll look into the falken.

Know/heard anything about the Mickey Thompson hybrid - Baja atzp3? Seems to be 1 of the lightest “big name” hybrids. My preference to to keep the weight around where I am currently.
The Mickey's are made by Cooper, good tires. Typically on the more expensive side which keeps them from being as common as some of the others.

If weight is your target, the Duratrac in 315/70-17 is only 60#'s... It's D rated and is known to offer a good ride quality. It'a also very good in snow, etc.

The Dick Cepek Trail Country EXP is 62#s in 315/70-17 and is also made by Cooper.
 

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Thanks - I’ll look into the falken.

Know/heard anything about the Mickey Thompson hybrid - Baja atzp3? Seems to be 1 of the lightest “big name” hybrids. My preference to to keep the weight around where I am currently.
The Mickey's are made by Cooper, good tires. Typically on the more expensive side which keeps them from being as common as some of the others.

If weight is your target, the Duratrac in 315/70-17 is only 60#'s... It's D rated and is known to offer a good ride quality. It'a also very good in snow, etc.

The Dick Cepek Trail Country EXP is 62#s in 315/70-17 and is also made by Cooper.
I’m re- gearing to 4.56 in the next couple weeks. Think I’m putting too much thought into tire weight? My wheels weight 24#.
 

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I’m re- gearing to 4.56 in the next couple weeks. Think I’m putting too much thought into tire weight? My wheels weight 24#.
I'd say maybe a little too much... Just keep it under 70#'s. But anything from 60#'s to 66#'s is not an issue, especially with a re-gear.

I choose more based on what I am using them for. Here, Duratracs tend to get sidewall punctures from sharp rocks. I recently had Cooper S/T Maxx and they were super durable, but rode a bit harsh for me. Now I'm on Milestar Patagonia's and I love this tire. But being an MT, it's not going to be very good in bad weather.
 
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