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: BFG's or Goodyears?


08 Jk
01-20-2009, 11:04 AM
I am in the procces of buying new wheels and tires for my jeep. I do not have a lift but i was thinking of getting 285/70/r17 (having heard that they wont rub) with the pro comp 7005s. However i am torn between the BFG mud terrain km and the Goodyear wrangler mt/r... any body have any opinions on these two tires??? Any info will help. Thanks

WTF_LOL
01-20-2009, 11:11 AM
can you still get the KM in that size??

I woul say KM2's.

I have had both the km's and wranglers. While I like the sidewalls on the wranglers, I like the BFG's overall better.
I feel they did better in the mud mostly due to better self cleaning,
they were about equal on rocks,
felt BFG better on gravel or loose soil,
maybe give deep snow to wranglers but didn't have them in the snow much. Have noticed BFG's tend to dig so maybe one of the desert guys can answer which is better "floater"

Tread life seemed better on my BFGs
They were quiter on the road also.

Either way, I would say it is pretty close. I wish the BFG's came with the Wrangler idewalls and then there would be no question :grinpimp: Until then I prefer the BFG's...especially now that the KM2's are here

RotorHead
01-20-2009, 11:11 AM
I don't think you can go wrong either way. I have 30,000 miles on my MTR's and have been extremely pleased with them. They still have about half tread on them. The ride great on and off road. The side walls are very tuff and the traction is great.

I have driven Jeeps with the KM2's and I like them also. Too me, they are very comparable tires.

WTF_LOL
01-20-2009, 11:13 AM
I agree with rotor head. It is too close too call I think it really comes down to personall preferance

pastorsteve
01-20-2009, 11:22 AM
Both excellent tires. Your choice of appearance.

08 Jk
01-20-2009, 11:23 AM
The KM2s look really nice as well but the jeep is my daily driver so i thought the KM2s would be a little noisy...is that true?

WTF_LOL
01-20-2009, 11:23 AM
as compared to what? the KM?

RotorHead
01-20-2009, 11:25 AM
Both tires are quiet on the road. At least for mud tires.

08 Jk
01-20-2009, 11:54 AM
yeah hows the KM2s compared to the MT/R or the KM? i know the mud tires are a little louder than normal tires but is the KM2 alot louder?

WTF_LOL
01-20-2009, 12:05 PM
All three of those are mud tires.

The KM2's are the new version of the KM's. I was under the impression that it was getting hard to find any more KM's.

I would not worry about the KM's and just go for the KM2's.

so between the KM2's and the MTR's I would say it is VERY close. It really is hard to say because most mud tires are not very noisy until you get down to about the 50% mark and I don't know anyone that has put that many miles on the KM2's yet. I can compare the KM's and MTR's and would say the KM's were slightly quiter but not much.

All three of those tires are going to be almost identical. I put my money on the KM2's though

RoCk-NeSs MoNsTeR
01-20-2009, 12:37 PM
Well....What do you plan to use them for exactly? I'm mostly a rockcrawler. My first set of 37s on my JK were Goodyear MTRs... The sidewalls sucked (cut 1 first time out). Put about 4000 miles on them and hated them on the trails. Switched to BFG KM2s... Way happy, and yes they are a little noisier. If you're just running a daily driver, the MTRs are fine but for any kinda trail use here in SD, they sucked.

skibum
01-20-2009, 02:20 PM
I bought my KMs (stock Rubi size) for just over $100 each delivered to my door. I was told the aggressive pricing was because the KM is being discontinued in favor of the KM2. Works for me............I'm all about the budget build. Bet you can't get Goodyear's for that kind of money. :)

RoCk-NeSs MoNsTeR
01-20-2009, 02:35 PM
I bought my KMs (stock Rubi size) for just over $100 each delivered to my door. I was told the aggressive pricing was because the KM is being discontinued in favor of the KM2. Works for me............I'm all about the budget build. Bet you can't get Goodyear's for that kind of money. :)

I'll sell anybody interested set of 5 37x12.5 R17 Goodyear MT/Rs for $100 a tire. 4000 road miles, 2 trail rides and 1 cut but repaired sidewall. You pay and arrange shipping.
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee38/madp77/DSCF7114.jpg
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee38/madp77/DSCF7117.jpg

skibum
01-20-2009, 03:19 PM
I'll sell anybody interested set of 5 37x12.5 R17 Goodyear MT/Rs for $100 a tire. 4000 road miles, 2 trail rides and 1 cut but repaired sidewall. You pay and arrange shipping.
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee38/madp77/DSCF7114.jpg
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee38/madp77/DSCF7117.jpg

I meant new Goodyears. :D But that is a screaming deal. Too bad I'd have to spend a lot more money in order actually get them on the Jeep.

afoulk
01-20-2009, 04:27 PM
everyone I've asked said that the KM2's are very quiet for a mud tire. I had a 05 Rubicon that came stock with the MTR's and they were pretty noisy to me. You also have to rotate them every 3000miles. I was rotating them every 6000 as my manual suggested, and they still feathered and cupped, and I always ran them at the recommended press. on the door jamb sticker. They get noisier the more they wear.

beagsjeep
01-20-2009, 04:56 PM
B.F.G wear better..:)

08 Jk
01-20-2009, 06:33 PM
for the question about what im using them for is...I am very new at all of this and i want to start taking my jeep offroading(however my parents arent to happy about this) so next year when i go to college i want my jeep to be ready to go, so i figured that for now 33's with a mud tire is a good start, and since i dont have $1000 laying around at any given moment i wanta make the right choice on the first ones i buy, which seems to be either the KM2s or the mt/r's ...does this change anyones opinion on which one is the right one?

superman180
01-20-2009, 07:44 PM
My vote goes to the KM2. I have the KM's now and love them; they have been very good on the road, low road noise, balance nicely and wear great. When I get new tires it will be the KM2s. You wont be dissapointed.:smokin:

edit; Did I mention that for every offroad situation I have been in snow, rocks, mud, sand and loose dirt they have performed very well.

MUD707
01-21-2009, 10:25 AM
I had BFG KMs on my TJ they went great everywhere.

brokenleaf
01-21-2009, 01:35 PM
I'll sell anybody interested set of 5 37x12.5 R17 Goodyear MT/Rs for $100 a tire. 4000 road miles, 2 trail rides and 1 cut but repaired sidewall. You pay and arrange shipping.
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee38/madp77/DSCF7114.jpg
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee38/madp77/DSCF7117.jpg

PM Sent!

BIGCAT
01-23-2009, 01:05 PM
I was very hesitant abou the tires I was going to buy.......I am more than glad I purchased the Km2's ....35x12.5x17's.......
ride great, no noise hardly at all
Also, they are a D rated tire instead of the heavy duty E's which are not necessary for our JK's.....just adds more weight.

bodyguy
01-23-2009, 06:27 PM
I was very hesitant abou the tires I was going to buy.......I am more than glad I purchased the Km2's ....35x12.5x17's.......
ride great, no noise hardly at all
Also, they are a D rated tire instead of the heavy duty E's which are not necessary for our JK's.....just adds more weight.

Hey Shawn, you should post up in the welcome room