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While I still cant decide on a after market wheel for my 2010 Rubicon JK, I decided to just keep the stock wheels and slap on 35's. I will be running a 3" inch teraflex lift and cant decide between two tires. I have my eye on the 35" BFG KM2 and the Toyos MTs. Which tire would you choose between the two and what exact size would I need for the stock rubi wheel? The Jeep will be used primarily for street driving with occasional off road crawling. Also, if anyone has a pic of 35" tires on the stock wheel it would be much appreciated.

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I was in the same situation when I bought my 37's. I love both tires and don't think you will regret purchasing either one. I personally like the look of the Toyo better but ended buying the KM2's due to the lower weight/don't remember the weight difference.

Otherwise, they both perform fantastic offroad and quiet on the highway. My friend has 35" Toyo's on his JK and I have 37" KM2's and we are both happy.
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I have km2s. I think they both look good, but the KM2s are lighter and cost less.

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have had both, currently have KM2s, will be going back to toyos next time. KM2s are nice but they chunk easier and the sidewalls are weak

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I've had both recently 35 KM2's and now 37 Toyo MTs and both are great tires. When the same sizes are compared the Toyos are heavier but they are also a true 35 where as the KM2's are more like a 34. I'm not sure with the 35's but the 37's are also an inch wider. I was amazed how nice the KM2's hwy ride was and how quiet they were but I was a little more impressed when I slapped on the Toyos, plus I too like the the look of the Toyos better.

You won't be disappointed with either, good luck.

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Do you know what the exact size I need if I want the 35" toyos on the stock rubi wheel? Do I just ask for 35"
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Love my Toyo's, best off road tire I've ever used, worth the extra money to me.

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Do you know what the exact size I need if I want the 35" toyos on the stock rubi wheel? Do I just ask for 35"
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Can anyone recommend a good place to order them online?
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i had the 35's and now have the 37's with KM2's.. great tire for rock crawling.. i've had zero problems.. and no problem with chunking.. nor are there any cuts or chunks in the sidewall.. i think there a great tire.. when i upgrade to my 40's im not sure what im going to go with.. i guess it depends on what kind of deal i can get.. =)

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It depends on what type of wheeling you do. If its mostly rocks like Moab and many western trails, the KM2s will perform better. My sidewalls have been brutalized at Calico (riding on the sidewalls for long stretches), and held up with no damage. In fact, my steel wheels are worse for wear than the tire sidewalls. The old BFG mud terrains had weak sidewalls, but the KM2s do not.

If your wheeling (like most of the south) is mostly mud, you will be much happier with the Toyos (excellent tread clean-out).

If highway ride is a little more important to you than off-road performance, the KM2s have much better highway manners.

because of where you live, I have a feeling that you would be happier with the tire that performs better in mud; Toyos.
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I've never had the BFG's so I can't comment.

What I can say is..I do love my Toyo's!!

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haven't had Toyos so personally can't speak to them.

my KM2s have given me traction through mud in the Pine Barrens and the (bad smelling) mud & rocks @ Rausch Creek. Haven't had a traction issue yet.

as previously noted, they run smaller and are lighter.

I haven't had sidewall issues myself - but have heard second hand stories.

on road they have been solid & predictable - even in rain/snow. remind me more of when I had BFG ATs moreso then previous generation of BFG MTs.

we'll see about the mileage I get out of them. goodyear's were my 2nd choice btw.
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Dont forget that if you are going to use these on the stock wheels you will also need wheel spacers.

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i couldnt be happier with my 35" km2s!!! awesome traction on rocks, clean out well in mud
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