I'm torn on my next tire and I'm looking for a little advice here. Right now I run 35" KM2s and I love them. I want to keep my 16" wheels because I think they are the perfect size for the trails I am often on. The extra sidewall is great. So here are my options...
365/75R16 (38.5x14.5R16) KM2s, load range C, 80 lbs. per tire
39.5x13.5R16 Irok bias, load range E, 85 lbs. per tire
39.5 x13.5R16 Irok Radial, load range E, 96 lbs. per tire
They all seem to cost around the same, except for the Irok radials, which may be more. Since I live in the heart of the city, my jeep has become less and less of a daily driver and it really only hits the road when going back and forth to trails. The drawbacks are that I see a lot of mixed reviews on here for the Iroks in the 39.5 size, and then the KM2s in the 14.5 width may be a bit hard to balance on my 8" wheels. I know they can work on an 8" wheel cause a buddy of mine runs this exact setup. I'm looking for something that will really tear it up off road, and I have been really happy with the KM2s other than the sidewalls. The chunking hasn't been too bad even though I do lots of rocks. And they all still hold air great even though the sidewalls look like wolverine 's punching bag.
So are the Iroks going to blow the KM2s away off road in ways that will justify the quick wear?
Or should I stick with the KM2s since they are the best all around tire out there?
And when it comes to Iroks specifically in the 39.5 size, whats better, the bias or the radial?
Radials are like 15 lbs. more per tire, and yes I have a dana 30 up front.
P.S. Don't hate on the 30, it is what it is and its going to stay till I can afford a 60 or ford 9, i'm ready for whatever issues may come with big tires and broken axles...
1972 Commando on Tons & 40s
Last edited by Joneszj; 10-21-2011 at 10:13 AM.