Im in a crunch on time. Whats your opinion. I ordered 365/75/16 KM2s (38's the tire bebe and rick run on the bebemonster H3 and the cruiser) They were ordered over 1 1/2 months ago and they are still on backorder. I called up tirerack and they said they can get them but it would probably be the week of or week after moab. They do have the 345/75/16 KM2 in stock now (small 37) I may settle for those and get the 365s next go around.
I contemplated going to 17s but tire prices jump drastically at 17in rims compared to 16.
So my options are:
1) run the 3 year old worn out 315/75/16 duratracs in moab and get the 365s (38s) after Moab
2) Buy 345s km2 (small 37s) before moab and run them till they die and then get 365s next set.
or 3) go with Nitto Mud grappler 385/70/16 (38x15.5x16) My concern is the weight and width.
I have aluminum 16x10 rim which are 21 lbs. My current setup is 87.8lbs (25lb rim and a 62.8lb tire)
345 Km2s run in at 78 lbs...totaling: 99lbs
365 Km2s run in at 80 lbs...totaling: 101 lbs
the Mud grapplers weigh in at 97lbs...totaling 118lbs.
I did some further research and found it not uncommon to run heavy weight like the Mud grapplers with a lighter tire but heavier rims with the beadlocks.
So does what do you think?
As for axles, Ive got Dana 44s front and rear. Front is stock shafts and stock rubi locker with C gussets, an axle truss and axle sleeves, Synergy ball joints (basically all built minus the chromoly shafts and stronger locker)
the rear has a 35 spline chromoly axle shafts and an ox locker. Truss will be installed but currently isnt on.
and 5.13 gears for both front and rear.
So what do I do?