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Goodyear MTR/K v BFG KM2's/KM3 in develpoment

About to replace my MTR's due to tread wear. They are the first and only after market tire I have owned, and so limited hands-on experience with other tires. I have zero complaints with this tire off road and have had no problems with balancing others report; and seem to "get through" obstacles a bit better than my fellows. I meant to replace with MTR's based on my experience and comments of other MTR owners. But now research points to considering the KM2/3's. I'm pretty much settled on either the MTR or KM and would appreciate feedback from anyone with hands-on experience with both. I am on road much more than off and never trailer, yet am more interested in having the off road upperhand and willing to accept the compromise this involves.

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About to replace my MTR's due to tread wear. They are the first and only after market tire I have owned, and so limited hands-on experience with other tires. I have zero complaints with this tire off road and have had no problems with balancing others report; and seem to "get through" obstacles a bit better than my fellows. I meant to replace with MTR's based on my experience and comments of other MTR owners. But now research points to considering the KM2/3's. I'm pretty much settled on either the MTR or KM and would appreciate feedback from anyone with hands-on experience with both. I am on road much more than off and never trailer, yet am more interested in having the off road upperhand and willing to accept the compromise this involves.
The km3's won't be available till summer as far as I know. The mtr's are a great tire, as I'm on my 3rd set. The km2s have been around for a long time and are also a good tire but I prefer the kelvlar side walls of the mtrs.

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KM2 is a great tire, I have about 20k on my set and they're wearing great. I'm at an average of 11/32" tread depth, so about 55% tread(with wheeling). They perform well on the rocks, minimal chunking and decent road noise, nothing too loud. The sidewalls are very strong and can take a lot of abuse, haven't ripped a sidewall on even the sharpest of rocks. They've balanced out great too. Overall I've been very happy with them and would purchase another set.
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About to replace my MTR's due to tread wear. They are the first and only after market tire I have owned, and so limited hands-on experience with other tires. I have zero complaints with this tire off road and have had no problems with balancing others report; and seem to "get through" obstacles a bit better than my fellows. I meant to replace with MTR's based on my experience and comments of other MTR owners. But now research points to considering the KM2/3's. I'm pretty much settled on either the MTR or KM and would appreciate feedback from anyone with hands-on experience with both. I am on road much more than off and never trailer, yet am more interested in having the off road upperhand and willing to accept the compromise this involves.
its a shame youíre only into those model tires; the BFG KO2s sidewall w core guard if far tougher than the older km2 - itíll be the sidewall on the km3 - & Iíve a set just removed that has 70% tread left for sale for $850 for all 5 in Nashville. 37Ē x 12.50 x17 ďdĒ carcass and 68lbs per. Bombproof and better than many MTs on the trails. I just wheel in mud and donít DD my jku , so went with much more aggressive tires or Iíd still run these.

send me a PM if interested or more info wanted. If I had your use case and a choice of km2 , MTR or KO2 , no question ...just tryin to help.



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[COLOR="MediumTurquoise"]its a shame you’re only into those model tires; the BFG KO2s sidewall w core guard if far tougher than the older km2 - it’ll be the sidewall on the km3 - & I’ve a set just removed that has 70% tread left for sale for $850 for all 5 in Nashville. 37” x 12.50 x17 “d” carcass and 68lbs per. Bombproof and better than many MTs on the trails. I just wheel in mud and don’t DD my jku , so went with much more aggressive tires or I’d still run these.

send me a PM if interested or more info wanted. If I had your use case and a choice of km2 , MTR or KO2 , no question ...just tryin to help.
I really appreciate your and all other comments, and thanks for the $850 offer, but I am definitely running 35's. I am biased by the tried and true, and while I would likely risk the new KM3, the continued delays wore me out. Whether it has any validity or not, BFG official website chat told me they were hoping to have 8 ply KM3 early 2019, so I'm going to start enjoying new tires tomorrow. At my age eating dessert first has real meaning.

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I really appreciate your and all other comments, and thanks for the $850 offer, but I am definitely running 35's. I am biased by the tried and true, and while I would likely risk the new KM3, the continued delays wore me out. Whether it has any validity or not, BFG official website chat told me they were hoping to have 8 ply KM3 early 2019, so I'm going to start enjoying new tires tomorrow. At my age eating dessert first has real meaning.
oh. I took that into consideratio. BFGs are ,
as you are aware I am sure - run small; these measure 35.3" on the four door that weighs just under 5000lbs. I would never suggest anyone ugrade to a new tire level, these are just 35s at 70% tread; there measured , like, 35.6 after first year.


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