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I am up on the air on tires. I'm sure it's been asked but. I'm looking to new tires and I can't make up my mind. Choice is between km2's, goodyear MTR, or toyo MT. I am leaning towards the toyo's but the weight scares me at 90+lbs. Any thoughts on this????
 

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choose the tire around what you plan on doing- lots of on-road use? mud? rocks? climbing? soft dirt? All three of those tires usually get pretty good reviews especially the KM2's. Some of those Toyos are pretty expensive. Free shipping on tires is pretty nice too, if you aren't buying them local. I was going to ship some 35x 12.50- 17" tires last week.They are 67 lbs each and will cost about $200 to ship from Texas to Tennessee. :shaking:
 

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I would go with these.

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5963

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I have run a ton of tires in my 3 decades of wheeling and each have a specific feature over another which means a compromise of some sort. To give you an idea, I have run Fordyce with MTR's, TSL/SX's and even AT/KO's and I can't say other than size where one really performed so much better than the other. EXCEPT.... when coming out of water crossings, the AT/KO's grabbed much better than any other tire and out of the large groups I was running with, I was the only one that got out of the water on the first attempt as the large footprint of the AT had more traction surface to grab the rounded slick rocks without slipping off.
 

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Try the kumo KL71's, Ive been dying to hear a review and they are like half the price of mickey t's. (in canada as well)
I had a friend in college that had a set of 37's on his dodge cummins. These are great for a vehicle that isn't going to see a ton of offroad. Work really well on street and he was going to get about 40k out of them and his truck was dynoed at 600hp and over 900ftlb of torque. Not too bad.
 

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I had a friend in college that had a set of 37's on his dodge cummins. These are great for a vehicle that isn't going to see a ton of offroad. Work really well on street and he was going to get about 40k out of them and his truck was dynoed at 600hp and over 900ftlb of torque. Not too bad.
Dissipointed by that answer, i thought they would rock offroad. :bawling: Claws it is then.
 

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I guess the real question is how bad is it to have an additional 20lbs on each corner(with the toyo)
 

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Id have to say that if you can find a tire that has a lighter weight go for that option. less rolling resistance and weight on your axle the better. i run at ko beacuse they kick ass through like anything and look sweet. plus the road ride is awesome. I have heard good things about the km2 and the mt mtz. good luck.
 

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I guess the real question is how bad is it to have an additional 20lbs on each corner(with the toyo)
Apart from the on-road disadvantage, that 20lbs becomes a whole lot more when your tires are spinning on the trail.

Another vote for KM2's from me, the only MT I've ran that I would have no hesitation in replacing with the same. Easy to balance, very quiet on the highway for an MT, wear very well, excellent off-road traction and sidewall flex.
 
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