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Old February 3rd, 2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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cooper stt or bfg km2

ok here it is looking to get a new set of tires have heard good things about both but what do y'all think is the best thanks stt's or km2's
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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rig? size? daily driver?
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 08:09 PM   #3
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Had STTs on my WJ and they were awesome. Little road noise but not bad for an aggressive tire. Would run these again.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 08:54 PM   #4
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Xj with 4.5 lift looking at 33s and yes dd for now
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 09:04 PM   #5
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 09:28 PM   #6
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Between the two I would go stt. I dont care for the km2's much. Weak sidewalls, run small, poor wet/snow. Yeah I know its an mt but still.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 09:34 PM   #7
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stt is pry a bit cheaper then km2
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 10:02 PM   #8
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Ran two sets of 31 " stt on a s10 blazer dd. I loved the tire but could only manage 35,000 miles out of them. I have 32 km2s on my tj and have 65,000 miles on them, they still have a third of the original thread. I wont put anything but bfgs on a dd.

Before anyone bitches about s10 balljoints or idle arms I will say that I overmaintain my stuff and rotate any mud tire every 2500 miles or sooner. I also ran three sets of the original cooper st. Again, loved the traction, hated the wear.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 10:07 PM   #9
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Ran two sets of 31 " stt on a s10 blazer dd. I loved the tire but could only manage 35,000 miles out of them. I have 32 km2s on my tj and have 65,000 miles on them, they still have a third of the original thread. I wont put anything but bfgs on a dd.

Before anyone bitches about s10 balljoints or idle arms I will say that I overmaintain my stuff and rotate any mud tire every 2500 miles or sooner. I also ran three sets of the original cooper st. Again, loved the traction, hated the wear.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 08:11 AM   #10
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I have 30x9.50r15 KM2's on my S10 dd. They suck in the snow and on wet. They wear like shit compared to the Goodyear silent armor's I had (I know they are a different style tire). They are great for off road use but are next to useless on a dd especially in snow or rain.

I have 33x12.50r15 KM2's on my Wrangler and have been happy with them but they see very minimal rain and never see snow. They are pretty aggressive which is nice in mud. They seem to wrap around rocks pretty well. They are not horribly noisy on the road. They seem to wear better on the straight axle vs. the IFS of my S10.

I have never ran Cooper's so I can't vouch for them. This is just my opinion on the 2 sets of KM2's I have. Take it for what it's worth.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 09:13 AM   #11
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Feel free to pm me if you ever get to this side of town. I will gladly show you receipts with millage for coopers from midwest and bfgs from discount. I will also give you my tire depth gauge so you can see how much tread is left on my bfgs.

I dont talk bs like everyone else here, I talk of real life exsperiences. Try it sometime.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 09:28 AM   #12
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BFG is a better tire. My .02
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Old February 4th, 2013, 09:28 AM   #13
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I will agree that km2s suck in snow, siping them at discount helps a lot. I am a driver, I've enjoyed drifting since before they had a name for it. That might be why the traction km2s offer on snow and ice dont bother me.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 09:29 AM   #14
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I have never owned cooper stt's but did tons of reviews on tires prior to buying my km2s. Seemed like the coopers were awesome tires and I was going to buy them but then the km2s came out and I found a great deal on a used set. I love my km2s have NEVER ruined a sidewall and I wheel in the nastiest terrain. To me they are at home in the rocks and when going up dirt climbs. They are not the best in light snow or ice on the street but neither are any mts because that's not what they're designed for. Im sure siping them would help both in that area and wet traction. Km2s are also good in deep snow and hae fairly good tread ware
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Old February 4th, 2013, 09:49 AM   #15
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I have never owned cooper stt's but did tons of reviews on tires prior to buying my km2s. Seemed like the coopers were awesome tires and I was going to buy them but then the km2s came out and I found a great deal on a used set. I love my km2s have NEVER ruined a sidewall and I wheel in the nastiest terrain. To me they are at home in the rocks and when going up dirt climbs. They are not the best in light snow or ice on the street but neither are any mts because that's not what they're designed for. Im sure siping them would help both in that area and wet traction. Km2s are also good in deep snow and hae fairly good tread ware
This is mainly because you are locked front and rear on 35's. It's really not the tires as much as the driver when wheeling in the nastiest terrain.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 05:01 PM   #16
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how are the km2s with protecting the rim from rock rash i know the stts have rim protector to help a little
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Old February 4th, 2013, 05:22 PM   #17
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Feel free to pm me if you ever get to this side of town. I will gladly show you receipts with millage for coopers from midwest and bfgs from discount. I will also give you my tire depth gauge so you can see how much tread is left on my bfgs.

I dont talk bs like everyone else here, I talk of real life exsperiences. Try it sometime.
The coopers on my Heep beg to differ. Way more traction,more sipes, better side wall tread, and look way cooler than a bfg. Plus I'm pretty sure their lighter too.


And who the fukc rotates their tyres before their oil is ready to be changed
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I have the KM2's. They are a good three season tire. They suck in snow.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 05:45 PM   #19
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how are the km2s with protecting the rim from rock rash i know the stts have rim protector to help a little
no protection
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Old February 4th, 2013, 06:25 PM   #20
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STTs are great. Running them on my Colorado and I'm am very satisfied.
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