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Old November 14th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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Question Bfg mt km2 or Mickey Thompson claws

Looking to get some new tires what would you recommend.
I was looking at the Bfg mud terrain km2 or the Mickey Thompson
Baja claws. Any thoughts on these two tires.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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Love the KM2s. Have owned them in 31" & 37" sizes, but have only driven with them on dry roads (no winter driving).
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Old November 14th, 2012, 08:53 PM   #3
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I love km2's. I had a set of 35's on my Tj. If I ever have another dd/weekend wheeler that is the tire I will put on it.
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Love my km2s.I have about 65,000 miles on my 32s and they still have about a third of their original tread.I will buy them again as soon as these are used up.My only complaint is they have no siping from the factory for ice.I spent $40 at discount to have mine siped and it made a night and day difference.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 10:13 PM   #5
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Km2 ftw! I love mine I don't suggest them for snow covered roads though
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Old November 15th, 2012, 08:28 AM   #6
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I absolutely hated my km2's.....the lateral traction is horrible.....both in winter driving and on the trails, rain too.....all the truck would do is pitch sideways. I kept them for only about 10k miles and sold them....they sucked that bad. I replaced them with hankook dynapro mt's which were 100x better.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 08:47 AM   #7
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My KM2 are a great tire. Mine currently have over 60k miles on them and about 1/3 of tread left. I had the Mickey Thompson MTZ prior to the KM2 and HATED them. Noisy and didn't wear evenly.
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I absolutely hated my km2's.....the lateral traction is horrible.....both in winter driving and on the trails, rain too.....all the truck would do is pitch sideways. I kept them for only about 10k miles and sold them....they sucked that bad. I replaced them with hankook dynapro mt's which were 100x better.
What kind of vehical? What load range? I am curious how everyone loves them except you,wonder if it has to do with the rig they are on.I think most mt type tires have siping from the factory,which the km2s lack.I think that siping might help a little in the rain.
I have 65,000 miles on mine on a lifted tj.I drive it all year long and rarely,if ever,do I use 4x4 in the snow.I have had no problems with spinning out or lateral stability.My jeep has a trutrac in tha back also,which should make it worse.
I thought about the hankooks,as well as the duratracs.Tires are so exspensive I will have a hard time trying something else when my km2s have worked and worn so well.
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I had the MT baja MTZ on my old truck and i loved them. They are a little more expensive but i never got stuck and i ran them all year. There great on and off road. I had about 55,000 miles on them when i sold my truck and they still had about half the tread left. I hauled everything under the sun with them too and had no issues at all. I dont know anything about the KM2s
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Goodyear MTR Kevlars.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 10:37 AM   #11
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Old November 15th, 2012, 11:58 AM   #12
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What kind of vehical? What load range? I am curious how everyone loves them except you,wonder if it has to do with the rig they are on.I think most mt type tires have siping from the factory,which the km2s lack.I think that siping might help a little in the rain.
I have 65,000 miles on mine on a lifted tj.I drive it all year long and rarely,if ever,do I use 4x4 in the snow.I have had no problems with spinning out or lateral stability.My jeep has a trutrac in tha back also,which should make it worse.
I thought about the hankooks,as well as the duratracs.Tires are so exspensive I will have a hard time trying something else when my km2s have worked and worn so well.
33x1050 on my 96 Tacoma. Truck was on 2" lift, dual cases, rear Detroit, armored ect, ect and it got wheeled alot. My issue was with it wanting to slide sideways. On the road was worst i have seen from any tire, ever....if they spun at all the truck was going straight sideways and not at all forward. Off road they got good grip but in anything other than dry, clean rocks they would not hold a line worth a dam, they would just slide sideways off of the obstacle.

I went to 295-75-16 when i went to the hankooks....what a giant difference.....on the street when they would spin (rare compared to the bfgs) they would still go slightly sideways but you were moving forward to. Off road was the same story....you could put them where you needed and they held the line.

If you plan to only drive on dry, clear roads and wheel only clean rocks i bet the km2 is a great tire.
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Thanks for the input. I think I know witch ones to get.
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I'm making the same assessment: KM2s or MT Baja TTCs.
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I have KM2s on my Jk. My only complaint is no rim protection = lots of rock rash.
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33x1050 on my 96 Tacoma. Truck was on 2" lift, dual cases, rear Detroit, armored ect, ect and it got wheeled alot. My issue was with it wanting to slide sideways. On the road was worst i have seen from any tire, ever....if they spun at all the truck was going straight sideways and not at all forward. Off road they got good grip but in anything other than dry, clean rocks they would not hold a line worth a dam, they would just slide sideways off of the obstacle.

I went to 295-75-16 when i went to the hankooks....what a giant difference.....on the street when they would spin (rare compared to the bfgs) they would still go slightly sideways but you were moving forward to. Off road was the same story....you could put them where you needed and they held the line.

If you plan to only drive on dry, clear roads and wheel only clean rocks i bet the km2 is a great tire.
I wheel almost every weekend,more then anyone I know.I have 65,000 Miles on my km2s but I guess I will have to park my rig now because I cant find any dry clear roads or extra sticky rocks. Lol
I think the voice of the people have spoken,and most love the km2.If I had a dedicated rock rig I would take your thoughts about them a little more seriously.The km2 may not be the best at any one thing,but they work well everywhere imo.
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love them. just bought another set today.
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love them. just bought another set today.
Do you use them on a DD or just a wheeler?
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