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Thread: Which Tires (Toyo Open Country MT's or BFG T/A KM2's)

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    Default Which Tires (Toyo Open Country MT's or BFG T/A KM2's)

    Which would you pick:

    Toyo Open Country M/T's (35x12.5 on 17" Rim)
    $368 per tire



    or

    BFG T/A KM2's (35x12.5 on 17" Rim)
    $270 per tire




    Major difference is $100 per tire more on the Toyo's over the BFG's.

    Which would you choose if money wasn't an option, and based on overall performance.
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    First I'd pick a smaller font.

    Then if it were my money I'd go with the KM2's just off of their reputation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    First I'd pick a smaller font.
    I have a 24" iMac..............all font just looks small, hehe. Thanks for your inputs however. Looking forward to seeing some responses from actual owners of these tires, which there aren't many I've come to find out.
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    Yeah. The KM2's are hard to come by unless you're sponsored from what I hear. I had the normal KM's and they kicked ass. If these are improved over the old ones as much they say they are, then these are gonna kick ass.

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    Good luck with getting a set of KM2's. I ordered my through 4wd.com and a week later i get a call that they have over 90 of them on back order and are currently zero balance. The sales guy ended up hooking me up with my DC Mud Terrains at a pretty discounted price. I know they aren't on your list of options...but i love mine.

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    We just put a set of KM2s on a customer's Rubicon. That is the first time we have seen a set in person. I tell you what, they are an impressive tire! They balanced out very well, have VERY low road noise and with them being a load range D, you would never wear them out on a Jeep.

    I can beat the price you posted on the KM2s.

    I don't know why people are having problems. We ordered a set of 5 on a Friday afternoon and had them Tuesday afternoon...
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    I'd run the BFGs.

    (and I second the smaller font man...all of that salt water must be irritating your eyes!)
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    i have the KM2's on my jeep. they are the best tire i have ever had on there.....

    with that said the 270 price is a bit high.

    i paid 250 each for 37x12.50x17.

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    Depends on what all you use your jeep for. If it is a DD then both of those tires are good. the toyo being a E rated tire i have heard that they are hard to break in to wrap around the rocks. I saw the BFG in action this last weekend and i was impressed. I just threw a set of nitto mud grappler on mine and i really like them. easy to balance highest weight tire was 2.25 oz. I have heard great things about both tires but i cant get over the extra 400 to 500 for the name brand toyo when the cooper sst is almost the exact same tread design.

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    IMHO, Nothing beats the BFG's for wear, balance, & quality. You get what you pay for. I got 50k out of a set of 35" BFG AT's on my old 1/2T Chevy. Lotsa folks I know got 45K or better out of MT's. My AT's took less than 2 oz of weight per tire. My Dumb-lop MT's take 8-10oz or something insane per tire, and they still arn't good. The kicker is I have as much $$ in them as the BFG's would have been.
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