AT KO2 vs. MT KM2 vs. MT KM3. Opinions?

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  1. mrjordann

    mrjordann

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    Hey I am debating between BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2, Mud-Terrain KM2, AND Mud-Terrain KM3.

    Which do you recommend, and why? All things considered: Looks, wear life, snow, noise, etc.

    Thanks in advance for your input.
     
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    Josie'sLandCruiser Stop calling it a "FJ."

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    What vehicle? What size? What use?

    For my daily driver and long distance "overlanding" Toyota Tacoma 4wd pu I use 265/75R15 Cooper Discovery AT3 tires (31.5 inch tall aggressive radial AT tread tires.) On my FJ40 trail rig I run 33x12.5R15 Interco SuperSwamper TSL tires (very aggressive bias-ply mud tires.)

    B.F. Goodrich brand tires are generally a decent choice, but rather "middle of the road" in performance. Not the best or the worse off-road or on-road. I have run both the BFG MT and AT tires in years past.

    Good luck!

    Alan
     
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    mrjordann

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    Thanks. I've used both as well. XJ Jeep with ATs, FJ40 with super old version of the MTs.

    This is for my FJ40. Mostly on road, but some light offroading here and there.

    BTW, aren't 33x12.5r15 way too wide for stock steel wheels? Discount Tire was too scared to mount 33x9.5 or 33x10.5 on my wheels.
     
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    Bfg has left me disappointed. More than once. The latest were km2, basically turrible. I have since gone to Cooper stt pros. 37x13.5x17 I'm running them on FJC alloys that are 7.5. If discount is balking, go somewhere else.
     
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    Josie'sLandCruiser Stop calling it a "FJ."

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    Sounds like a decent AT tread tire is the way to go with your FJ40. BFG, Cooper, there are many decent AT tires out there.

    Yes, running aftermarket 15x8 inch wheels with the TSLs.



    >This is for my FJ40. Mostly on road, but some light offroading here and there.

    >BTW, aren't 33x12.5r15 way too wide for stock steel wheels? Discount Tire was too scared to mount 33x9.5 or 33x10.5 on my wheels.[/QUOTE]
     
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    I’d love to see an unbiased KM3 review where the reviewer hasn’t gotten a free set from BFG. The interwebs are saturated with KM3 reviews from users who got a free swag set. I know they came out over the summer, but I’ve yet to hear how they deal with snow. As a MT you can’t expect a Blizzak performance, but it’s just nothing but crickets on the snow performance.
     
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    mr jits SILVER Star

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    I'll say that I've never seen worse side walls than those on the KM2. On one wheeling trip with friends we had three sidewall tears on two different trucks (three tires in total). Not on the same parts of the trails. Fluke? Maybe, but that convinced me to never run them.
    I'm not sure if the new KO3 has had its tread cracking issue resolved, but I know a few people and have read of a lot more returning their tires for that issue. I have no experience with the KM3, but do have some with the new KR3: they're just amazing (in the sticky version). Great sidewalls, and phenomenal grip in the wet and dry (obviously useless in the snow).
     
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    KM3s are not winter tires. I have them, not great for snow. My old KO2s were 10x better in snow.

    The KO2s and KM3s both have awesome sidewalls. My earlier KOs lasted a month before killing a sidewalls at the BHCC.

    We had Cooper AT3s on the GX470, but prefer the KO2s we bought last year. Quieter ride, better in snow. Have no complaints with the STT Pros on the BJ74, but the diesel drowns out any road noise ;)
     
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