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    Tire Tread of Choice?

    Soft sand, damp, like in the coastal dunes, what is your build choice for tires? A/T, M/T?

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    As of right now, my choice is the Toyo M/T. I ran the MTR-K's and was completely disappointed in them. I have been searching for a 38X13.50 in a 17 for a long time now. I finally found one by Milestar. I think I am going to pull the trigger on these. I saw several folks running them in Moab and they appeared to do well. Anyone have any experience with them?

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    Not able to post a picture from work, but I have the BFG KM2.

    It has been a great tire, and will put the new KM3 on soon.

    I have also ran the older BFG KO and for the Sierra Mountains, it was a great tire on the granite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Ockert View Post
    Not able to post a picture from work, but I have the BFG KM2.

    It has been a great tire, and will put the new KM3 on soon.

    I have also ran the older BFG KO and for the Sierra Mountains, it was a great tire on the granite.

    Todd
    I'm anxious to see how you like the KM3's, once you put them on. I almost bought a set a month or so back, but two of my tires are pretty new, so I decided just to replace the 2 old ones (40,000 on the KM2's).

    Being new to Jeeps, I've only experienced the BFG KM2s. My Jeep came with KO2s, but I replaced them with 35" KM2s at 3000 miles when I added my MC lift. I have been very happy with them overall, except they have started loosing big chunks wheeling on granite at Wolf Caves (TX), and they sucked in slick clay/mud ruts the one time I ran Windrock Park in TN.


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    My KM2's also have some big chunks out of the tread blocks from playing in the High Sierra's of California.

    I had heard BFG went to a harder compound, and that is what is causing the chunking issues.
    They still wheel exceptionally well though.
    Looking forward to wheeling Wolf Caves or Katemecy.

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    I too run the BFG KM2's and have been very happy with the traction in all conditions.
    That being said, they do chunk on the rocks. I've been keeping my eyes on them but haven't noticed any adverse issues yet.
    I've also been listening to opinions for a replacement with as good of traction with no chunking...20180803_100612.jpg

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    2016 JKUR Soft top, 3-1/2" Gamechanger w/rocksports, 35x12.50 BFG KM2's, 5.13 gears, Procomp Vapor Pro 2 Beadlocks, JCR Crusader front bumper, rear bumper w/carrier, rock sliders, and fenders flares w/front liners, Poison Spider front sport cage, 10k synthetic winch, Rockhard oil pan and trans skid, EVO sway bar disconnect motor delete, C-gussets and lower arm braces, Spiderweb shade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryG View Post
    I too run the BFG KM2's and have been very happy with the traction in all conditions.
    That being said, they do chunk on the rocks. I've been keeping my eyes on them but haven't noticed any adverse issues yet.
    I've also been listening to opinions for a replacement with as good of traction with no chunking...20180803_100612.jpg

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    Just go get you some stick Trepadors Gary.


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    trying to wear these down a bit more before I broach that $ubject!

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