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Interesting that the toyos are only about $2 difference per tire between a 35x12.50R17 and 35x12.50R18... KM2s are normally $50 different per tire.

I had toyo m/ts ordered for my truck, but I had to cancel the order when I found out that they would rub the upper control arm on stock wheels due to the more aggressive side wall. I may end up buying a set whenever I finally lift the truck and get different wheels. My only real complaint about the KM2s to date is that the sidewall feels a little soft on my truck with D rated tires. The 7.5" wheel isn't helping a lot though either I'm sure.
thats because they are BFGs, paying way too much for the name. Where did they scrub? All the time or only during turning? if it was only turning I would have stuck with the Toyos.
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Your truck didn't look like it had a lot of rake in the first place, so I'm not surprised.
Yeah I was a bit concerned about that as well. I cant really figure out why mine is so much different. I know mine was used to pull a trailer pretty frequently so maybe the leaf springs just have more wear? i really dont know.

The blocks the guy sent me for the rear are not what I thought, I thought they were F350 blocks with the ears, they are just normal 3" blocks and no ears. So I will probably find some 4-5" blocks with the ears and get new Ubolts. I could just remake the front spacers a little shorter though. I am not sure what I will do until I see it with thetires mounted.

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lift? wait what lift? prove it
why dont believe me? Its just a 2.5" lift. Nothing special.
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Nice tires. My next door neighbour has them on his f250 and they are wearing well after 20 k


On another note, kudos to you for sticking through the numerous issues you had, I would have taken a match and a can of gas....................and well you know the rest.
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thats because they are BFGs, paying way too much for the name. Where did they scrub? All the time or only during turning? if it was only turning I would have stuck with the Toyos.
The price was the same between the two, everywhere I priced them at the time. But the 17s were nearly $50 less per tire in the km2.
I agree about paying too much for the name to some extent, especially for their a/t. I have been really happy with the performance, just don't like the sidewall much still.

The rubbing would have been constant on the upper control arm. With the km2 I have about 3/8" between the sidewall and the upper control arm. The only option with the toyo (wider and more aggressive sidewall lugs) was to run 1/4" spacer up front and I didn't want that.

By the way, what leveling kit? New caster bushings/adjustment with it? Might suck at 2.5" without that.
My rear blocks are 3" without tabs for bumpstops too. :( I need to replace them with something different before long since I effectively don't have bumpstops now.
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The price was the same between the two, everywhere I priced them at the time. But the 17s were nearly $50 less per tire in the km2.
I agree about paying too much for the name to some extent, especially for their a/t. I have been really happy with the performance, just don't like the sidewall much still.

The rubbing would have been constant on the upper control arm. With the km2 I have about 3/8" between the sidewall and the upper control arm. The only option with the toyo (wider and more aggressive sidewall lugs) was to run 1/4" spacer up front and I didn't want that.

By the way, what leveling kit? New caster bushings/adjustment with it? Might suck at 2.5" without that.
My rear blocks are 3" without tabs for bumpstops too. :( I need to replace them with something different before long since I effectively don't have bumpstops now.
Just spacers, no caster adjustment. It rides and drives fine. I was running 75 down a county road this morning. Its so windy I cant decide if it pulls or not. I honestly didnt want to run any lift but I did want larger tires. So I will probably just shorten up the front spacer. It looks way too tall for the stock tires.
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Well I'm looking forward to seeing it with new tires so go ahead and get hot on that
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looks too clean, tires need to be tested lol
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looks too clean, tires need to be tested lol
ha! its actually pretty dirty, hasnt been washed in a few weeks. oh and no way im going to drive through mud on purpose.
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God that looks perfect
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Looks great Zach.
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thanks guys. i like it too. not quite level like I wanted though. needs lowered in the front just a hair.
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Why not just go with 350 rear blocks?? I think the front looks perfect
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It has 3.5" or so blocks now. About an equivalent to 350 blocks from my understanding.
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Ooooo well IMO I'd level the back cause it sits perfect.......
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Wow, it looks about perfect. I think you're on the right track actually, lower the front and inch or so and it would look great.

I need to stop looking at your truck, it is set up almost exactly like I would want one right now. Ultimately I'm glad I didn't get a diesel after reading about all of your issues, but that looks just right.
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Looks great Zach.
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ha! its actually pretty dirty, hasnt been washed in a few weeks. oh and no way im going to drive through mud on purpose.
yea silver kicks ***, id be rocking a 93 xl xcab right now if it woulda had a/c (test drove it 2 trucks before i found my mazda) ... previous vehicle was silver for me too (96 acura integra)
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Looks awesome dude!
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thanks guys. I will grab a few more pictures this weekend.
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I think I would like to get some F350 blocks but here are a couple more pictures.

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Hey Zach that looks great (im sure youve havnt read that yet)
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