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Old 11-08-2011
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BFG KM2's vs BFG AT's

Trying to decide between the KM2's or the AT's. For w.e reason through work, the KM2's are only going to cost me like $10 more a tire which is why im leaning towards them but after my duratracs and having crappy ride that makes me want to go with the AT's. Acourse the guy I sold them to had them road forced balanced and said they ride really well so I guess it was my crappy work spin balance machine. The AT's dont look near as good as the KM2's though, but decisions decisions. Any advice, specifically from people that have had them. Thanks
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If you think you will ever drive in the mud, go with the KM2's...The AT's gum up and will leave you stuck.

Both are great tire though....personally I'd go with the KM2's for the meaty look and the additional abilities afforded by them offroad.
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the bfg at's suck, imo. km2's ftw.
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well I do use the tires some so the extra support from the km2's would be good, but I do think the at's will probably get me by for w.e I need. I just dont want to get stuck with another tire that I couldn't enjoy driving my truck because it rattled and wobbled like hell. Maybe it wasnt the tires fault but still, I just dont want that to happen again but for only $10 more a tire I feel like id be stupid not to move up to the KM2's. Idk.
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I have had both on my trucks. For daily driving and pretty much any road condition the AT's were great. Snow was never a problem. the Km2's don't have the siping in the tread so they can slip a bit on roads and aren't great in snow.

I saw one guy at 4WheelParts that was running BFG Mt's on his wrangler, he had the inside lugs siped while the outer were left alone. I didn't get a chance to ask if it helped though.

If you are going to off-road then get the km2's.
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What size are you looking to get?

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idk maybe go back with 33x12.5's like I had but im trying to be smart about this and just go like 32x11.5 at's
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What are the spec's on your truck?
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06 extended cab 4x4. 4.10ls, 3 inch body lift. Was running 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs on 15x8 Mickey Thompson Classic Locks. Things came up and needing to change stuff up, so I sold my duratracs and im selling my classic locks all for a damn good price. Now just put the stock wheels back on and going to put some new tires on the stockers. Was going to go back with 33x12.5's but idk im trying to get it back to more of a daily driver status instead of offroad truck. The way before looked really good, but for daily driving and when I spend over $100 a week in gas, I was just needing a change. Thats why I was thinking about going with the AT's but man the MT's always look so much better than the AT's, but again im trying to be smart here and leave that kinda stuff for the other toys.

So continuing with that theme I was thinking about going down to a 32x11.5 AT and spending basically the same for those brand new as I sold my duratracs for. I dont think it is going to look near as good as the 33's or going with an MT but again trying to be smart here. STL over on FRF runs 32x11.5 with the body lift and his looks good. Acourse he is running aftermarket wheels which helps and these are going on my stockers but I figure it'll still look ok I guess. I hate to do this, I really do because it looked so good before but I have to start choosing whats more important and leave those types of goodies and builds for the other vehicles and toys. So for this truck im just trying to keep it looking atleast ok and still be able to do what I need it to on the farm and such but to not go wild with it anymore. Not near as fun but I guess thats part of being an adult and when having multiple vehicles. Just gotta choose which one you keep decently normal and which to go crazy with. Sad day but I guess the ranger is getting the back to normal mod
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The stock rims are only 7 inches wide which any manufacturer will only say put a 10.5 wide tire on.

Has your truck been programmed for the tire size you have?
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The stock rims are only 7 inches wide which any manufacturer will only say put a 10.5 wide tire on.

Has your truck been programmed for the tire size you have?
I have a tuner for it, and as far as the wheels go it will def be fine, yes it might wear alittle more in the center on a 7 inch wide wheel but its done all the time in the jeep world.

I actually ended up going with 32x11.5 bfg at's, but that was strictly because of money.
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i would look at the general grabber at2s cheaper and have just as good reviews as the bfgs
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i would look at the mud rovers or mudkings because they are cheaper and have just as good reviews as the bfgs
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for an extra 10 bucks i'd go with the Km2's they have treated me well.
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I've had the KM2's for almost 2 years now and have been very pleased with them. Numerous trips down to Charleston and hardly any noticeable treadwear. Ride is not rough and too me the noise level isn't as bad as other tires i've had in the past.
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