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Old 09-12-2009
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BFG MT KM or KM2 better in snow?

Im trying to decide between the two of these tires. Love the look of both of them but honestly like the km a little more. Any ideas which tread design performs better in snow? Here in vancouver we only have about 2-3 weeks max of snow in the city per year so its not to big of a deal but Id still probably want to get the one that will perform a little better.

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I might be slightly wrong... but they haven't been out long enough to test in snow for the most of us, right? Or am I thinking a year behind.. didnt they come out right around the beginning of the season right after this last winter?
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Good luck finding the KM's.. most places dont sell them anymore.. BFG discontinued them recently didnt they?
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Good luck finding the KM's.. most places dont sell them anymore.. BFG discontinued them recently didnt they?

looks like my decisions made..
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Some places have the KM.
I like some things about the KM, specifically the edge where it meets the wheel.
I haven't ever run them so I can't comment on their snow performance, but I was very please with my KM2's last winter with the ice storm (everything covered in freezing rain/ice for days) and the little bit of snow that we did get.
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I do a LOT of plowing and for a snow tire I got a set of Dunlop Radial Rover RT's.
I could smash Through a 5 foot snow bank like nobody's buisiness.

BUT

They don't last long on pavement. The composition is really soft.

Chisel tread and good on ice.
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well I have the bfgmuddterrains t/a km, I think that's whatit's called. any way they did great in the snow for me I got them at close to the end of winter last year and then this year still have them, last year we had nearly a foot of snow and I went every were in 2wd these tires do great, especially if you lower your psi some to widen your tires footprint. (but that's pretty much with any tire) I give them a good rating.
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The km style are horrible in snow. I've heard that the km2 fare better in snow/ice but the original style were teh suck.

Any amount of snow (1 foot doesn't count) or really cold weather and those tires lose all grip and pack hard full of white crap. They dig right in with any wheelspin, and with that comes stuck.

If you're serious about traction in winter get all terrains.
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yeah that's your oppinion and I gave mine, if one foot doesnt count then. oh well, lol never had a problem with mine. one foot of snow down here they don't clear the roads and my brotehrs timberline m/ts couldn't go were i did and he used 4wd. but i am more experienced I guess. lol bfg allterrains suck bwahahaha
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I would think the KM'2 would work better in the light stuff since they have more cant think of the word... but they have more cuts in the center of the tread
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My KM's were horrible in the snow last year.. great offroad and onroad though.
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Its a mud terrain, dont expect it to be phenomenal in the snow, its not what they are designed for.
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any mud terrain sucks in the snow. Unless its siped alot
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I had my KM's in a little snow last year and i thought they did awesome but thats just me. I never felt like i had a lose of traction and they didnt really dig at all it seemed like. just my .2 cents
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I hated my KM's in the snow, I REALLY hated them actually. Haven't heard much about KM2's in the snow though.
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i was talking to a guy in Rock Creek this past weekend that had a lifted older style F250 with a port and polished 460 in it with a set of 315x75x16 BFG mud terrain KM2's and he loves them...there's a local mud pit around there that he goes to and he's the only guy that i can get through the mud in 4th gear, its a manual transmission. i should got a picture of the truck it was a beast.
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i was talking to a guy in Rock Creek this past weekend that had a lifted older style F250 with a port and polished 460 in it with a set of 315x75x16 BFG mud terrain KM2's and he loves them...there's a local mud pit around there that he goes to and he's the only guy that i can get through the mud in 4th gear, its a manual transmission. i should got a picture of the truck it was a beast.
Thats great and all.. But Mudd and Snow are two very different terrains. And they Act totally different on tires. Just because its great in mudd, doesnt mean its going to be great in snow.. I cant wait to test mine out in the German Snow, If I get the chance..
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I have run the bfg at in snow and they worked awesome great traction on slick roads, also have run pro comp mud terrains, worst tire ever on hard pack and slick roads but shined well in the deep stuff. Around where i'm at i get anywhere from 1ft to 3ft of snow. this last winter I ran the Wild Country Radial XTX and the worked well enough at 25psi to keep me going straight down the road when it was all sheet ice and they provided enough grip to bust through snow drifts up to the hood all winter. Got momentarily detained a couple of times but got out with out being pulled or shoveling. even managed to make it up a hill that a 91 ranger with a locked front and ls rear had a hard time on and i had open diffs at the time. I have yet to run the bfg mt km1 but from what i have heard from people running them they seem to work awesome in the deep stuff and are well mannered on the road.
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i have a sugestion. i just got a set of goodyear duratrac's they are a brand new tire but if u want an agressive looking tire thats great in the mud and snow, i recomend these highly. they are also great on road and theres not alot of road noise.
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