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I want a comfortable 35in tire???

I currently have the BFG M/Ts Km's(old style) and Im getting kinda sick of the aggressiveness of the tire... I dont mind the noise BUT the tire isnt a comfortable ride. Im in search of some new more comfortable 35's BUT i want a tire that looks well in the size too. I used to own BFG A/T's and I LOVED them BUT they dont look well in 35's...

Please give me some options on tires that ride comfortable but at the same time look well in a size 35in, Thanks for the help!!
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I wonder how the KM2 compares to the old style
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check out these open countrys man.... buddy has them on his f150 theyre super quiet for an a/t imo...they have them in a 35x12.50x15



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maybe check out the new falken tires
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I wonder how the KM2 compares to the old style
My 33" km2's road just as good as the BFG AT's.
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I would still suggest the KM2, no questions. Mine are making a little noise (still very quiet for a M/T) with almost 30k miles on them, but well over half tread and they ride very nice, and smooth.

The Cooper STT mud terrains are a good tire as well.

I have heard nothing but good things about Toyo M/Ts but I haven't actually run them myself yet.
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+1 for toyo's! I have the at's which are awesome. the mt's are unbelievably quiet and ride is amazing. and they get better wear than any mt out there. and they perform at the top offroad :)
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^^^I beg to differ.... see below. lol.




KM2 dude. I know I haven't any experience with them(yet), but judging by my past 5 or so sets of their Radial Mud Terrains and Mud Terrain KM2's, I'm all about me some BFG. Fit my bill perfect and I can't wait for new tires. Plus, the prices of them are about the cheapest of the quality tires out there. None of this "mud rover" or "buckshot" BS.


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check out these open countrys man.... buddy has them on his f150 theyre super quiet for an a/t imo...they have them in a 35x12.50x15



OPEN COUNTRY A/T | Toyo Tires
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO





I say no to Toyo if you didn't get the point before. lol. They're super quiet yes, just as with any all terrain. It's the wet weather traction that really really really turns me off on them. They were wicked scary compared to even my last two sets of upsiped mud terrains.
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Haha I gotta love these opinions on tires. :p it is a neverending battle. I have no issues with my toyo at's in wet weather. On either of my trucks. Personally though(even though I love my at's) just run an mt if you're runnin 35's...I mean really lol
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Well i was leaning towards KM2s but I want to know if the KM2s are a better, more comfortable ride than the older style BFG m/t's?? I would LOVE to stay with a M/T but it would have to ride smooth and be comfortable at the same time on the road and still have the aggresiveness for minor off-road usage!!! Thanks for the input guys
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I’ve had 33” KM2s for a little while and they hum a little more than I expected them to both on the everyday roads and the hy-way.
Hy-Way with the windows open are noisy rides, have to crank the tunes to cover it up some or just to hear.
They have a good look but when they wear out (three or four years) I will go something less aggressive and quieter.
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air down.
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KM2s all the way. I'm super picky about how my truck rides, I want it to ride as smooth as possible. KM2s ride exactly like the ATs do, just like Sonic said. You would never know they were MTs on the road if you couldn't hear the hum. Now they are reasonably loud, but its not anything like exhaust drone. You can barely hear it with the windows up. I'm extremely happy with mine, if only they werent so expensive.
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Not sure what you plan on running for rims but if on a 4x4 then use a 15” wheel.
KM2’s in 16”s are Light Truck Tires and are heavy walled than the 15” of the same size. that actually sound good for off-roading but on the street it adds noise and a harsher ride. Be scare because now I am waiting for these HD Tire to wear out then start looking for something a little softer in the sidewalls.

What it boils down to is the tire rating keep it in the “C” range do not go to a stiffer wall.
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If you only do minor offroading then why get an MT? There are plenty of good looking AT's if that's your hesitation.
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^^^I beg to differ.... see below. lol.




KM2 dude. I know I haven't any experience with them(yet), but judging by my past 5 or so sets of their Radial Mud Terrains and Mud Terrain KM2's, I'm all about me some BFG. Fit my bill perfect and I can't wait for new tires. Plus, the prices of them are about the cheapest of the quality tires out there. None of this "mud rover" or "buckshot" BS.




NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO





I say no to Toyo if you didn't get the point before. lol. They're super quiet yes, just as with any all terrain. It's the wet weather traction that really really really turns me off on them. They were wicked scary compared to even my last two sets of upsiped mud terrains.
Lol I gotcha shane...I mean I was just going off the fact that I rode in his truck only once ...and it was dry and hot....don't know about their wet performance....but personally I'm just gonna stick with my ko's.....and maybe later on down the road try out those new general grabbers
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going with the Pro comp 7069 series Black 15x10in alloy wheels
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what about the super swamper ms16
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DICK CEPEK FUN COUNTRY II the best tire i have ever owned...i had them in 325/85r16 (discontinued) on my superduty and they were smooth and quiet, i kept them rotated and balanced, had 40k on them when i sold the truck and they were still more than 75%

pro comp all terrains seem good too, my buddy has them in 35s and they are really nice
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Fastest way for premature failure of the Bearing Packs is to run 10 Rims… period.

With a 3⅝” bs to maybe a 4” bs all the extra stress of the wider rims falls on the bearings and in turn create more wear.

Now we all have to admit these front end bearing packs $uck at best so adding extra pressure is a bad thing.

Stick to an 8” rim with 4” max back spacing, this type of rim more evenly balances wright distribution and the tires don’t stick out too far past the body of the truck.
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Chris...where's the pics of my twin??!?!?!? The twin in which i'm sooooooo jealous of!?!?!?? KM2's and black alloys FTW!


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Fastest way for premature failure of the Bearing Packs is to run 10 Rims… period.

With a 3⅝” bs to maybe a 4” bs all the extra stress of the wider rims falls on the bearings and in turn create more wear.

Now we all have to admit these front end bearing packs $uck at best so adding extra pressure is a bad thing.

Stick to an 8” rim with 4” max back spacing, this type of rim more evenly balances wright distribution and the tires don’t stick out too far past the body of the truck.

Not to call you out Sandy, but do you have any experience with this on these trucks????? I do and can tell you that over half my stock bearings life had oversize tires and steel wheels, and 75% of that 50% life was with 35x12.50's, 15x10 steelies with 4" backspace. I would say 120k on stock bearings is pretty darn good. Not to mention, the OP and myself are both double lifted and we all know this theory: go up, go wide. 8's on a double looks retarded anyway. lol.
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My bearings are the least of my worries. Im a mechanic and im prepared to do any maintenance on my suspesion or drivetrain as the problem arises. I do love the look of the 15x10 with my lift compared to the slim look of the 15x8. If you go up, you must go wide too. At the same time, any modification done to suspension/motor/ect you have to prepare for the consequences. Im not some poor kid in school, I have a job with money and anything i do to my vehicles, im aware of the risks and prepared to dish out the cash to fix any misfortunes i may run in to lol
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Chris...where's the pics of my twin??!?!?!? The twin in which i'm sooooooo jealous of!?!?!?? KM2's and black alloys FTW!
haha once i get the tires on and the new suspension installed, ill be sure to take plenty of update pics :)
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haha... I expect a cell pic the instant the truck is set back on the ground! lol.



BTW...I'm now FINALLY as tall as you and Trevor. Hello new rear leves and a taller tbar bolt! Sooo tired of being the shortest double lifted ranger!! lol.
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finally swap out those bent leaves eh?
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