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Tire ideas and input.

SO here is the deal i run currently 31x10.5 BFG T/A KO's on my ranger, well they are already over 50% gone at 15k miles on my truck so i am guessing i should be into 4/32 and 5/32 of tread within the coming two months. Being i have a 55k tread life warranty i will get pro ration per tire for a new set.

But i am not sure what to do.

I want to go MT/R but i really rather not lose alot of mpg..

I also cant decide if i should go with a 31, 32, or a 33. My trucks t-bars are cranked and i think i can fit a 33 but im not to sure.

Otherwise should i just stay with the tire i have an just get a cheap set of them again.

What about a 31 inch mt/r?

Well any tire ideas let me know, it also has to be a tire that discount tire carries.

How much better do MT/R do in the snow then A/T's??

here are what i am looking at:

I have these:


i REALLY like these:


Otherwise these are the other two:



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2nd one's look sweet. but I vote for some 32x10.5 swampers!

Also I don't know if discount tire is like this but I have been told by a couple of tire shops around the house that the department stores get a lower quality tire to sell for a lower price. My old man was buying tires at walmart and not getting 30k out of them when I'd get 60k out of the same tire ordered of the internet.
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Hmmm i really dont know.. as long as they honor tread life warranties i dont complain.

But mudders have no tread warranty so that is a factor too eeeek.

And i think its 32x11.5 ;]
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32x11.5 maybe I forget I had them on my bronco stock suspension just 32 swampers man that thing was mean like that.
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thats what i am looking to do i am just not sure on what the loses are for mpg.. I mean i am happy with what i get.. but if its like a 3mpg loss i dont know if its worth it since fuel will go back up.
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I think as long as you stay in the 31-32" range and 10.5 or less wide I don't think you'll really see that much of a loss. I doubt you'll lose more than two no matter what tire you go with.
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Hmm i think thats true i will probably do a 32 x 11.50 in the km2 the second tire listed. Only fear is tread life on them. Otherwise a 32 x 11.50 T/A wouldnt kill me.
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nah she'd looke good I think that is best looking tread for the tire you showed. another good tire is the nitto mud grapplers. they're a pretty high milage tire. Not to much road noise with them either. Pricey tire though the 33X11.50R16 is $258 and they don't show a 32, but I think if you look on nitto's web site they make one. I think?
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MTR for the win
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In all honesty, Here's what I think.

In the snow, the A/T will take it hands down. I love my MTR's, but after driving all weekend thru the snow with them, I'll take the A/T's again for traction in the snow.

The KM2's are a great tire, they're real soft, and they LOVE to throw stuff. I got the first rock chip in my windshield from one of my buddy Jesse's KM2's thowing a rock at me.

The old BFG Mud Terrain, you may be able to still pick up cheap as they aren't making em anymore I don't think.

Thats my 2 penny's worth
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whaat you didnt like mtr's in the snow?
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When I wheeled with a jeep with 31 MTRs he didn't have any problem in the snow. My vote is KM2s though.
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Yeah i am thinking 31's and KM2's FTW and for the MPG
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31s still give you a lot of room to flex as well, I rubbed a couple times when I flexed out the 32s when I was stock.
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Hmm thanks for the info. I think i am gonna get new shocks when i get new tires.. Some KYB Monomaxs that will hopefully level everything out and stiffen the ride again. I think im starting to sag.
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mud terrains + snow = no

deep snow, yes... driving in town and on highways in snow = hell no.
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i had the original bfg mt's in 32x11.5 and they lasted me 53k miles. best tire i have ever had.
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I am going to be the odd one out. I know you are MPG crazy and all that...but it's a truck, do a 3" body lift and 33" BFG KM2's (if they make them in that size) otherwise MT/R's...
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He can't BL, he has twin sticks
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He can't BL, he has twin sticks
didn't someone else do it? you just have to make a shifter extension for the tcase...shouldn't be hard (if it's possible)
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Bill tried (04lvlII I think) did and it was a pain in the *** to get it to work. Ask Stone about it
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Bill tried (04lvlII I think) did and it was a pain in the *** to get it to work. Ask Stone about it
04 has electric tcase don't they?

stone would know...


STONE, chime in :)
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i just got a set of km2s. havent really had a chance to play with them, but they are great on the road. im running 33x1250x15s. Id go with 31 inch km2s. its no good fitting 33s if they rub bad.
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hmm yeah BL on a twin stick = a *****.

not worth it to me.

But i think 31x10.5 KM2's are the FTW.
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why not 33x10.5 km2's...they fit
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