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What would you recommend?

Hello, I have an 07 4x4 and would like some recommendations on tires. It currently has Goodyear RT/S's on it and they'll need to be replaced soon. I want to get a semi-aggressive tires, similar to the BFG AT or MT KM2. I'll be doing roughly 15 miles of driving on hard surfaces a day. I was set on the AT's for a while, but then i started to hear they weren't too good in the mud. So then I switched my views over to the KM2 and it seems to be a very reputable tire. I'd also like some info on the Goodyear MT/R.

Driving conditions:
15-20 miles a day on hard surface until April. Then it is cut down to 5-10.
It doesn't snow around here, it rains somewhat often (3-5 days a month).
I'll be trail riding and mudding in somewhat sloppy stuff.

The following are my ideas:
  • BFGoodrich All-Terrain
  • BFGoodrich Mud Terrain KM2
  • Goodyear Wrangler MT/R w/ Kevlar
  • Interco Ground Hawg*
  • Interco TrXus MT
  • Interco TSL Bias*

*What is a bias tire?
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Get the KM2s or the MT/Rs.
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Not threadjacking... I was reading on the km2 s and people were saying they only got 15-20K miles out of them is that about right for the tire?
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Which tire out of the KM2 and MT/R is going to perform better in the mud, and last on the street?
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I loved the MTRs that I had..bought them used never had a problem with them..and still had lots of life left after I got them..not to loud nice rumble..
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Im off topic but are you gonna be running them on stock rims or 15's?
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Check these before making a decision:
Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Tire Reviews (7 Reviews)

You can get them in a D as well as a C load rating (for a really good ride).
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BFG All-terrain KO's
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Just from personal experience never get load range E on a ranger... they beat you to death at 35 and 32 psi i have mine set at 25-27 to get a little softer of a ride... also its hard to tell if you have a flat cause the sidewall is so hard.... I wouldnt go higher than Load C on a Ranger there really is no point in heavier tires because you cant physically load the truck with that much weight without the suspension giving in..
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Narrowed down to:
KM2's
MT/R's
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KM2's!! They are my next tires.
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Have you looked at the good year duratracs. Kind of a cross between an AT and MT tire. I love mine.
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Dave is that 0 or 2g?
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0, Ive got it everywhere lol.
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How long have you had them? And do you go offroading or strictly snow/street?
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I love my BFGs, almost got the duratracs, but didn't want to fork out the extra cash for them! I vote either BFG A/Ts or the Duratracs
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The Duratrac's definitely look tough and aggressive.
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Will this be a good choice for a rim?

15x8
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5 on 4.5
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I'm VERY happy with my Goodyear MT/R Kevlars. Great on the road, and pretty good off road too. I say pretty good because I kind of spoiled myself with my old LTBs. lol
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Hmm, guess it comes down to price. How've you been bud?
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How long have you had them? And do you go offroading or strictly snow/street?
Ive had them for close to 8 months now. Ive never had them in like real thick sloppy mud but in the more light mud ive been through they did fine. I had them aired down to 20 on the rocks and they did great. They are very smooth on the road you can defiantly hear them with the radio off but with the radio on they are fine. They are great in the rain, and i recently got to try them in the snow and was verry happy with them.
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I love my KM2s. I loved my ATs too but they suck in mud. My KM2s are wearing great, I have 7k miles on them right now and their still 90%+
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Not threadjacking... I was reading on the km2 s and people were saying they only got 15-20K miles out of them is that about right for the tire?
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Where did you think you read this? I have over 20k miles on my KM2s and they have a TON of tread on them still. I would say 75% at least.
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Hmm, guess it comes down to price. How've you been bud?
I paid $210 ea. from a local guy for 33/12.50-15s. I've been pretty good I suppose; and you?
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