What Tires and Why?

  1. NortheastJeep

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    I had my mindset on the 35’ Nitto Trails. But after further research those tires are heavy as f’. 79.37 lbs per tire.

    I went with Cooper Discovery STT Pro. About 69 lbs per tire. So give or take 40 lbs saved on weight .
     
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    That is why I'm going with 37" BFG KO2 it's 69lbs per tire as well.
     
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    I just put on 35x12.5 17 BFG MT KM3s on the JK replacing KM2s.

    Early results are fantastic, but they only have a few hundred miles on them. Given that, by comparison they're way quieter, but that's to be expected. The KM2s tended to wander a little, the KM3s don't seem to have that at all. Much less steering input, even compared to when the KM2s were new.

    I've had a lot of BFGs through the years, mostly ATs and have generally had good results with them. My interest in the KM3s in particular were that they're just a wee step back towards AT from MT. Tread closer together, tread height a little lower and I'm presuming to have comparable wear they have a bit different material composition.

    So far so good. We'll see in a few thousand miles...
     
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