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Old 06-30-2008, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which Tires (Toyo Open Country MT's or BFG T/A KM2's)

Which would you pick based on performance:

Toyo Open Country M/T's (37x13.5 on 17" Rim)
$385 per tire


or

BFG T/A KM2's (37x12.5 on 17" Rim)
$325 per tire



Major difference is $65 per tire more on the Toyo's over the BFG's.

Which would you choose if money wasn't an option, and based on overall performance.
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nitto Mud Grapplers (made by Toyo FWIW and has a more agressive tread).
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I've had good luck with the Toyo's. Don't have much expierence with the BFG's
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I love my new toyo MT's, used them in mud and sand, and worked great. Took them the hammers about a month ago and loved them over my mtrs.

Some things that are negative about them are, they are heavy, and you have to air down more to get side wall flex.

some positive things, they wear well on the street, no worries about side wall tears. And they actually measure out to what they are. Work well in rocks, sand, mud.

My 37" mtrs measured in at 35 1/2 with 85%+ tread, my 38" MT's measure to 38.


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if your wheeling in hawaii ,i'd pick the most resistant to punctures and slices[lava?]
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That's funny.............I don't care who you are. I can't believe they still make those pieces of $hit!!!!
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm right there with you. I believe in Interco completely, but don't get what they were thinking when they made these...


Honestly though, what about Irok's? I run them because I think they are the best all around tire out there.
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I like the Toyo's but everyone has those now. But there is a reason for that they are a good tire.

I am going with the BFG's myself when I need new tires (mine will be a 35 though) I've seen them in person and I love the look of them. Plus they are still new enough that not everyone has them yet.
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I think of the TOYO M/T's as a daily driver pavement pounder truck tire, more focused about looks and tread wear then performance.

The KM2??? Well I guess it has yet to be proven on or off, although it has a pretty good legacy being built off the KM series with a more Krawler like tread.

You should probably say what you are putting these on and what they need to do for you, because opinions will vary.
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Toyo MT's for sure. I've had 2 sets on tow rigs and 3 other sets on wheelers. Best all around tire hands down. Like someone said, you need to air down but when you do they shine.

BFG's well I am a huge fan (i have 39" krawler red labels on my buggy) and I haven't seen the new T/A KM in action but they are probably a good tire. My complaint however on a street driven BFG at least the 2 sets i've had (All Terrain K/O and Mud Terrain T/A KO) is that they aren't worth a crap once they're past 50%. My toyo's have run nice and smooth all the way down.
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Toyo MT's for sure. I've had 2 sets on tow rigs and 3 other sets on wheelers. Best all around tire hands down. Like someone said, you need to air down but when you do they shine.

BFG's well I am a huge fan (i have 39" krawler red labels on my buggy) and I haven't seen the new T/A KM in action but they are probably a good tire. My complaint however on a street driven BFG at least the 2 sets i've had (All Terrain K/O and Mud Terrain T/A KO) is that they aren't worth a crap once they're past 50%. My toyo's have run nice and smooth all the way down.
Good info to know as I've never ran the BFG, new or old in the past. I'm curious if anyone else out there is actually running the new T/A KM2's..........I've heard tons of good about the Toyos, but as mentioned the T/A KM2's are so new not many people have them yet to give a solid opinion.

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Any T/A KM2 owners out there?
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I have now owned two sets of KM2s, but the second set isnt on the jeep yet. I had 35s first. Road-wise they were far better than the MTRs befor them, quiet, smooth, and rode really well. Off road they worked really well down around 8-9 psi, just grabbed and crawled right over everything. I had no complaints. Cant say anything about milage other than after about two thousand miles they still had 19/32s tread. Sold them and now I have a set in the 37" flavor. Cant wait to run them.
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I have Toyo 285 MT's on my Jeep TJ with Pro Comp 1028 wheels and I bet one wheel and tire weights 100 lbs. The Toyo is a bad ass tire but it weights a ton, the BFG weights much less, if I could sell the Toyo's I would go with the BFG's. The 16" BFG KM2 in a 285 or 305 won't be out till Sept.

OK now go ahead and clown me on the 33" tire's

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Another option seriously worth considering would be the new Pro Comp Xtreme M/T's. I've yet to hear any serious criticisms of them, and I personally love their performance compared to the Swampers I've run in the past. In the rocks, they seem every bit as good as the Irok's I loved - but are many orders of magnitude superior on asphalt.
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That new Pro Comp should be a good tire. I believe it's made by Cooper and is a spin off of the Cooper STT which is a fantastic tire in my opinion.
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Another option seriously worth considering would be the new Pro Comp Xtreme M/T's. I've yet to hear any serious criticisms of them, and I personally love their performance compared to the Swampers I've run in the past. In the rocks, they seem every bit as good as the Irok's I loved - but are many orders of magnitude superior on asphalt.
They have a nice tread pattern but if they are anything like their XTerrain they will wear quick. My friend had them on his F150 and they wore down in a year just driving on asphalt.

I do agree though, they LOOK like a nice tire.
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