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alaskantinbender
04-24-2008, 09:23 PM
Has any one used it to any extent?
How does it compare to the old mud terrain tread design?
It looks like the old km or MT is being phased out for the newer km2 design.
Its time to purchase new tires for my E350 4X4 van and the size choices in the old MT are becoming limited.
I guess I'm being resistant to change but I have used the old MT design for lots of years with great performance and dont really want to change from a proven performer.

regards,

Jim

Redline
04-24-2008, 09:47 PM
I have posted this same question a couple of times in other threads and I'm very curious myself. My thinking is that most of the sizes that are common to members of this board have yet to be made available to the retail market (285/75R16 & 255/85R16 for example).

I think it will be a while before the sizes are both available and have been tested in lots of terrain/miles before we can get a true feel for the new design. I'm very interested as to the noise or lack thereof from the new design.

I have a set of barely used BFG MTs in 255/85 and I would love to get a set of the new design, have them both mounted and do some back-to-back testing. But another set of tires is about the last thing I need for my trucks.



Has any one used it to any extent?
How does it compare to the old mud terrain tread design?
It looks like the old km or MT is being phased out for the newer km2 design.
Its time to purchase new tires for my E350 4X4 van and the size choices in the old MT are becoming limited.
I guess I'm being resistant to change but I have used the old MT design for lots of years with great performance and dont really want to change from a proven performer.

regards,

Jim

Guinness44
04-24-2008, 09:50 PM
Whoa, didnt realize they are phazing out the MT. Bummer, they look better on my truck than the KM2, and now if a tire gets unservicable.....one needs to replace them all.
(And yes I thought I better order one, no more).
But I have read on another forum so far the KM2 sounds actually better than the MT.

Northern Explorer
04-24-2008, 10:06 PM
My thinking is that most of the sizes that are common to members of this board have yet to be made available to the retail market (285/75R16 & 255/85R16 for example).


I think I read somewhere that these sized tires won't be available untill September. I may break down and get a set of the old style MT's before then.

ujoint
04-24-2008, 11:00 PM
Here's a link to the BFG site listing all of the sizes...



http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/specs/mud-terrain-t-a-km2/3930.html

alaskantinbender
04-24-2008, 11:07 PM
I have narrowed it down to the km2 in LT315/75R16/D or the
mickey thompson MTZ in the same size for my van.


Regards,

Jim

UK4X4
04-24-2008, 11:22 PM
"285/75R16 "

there was a large batch of these available late last year from a Baja trip company in CA.

I have 5 sat in my garage.....mmmmlook lovely

A certain famous US 4x4 trainer has had them on his 90 for at least two years.

Basicly it was the test tire size that they gave to people to beat to destruction.

ujoint
04-24-2008, 11:41 PM
I'm runnin the MTZ's & love em. Great tire in all conditions.

Redline
04-25-2008, 02:11 AM
I almost purchased a set of those, decided against it. Want 255/85 instead.

Good purchase, the price was right!


"285/75R16 "

there was a large batch of these available late last year from a Baja trip company in CA.

I have 5 sat in my garage.....mmmmlook lovely

A certain famous US 4x4 trainer has had them on his 90 for at least two years.

Basicly it was the test tire size that they gave to people to beat to destruction.

stevenmd
04-25-2008, 02:35 AM
I almost purchased a set of those, decided against it. Want 255/85 instead.

Good purchase, the price was right!
the dude had 255/85's...:wavey:

Redline
04-25-2008, 03:38 AM
He never said so and I never asked. Everything I read and when I spoke with him was 285/75R16.

I also asked if they were load range E or D, as I prefer D for a softer ride. He said they were E. Maybe he didnít know everything he had when I talked to him. Oh well, I will get a set from the Tire Rack later if I want them. ☺


the dude had 255/85's...:wavey:

PCRover
04-25-2008, 04:49 PM
No, just the 285's Steven...


the dude had 255/85's...:wavey:

travel dodge
04-25-2008, 08:03 PM
I have had a set for a week or so now in 315/75/16. quiet and smooth on the highway, good feel on higher speed sand and trails I will post more when they get some wear but very happy for now.

Redline
04-25-2008, 08:34 PM
Good to hear. From looking at them I thought they might be smoother on-highway than the current BFG MT, and I couldn't image them making a louder MT in this day and age of modern computer designs.


I have had a set for a week or so now in 315/75/16. quiet and smooth on the highway, good feel on higher speed sand and trails I will post more when they get some wear but very happy for now.

alaskantinbender
04-25-2008, 11:26 PM
I'm runnin the MTZ's & love em. Great tire in all conditions.

Does the tread keep clear in mud and keep pulling?
I think thatís my biggest concern.

Regards,

Jim

ujoint
04-26-2008, 12:12 AM
Yea, it does well. I've only had the van stuck twice, and they were both my fault. The first time was sand, street pressure, 2wd, too slow. The second was getting off track in the snow.

stevenmd
04-27-2008, 06:41 PM
He never said so and I never asked. Everything I read and when I spoke with him was 285/75R16.

I also asked if they were load range E or D, as I prefer D for a softer ride. He said they were E. Maybe he didnít know everything he had when I talked to him. Oh well, I will get a set from the Tire Rack later if I want them. ☺
I stand corrected!:oops: