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    Default Question about the new BFG km2

    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.

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    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by alaskantinbender
    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redline
    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.

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    Here's a link to the BFG site listing all of the sizes...



    http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/specs...-km2/3930.html
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    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
    -1963 Series 11A 109 Land Rover
    -1982 Jeep scrambler 6 inch lift and 35's, 8000lb winch.
    -2003 4X4 E350 SD, V10, 35X12.5X16 Mickey Thompson MTZ's, Husky 10 winch
    -2005 Hummer H2 SUT, 6 inch lift, 37X12.5X17 Mickey Thompson MTZ's
    -2009 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon 12,000lb winch(soon to be on the H2)

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    "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.

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    I'm runnin the MTZ's & love em. Great tire in all conditions.
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    I almost purchased a set of those, decided against it. Want 255/85 instead.

    Good purchase, the price was right!

    Quote Originally Posted by UK4X4
    "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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redline
    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...
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