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    Bfg km3

    I talked with a BFG rep today and they said the 37x12.5x17 KM3 would be released in October. It will be offered in a 6 ply (C) and an 8 ply (D). I tried to get weight/height specs but no luck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
    How would you compare the coopers with the duratrac ON road?
    They are comparable. I do frequent 8 hour drives and no issues. Work great in the rain, not too loud, doesn't seem to have any wired pulls. They are probably my favorite tire I have had overall.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bsimon187 View Post
    They are comparable. I do frequent 8 hour drives and no issues. Work great in the rain, not too loud, doesn't seem to have any wired pulls. They are probably my favorite tire I have had overall.


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    What made you choose the 13.50s over the 12.50s? Seems like the contact patch difference is 0.3" according to specs but they are 9lbs heavier than the 12.50s....and are E rated, so Im having trouble with pro/con of each size....one the surface, it *seems* the 13.50s have more cons than pros over the 12.50, but again, I may be missing something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
    What made you choose the 13.50s over the 12.50s? Seems like the contact patch difference is 0.3" according to specs but they are 9lbs heavier than the 12.50s....and are E rated, so Im having trouble with pro/con of each size....one the surface, it *seems* the 13.50s have more cons than pros over the 12.50, but again, I may be missing something.
    Getting all technical on me. They were cheaper and in stock. Plus the 13.50's give it a wider look.


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    Quote Originally Posted by YAHAHA View Post
    Anybody looking forward to the release of the tires this summer?

    Ever since we got stuck in the mud with our AT KO2s, I've been considering swapping tires. We mostly drive on the street but hit some woodsy trails with mud every couple months or so.

    The tires I was considering are: BFG MT, Duratracs, Cooper STT pro & KM3s.

    BFG MT: Our 2018 JKRR had the BFG MTs and they weren't too loud when new on the road. I've had these on our F150 and know that over time, you can hear the from a few blocks away. They did well in shallow mud and in a straight line in the snow.

    Duratracs: we have these on our TJ & F150. These are the best all around tires, including snow, I've ever had. They do reasonably well in mud unless it gets too thick & sticky.

    STT Pros: a lot of people love the Coopers. Still high on my list.

    KM3: It looks like BFG took a page from Goodyear's book when designing these. The pattern isn't an exact match but they took the Duratrac concept and made their own version. I'm not sure these are going to work as well in the mud as the previous version. My guess is that they will perform similarly to the Duratracs.
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    Opinions? Is anybody here thinking of giving these a try?


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    Was gonna but then saw that they were $441 a tire for 37s. Way too much IMO. My cooper's, and not just saying this because everyone else likes them, are super quiet, completely a blackwall and look so hot...
    A 37/12.50/17 was $288 each.

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    Iíve installed 315 70 17 BF Goodrich KM3, Iím loving them, pretty silent on highway, and great off-road


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bsimon187 View Post
    Getting all technical on me. They were cheaper and in stock. Plus the 13.50's give it a wider look.


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    Fair enough lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
    I love everything about the STT pro in terms of looks, they seem to be excellent offroad, but on road, I'm having a hard time finding reviews of them in terms of noise, handling, braking, and wet weather/slush performance. My duratracs have served me very well, but they dont offer them in 37s and that's what I want to run on my JL when the time comes. The K02s do come in 37s, but again, they look small for their size, they are very expensive, performance seems to be overall good but not spectacular, etc. Hopefully some Cooper owners can chime in with their thoughts on the tire in around town, highway, and wet pavement conditions. I realize it is a MT tire, but it seems like tire tech advances and many things that plagued mud tires back in the day have been improved....by how much though, only people that have run lots of MTs and ATs would be able to tell....and sadly I ain't one of them people.
    They are not as loud as other tires I have run. Granted I have only driven a JL with Coopers and the JLís are super quiet. I canít compare to the trail or mud grapplers because my jee is loud as hell but I will say the Coopers arenít any louder than the factory BFGís.


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    What I can say is that I have run both and while the Cooper STT Pros are quite for a MT, they won't be as quiet as a Duratrac. Otherwise, their on-road manners are great or at least in my opinion and I like how they don't have the crazy radial pull to the left like Nitto Trail Grapplers have. If you live in an area where you get snow, I have also found the STT Pros to perform the best of any MT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    What I can say is that I have run both and while the Cooper STT Pros are quite for a MT, they won't be as quiet as a Duratrac. Otherwise, their on-road manners are great or at least in my opinion and I like how they don't have the crazy radial pull to the left like Nitto Trail Grapplers have. If you live in an area where you get snow, I have also found the STT Pros to perform the best of any MT.
    Can you elaborate between going 12.50 and 13.50 for a JLU with heavy bumpers, winch, etc? Things I like, the way they look and their added toughness. Things I donít, fair bit heavier (9lbs a tire) and only 0.3Ē of actual width difference. What was your rationale when going to 13.50? Just wondering if itís a technical thing or just looks oh so good lol

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