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Looking for a 35/12.50R17. The choices are between:

BFG mud terrain t/a KM2

Procomp x terrain

Procomp extreme all terrain

I don't know if I want another directional tire....

I will be buying them at 4wheel parts so I can get the no hastle no questions asked road hazard warranty.:rockon

I am leaning towards the BFG's because of their reputation for being lighter in weight compared to other tires. But I could save $300 by getting the procomps. I have heard procomps have problems with run out and balancing too.

Any ideas guys? Any other suggestions?
 

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Yellomantis said:
Looking for a 35/12.50R17. The choices are between:

BFG mud terrain t/a KM2

Procomp x terrain

Procomp extreme all terrain

I don't know if I want another directional tire....

I will be buying them at 4wheel parts so I can get the no hastle no questions asked road hazard warranty.:rockon

I am leaning towards the BFG's because of their reputation for being lighter in weight compared to other tires. But I could save $300 by getting the procomps. I have heard procomps have problems with run out and balancing too.

Any ideas guys? Any other suggestions?
Procomps have some nice sizes and styles, but they are made by Cooper, who has had some big recalls, including at least one Procomp model. They also own Mickey Thompson and Dic k Cepek tires, and a slew of others. As far as treadware they can choose that for a particular model or brand, but what I worry about is there history of tread separation. And the recent Chinese tire recall was from a company that Cooper contracts light truck tire production from, although I don't believe any Cooper, PC, MT, or DC tires were involved in this years recall.

BFG, owned by Michelin, are great tires. The KM has weak side walls compare to the KM2. KM2s are about the same price and a heavier, but not the best prerunner tire, or street for that matter. It is based on their Krawler.

Many of the Toyo AT tires are passenger rated, but their MT is about the toughest dirt/desert tire out there from everything I've read. But get them siped for hard pack snow and ice. Btw, Toyo owns Nitto tire.

Toyos too much? Check out these Baja T/A BFGs for only $514.99 in a 35x12.5x17 ... that's each! Lol. Plain looking tires but they seem to be great tires. So now the Toyo MT don't seem so expensive?
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BFGoodrich Tires presents its professional-grade off road tire: The BFGoodrich Baja T/A. With aggressive, off road traction that is race-proven with multiple Baja 1000 wins, these BFGoodrich tires do nothing short of dominating the competition as the choice of racing professionals. Constructed with the patented TriGard carcass, the BFGoodrich Baja Tires maintain exceptional strength and structural integrity. Two steel belts further reinforce the tread area for puncture resistance and confident high-speed handling, culminating in the perfect combination of control and durability.
In summary, if you use the Titan as a daily driver, get the Toyo MT unless you really need the KM2 for slow speed trails with major serious sharps on the side wall. I might be wrong but even the KM looks to be better for desert, dune, and on road, than the KM2.

Btw, lot's of places have road hazard warranties, I think it is included in America's Tire (Discount Tire's), lifetime rotation and balance and mount price.
 

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well, with your options and where you are buying them from, I'd go with the PC XT's, due to price and warranty... I have had quick wear issues (eaten up in about 15k) with BFG's in the past and just don't care for them anymore... PC AT's wear well, get about 25k-30k, but haven't tried the PC XT's myself but I'd imagine they will be similar since the tread is broken and not firm like mud terrains (which get eaten alive by asphalt and gravel)... to comment on Toyo's... they are awsome tires, pricey but awsome... However... they aren't offered in 35X12.5 R 17's... for some reason, Toyo is like Khumo, they don't carry many beefy tires in the 17 rim size, why? I have no fricken idea...
 

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well, with your options and where you are buying them from, I'd go with the PC XT's, due to price and warranty... I have had quick wear issues (eaten up in about 15k) with BFG's in the past and just don't care for them anymore... PC AT's wear well, get about 25k-30k, but haven't tried the PC XT's myself but I'd imagine they will be similar since the tread is broken and not firm like mud terrains (which get eaten alive by asphalt and gravel)... to comment on Toyo's... they are awsome tires, pricey but awsome... However... they aren't offered in 35X12.5 R 17's... for some reason, Toyo is like Khumo, they don't carry many beefy tires in the 17 rim size, why? I have no fricken idea...
What model of BFG tire got bald by 15k miles? Rugged trails? Yeah I got 23K miles out of mine, but the BFG AT KOs have 33K miles and have at least 12K miles more before they're illegal, 1% freeway 98% country road with curves posted as low as 10 mph, and 1% off road. If you run mostly freeway, an easy 55K mile tire. NFJ

Btw, the Toyo MT do come in a 35x12.5x17, and there are way more options in 17s than 18s in the 33" to 35" sizes.
 

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Well, my Titan is not my daily driver. It is mostly my dedicated family transport/trail truck. I mostly bought it for strictly off roading (with comfort).
 

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why buy mudders then? plain and simple they suck for daily driving. i understand your titan isnt your DD but why dont you just get BFG AT, the true and trusted.
great on the street and just as good in the dirt with great pricing. ill post up some pics of my new ones and i bet it will change your mind.
 

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Well, my Titan is not my daily driver. It is mostly my dedicated family transport/trail truck. I mostly bought it for strictly off roading (with comfort).
Nice. Then you have more options than most of us, that need to compromise. For example if you are into real mudding one of the super swamppers like the LTB would be a good choice, but would pretty much sux on the road ... or since you you have the CORR sign on your Titan, in your sig pic, even the $500 BFG Baja tires would last you a lot longer than someone using them on their daily comuter truck.

And even the KM2, which would probably not be a comfort tire, is an option for a mostly weekend truck.

I think I'll go for the Toyo MT though, since I use my Titan for commuting too, unless it turns out the KM2 is somehow proven to be better for the higher speed dirt applications, which would surprise me, based upon their tread design. Just look at the BFG Baja's tread.
 

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why buy mudders then? plain and simple they suck for daily driving. i understand your titan isnt your DD but why dont you just get BFG AT, the true and trusted.
great on the street and just as good in the dirt with great pricing. ill post up some pics of my new ones and i bet it will change your mind.
I had a set of the at's and they were a great tire, but they werent the best on rocks and mud.
 

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I had a set of the at's and they were a great tire, but they werent the best on rocks and mud.
I've gone on river rocks, (just rock courses without dirt), with my AT KOs without airing down, (47 psi) and they're fine. I've read of people coming close to slipping off the mountain though on muddy little trails. Part of the reason I plan to get an MT next time, and get them siped for the snow and ice.
 

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For the extra $100 per tire, I could get a full size new spare on the BFG's. The cheapest I have found the KM2's is $266.
 

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Rhino404 said:
Am I the only one that likes the Mickey Thompson ATZ'z?
They only come in a 315/70R17. And that is a little on the small size for me.
 

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They only come in a 315/70R17. And that is a little on the small size for me.
Part # 5375 on Mickey Thompson' website if your interested. Glad I could make your decision more difficult!
 

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Part # 5375 on Mickey Thompson' website if your interested. Glad I could make your decision more difficult!
Not to mention they wouldn't be agressive enough for my application.

All the interco tires would be too agressive for me too.
 

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TAFOYA'STITAN said:
get the mud grappler
I was considering that, but from what I have read, the treadwear varies too much. Some have gotten 15k out of them and others have gotten 30k out of them. They are also the loudest tire on the market from what I have heard.

I don't mind a little hum. But a flat out roar? My wife and 1 year old would NOT tolerate that.
 

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johnbeya350 said:
you just need to spend a little and go with the toyo's... hell yeah!~!:gunz:
They are pricey, but if you google Toyo MT, there's a lot of praise for them on all of truck and diesel forums.

The BFG KM2 is also sounding better and better, but for my 3" lift, I'm looking for a 33.5" to 34" diameter tire, and the only ones I'm finding are the 33.5" Toyo MT 295/70/17, the 34.0" Nitto TG AT in a 305/70/17, and the 34" Maxxis Bighorn and Maxxis Buckshot in the 305/70/17 size.
Edit ... oh and the Goodyear MT/R comes in a LT305/70/17 too.

Maxxis 762 Bighorn


Maxxis 754 Buckshot
 
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