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post #1 of 15 Old 04-06-2010, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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KM2sx vs KL71s

Okay, I can get a set of KM2s installed for $1180 for 35x12.50R17 or I can get the same size in Kuhmo KL71s for $1132 PLUS installation. The only real difference I see in the tires is the KM2s are D range and the KLs are E range. My dad and I have always had great luck from BFG All Terrains and I loved the Mud Terrains I had on my Jeep but I didnt have them long enough to see how they lasted.

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I have KL 71's and really like the looks. My biggest problem with them is they are noisy (37X13.5X22) probably has to do with size more than anything.
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From what I have seen the KM2's wear really well. I am thinking about them as well. Only problem is I'm looking at 325/60/20's and the want $561 a piece for them. I'd definitely choose the BFG's over Kumho at those prices.
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Depends, how much to you tow/haul? You may want the load range E...

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I have the KM2s on my Dodge in a 35". They are wearing really well, I have 32k on them and expecting to get about 40k out of them. They were really quiet at first, but since theyre getting down to the hard rubber they are getting progressively louder. I am going back to a smaller AT otherwise I would probably get them again. I might put them on my Ford, but I dont know if its getting a MT or AT. They only things I haul is my boat, (5500#) and my small travel trailer, which is only 19' long. They aren't too squishy, but not as good as my dads Michelins, which I wouldnt really expect them to be.

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Towing isnt really a huge concern for me. Most I'll tow is the occasional boat or vehicle. And that's not very often. I will probably go for the bfgs as I have had several sets of bfgs in the past and dad had 33s in all terrain on his 90 model 250 and never had any problems. Thanks guys

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From what I have seen the KM2's wear really well. I am thinking about them as well. Only problem is I'm looking at 325/60/20's and the want $561 a piece for them. I'd definitely choose the BFG's over Kumho at those prices.
They're $456 each at tirerack.com, but I didn't check on shipping, and obviously that wouldn't be mounted. The cost of 35" 20's is so high you can almost buy them in 18's along with new wheels, which is what I'm doing. Not sure if I will sell my Harley 20's or not.
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I have a set of KM2 on the rig with 92k at the moment. I rotate them every oil change and contantly check air pressure. I haul 10 - 12 k on a regular basis.

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how much tread is left on em ^^^

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