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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:42 pm

For 285's, that's a sweet deal

http://www.expeditionswest.com/equipment/tacoma/bfg_mt_km.html
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:14 pm

With 285s, you will probably want to do the bmc. I think you could wheel with either of theses sizes and no lift. The tire might stuff into the fender more frequently, but nothing major to worry about. A small lift in the front goes a long way though in enhancing what you can do off road.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:00 pm

MadToy, I am sure that is the site, but there was a different article that focused more on pros and cons of pizza cutters in general.
I have tried to find it on the site, but between my phone and lack of signal...no luck.

Glad to hear that it's a good deal! More time to spend making sure I get the right rubber!
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:04 pm

Brian, I am wanting a 2.5" lift... Just wanting to wait until I can do it proper. Although I hear good things about the 5100 adjustables. I don't recall if they have a 2.5" setting.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:10 pm

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Brian, I am wanting a 2.5" lift... Just wanting to wait until I can do it proper. Although I hear good things about the 5100 adjustables. I don't recall if they have a 2.5" setting.
The 5100's have stock, .85, 1.75 and 2.5 settings
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:22 pm

Derek, do any of those settings level the front?
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:28 pm

Yeah I have mine on the 1.75 setting. You can go to the "my FJ" and find the before and after picture
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:57 pm

rockrock513 wrote:
I recall a link from the blue room to some expedition/4x4 site that went really in depth on running pizza cutters.
I need to read up on that before doing the deed.

This is a great article Brian pointed out to me, sounds like the one your talking about.

http://www.expeditionswest.com/research/white_papers/tire_selection_rev1.html
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:49 pm

Bingo!
That's the one. I will digest this again, and then find something else to fret about.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:30 pm

Falken Fans

Looking at discounttiredirect.com what's the difference between these two tires from Falken? Doesn't look like anything and the Falken site only has WildPeak A/Ts on it with no reference even in the search to Rocky Mountain... http://falkentire.com/tires/truck-suv-tires/wildpeak-a-t.

Was Rocky Mountain the old name?

Falken Rocky Mountain ATS II
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?ra=searchTiresBySize.do&pc=14332&counter=4&ar=70&rd=17&sw=false&cs=285

Falken Wild Peak A/T2
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?ra=searchTiresBySize.do&pc=14302&counter=5&ar=70&rd=17&sw=false&cs=285
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:42 pm

Same exact tire. Falken branded the Rocky Mountain name to be exclusive to Discount Tire.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:57 pm

I'd say you guys added another tire to my list of possibilities.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:08 pm

I'm in the same boat as Paul Ward. I was 100% planning on getting a set of KM2s in the future but the Rocky Mountains look pretty awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:11 pm

It's now between the;
Cooper AT3
Nitto Terra Grapplers
BFG KO

Or now the Falkens
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:27 pm

I'll give my .02 in this debacle.
I have no experience with the Cooper's.

Nitto terra's are bro truck tires --> go with them if you cruise the mall or strip club. Whatever your flavor

BFG AT's wear pretty quick and are pretty heavy, but the side wall on them is decent, i've put a couple cuts in them without losing air. Also BFG thinks these things are made out of unobtainium because they are quite pricey.

Falken's are priced right, the cruise pretty well, perform well offroad around here if you ever wheel. And they seem to last forever. My dad's had his for over a year now and they still look new.


Or the 10th option. Pull a Nick and switch your tires every week until you find something you like.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:42 pm

85runner wrote:
I'll give my .02 in this debacle.
I have no experience with the Cooper's.

Nitto terra's are bro truck tires --> go with them if you cruise the mall or strip club. Whatever your flavor

BFG AT's wear pretty quick and are pretty heavy, but the side wall on them is decent, i've put a couple cuts in them without losing air. Also BFG thinks these things are made out of unobtainium because they are quite pricey.

Falken's are priced right, the cruise pretty well, perform well offroad around here if you ever wheel. And they seem to last forever. My dad's had his for over a year now and they still look new.


Or the 10th option. Pull a Nick and switch your tires every week until you find something you like.
Excuse me sir! I take offense to the comment about the Nitto's!!
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:26 pm

His definition of bro and yours are different. He and I have had this convo. I need the mostly on road performance and that's why I have included them.

He surprises me about the wear though considering what I've seen on them which is why I included them in my list the weight is an issue though if he's right.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:27 pm

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His definition of bro and yours are different. He and I have had this convo. I need the mostly on road performance and that's why I have included them.

He surprises me about the wear though considering what I've seen on them which is why I included them in my list the weight is an issue though if he's right.

It was me you had that conversation with. And Derek is using the same definition, as well as most everyone else.

ie. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bro


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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:28 pm

The BFG's will still last you plenty long. The Falkens will still out live them though.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:54 pm

Good to know. I think I'm going to need to check them out.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:25 am

I like the Falkens so much that I'm keeping my 285's this time, instead of trading them in for the Kevlars.

For some reason, the 315 Rocky Mountains are ridiculously heavy - like the Nittos. That's the only reason I'm going with the MTR's for my 315's. if the Falkens were the same weight, it would have been a no brainier for me.

I know there's no way the MTR's can compare on the street, so I'll be swapping them on only for the bigger rides we do.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:43 am

My MTR's ride really good on the road for an Mud terrain. You can't lose with kevlars either.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:51 am

I can't wait for a redesign on the MTR's, they are great, but god awfully ugly IMHO.
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:45 pm

okay....I thought I had this all down to 2 tires....

BUT...I had to look at all the options that have been thrown out, and check if I could still get a deal.
So I called about Fierce Attitude, Nitto TG, and Hankook MT 295.

Well I was leaning towards the Nitto after reading reviews. Thye got great scores on all surfaces, and reports of stellar life span. But they are high dollah bro! ;-)

So I also read reviews about the Fierce Attitude. They as well got god marks...except for the name!

The Hankooks are now my top pick though. Good marks across the board, and I can get a taller 295.

So now I need feedback from Brian. how do these fit? I can get the 5100s and do a bmc, but what is the deal with weight on these? Do these need a regear?
Do you think they would fit with just a bmc, and I can wait on lift?

The reason I want to wait on lifting is I would like to do an extended travel setup eventually, and don't want to spend a few hun only to be changing it out down the road...
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PostSubject: Re: KM2 or duratracs ?   Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:05 pm

springs front and rear will not cost a fortune..and down the line it wont matter anyway...the BMC is a good start but with the 295s that may not be enough anyway...if im not mistaken the 295/70s are pretty close to the 285/75s...as far as height and i had to have the lift...and BMC...the bigger the tire and heavier as well doesnt necessarily mean that you need to regear but the throttle response will be alot less quick feeling...i think that is what FJDarrel noticed when he put his monster tires on...he said that the throttle response was noticeably different..i would almost bet that with 295s you will rub...somewhere...

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