Jeep Wrangler BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 Tire (30″-37″) Review

Jeep Wrangler BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 Tire (30″-37″) Review


These BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires
are for those of you that have a 1987 and up Wrangler, and are looking for a mud terrain
tire to put on a 15- to 20-inch wheel in a 30- to 37-inch size tire. Now, this is going to be BFG’s most aggressive
tire. When you’re looking at an off-road tire, especially
a mud terrain tire like this one, what you’re looking for is a big, aggressive lug with
large spaces in between them. What that’s going to allow, is for really
good grip on both rocks and in the mud when you’re off-road, and also, the ability for
the tire to self-clean. That means that if you give the Jeep a little
bit more gas, it’s going to fling the mud out of the tires, clearing everything up and
giving you back your bite. As you know, when you get mud caked in the
tread of your tires, the tire essentially becomes a slick off-road. You’re not gonna get a lot of traction. So, that self-cleaning is very, very important. Now, on-road, what that’s going to mean is,
you’re gonna get a little bit more tire noise and you’re going to get a little bit less
life out of this tire because of the way that the lugs are, because of the spacing. So, that’s definitely the trade-off that you’re
looking at when you wanna go with a very aggressive mud terrain like this on a Jeep that’s still
going to see a lot of on-road use. Now, these lugs are going to be siped. They have a very wide siping in them. Again, you’re gonna get a little bit more
noise out of that, but you are going to get some more flex, as well. So, when you air this tire down, you’re going
to have some really good grip. The tire is gonna conform around whatever
obstacle you’re driving over, giving you a ton of surface contact, and therefore, a ton
of traction. Now, getting away from the actual tread itself,
moving around to the shoulder and the sidewall of the tire, this tire is very beefy in this
area. This is going to have a three-ply sidewall,
giving you a lot of puncture resistance. And in the shoulder, which is actually the
area where most tires are going to end up failing for you, this has a ton of really
big lugs. Those lugs do quite a few things. One, they’re going to give you that really
aggressive off-road look. Two, they are going to give you some additional
general off-road functionality when you have this tire aired down, especially when you’re
rolling on the rocks. These are going to grip, claw, grab, give
you some great traction when you are off-road. But, maybe most importantly, they’re also
gonna provide a ton of protection in that shoulder area of the tire, which is gonna
give you the peace of mind to go wheeling and hit the trails, and not have to worry
about something coming through, puncturing your tire, and ending your day. As far as construction goes, I already hit
on a lot of the main points of this tire. It’s going to have these large lugs spaced
far apart with this deep and wide siping. It has lugs that work their way around onto
the sidewall of the tire. But, this tire is also going to have linear
flex zones, which are going to give you some additional traction when you are on the asphalt,
when you are on the road. This also has the BFG TriGard three-ply technology
built into the sidewall. That’s what I mentioned before about having
a really beefy sidewall, giving you a lot of peace of mind, when you’re wheeling, that
you’re not gonna end up puncturing your tire. Getting a tire installed is something that
you’re gonna wanna leave to the professionals. Of course, you couldn’t muscle one of these
tires onto a wheel. You could set the bead. I know a lot of us have seen those videos
of people doing that with some brake cleaner and a lighter. I certainly don’t recommend that. You’re gonna wanna take your tire and your
wheel to a tire shop, have them mounted up, have them balanced, and then it’s a simple
matter of bolting them onto your Jeep. Tires for your Jeep are going to run anywhere
from $200 to $400, depending on the size of the wheel and the size of the tire. The bigger wheel you go with, the more expensive
the tire, and of course, the bigger the tire, the more expensive the tire. So, it’s really gonna come down to the sizing
that you’re looking for on your Wrangler. So, if you’re looking for a really aggressive
mud terrain tire for your Jeep, I definitely recommend looking into the KM2 by BFG, and
you can find them right here at extremeterrain.com.

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  1. These tires need siping before I’d ever consider them, I just don’t see them performing well in compact snow and ice or rain, that’s where I do 50% of my driving.

  2. Im debating on whether or not I should lift my jeep. I like 35" tires but the lift kits are so expensive. I have no problem keeping it the way it is and having 32" tires. any thoughts from experienced off roaders?

    I dont do any extreme trails. No rock crawling. Just somes shitty trail roads and hills. Occasional rivers….

  3. I put almost 60K on a a set of 35" KM2's on a 2013 Wrangler Unlimited. Mounted to Raceline bead locks. They still had a ton tread left but started cupping which was caused by self inflicted problems that had nothing to do with the tires. Now running 37's on the same machine. These are made to inflate to 50 Lbs!! I run on the Hwy at 29 Lbs… Have deflated to as low as 3 Lbs at times when negotiating very tricky terrain. Referring to the 35's, I have gouged, pinched, and broken entire lugs off these tires and they never let me down. If you are thinking about mounting these on a Wrangler, I can say with confidence, these tires worth the extra spend.

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