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Old 11-29-2012, 09:30 PM
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When I got home tonight, after looking at all the images of the KM2, I could kind of imagine what the KM2 would look like on my 80. I don't think I'd like it as much as the firestoner or the Duratrac. So that puts me to the 285/75.

I'll have to check out those other tires though on that expedition page. I never read anything good about the big horns and one of the others you mentioned. I've heard good things about trxus so I'll probably look those up before I make a final decision.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:45 PM
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I lurk quite a bit on here but can't help but comment. I have had both Duratrac's and KM2's on my 80 and swear by the Duratrac for all around use. Load range E in the 285/75 variety has been great in all conditions from crawling to heavy winter use, you simply can't find a better tire for Colorado. KM2's work great offroad but are straight scary in winter conditions, got rid of mine this fall and went back to Duratrac's for this reason. Also 255's just don't look right on an 80 in my opinion, you will be happy with a 285/75R16.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:03 PM
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Well, I've decided. I'm going with the firestoner's. Second place is the Duratracs. Anyone know when the next Firestone sale is for MT's?
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:26 PM
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Late to the party but 295/75r16 is what size I ran when my truck was stock for the most part. Rubbed just a tad under full stuff but I liked them a lot. They looked OK after the lift but I soon swapped them out for 315's. I think the wider tire is helpful to the stability of the big heavy 80 series. But I've never personally gone down the 255 route.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:09 AM
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But the real question is why would I choose 285 over 255? Or...vice versa.
I just got the 285 Duratrac. I really like them and my truck handles totally different - better - than it did on BFG At's and Nitto TG's.

What I see on the Duratrac is that its a 285 but the tread width is much more like a 255. That would explain in part its excellent snow reputation and its slightly bad sidewall reputation. Narrower tread for good snow grip, and the sidewalls seem to hang out there.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:58 PM
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another vote for 285's on an 80 over the 255's.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:02 PM
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Big-O................253.99/tire.....Duratrac..........with $60 mail in rebate.
Discount Tire......239.00/tire.....Duratrac..........$60 mail in rebate.
Firestone...........244.00/tire.....Destination MT
Tire World prices not listed (guess won't go there)
Goodyear Tire....285/tire.......Duratrac..........$60 mail in rebate
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:07 PM
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I did the 315 bfg KM2s and I will not do them again.

Not a big fan of this particular tire.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:12 PM
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I did the 315 bfg KM2s and I will not do them again.

Not a big fan of this particular tire.
I felt the need to express my opinion. I ran the same 315 KM2 on my 80. Loved them in Moab but that was about it. They where terrible in ice/snow. Sipping them helped but it would not recommend them for a daily driver. Sold them and bought 315 Hankook Dynapro's. Huge difference on road and exceptable on the rocks. The BFG's did look damn cool though
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:44 PM
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Well, as of about 10 a.m. tomorrow I will have some new shoes. Well, if the gash in the sidewall checks out to be safe on my existing tire then I won't be buying any. During the phone call to see if they had the tires I want I asked them about the gash. I measured with a penny and the gash is about 1/8" deep and about 2" long right on the side.

He said they'd look at it but most likely something has cut the sidewall pretty much through the rubber. I could not see any "threads" in the cut so I doubt it is all the way into the ply's. The tire holds air fine. He also said a good bump on a gash like that would probably do the tire in. Of course he wants to make a tire sale as much as I want to get different tires so who's arguing?

So, if I get the new ones, then I'll have some tires up for sale for cheap. A set of 3 plus a different brand spare that has never been run. 265/75/16.
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