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bfg m/t km2

Hey, I havent seem any commanders running bf goodrich m/t km2's. I really like the look of the tire in a 265/70/17. Do ya think they might fit on the commander the same as the original bfg m/t? Does anyone have experience with this particular tire?
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I don't see why they wouldn't fit any different. Maybe fractions of an inch. Millimeters maybe! What do they cost? I love my goodyears with kevlar but they are also my first mud terrain. I like the look of the bfg too but personally think if kevlar protection is available why not!
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I would think that the bfg km and the km2 would be very similiar in size. The tread pattern is different and i wasnt sure if it would make the fit inside the fender well the same or not. The tires are running about $227 per tire online. I really like the look of the km2 even better than the km. From the reviews i have read they have improved traction on and offroad, plus they apparently run quieter on the pavement. I havent found anyone on the forum who are currently running these tires. I kinda hate to be the guinea pig. lol
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while i cannot attest to the fit i can assure you that the KM2 is an AWESOME tire. i have been running them for a while on my TJ and they have excellent road manners, the computer designed tread makes much less noise than the old KM's i just swapped out. it's a softer compound than the old KM's as well and has great traction off road and doesn't load up with mud as much as the old KM's.

but, with that said, had they been available when i needed tires i would have gone with the kevlars. with the rock crawling we do, the last 3 sets of tires i've run have all been ruined by sidewall damage when there was still plenty of tread left... i have had to drive my rig home over 60 miles with 8 plugs in a side wall because i had already had one flat that 13 plugs wouldn't seal... lol.
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So i went out to the garage last night and did some approximate measuring. According to the 265/70/17 bfg km2 specs it is a 31.9 in. tall tire. My stock size forteras now measure out as 28 inches tall. So the way i figure, this gives me 2 more inches of lift. I then took my tape measure and checked the clearance assuming that i am adding 2 inches of diameter to the sidewall. It looks to me that it will be very close to the outer fender flare while at full turn, unless the IFS turns the wheel in a weird way that i am not accounting for. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. I really like this tire but I am worried about rubbing problems especially since it doesnt look like anyone on the forum is currently running these tires. Here are my specs.....2inch rough country with the 1/4 in. rustys spacer, and 1.5 inch wheel spacers. I want to run the km2 in a 265/70/17 with as little modification to the vehicle as possible. Thanks for taking the time to help me out! Phoenixd45cal
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I'm trying to wear out my 255/75 KM's I got off a Rubicon for some KM2's. I'm surprised nobody is running the KM2's yet, I know they're a great tire. I ran 265/70/17 All Terrain KO's with the 2.25" RR lift and 1.5" spacers with very minor rubbing to the back of each fenderwell. I never did modify the pinch weld or fender liners. I bet you'd be okay because the KM2 has a much more rounded shoulder than the All Terrain. As soon as my AT's wore down a little, they quit rubbing.


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I have 32 inch GY Silent Armors. Different tread shape but I did have to bend the pinch welds over and trim the plastic wheel well liners. If I were to do it over, I would remove the plastic liners, bend the pinch welds, then reshape the liners with a hot air gun. YMMV.
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You will have no problems with that tire size as long as you do the pinch weld modification. My MT/R's were the same size brand new (31.9 inches tall). I too have seen many side wall blowouts with over half tread left so thats why I went with the MT/R's.




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