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4wheelspulling

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The question may not have been for me, but here is what my answer would be. I ran the KO2s for a while on different vehicles and loved them. Never any trouble and seem to wear great. I bought the first set of KM3s in our valley. Have been happy with them so far, but you can hear them on the Highway! Not loud, but noticed. Snow, work okay, but not as good on packed snow as the KO2. I love the looks and traction off-road, but had no trouble with the KO2 ether. Glad I have the KM3s, and so far, would buy them again. Guess it comes down to your use. Ether tire model will be a good tire. There is a real reason that many Overlanders use BFG! Vance.
 
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When I bought tires this last time, I wanted something more aggressive, than my KO2s. Nothing wrong with them and always made it out of the mountains and woods. I lived in both climates from the coast to inland parts of the PNW. Have had many 4x4s of many models. On the beach the KOs were great. Get up in the hills of the coast fly fishing and hunting, I had a few scary rides getting back out with the clay and mud, but always made it. Many of the mud tires I tried were good off-road but not so good for Highway use all the time, plus they would wear out fast at a high cost to replace. Also, snow use was just okay. Years back I was lucky to even have a vehicle with an LSD in the rear axle. Now things are different, and there are many great All-Terrain to mud tires, to choose from. Some even have 40,000+ mileage warranties. Special compounds in the rubber for better wear and even helps with traction. Now all my vehicles are locked in at least the rear axles, except my Dodge 3/4 ton Cummins 4x4 truck. Setting my Jeep Cherokee up for Overland travel, and not having to drive to work everyday, I bought the BFG KM3s. My thoughts were this. If I got stuck many miles from help, with my health I’m not sure I could hike out? Plus, the cost of vehicle recovery could be the price of 4 new tires! ( yes I know I should not travel alone but, I do) I hope the difference with mud tires will keep that from ever happening. And yes, I do have a winch also! Most of the time and for most driving conditions KO2s would’ve been all you need. It is the small percent of the time, that you need more and the KM3s give me that. It all depends on your needs and where you want to be able to go. For me, the KM3s were my choice. Vance.
 
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Did you have to reinforce the roof rack to carry that tent, or does it do fine with the OEM parts?
So far it’s been fine knock on wood. I don’t live in the rust belt either so I’m sure that helps lol
 

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So far it’s been fine knock on wood. I don’t live in the rust belt either so I’m sure that helps lol
Thanks! We are in the rust belt, but my son's WJ has almost none. I think it would be a blast to have a RTT.

What size tires are you running on the Rubicon rims? Do you have a lift? Yours is set up the way my son wants to do his, eventually.
 

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Thanks! We are in the rust belt, but my son's WJ has almost none. I think it would be a blast to have a RTT.

What size tires are you running on the Rubicon rims? Do you have a lift? Yours is set up the way my son wants to do his, eventually.
265/75/17’s. They came off a stock Rubicon JK
Just a budget boost lift spacers. 2.5” front 2” rear
With all my stuff loaded the rear squats more than I like. But with the awd I can get too crazy without having to change out drivelines and yokes. If I ever go that far I’ll just do a selectable transfer case. Or maybe just some airbags in the rear.
 

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87 MJ I’ve been building for cheep. Never thought id own One. It’s rough and rusty but I love it. 4.0 aw4 381,000 miles still runs good (enough). View attachment 115049
Nice! I have a group of guys up the street from me that have WJ's and two Comanche's. The Rat Pack off road, they call themselves. And one guy built his from the frame up!
 
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That is a nice ZJ! Looks to be in excellent shape! Vance.
 

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Have all the parts together to pull my steering box out of the Red Baron, to make the repairs, then new grade 8 hardware, new frame spacer, and steering shaft brace. Hope it’s on the road again soon. Vance.
 

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Current and new addition, 2020 Gladiator Rubicon, will be the foundation for our long distance adventure vehicle

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Recently departed 2017 JKRHR, awesome and capable vehicle, just too small for two people and any significant amount of necessary stuff.