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    KM3’s

    Where do KM3’s shine ?
    Rocks, mud, sand, hardpack ?
    Do they balance out well ?
    Are the sidewalks reasonably stout ?
    Decent on the street also ?

    Why is the 37x12.50x17 more expensive than the 13.50 ? Pretty sure they have the same load rating.

    Been running the same brand of 37’s for 4 or 5 sets now and am considering changing when this current set wears out.

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    I haven't had a lot of experience with the KM3s, but I have been on the trails with a few guys running them and they seem pretty decent. B.F. Goodrich claims 5% better mud traction, 8% better rock traction, and 27% stronger sidewalls than the KM2 (https://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/tire...n-t-a-km3.html), the performance of which is pretty well known at this point. The KM2 has won the stock class at King of the Hammers a couple of times (2016 & 2018), so if the KM3 is quantifiably better, it should be pretty good.

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      #3
      Unless you like paying 37" prices for 35" tires, I'd pass. If you want 37's you have to buy the 39's.......

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        #4
        Originally posted by SLOWPOKE693 View Post
        Unless you like paying 37" prices for 35" tires, I'd pass. If you want 37's you have to buy the 39's.......
        Point taken.

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          #5
          But how is the wet pavement handling and grip? Or will I die at every on/off ramp?

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            #6
            With any luck you will

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              #7
              Originally posted by SLOWPOKE693 View Post
              Unless you like paying 37" prices for 35" tires, I'd pass. If you want 37's you have to buy the 39's.......
              Is that still true for the km3 tires? I know the km2 were all smaller than their sidewall size.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Wellstig1 View Post

                Is that still true for the km3 tires? I know the km2 were all smaller than their sidewall size.
                Yes. It has been confirmed that the 39" KM3 is right at 37" tall mounted and aired up. A guy on JKO bought a set and did a write up in a tire thread over there.

                Really, if it wasn't for the red label Krawlers would anybody even consider BFG's for what we do with them? (Mall crawlers excluded)

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                  #9
                  That's shitty... how can they sell a 37" tire with an actual size of 35"?
                  As far as buying bfg tires, they aren't awful priced, and look cool, so they will sell with the help of the name on the sidewall. For what we do? Not so much directed toward our niche imo.
                  Jsawduste, i hope they work well for you if you go that route, and btw, treps ftw

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by SLOWPOKE693 View Post

                    Yes. It has been confirmed that the 39" KM3 is right at 37" tall mounted and aired up. A guy on JKO bought a set and did a write up in a tire thread over there.

                    Really, if it wasn't for the red label Krawlers would anybody even consider BFG's for what we do with them? (Mall crawlers excluded)
                    Yes? Lot's of tire companies run small, there are few that are true to size. What other tire would people use other then the KM3's? Raced on several sets of KM3 and they have held up amazingly well.
                    ....Just Add Lightness...

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by SLOWPOKE693 View Post

                      Yes. It has been confirmed that the 39" KM3 is right at 37" tall mounted and aired up. A guy on JKO bought a set and did a write up in a tire thread over there.

                      Really, if it wasn't for the red label Krawlers would anybody even consider BFG's for what we do with them? (Mall crawlers excluded)
                      You have a link to this? One thing I have learned over the years is that the off road community is border line retarded when it comes to measuring tires. Yes, it is true that most tires run a little smaller than their nominal size, but I have yet to see a brand new set of tires that measured over an inch shorter than their nominal size...

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by '84 Bronco II View Post

                        You have a link to this? One thing I have learned over the years is that the off road community is border line retarded when it comes to measuring tires. Yes, it is true that most tires run a little smaller than their nominal size, but I have yet to see a brand new set of tires that measured over an inch shorter than their nominal size...
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                          Originally posted by SLOWPOKE693 View Post

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                          A link would have been easier so that I don't have to transcribe text and search on google...

                          I don't see his measurement method posted and it sounds like he is measuring the tires mounted on the vehicle

                          EDIT: I found the thread and he is measuring them mounted on the vehicle with weight on them

                          Another person in that same thread said they measure 38" unmounted. Mounted with air, I bet BFG's listed 38.5" spec is pretty close.

                          EDIT 2: This guy measured 38.5" unmounted https://www.jkowners.com/threads/any...6/post-4470194

                          I'd say BFG's 38.5" spec is accurate.
                          Last edited by '84 Bronco II; 06-03-2020, 05:14 PM.

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                            #14
                            I was happy with KM2s in rocks, mud, sand, and deep snow. They sucked on hardpack til I had them siped.


                            I'd consider checking out KM3s for a weekend warrior

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by '84 Bronco II View Post

                              A link would have been easier so that I don't have to transcribe text and search on google...

                              I don't see his measurement method posted and it sounds like he is measuring the tires mounted on the vehicle

                              EDIT: I found the thread and he is measuring them mounted on the vehicle with weight on them

                              Another person in that same thread said they measure 38" unmounted. Mounted with air, I bet BFG's listed 38.5" spec is pretty close.

                              EDIT 2: This guy measured 38.5" unmounted https://www.jkowners.com/threads/any...6/post-4470194

                              I'd say BFG's 38.5" spec is accurate.

                              You can buy what you want, doesn't matter to me at all. I've played the BFG game and I'm done with them.

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