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Old April 22nd, 2011, 07:53 AM
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Anyone running 315/75-16 KM2's on Alloys?

Curious as to the real world measurements. Height, tread width.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 11:24 AM
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That's a pretty wide tire for a 7in rim. You may get funny wear issues with the tread wrapping that far up the sidewall. I personally like the look of that much better than the wide rim/skinny tire idea. It's almost a 35x12.5 once they are mounted on such a skinny rim. They bow-up some on that skinny rim which increases the height by some and narrows the width alot if that's what you're look'n for!
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 11:58 AM
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I run the 305 70 16's KM1's on the 110 on factory alloy wheels no trouble so far. Feel free to grab my spare and give it a test fit if this is for the Rover.
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Try going on Tirerack's website. If you pull up the KM2 and go to the "Specs" tab it has all the measurements. BF Goodrich's website may have it too, I know Nitto does.

According to Tirerack, it has a Section Width of 12.3" and an Overall Diameter of 34.8". I am also running the 305's on Stock 110 wheels with no trouble so far, although I haven't put any real miles on them. I do have spacers though, which you will probably want/need.
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I have a set mounted. They. Fit perfect
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Jorge is running 36x12.5 or something like that on his alloys.
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Old April 27th, 2011, 11:31 AM
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Randy sent me the measurements, very different from the "listed specs" as usual.
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Randy sent me the measurements, very different from the "listed specs" as usual.
haha, thinking of swapping out the SSR's? I'm interested in that size as well and would love to see the measurements. Did Randy include weights? SSR's mounted to Wolfs weigh a freakin' ton - kills me everytime I take them on and off the spare tire rack.
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Old April 27th, 2011, 05:06 PM
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Once the SSR's are done I am going to go with KM2's. Randy said 33.75 tall mounted. I can get the through another year with the SSR's, they seem to last pretty well if you don't put them on a heavy rig or do a ton of high speed driving.
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What are you running now?
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285/75-16 SSR's on RRC 3 spokes
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Hey Kevin,
I'm on my 2nd set of 285 SSRs and I love them.
Might I ask you if you want to change them just to try something new,
to try a slightly different size or because you found something wrong with them?
So far, the only - side is the weight.
I like the design of the KM2 but, compared size to size, I still prefer the SSRs.
They're probably a bit overkill as everyday tire but I can't complain on the wear...
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It's been my personal observation that the KM2 is equally capable in the mud and superior on the rocks to the SSR, plus I hope for them to be a bit quieter on the highway. I love the size of 285-75-16 SSR's, pretty darn close to what many tire manufacturers turn out as a 35, which is why I am looking at the 315-75's instead of 285/75 when it comes time to buy.
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