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Old May 18th, 2015, 03:51 PM
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Km2's to all terrains?

Has anyone switched from km2 mud terrains to all terrains?
I'm wondering how much quieter the all terrains are?
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Old May 18th, 2015, 03:55 PM
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I haven't but it should be quite a bit. I think about it from time to time, then I go to Uwharrie and see the AT's struggle in the mud and say F' it, I'm sticking with my muds. It's an annual cycle.
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I'm a bit of a poser, maybe more than a bit, so I wouldn't miss the MUDs too much.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 03:58 PM
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I just went the other way today. I didn't really think the km2s were louder but then again my truck is a soft top and the top is off.
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I just went the other way today. I didn't really think the km2s were louder but then again my truck is a soft top and the top is off.
My KM2s were super quiet when I first got them.
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Don't do it. The Km2s are great tires, and very quiet for how aggressive they are. It's a Defender, there's enough other noises that it won't make much of a difference. Buy a moulded matting set, it'll be cheaper and do more.
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Has anyone switched from km2 mud terrains to all terrains?
I'm wondering how much quieter the all terrains are?
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Unsure of how helpful this will be:

I went from All Terrains to KM-2's and did not notice much of a difference in sound volume, if any at all. That being said, I do not drive my truck on the highway. When I made the switch, I was running a fiberglass top. Now I am running no top at all and the KM-2's do not seem loud to me at all. My max speed is probably 55 miles per hour on country roads.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 04:25 PM
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Maybe try a hybrid tire like the Goodyear MTR/K
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Maybe try a hybrid tire like the Goodyear MTR/K
I had a set of those. The new version. It's comparable in sound for the tread. Not a huge fan of the look.
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I have KM-2's on the D-90 at about 50% tread now, they are making much more noise then when new. Great tires! Siped they do awesome in the snow too.
I put the new KO-2's on my Xterra in December, they are very quiet compared to the KM-2's. Just slightly more noise then the stock Long Trail TA's. The new KO-2's side wall design give them a much more aggressive look too! The Add says they are 19% better in the snow and 10% better in the mud then the old BFG all terrains...
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ATs are better on ice on the road and a little quieter. They have a harder rubber compound and last longer.
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I replaced my KM2's w/ BFG Commercial Traction T/A'a. The BFG CT's are noticeable quieter compared to my more than half worn KM2's. Big difference in wet traction too, but if I was seeing any serious mud, I'd stick w/ the KM's.
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I had a set of those. The new version. It's comparable in sound for the tread. Not a huge fan of the look.
They do look a little funky. But good all around performance when I had them on my NAS90. It's been a while but I felt they had better snow performance than the BFG KM2.

Like you said - with a ST Defender noise is relative.
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I just went the other way today. I didn't really think the km2s were louder but then again my truck is a soft top and the top is off.
Ummm, according to Jackie and Phoenix, you went the other way a looooong time ago..
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Ummm, according to Jackie and Phoenix, you went the other way a looooong time ago..

Phoenix would know. He's been on the receiving end of my ass poundings for a long time.
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Had mud terrains on prior vehicle before Defender, they looked good, but I felt every bump on the road, and they wore the hell out quickly with daily driving. Had the all terrains on everything ever since, great tread wear, no complaints. Plus who am I trying to fool, my rig will never see mud, what of it?
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Had mud terrains on prior vehicle before Defender, they looked good, but I felt every bump in the road, and they wore the hell out quickly with daily driving. Had the all terrains on everything ever since, great tread wear, no complaints. Plus who am I trying to fool, my rig will never see mud, what of it?
All Terrains will last for ever but I don't put enough miles on that I need to worry about wear.
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I have KM1 Mud Terrains, KM2 Mud Terrains, and All-Terrains.
Without a doubt, the AT's are quieter and get better mileage.
They actually do ok offroad in a lot of situations--just ask Garrett!

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I have never ever had a BFG KM go flat on me or blow out. They are one tough tire, and on my 110 in mud, they are like tiger claws.
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running a set of these right now on my 110.. they are dead quiet and excellent in deep sand. been too dry to try them in mud.

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