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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #30 on: Nov 15, 2016, 01:53:33 AM »
I ran my BFG's for 7 1/2 years and 62k miles on them with rough wheelin'. Rubbing the sidewalls off until they wouldn't hold air anymore was the only reason I got new tires, totally my fault, not the tires. would buy them again, KO2's or KM2's. I still like the STTPro's too. :twocents:
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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #31 on: Nov 15, 2016, 02:16:40 AM »
Just bought a set of KM2s today. Should last at least 10 years since I won't be daily driving on them :D



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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #32 on: Nov 15, 2016, 05:54:39 AM »
Interco! I've never had a failure of a sidewall.
Time to go wheelin!

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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #33 on: Nov 15, 2016, 06:25:32 AM »
Just bought a set of KM2s today. Should last at least 10 years since I won't be daily driving on them :D



Also, a membership into the PNW4x4 association gives you a HUGE discount @4wp  :psss:

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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #34 on: Nov 15, 2016, 07:51:46 AM »
I think maybe it us drivers that have terrible issues with failing the sidewalls, not the other way around :).  That being said, I have never seen anyone destroy a PB tire.
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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #35 on: Nov 15, 2016, 09:59:19 AM »
What size did you get
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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #36 on: Nov 16, 2016, 09:25:11 AM »
For some reason I havent been getting notifications from this thread. Yall sure make it easy with the decision... thats for sure

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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #37 on: Nov 16, 2016, 09:59:06 AM »
Ask Oops how many bfg he has gone through

Or just tell us....

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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #38 on: Nov 16, 2016, 10:26:50 AM »
Or just tell us....

It was around 20 or so tires. It was the old style BFG muds though.
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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #39 on: Nov 16, 2016, 10:28:08 AM »
Guess I'll report back here if these fail me..



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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #40 on: Nov 16, 2016, 11:21:11 AM »
It was around 20 or so tires. It was the old style BFG muds though.

I'd say that is a statistical outlier and I'd love a chance to personally judge his skill as a driver!
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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #41 on: Nov 16, 2016, 11:35:13 AM »
I'd say that is a statistical outlier and I'd love a chance to personally judge his skill as a driver!

He drives like an old man.
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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #42 on: Nov 16, 2016, 11:45:32 AM »
He drives like an old man.


So he can't see those sharp rocks?  :D
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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #43 on: Nov 16, 2016, 12:02:12 PM »
So he can't see those sharp rocks?  :D

never know. lol. I just remember him talking about bringing in like 20 tires to americas tires for coverage
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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #44 on: Nov 16, 2016, 12:02:33 PM »
He drives like an old man.

Obviously not as he ended up on his lid in the Rubicon this year.  :headscratch:

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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #45 on: Nov 16, 2016, 12:10:18 PM »
the slabs can do that to ya pretty quick
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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #46 on: Nov 16, 2016, 07:11:11 PM »
never know. lol. I just remember him talking about bringing in like 20 tires to americas tires for coverage
As I recall, he had the "no questions asked warranty", and put it to good use, a moderator on another forum repremanded us for discussing the benefits of the warranty when it came to tread wear:laugh:

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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #47 on: Nov 16, 2016, 08:59:12 PM »
So the bfg is leading my decision closely followed by the mtr and stt in a tie. Solely due to the scientific reason of they look cool.  :hammer:

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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #48 on: Nov 16, 2016, 09:22:54 PM »
So the bfg is leading my decision closely followed by the mtr and stt in a tie. Solely due to the scientific reason of they look cool.  :hammer:

Thornbirds look pretty cool....

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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #49 on: Nov 17, 2016, 06:25:57 AM »
Thornbirds look pretty cool....

Still trying to decide if you're being sarcastic or not lol my buddy in high school had some and hated them.

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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #50 on: Nov 17, 2016, 06:36:51 AM »
Still trying to decide if you're being sarcastic or not lol my buddy in high school had some and hated them.

He is. He likes running pro comp x terrains
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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #51 on: Nov 17, 2016, 07:30:20 AM »
I've ran MTRs 1st/2nd gen. Both are badass tires on/off-road. Ran the 1st gen back home in Oahu, Hawaii. It went over reef, rock, sand, rutz, and mud without any problems.


Then I moved to WASHINGTON state. The PNW and I got a 80series LC stock, then put a lift with 35MTRs. Those tire are also good at everything you throw at it. It also had good road manners in the snow and rain.


Sold the LC thinking I'm making the right decision, but no I was wrong. Then I bought a stock 98 4Runner. Lifted it and ran 285 Duratracs because the MTRs were on back orders. 1st run with only 500 miles I come home and my wife notices a 5" gash on my front passenger sidewall. I get the tire replaced and sell the whole set of 5 to a guy in California. Now I'm running KM2s. Ran them in the mountains 3runs and it performed great. The rain is back in WA, so I'm taking the on ramp going on the loop at 25mph, just before I take the last turn my truck hydroplanes and I spin 1 full circle. That spooked the :pokinit: out of me. My truck is heavy and I thank god I didn't roll. I'm thinking of siping the tires so it doesn't happen again. Now I just drive slow on turn, more so when it's wet.
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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #52 on: Nov 17, 2016, 07:54:25 AM »
I've ran MTRs 1st/2nd gen. Both are badass tires on/off-road. Ran the 1st gen back home in Oahu, Hawaii. It went over reef, rock, sand, rutz, and mud without any problems.


Nice rides man! If I went with the BFGs I would probably get the inner lugs siped, any rain issues with the MTR? I think im the only one on the planet that wants the smaller size of the bfg lol 37s=actually like 36s
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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #53 on: Nov 17, 2016, 07:59:01 AM »
Nope not at all and that 80 was heavier than my runner


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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #54 on: Nov 17, 2016, 08:20:42 AM »
We ran duratracs on the chase trucks and crew buggies when I worked for the forest service. We seemed to go through them pretty often with gashes and flats. The trucks were pretty heavy but it wasnt like we were wheeling them at all
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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #55 on: Nov 17, 2016, 09:18:41 AM »
I've never had a problem with hydroplaning with my KM2's. And I used to live in WA and go down to Portland and Salem. 

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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #56 on: Nov 17, 2016, 10:29:31 AM »
We ran duratracs on the chase trucks and crew buggies when I worked for the forest service. We seemed to go through them pretty often with gashes and flats. The trucks were pretty heavy but it wasnt like we were wheeling them at all

:yesnod:  not a tire I recommend anymore for people actually using their rigs off road. 
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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #57 on: Nov 17, 2016, 11:21:59 AM »
I've never had a problem with hydroplaning with my KM2's. And I used to live in WA and go down to Portland and Salem.
Same. I drive from South East Vancouver, to WSU-V North of Vancouver daily, with frequent trips to Portland. Ran KM2s for almost 2 years straight. Zero issues with hydro planing... Including this spring when I had no bed from January 1st until May. No weight on the rear, no hydro planing

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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #58 on: Nov 17, 2016, 03:01:21 PM »
Maybe because my truck is 3000lbs as a DD. Add another 500 when camping!


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Re: need help fast... Pittbull Rockers
« Reply #59 on: Nov 17, 2016, 03:03:14 PM »
Maybe because my truck is 3000lbs as a DD. Add another 500 when camping!


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More weight on the tires should mean that they're less susceptible to hydroplaning

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