0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
The fact that I'm seriously considering putting a set of BFG KO2's on my 2004 Sequoia tell you something about how much I expect from the street performance of these tires. I would never choose to run an AT on a wheeling rig unless the plan was nearly 100% slickrock in Moab. The advantages of an MT in mud are far more important than the benefits of an AT on the street. You're doing a full Toyota build with lockers, dual ultimate gearing, etc., so choose a tire that's a match for the potential of the rest of your truck.You really can't make a bad decision between the BFG KM2, Cooper STT Pro, Goodyear MTR, Nitto Terra Grappler (yes I added another option to screw with you), Pro Comp, etc. I have never been a fan of the MTR, but know they are an excellent choice. My choice was between the BFG KM2 and the Cooper STT PRO.BFG KM2 - The two factors that kept me from getting the BFGs were the look and the fact that the tread pattern is just a variation of the Krawler that was developed for hardcore rock crawling. It doesn't make sense to me that the Krawler is a great place to start the design for a tire that is well suited for the street or even mud. To me the design is all about having a street tire that looks like the Krawler which means "bling" was high on the list.Cooper STT PRO - I ended up choosing this tire because CrankyCrawler has been very satisfied with his Cooper STTs and since our driving styles are very similar and our rigs are built very similarly it seems that I would be happy with a Cooper tire. The STT PRO is a complete redesign that has a nice looking pattern and if it outperforms the original STT it should do great.Nitto Terra Grappler - This is a very popular tire in my area, right behind the Toyo Open Country MT. My biggest beef with Nitto is the "bling" of having two different sidewalls. It's makes me think that they have placed looks too high on the list of features. I'm sure it's a non-issue. These tires also just look like they would ride rough even though they get solid reviews.If you're really interested in an AT, the only one that I would consider is the Toyo Open Country AT Extreme. This has the AT tread pattern with significantly more tread depth. It only comes in limited sizes, but the few that I have seen in person looked sweet.
Thanks for the super detailed reply. You really have me looking at the coopers. My first choice is the km2 because they are a budget krawler lol. It's like the great value brand at Walmart. The sidewall on the stt are kinda blingy too. I don't like the sidewall tread on the mtr but I keep hearing people have rave reviews on them. As for the pro comps. I had a pair on my bro-dozier chevy avalanche when I was a little younger. Don't judge me. They were sooo loud. I ended up getting the toyo MT and they did really well. They are kind of expensive, I've just read that the sidewall is real stuff on them and airing them down was a problem. I really liked them on the super heavy avalanche, but I'm kind of uncertain on the lighter weight 4runner
Then just get the BFG KM2s and be happy. The other reason that I chose the Cooper over the BFG was the tread width. The Coopers are quite a bit wider which means more tread on the ground and they look bigger.
Is it a safe assumption that the stt pro would be a somewhat in between of a KM2 type tire and an at? I mean you know what happens when yo assume...
The stt pro is pretty aggressive. Maybe even more aggressive than the bfg
Okay well Ive narrowed it down between the STT Pro and the KM2 now. Maybe ill Flip a coin
Pretty much where I am lol
At least ive narrowed it down between the two, I guess Ill see what the price difference is. Hopefully one is cheaper than the other... lol at least ive decided to go 35s and not 37s tooJust curious, is the jku much heavier than say a firstgen 4runner?
Are those side lug treads factory? Looks like a great way to get mud stuck...
Haha Those STTs are pretty BA. I think Ill go with those... I think what it will come down to is if one is considerably cheaper Ill go with that one. There is a tire shop that gives a TLCA discount somewhat near me that I was planning on using. Maybe they can give me the hook up!
Not everybody can find decent rollers. I've worked at a tire shop for over 7 years and have yet to find a set in 35x12.50-15
Why do they have to be that exact size? Why not 315x75s?I'm sure you can find a set of steelies in the 16 or 17" flavor which is a more popular size wheel for that large of a road tire..
Still not sure why you don't want to grab a set of rollers..Sent from my LG-H830 using Tapatalk
I did the 2 sets of tires thing for a while. It was a pain in the ass really.
I'm too broke to have 2 sets of tires right off the bat. I drive about 90 miles a week. So I do t think it should be too bad. I've never even seen the maxxis trep radials. The bias plys are awesome lookin though.
I'm too broke to have 2 sets of tires right off the bat. I drive about 90 miles a week.
Started by Bass Man
« 1 2 »
General 4WD Discussion
Started by Yota Tony
Toyota Pickup/4Runner Tech 1979-95
Started by insane04
Parts For Sale
Started by allbones
Toyota Pickup/4Runner Tech 1979-95
Started by havik