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Choosing a tire that's right for you can get a bit tricky since there are some big differences between all-season, all-terrain, and mud-terrain tires. This BF Goodrich T/A KM3 tire fits all your Wranglers and is for the Wrangler owner looking for aggressive off-road performance. This tire will be offered in diameters between 27 and 39 inches, fitting any 15, 17-, and 18-inch wheel. This KM3 is going to offer a lot of performance to the off-roader looking for a lot of traction for the trail, a tough design, and an overall aggressive look.Looking at tires all across the board, you're usually left with those three categories that I mentioned before. You're going to have an all-season that's really going to stick to mainly the road and on-road performance, you're going to have an all-terrain, which is going to do a really good job at both on and off-road performance, and then you're going to have a mud-terrain tire like this one that's going to not be as on-road friendly for the daily commuting but will do a really good job off-road.This KM3 will be a great choice for anybody who's looking to do a decent amount of off-roading and is concerned with their traction off-road, and is also looking for a tire that's going to get the job done very well. This KM3 is going to fit into that mud-terrain category and is going to be a pretty big step up from its predecessor, the KM2.Starting off with the design of the tire, this is going to have BF's Terrain-Attack tread pattern with large lugs, with good space between them, and that's where you're going to get a lot of your performance and a lot of that off-road traction. They're going to be a bit bigger than the traditional all-terrain tire, which will be perfect for that mud terrain, and will have enough space between them for the self-cleaning aspects of this tire. Since the lugs are spaced out a little bit farther, they will be able to fling any dirt or mud out that gets stuck in the lugs, avoiding it from becoming a slick, which is where you get no traction at all.The center tread will have some deep siping, which will be really good for water and ice performance, being able to squeeze out that water from the center of the lugs, creating better traction on the street and even on the trail. On the sides, you can see that the lugs actually have a step, and this is going to provide a lot of extra bite and traction, especially when you air down your tire so it can wrap around obstacles on the trail.The Krawl-Tek material in the tire is also going to be improved and will be a lot stronger than some other options out there, with improved chip and cut prevention. This will also have a CoreGard Max technology that helps keep the sidewall from splitting or puncturing from any obstacles that are out on the trail because of the increased sidewall thickness. Because of the improved compound, this will also have a lot better of a wear life and will wear a lot more evenly, like an all-terrain tire or an all-season tire compared to other mud-terrain tires, and it's also going to be a little bit quieter on the road.As far as price goes, it will depend on your tire size that you're getting, but this will have a baseline price of about $200 and can range all the way up to roughly $300, depending on the tire size that you're looking at. This will be a little bit pricier in comparison to some other more cost-effective choices, however, what I can tell you is that if you're looking for a high-quality and very functional tire to invest in, then this is going to be a really good choice to consider. This will incorporate a very durable and high-performing design that's good for somebody who's really looking to take advantage of their traction and their performance while they're out on the trail.So, that's going to wrap up my review on the BF Goodrich KM3. Make sure you like and subscribe, and for more videos and products like this, always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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The Ultimate Outdoor Tire. Are your Wrangler's stock tires making it hard for you to enjoy driving off road? If so, it’s time to switch to this BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 Tire. This mud terrain tire utilizes a never-before-seen Krawl-Tek compound, which was designed for superior traction over any terrain in any weather condition. Take your off-road driving to the next level with this BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 Tire.
Revolutionary Tread Design. This BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 Tire uses a patented, terrain-attack tire pattern to tackle those unforgiving off-road trails. The tread pattern features notched shoulders that provide a better grip on dirt and muddy terrain. The tire also comes with wide lateral grooves designed to increase traction over wet and snowy surfaces.
Built to Last. BF Goodrich manufactures these Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 Tires with a revolutionary Krawl-Tek compound with CoreGard Max Technology. This gives the tire enhanced puncture resistance as well as protection against splits, cuts, and bruising.
Low Noise Levels. Improved off-road driving is not the only benefit you can get from this BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 Tire. Each tire is painstakingly crafted to ensure the lowest level of noise is produced during on-road driving.
Limited Manufacturers’ Warranty. This BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 Tire is covered by a limited manufacturers’ warranty. This ensures each tire passed factory standards and are free from any defects.
Application. This BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 Tire fits all Jeep Wrangler models.
What is the best gear ratio to run for larger tires? When you increase the diameter of your tires, your vehicle's engine has to work harder to turn them. Naturally, this will lead to increased fuel consumption and reduced performance. So, when upgrading to a set of larger tires you should re-gear your rig to regain this lost acceleration, performance and fuel economy.
Find your original tire size and gear ratio using the chart listed below, the intersection should be your approximate RPMs at 65 MPH. Then find your new tire size and follow it across to the closest RPM to your original tires, this will be your gear ratio choice.
This chart is based on driving at 65 MPH with a 1:1 gear ratio and a manual transmission in 4th gear. Please note if your vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission your RPMs will be higher due to normal transmission and the torque converter slippage. In overdrive your RPMs will be approximately 15% to 30% less than indicated.
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