Anyone run BFG KM3 39x13.5x17 ?

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I am wondering who is running these tires. How do you like them and what is your set up on your Jeep? Has anyone put them next to Patagonia 38x13.5x17s? I'm wondering how they size up because BFG is known to run small. Pics Please !!!!!





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I have been running these tires for a week. Initial impressions are very positive. Quiet for a mud tire and ride very well. Haven’t had a chance to test in the rain or off-road yet. Here’s a few pictures.

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Great looking rig !!!!! Have you upgraded the front axle or still running D30? Did you regear? What size lift?
 
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What brand is your fenders? I had a set on my JK that looks a lot like them
 

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Great looking rig !!!!! Have you upgraded the front axle or still running D30? Did you regear? What size lift?
A link to my build thread is under my signature. I’m running Dana 60 front axle with 5.38’s with 4.5” Evo lift and the fender flares are Aries aluminum. Hope that helps.
 

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Is anyone running them on stock D44's?
 
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Is anyone running them on stock D44's?
That's what I'm thinking about.. I plan on adding Chro-mo axles in the rear and RCV's in the front. Hoping they hold up. I've seen people with 38" Pats with stock axles been the bag out of it and it held up. 38 Pats and 39 KM3s are pretty close in size/weight
 
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I just looked it up and 38" Pats are 82 lb, 37" KM3 are 82 lb and 39" KM3 are 86 lb. Only 4 pounds difference
 
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I just looked it up and 38" Pats are 82 lb, 37" KM3 are 82 lb and 39" KM3 are 86 lb. Only 2 pounds difference
I've been looking at the same two options, because their size and weight is so close, and many people seem to be running the 38 Pats with no issue. It seems that the KM3 is a much higher quality tire though.
 

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I like that they are C-rated in that size, whereas the 37x13.50's are E-rated.

ETA: just realized it auto filled in 38 instead of 37. Fixed
 
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I just looked it up and 38" Pats are 82 lb, 37" KM3 are 82 lb and 39" KM3 are 86 lb. Only 4 pounds difference
I've received pics from 2 friends weighing their new 38" milestars...They all weighed between 76-78lbs/ea. The milestar listed weight isn't accurate. Another buddy weighed a 39" km3 and it was 86lbs. The 39" km3's weigh about 9lbs more and are a 1/2" taller than the 38" milestars. My buddy switched from the milestar 38 to the km3 39 and said the 39s made the jeep a little more sluggish.
 

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