If off roading is your passion, the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 tire is perhaps the perfect option for your truck or other 4×4. Take these tires to extreme situations while still being able to drive on traditional roads to get back home.
- Size: 15’’, 16’’, 17’’, 18’’, 20’’, 22’’
- Speed: Q
- Tire Quality Gauge (UTQG): AA
- Type: Mud-Terrain All-Season Tires
- Warranty: 6-Year Warranty on Defects, 70,000-mile limited warranty
- Price: $$$
If you want to drive in extreme environments, you need extreme tires that are up to the challenge. The BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3’s may be the best street-legal off roading tires out there today. These tires are a step up from the much beloved KM2 tires (which are still in production and very popular). Off road enthusiasts absolutely loved the KM2’s and will appreciate the key upgrades they will get from these.
When compared to the KM2’s, these tires will offer 5% improved mud traction, 8% better traction on rocks, and 27% stronger side walls. These big improvements are against the already great KM2, which outperforms most other mud tires from other manufacturers. If you are planning on taking your 4×4 off road on a regular basis, these are one of the best tires on the market today.
Comfort and Performance
Sure, comfort is important. If you are in the market for a high-end mudding tire, however, you cannot expect to be driving on a whisper quiet wheel that will absorb every little bump. At best, you will find that these tires are sufficiently comfortable when driving on standard roads to and from the trails. If you do most of your driving on traditional roads, you will either want to go with another option or swap out the tires before an off roading trip.
When it comes to performance, it will be extremely hard to beat the KM3’s, assuming you mean off road performance. There is virtually no terrain that you will not be able to get over (or through) when you have these tires on a strong vehicle. They have aggressive and deep tread that is designed to maintain grip no matter what you are driving on. For those who love the thrill of off-road driving, the mud terrain KM3s are a true masterpiece.
Safety and Durability
When taking your vehicle off-road, maintaining control is critical for safety. This means that these tires are among the safest you will find. If you are driving on traditional roads, you will have no trouble maintaining grip whether the road is dry, wet, or covered in snow. Since these tires are designed for the most rugged conditions, you will not likely experience a blowout or other dangerous event, which should give you further confidence.
In terms of durability, these tires are something of a mixed bag. When used specifically for off-roading, they are extremely durable. You can drive over huge rocks, through the sand, up incredible inclines, and much more without any hesitation. If you travel on paved roads at standard driving speeds on a regular basis, however, do not expect the tread to last very long at all. You should ideally only use these tires driving to and from the trails in order to avoid having the tread wear out to quickly.
Also take note that the warranty on this tire only covers defects in the tire itself. If you are constantly driving on the road, the warranty isn’t going to take care of prematurely worn tread. Of course, it also won’t cover damage that happens to occur while off roading.
Who It’s For
This tire is primarily going to be for those who have a 4×4 vehicle that they routinely take off road. While the tires do look great on big trucks traveling down the road, they will wear out to quickly to make them a practical option for day-to-day driving.
If you have a dedicated off roading vehicle, or even a vehicle that you use only for mudding and driving in heavy snow during the winter, these are a great tire to consider. They are surprisingly affordable for the functionality that you get, which is just one reason that they are quickly becoming one of the most popular off roading tires around.