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Stumbled across a deal I couldn't pass up yesterday. 4WheelParts has a sale on their BFG KM3 UTV tires. $180 off a set of four. Not a lot of info out on these tires, but what little I have found has been all good. Figured that since I was going to go to a 32" tire when I replaced the OEM 31" Carnivore (only available through Kawasaki at a HUGE price tag) I would jump at this sale and give them a try. I've never seen one in person, and have no clue if I will like them or not. Only one way to find out... 馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ Don't need tires yet with only about 135 miles on the Carnivores, but they keep well in the basement. LOL

BFgoodrich introduces KM3 UTV Tires :: BFGoodrich North America Newsroom


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Good tires. Only concern would be what is the weight? LBS are a big thing for me when I decide to shop.
 

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Good tires. Only concern would be what is the weight? LBS are a big thing for me when I decide to shop.
Agree. From what I've been able to find, the 32 x 15 BFG is about 43 lbs. The Carnivore is around 38 lbs. The extra 5 lbs should be fine. Guys are putting 50 lb 35" tires on these things and seem to be okay.
 

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Thats not bad. I am searching for tire I like in a 34" under 45lbs. I wish Carnivore would make it as I like em. I want to run 34-35" tire. A 35" and 17" ground clearance. That would be an awesome Beast! Have looked at Super swamper line but too heavy. 34"/10/15 LTB is a favorite tire.
 

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SxSblog loved those tires and were amazed at the traction they got from them. I installed a set of 32x10r15 Quadboss tires on my KRX
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I was looking at the QuadBoss tires as a possible future replacement, and then I stumbled across this deal. The price per tire worked out to be very close to the QB so I figured why not try something totally different from anything I had ever run before. If for some reason I'm not happy with them I will try something else. The Maxxis Rampage was also high on my list of possibilities, but it's load rating is pretty well maxed out on the KRX. The load rating for the BFG is double that of the Maxxis. Something to consider with these big, heavy KRX's.
 

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Nice tires but for me in the wet NW I need more open tread. It is wet n soft up here with random clay, mud, rocks etc. Carnivore is proving a good overall tire. Honestly the Bighorns are really good as well except for clay and gumbo.
 

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Nice tires but for me in the wet NW I need more open tread. It is wet n soft up here with random clay, mud, rocks etc. Carnivore is proving a good overall tire. Honestly the Bighorns are really good as well except for clay and gumbo.
I was a huge fan of Bighorns on my atv's until I discovered the Kenda Bearclaw HTR. That pushed BH's to number two on my list. They just lack lateral grip in slippery, snowy conditions. I don't think that a 6 ply tire is enough for today's bigger, heavier side by sides, and the 8 ply HTR's don't come in big enough sizes. I have been very impressed with the Carnivores. Great traction, but very hard to find in stock anywhere. Seems everyone wants 32" Carnivores these days. I don't understand why Kawasaki put the 31" size on these machines.
 

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So I got home from work Friday to find this nice set of BFG's waiting for me. Pretty good looking tire and I think they should perform pretty good here in the rocky mountains.
However, there is one major problem with them and they must go back. They sent me the wrong damn set. LOL Rolled one up next to the KRX and was disappointed that they were barely as tall as the 31" Carnivores. That led to a closer examination of the new tires. :unsure: Ordered 32x10x15. They got the 10 part of the order right, and had the correct size listed on the receipt. 30x10x14 just aint gonna work. :LOL: Called them right away and told them what had happened. They said they would try and locate the right tires and will get back to me. I still haven't heard anything back. I hope this doesn't escalate into a much larger problem. Good thing these are a "want", and not a "need".
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So my good deal is being returned for a refund. Apparently the 32-10-15's are on back order, with no time table for them to become available. Their best "guess" was late June. Thanks but no thanks. They already took my money for a product they didn't have, and now want to just hold onto my money indefinitely. I don't play that game. Guess my search will continue for my next "best" tire. LOL
 

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So my good deal is being returned for a refund. Apparently the 32-10-15's are on back order, with no time table for them to become available. Their best "guess" was late June. Thanks but no thanks. They already took my money for a product they didn't have, and now want to just hold onto my money indefinitely. I don't play that game. Guess my search will continue for my next "best" tire. LOL
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Bummer those BFG's look awesome. My last tire was the Sedona Rock-a-billy. They somewhat resembeled the old BFG Krawler tires that used to be around. Did outstanding in Moab and I was running 6 psi with regular wheels. When they were first revealed, the reps were running 2-3 psi and not loosing beads from what I was told. Definately worth a look. I have one mounted on a 15' spare if you want to check it out some day. Good luck.
 

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I did really like the looks of the KM3's. The one thing I wasn't wild about was the actual tread (contact patch) measured 9" across, not 10 like you would expect from a 10" tire. Other than that I was really looking forward to trying them out. Not a big deal since they were an impulse buy when I stumbled across the sale, and I only have 209 miles on my Carnivores. I will probably start looking again so if something happens to one of these rare, stupidly expensive 31" Canivores I will have a replacement set of 32's on stand by. :)
 

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That was a short hunt. Got a tip from the RZR forum on where to possibly locate my 32" KM3's. Called 'em up and found them for just $11 more per tire than my previous deal. We'll see if I actually get the right size delivered this time. 馃槃
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SxSblog loved those tires and were amazed at the traction they got from them. I installed a set of 32x10r15 Quadboss tires on my KRX View attachment 159
How do they measure up compared to the Carnivores? So many tires fall short of their advertised height. The KM3 is "supposed to" measure in at 31-1/2". I believe that is with the weight of the machine on them. Not sure. Now I'm going to have to go back and see if I can find where I read that. :)
 

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Okay, confirmed. That measurement was from the floor to the top of the tire @ 13 psi, with the weight of the RZR sitting on them.
 

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I definitely got a new respect for these Quadboss tires. I used and abused them all week in rough conditions. They handled mud way better then expected. I鈥檒l run a all terrain type tire from now on.
 
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