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Did you guys remove both crash bars with your Kenda's? I have the 35x10.5r17 on my BD. I put the rear ones back tonight. Forgot to take a picture but it looks like there is about 3/4" of clearance between the bar and tire as it moves thru the turn.
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Did you guys remove both crash bars with your Kenda's? I have the 35x10.5r17 on my BD. I put the rear ones back tonight. Forgot to take a picture but it looks like there is about 3/4" of clearance between the bar and tire as it moves thru the turn.
I removed my crash bars. I have a 2 dr base m/t
 
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Did you guys remove both crash bars with your Kenda's? I have the 35x10.5r17 on my BD. I put the rear ones back tonight. Forgot to take a picture but it looks like there is about 3/4" of clearance between the bar and tire as it moves thru the turn.
I removed both. There's clearance under normal driving conditions but most likely will rub off road during up travel (full stuff) and full lock.
 

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These have been on my list to buy, based on reviews, as soon as my Bronco fund replenishes.

The only negative I see is the weight.... The 10.5s are as heavy as rugged 35x12.5s (Duratracs).

These 10.5s weigh about 68Lbs, verified with pictures on a scale from the Toyota forums.
 

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These have been on my list to buy, based on reviews, as soon as my Bronco fund replenishes.

The only negative I see is the weight.... The 10.5s are as heavy as rugged 35x12.5s (Duratracs).

These 10.5s weigh about 68Lbs, verified with pictures on a scale from the Toyota forums.
This has been my concern as well. Adding 2” of diameter and 16# per corner compared to the stock 285/70R17 BFG’s is significant. I keep looking at the Toyo OC3 in 285/75R17 as a 1” larger 59# alternative.

I emailed Kenda through their site for weights and they responded within a few minutes:

Good Afternoon, Mitch!

Thanks for contacting us! Here is what I have for those tires that are described.
628022 - P285/70R17 Klever A/T 2 - Weight: 44.05 (lb)
601015 - 35x10.50R17 Klever R/T - Weight: 66.62 (lb)
If you need anything else, let us know.

Thanks,
 
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I can confirm the Kenda 35x10.5s are +/-68lbs buy scale. I can also confirm, w/ the 4.70 gearing, that there is virtually no difference in performance moving up from the stock 285/70 to the 35x10.5s. IMO the 4.70 gearing is a very good match for 35s whether they are 50lbs or 80lbs. For higher gears I'd probably stick with a 285/75 "C" load tire but their aren't many options to choose from.
 

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I can confirm the Kenda 35x10.5s are +/-68lbs buy scale. I can also confirm, w/ the 4.70 gearing, that there is virtually no difference in performance moving up from the stock 285/70 to the 35x10.5s. IMO the 4.70 gearing is a very good match for 35s whether they are 50lbs or 80lbs. For higher gears I'd probably stick with a 285/75 "C" load tire but their aren't many options to choose from.
How is your mileage with the 7MT on the Kenda’s? Is 6th gear still usable on the highway with 4.70 gearing?
 
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How is your mileage with the 7MT on the Kenda’s? Is 6th gear still usable on the highway with 4.70 gearing?
According to the dash I'm at 19.3mpg (mix of city/highway)...by hand calculation I'm hovering at 18mpg at just over 1,000 miles on the clock. 6th gear very usable on the highway IMO
 

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I’ve never had these on a vehicle, but I am awaiting delivery of a trailer that has the 33” version. I was contemplating replacing them before taking that trailer cross continent (DFW to Alaska). Based on the feedback here I think I will keep them. Thanks folks!
 

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How is your mileage with the 7MT on the Kenda’s? Is 6th gear still usable on the highway with 4.70 gearing?
According to the dash I'm at 19.3mpg (mix of city/highway)...by hand calculation I'm hovering at 18mpg at just over 1,000 miles on the clock. 6th gear very usable on the highway IMO
I have the same results, but am also still breaking it in. I took an immediate hit of almost 1mpg according to the dash, but I'm hoping that is due to the extra .5" diameter of the Klever over the Squatch tire. Looking into adjusting the size via Forscan, if small adjustments like that are possible.

Also, as far as my experience, I am very happy. These tires are quiet and I have no complaints.

I do have two small annoyances though:

1) At 40psi the ride was great and a threw WAY less rocks than the Squatch tires. The ride felt a little soft to me for commuting, so I bumped the psi up to 45.

At 45psi I immediately had a harsh ride, and that extra firmness also seemed to cause the tread to grab gravel, but only big gravel. I'm throwing missiles and sound like a team of tap dancers when going above 40mph. Will try to find a compromise. 🤔

2) The lesser annoyance is the look. While great from the side, the 10.5“ and my +07 offset definitely decreased the "Squatch" look from front and rear angles, and exposed a lot more of the suspension components than I was expecting. Not a deal breaker, but I feel as if I lost some visual appeal.
 

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Heres another pic. I think the 10.50 looks great and helps to not kill my gas mileage. Pic from KOH. Notice the dust bowl that it was.
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what model do you have and did you need a lift to fit the 35x10.50?
 

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On my non SAS Badlands. Crash bars removed(didn’t need to) no lift, no level. No rub at full lock.
Very pleased with them….balanced well.
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what model do you have and did you need a lift to fit the 35x10.50?
Not on here that often. I have a manbase. Pulled the crash bars and 0 lift with the Method wheels.
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