Driven:10,000 Kms | Driving Condition:Combined Off Road/Highway | Driving Style:Average
This is my 3rd set of tyres for my 2011 JK, I just wished I had purchased them sooner!!! These tyres are night and day from my 315/70/17 Firestone Destination M/T's.....Quiet sooo Quiet I can talk to my wife on the motorway now...
I guess that could go either way! When I had them balanced all of my tyres were perfect and needed no weight, I was amazed since they are 35x12.5 on 17's! I just wanted to say that the BFGoodrich T/A Ko2's are Awesome!
I just recently installed the BFG KO2's on my 2011 Ford F-150 5.0. So far I pretty much have nothing but good things to say about this tyre. I'm pretty easy-going in my driving, so I haven't really push these tyres to their limits on or off R so I haven't really push these tyres to their limits on or off road.
The three immediate differences that I noticed between these tyres and the Goodyear wranglers that were OEM on this truck, is that I have in fact lost about 0.5 to 1.0 MPG in my mixed city highway route, but that's not really a big deal and generally goes along with the territory of owning an all-terrain ti but that's not really a big deal and generally goes along with the territory of using all terrain tyres.
Oddly enough these tyres are very quiet, essentially unnoticeable at any speed. However I have noticed that when driving with the window down, there is a faint sound almost as if I'm driving through a very shallow water puddle. Usually I only drive with my window down if I'm in town and driving 50 mph or less. The sound is noticeable mainly when driving in the low speeds around parking lots.
But it should be noted that it is not intrusive or obnoxious in any way. And lastly I've noticed that my ride has stiffened up a little bit since installing the care2' and lastly I've noticed that my ride has stiffened up a little bit since installing the KO2's. Even though I've only put about 1000 miles on these new tyres I will say that their pros heavily outweigh their few and far between cons.
Probably the biggest drawback of these tyres is their price. I spent just under $1200 having a set of four installed on my F-150. And it's worth noting that they are factory sized. In the end I will buy these tyres again. Awesome product!
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
2005 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab
April 13, 2015
Driven:5,500 Kms | Driving Condition:Combined Off Road/Highway | Driving Style:Average
I run a 2.5" lift and 33" tyres on my truck - a balanced combo for highway & off-road usage. I've driven many other all-terrain class tyres, highway all-seasons, and mud-terrain tyres. I had the previous KOs on my truck for years, but these new KO2s take the definition of "all-terrain" to a whole new level. They're absolutely incredible...
They are as quiet and smooth on-road as some of the most 'mild' all-terrains (and quieter than the KOs), yet they are absolute beasts with loads of biting traction on tap in off-road conditions. I've been stuck in the mud a couple times with KOs (as mud is like kryptonite to any all-terrain tyre); but even being caught in swirling mud flows during a huge storm the KO2s never stopped clawing and making forward progress.
In brainless attempts to get stuck off-road, I've only found my truck's limit, not yet the KO2's. In fact, I've found that airing-down the KO2s unfolds additional off-road capability by growing the footprint increasing biting edges and allowing the luggy sidewalls to engage the terrain like a mud-terrain class tyre. For me, airing down to about 20psi let's the tyres conform nicely to rugged surfaces.
The KO2s feel sure-footed on wet pavement around corners or starting on a hill, and no hydroplaning at highway speeds in the rain. Snow traction has been solid, quite amazing for such a versatile tyre. I also do a lot of driving on the pavement, highway and city, and the KO2s feel civilized, laugh at menacing potholes, and really don't show signs of wear at this point.
I'm rotating them about every 3K miles. When I had them installed, I got them road-force balanced and a full alignment done. And although my truck originally came with 32" P-metric tyres inflated at 35psi, when on-road I keep my LT-metric tyres at 44psi... as they require greater inflation pressure for the same load. I really can't say anything negative about these KO2s; I haven't found any weaknesses. BFG did an outstanding job. I highly recommend!!!
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO
2007 Nissan Navara 4x4
March 05, 2015
Driven:4,000 Kms | Driving Condition:Combined Off Road/Highway | Driving Style:Average
Overall I'm please with the tyres, they are smooth (load E) and are very quiet compared to my previous badly worn set of Cooper STTs (my fault though). I have asked BFG for correct pressure since I'm running bigger size, stock ones are 255/65R17, and they said to run them at 40psi. This pressure may be good for highway driving but when going through clay it doesn't help.
The guy who installed the tyres told me to run them at 32psi and with this pressure they seem to work ok in gooey mud/clay. Now if you're climbing muddy slopes/roads with lateral incline you can get some hair raising moments with the truck tending to slide where gravity takes it, so keep your foot on the gas pedal.I've had this issue on two occasions and even though I finally made it uphill, with side ditches lurring my vehicle into their hug,
I was really close to stopping on the critical moment because of lost traction (heart pounding moments).In terms of hydroplaning on highway my previous Cooper STTs cleared water much better compared to this AT.
Wear? Their tread is brand new and they are on their 2nd year.Overall I'm pleased with the tyres but there are some times that you need something more aggressive.Choosing is difficult, the majority of drivers need to drive their DD 4x4 vehicles on highway in order to get to the mountains and even in that case a hairy tread pattern may not be required.
I don't know how the AT KO2 is performing since it hasn't come to Greece yet and it's still new, but if those tyres could clear mud a bit better they would be no. 1 on my list.