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I wish these came in in the stock 265/50/20 size to avoid any issues. I loved these on my Rubicon. They had less road noise than the stock Fortera's which whine in my opinion on some roads.
Well, if it makes you feel any better I've been driving on them extensively without a single issue so far. Love these things.

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Re: 275-55-20 BFG T/A KO2 on stock rims

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Well, if it makes you feel any better I've been driving on them extensively without a single issue so far. Love these things.

Do you have the QL??


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Re: 275-55-20 BFG T/A KO2 on stock rims

Since these are a D load tire, do they ride harsh??


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Re: 275-55-20 BFG T/A KO2 on stock rims

Also how would 1.25" spacers affect the rubbing with the 275's??


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I do. Don't use park mode much, but every ride height is fine. Done several thousand miles of highway, plenty of rough terrain and plenty of snow. Not 1 issue.
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Described the ride quality earlier in the thread, but to summarize, no I don't feel they ride bad at all. I prefer the ride quality to that of stock forteras.
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Re: 275-55-20 BFG T/A KO2 on stock rims

I bought 1.25" spacers and I'm not sure how that would affect running a 275 KO2.
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Re: 275-55-20 BFG T/A KO2 on stock rims

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Was there any rubbing with the quadralift and the Ko2's?
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For the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs the only rubbing is at Park height Entry/Exit, only in reverse and at full lock - only mild rubbing.
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Re: 275-55-20 BFG T/A KO2 on stock rims

So what is the verdict? I have a 2015 Overland 4x4 High Altitude Diesel. I have been going back and forth on deciding weather I'll have any rubbing issues. Weather its in the exit mode or full lock. I love BFG's but I'm wondering if its a good idea or not. I know I can have them mounted but can only test the range so much. The dealer isn't going let me take them off road and see what happens. So I'm not sure what to do.
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So what is the verdict? I have a 2015 Overland 4x4 High Altitude Diesel. I have been going back and forth on deciding weather I'll have any rubbing issues. Weather its in the exit mode or full lock. I love BFG's but I'm wondering if its a good idea or not. I know I can have them mounted but can only test the range so much. The dealer isn't going let me take them off road and see what happens. So I'm not sure what to do.
Bob, it comes down to, what is important to you? What do you want from your tires?

Some reasons to get the larger A/T 275/55-20s more off-road oriented tires:
- better off-road traction
- stronger protection from hazards (sharp rocks, nails, etc)
- better protection for your rims, against scratches and dings from curbs and such
- if you like the look and appearance of the larger, aggressive tires on your rig
- deeper, aggressive tread pattern
- the taller sidewall has more room to compress on bumps; a less harsh ride over irregular road surfaces

Some reasons to stay with the stock or similar 265/50-20 street-oriented tires:
- better street handling, tighter turn-in, more responsive handling
- lower cost, generally
- most likely a longer lasting tire (lowers the cost even more)
- less road noise (quieter tire)
- if you like the look and appearance of the sleeker, lower profile tires on your rig
- replacement tires are likely easier to find; they are more readily available

Weigh the reasons that are important to you. Another option is to get a larger-than-stock tire that is street oriented, like a 275/55-20 road tire.

If you will not be taking your rig off road, or only rarely going off road, it might be better to stay with the original or similar tires. I have gone to the trails at Hollister Hills, and the soft sand dunes at Pismo Beach, with the original street tires. Our Jeeps are very capable and you can go to these places on street tires.

Hope this helps.
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Re: 275-55-20 BFG T/A KO2 on stock rims

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Bob, it comes down to, what is important to you? What do you want from your tires?

Some reasons to get the larger A/T 275/55-20s more off-road oriented tires:
- better off-road traction
- stronger protection from hazards (sharp rocks, nails, etc)
- better protection for your rims, against scratches and dings from curbs and such
- if you like the look and appearance of the larger, aggressive tires on your rig
- deeper, aggressive tread pattern
- the taller sidewall has more room to compress on bumps; a less harsh ride over irregular road surfaces

Some reasons to stay with the stock or similar 265/50-20 street-oriented tires:
- better street handling, tighter turn-in, more responsive handling
- lower cost, generally
- most likely a longer lasting tire (lowers the cost even more)
- less road noise (quieter tire)
- if you like the look and appearance of the sleeker, lower profile tires on your rig
- replacement tires are likely easier to find; they are more readily available

Weigh the reasons that are important to you. Another option is to get a larger-than-stock tire that is street oriented, like a 275/55-20 road tire.

If you will not be taking your rig off road, or only rarely going off road, it might be better to stay with the original or similar tires. I have gone to the trails at Hollister Hills, and the soft sand dunes at Pismo Beach, with the original street tires. Our Jeeps are very capable and you can go to these places on street tires.

Hope this helps.
It all makes sense. I'm kind of in between. I know I'll be on asphalt 90% of the time but really like the look of the BFG's. I was leaning toward the Nitto Terra Grappler 2's, because they come in the stock size. I think I'll just keep looking back and wish I bought the BFG's, so I think they are out. There's another variable in all of this and that is my wife. Are the BFG's going to increase the noise or is it minimal? I'll figure this out and thanks again for the advise.
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Re: 275-55-20 BFG T/A KO2 on stock rims

When I got the DuraTracs mounted I did not tell my wife. She did not notice the slightly louder road noise and I had to tell her they were on.

If you do get an A/T tire be sure to rotate every 5K to keep the road noise down.
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