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Re: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2

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I'm curious to hear your review against the Duratracs. Those are two of the three tires I'm eyeing as winter starts creeping in.

Nitto came out with the Exo Grappler that seems to be their version of the tire, but I haven't found anyone on here running those yet.
Greetings,

All 3 tires are seam to be now the top choices in that category, the heavy duty on/off road. With BFG and Nitto now battling GY.

Traditionally, Nitto had a harder tire compound and now with the winter flake symbol on it the compound has to be a little softer for the siping to get the grip needed. The additional advantages of the Nitto are large tread depth averaging 18/32 and to help with additional traction, the metal stud option just like GY Duratracs. This way you can plow thru the deep stuff and not worry about the covered ice patches and lose traction. And they also beefed up the sidewalls for additional protection with a standard 3 ply. Other load ranges have different plus.

The BFG T/A KO2, I could not find anything that indicated it had the options of metal studs. With the GY, the pin option is only for the LT sizes.

As for speed rating for the BFG depending on the size it is either an R or S. Nitto is Q and GY is Q for the LT sizes and S for standard.

In all honesty, it boils now to your requirements.

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Re: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2

Steiner84, I've always run GYs and my wife has always been a BFG girl. All of our snow melted the afternoon those pics were taken so we are waiting for weather to roll in so we can truly compare how well each one does in snow and ice but we are already biased.


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Re: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2

I'm running the BFG's and liking them a lot. Have had BFG's on all my 4WD's prior to the Grand and fitted these this time because they were the only AT tyre that would fit in the spare well (that was light truck construction). Have been off road and they work well. I've noticed I have dropped some mileage, however they are a heavy tyre so that is to be expected.
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Re: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2

i really dislike the AT KOs on my 2500 truck. they may be better on a lighter vehicle. compared to my last tires, they lack a lot of grip on pavement and wander a lot at interstate speeds. so-so offroad, and they pick up rocks everywhere and throw them. i ask everyone that i see who has the AT KOs how they are. have not gotten anyone to admit they would buy them again.

i wish they still made bridgestone dueler at 695's.
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Red you have the BFGs in your current wk2? How do they ride given they are E load rated?
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Red you have the BFGs in your current wk2? How do they ride given they are E load rated?

Pretty tough for me to answer because I have been running them on my vehicles for over twenty years. So really don't have anything to compare them to. Picked the Jeep up and drove straight to the tyre dealer for the change over. So in my humble opinion, albeit rather biased, they are a hard wearing tyre, go well enough off road for what I do and handle reasonably well. Can get a bit sketchy in the wet, particularly when the tread wears down a bit. As for noise, these are positively silent compared to running them on my 95 Patrol! Went with these again as the only LT AT tyre that fitted in the spare well at full size. Was willing to give the Coopers and Hankooks a go, but no cigar. Sorry I can't be more help.


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Re: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2

I had the Cooper AT/3's on my trailblazer and they were great. I'm debating now whether to ditch the fortera's and go with the Coopers again.
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I had the Cooper AT/3's on my trailblazer and they were great. I'm debating now whether to ditch the fortera's and go with the Coopers again.
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The Cooper was my 2nd choice before I went with the Nokian Rotiva AT. Check them out as well. Last person said they felt the stoping power was like glue.

Nokian Rotiiva AT - A all season tire that offers optimal performance with no compromises in terms of safety and driving comfort. / Nokian Tires

Either way one of these 2 tires, IMHO, is the best on/off road AT before you setup to the class of the T/A KO2, Duratac, etc..


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The Cooper was my 2nd choice before I went with the Nokian Rotiva AT. Check them out as well. Last person said they felt the stoping power was like glue.

Any thoughts how the Rotiva AT compares to the Bridgestone Dueler Revo AT2?

Seems like the Revo has a very slightly more aggressive tread pattern and duel compound, but it sounds like Nokian has very good compounds? But single compound?

I'm struggling to pick a tire. The Revos have been good to me but the Duratracs are enticing but Nokian sounds interesting as well.

I wish there were scientific head to head tests to help.

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Any thoughts how the Rotiva AT compares to the Bridgestone Dueler Revo AT2?

Seems like the Revo has a very slightly more aggressive tread pattern and duel compound, but it sounds like Nokian has very good compounds? But single compound?

I'm struggling to pick a tire. The Revos have been good to me but the Duratracs are enticing but Nokian sounds interesting as well.

I wish there were scientific head to head tests to help.

Thanks,

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Greetings,

These are interesting questions indeed.

The one thing that I have not done yet with Rotiva yet is to do some serious off-roading. Their were some here that have done and I was totally happy with the performance. Based on that, I think the Rotiva are just as aggressive as the Revo AT2's. Last time I looked the tread depth was the same on both. The deciding factor for me for choosing the Nokian's was their history and track record for winter driving. Also, at the time I knew that Bridgestone had a stake in Nokian and I rather have Nokian technology.


Getting down the compound, from my understanding, Nokian uses many different agents to form the single compound. To tell you the truth with Bridgestone process of using dual compounds needs further explanation. In theory a compound should mean one after other agents or elements are mixed together and cured. The hard part here is to figure out the agreement between Bridgestone and Nokian on the uses of Nokian's proprietary chemistry. Too much speculation and assumptions can be made from this.

They way I approached choosing a tire after that stupid Latitude and the BFG Rugged Terrian T/A failed me in the winter conditions only was to form a check list of conditions and functions of the tire. So for me it was Winter driving, fuel saving, average off-road stuff, etc.... That is how I choose the Nokian.

For example in your case, the Duratrac is a far more aggressive tire for off-roading and winter driving than the Revos or Rotiva. If I was to use my checklist for the Duratrac it would be deep snow driving, winter conditions without the studs since you can not really use the off-road in the winter off-season, serious off road, etc....., fuel savings depending on the type of WK2 and modes would be the last thing.

Something to consider for decision making with GY Duratac, their is an advantage with the deeper tread depth. It comes in handy with the deeper snow and some off road conditions. You have long tread depth to work with before you loose the optimum depth. Since I am not sure how the tires wear, chime in with somebody that has them for their opinion.

Right now I am closing in at 30k on my Rotiva's which has a 12/32 tread depth new. I am now down to 8/32 which IMHO is doing great. This is mix driving.


Sorry if we hijacked the thread everybody.

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Finally got the KO2s on some snowy/icy roads and they've been rock solid so far.
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Finally got the KO2s on some snowy/icy roads and they've been rock solid so far.
Greetings,

Glad you like them and having fun.

Keep us updated on the winter performance.

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