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Re: Tire Question, LT or 6 ply roughness? BFG KO2

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Had my guy put these on yesterday.... 275/55/20 and what a difference over my old zeons. Smooth... Very little Road noise and they look REDICULOUS! I'll grab some pics today. Here is one of it on the rim.

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Re: Tire Question, LT or 6 ply roughness? BFG KO2

I'm seriously considering swapping out my Fortera stock tires for these KO2's, but am curious about the added weight. The KO2 are 15+ lbs heavier per tire. That's a lot. I've got a Hemi, and am not too worried about gas mileage or having enough power....I just don't want it to full too sluggish and wallowy with all that added unsprung weight. Any more feedback out there on ride quality? Thanks.
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Re: Tire Question, LT or 6 ply roughness? BFG KO2

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I'm seriously considering swapping out my Fortera stock tires for these KO2's, but am curious about the added weight. The KO2 are 15+ lbs heavier per tire. That's a lot. I've got a Hemi, and am not too worried about gas mileage or having enough power....I just don't want it to full too sluggish and wallowy with all that added unsprung weight. Any more feedback out there on ride quality? Thanks.
I've got the BFG's on a 3.0l turbo diesel and it pulls fine. If you've got the Hemi, you shouldn't notice too much difference. Obviously a low profile performance tyre will outperform the KO2's, but then again, why are you fitting them?? I take my rig off road, hence the new set of boots.
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Re: Tire Question, LT or 6 ply roughness? BFG KO2

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I'm seriously considering swapping out my Fortera stock tires for these KO2's, but am curious about the added weight. The KO2 are 15+ lbs heavier per tire. That's a lot. I've got a Hemi, and am not too worried about gas mileage or having enough power....I just don't want it to full too sluggish and wallowy with all that added unsprung weight. Any more feedback out there on ride quality? Thanks.
Greetings and welcome,

When ever you get a heavy duty AT tire such as the BFG KO2, their is going to be a comprise on something. If you need it for serious off-road or driving in deep snow, then this is highly regarded tire here with the forum members that own it.

My only experience with it, I put a pair on the rear for the companies construction van. I have no problem with the snow, in fact, I was able to climb up incline driveway in reverse with 2 inches on it. I am sure I could have done with more snow. Not sure how it performs on the ice.

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Re: Tire Question, LT or 6 ply roughness? BFG KO2

Thanks for the thoughts on the KO2 upgrade. I live in Durango, Colorado. Drive 50 miles on Highway every day for work. Driving on snow at least 15+ days a winter on weekend ski outings. Summer weekends, I'm driving over moderate 4x4 passes in the mountains (Ophir Pass for example), Moab trips, and pulling a 16 ft camper. I've always lusted over the BFG AT. The KO2 seems to get good remarks with regards to its highway performance and is obviously very capable off road. Is it too much of a tire considering all the highway time I do? Is there a better choice I'm missing? Thanks!
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Re: Tire Question, LT or 6 ply roughness? BFG KO2

I owned the first version 32" BFG KO's on my earlier GC's-2008, they handled well but after 15,000-20,000 miles started getting very loud. This time I opted for opted 32" Duratracs, I have about 10,000 on them they seem more quiet. I drove them from Chicago to LA to Big Bend back to Chicago. The first thing I noticed was my braking took a lot more effort to stop. I do not remember that being a problem BFG's on my 2008 GC. I think its the vehicle difference 2008 CRD-2015V8.
The Duratrac were good on moderate trails. Among others I did the Ophir pass a few months ago.
I did have to have them rebalanced but I think that is on Discount Tire not balancing them correctly from the get go.
My primary reason to get these over BFG's was for less road noise. So far I think they are better but I need more miles to tell for sure. I would also say they seems a little less secure on the highway compared to the older BFG's KO's.
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Re: Tire Question, LT or 6 ply roughness? BFG KO2

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Thanks for the thoughts on the KO2 upgrade. I live in Durango, Colorado. Drive 50 miles on Highway every day for work. Driving on snow at least 15+ days a winter on weekend ski outings. Summer weekends, I'm driving over moderate 4x4 passes in the mountains (Ophir Pass for example), Moab trips, and pulling a 16 ft camper. I've always lusted over the BFG AT. The KO2 seems to get good remarks with regards to its highway performance and is obviously very capable off road. Is it too much of a tire considering all the highway time I do? Is there a better choice I'm missing? Thanks!
Greetings,

I would search this forum on the KO2 and PM members that have them for real view opinion. Ask them about winter performance such as stopping performance, deep snow and etc. As for the other conditions you mentioned it made for that. The real answer to noise is find somebody that has over 15k on them.

As for other choices, a careful search here will be for the on/off road AT tires. Plenty here to search: Nokian, Cooper, Nitto, are just a few. Once you find those, the post will mostly have other brands as well with other opinions.

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Re: Tire Question, LT or 6 ply roughness? BFG KO2

I just posted a quick review on my personal thread - but I can post it here also.

I have 275/55-20 KO2's. Just spent about 2 hours driving through the smoky mountains yesterday in freezing rain - about half of that time was on back roads as the main road was closed, and the other half was on I-40 East. I never felt one slip. There were some very steep roads that got no attention from any plows or road maintenance and I never had any issues or felt uncomfortable. Definitely glad I had them.

I have a 2012 V8 and haven't noticed any major changes in acceleration or braking. There is a slight hum with the windows up and the radio shut off, but I honestly didn't notice it until someone mentioned it on here and I tried it that afternoon. Doesn't bother me at all.
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Re: Tire Question, LT or 6 ply roughness? BFG KO2

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I just posted a quick review on my personal thread - but I can post it here also.

I have 275/55-20 KO2's. Just spent about 2 hours driving through the smoky mountains yesterday in freezing rain - about half of that time was on back roads as the main road was closed, and the other half was on I-40 East. I never felt one slip. There were some very steep roads that got no attention from any plows or road maintenance and I never had any issues or felt uncomfortable. Definitely glad I had them.

I have a 2012 V8 and haven't noticed any major changes in acceleration or braking. There is a slight hum with the windows up and the radio shut off, but I honestly didn't notice it until someone mentioned it on here and I tried it that afternoon. Doesn't bother me at all.
Greetings,

Please keep us updated on the long time results of the BFG KO2 including gas milage and dry conditions. I have never been a fan of BFG for 4x4 in the winter performance area. It seems that BFG has made a significant step forward to address this area.

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