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BFG AT KO2 10 50.00%
Goodyear DuraTrac 10 50.00%
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User Poll: BFG AT KO2 or DuraTracs on Quadralift & stock 20's

Yes, there are many threads, but after reading a few, they have my head spinning. So i decided to put a poll together.

i have a 2015 Overland with QL & stock 20's. The stock tires are horrible in anything but +50* F temps. I'm based out of Chicago & have to cover Wisconsin & parts of Michigan, so mid January temperatures are making me question which tires to get next.

Which tires do you prefer? I've narrowed it down to the BFG AT KO2's or the Duratracs. 275/55/20.

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Old 01-20-2016, 05:07 PM
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Re: User Poll: BFG AT KO2 or DuraTracs on Quadralift & stock 20's

Unfortunately, the poll doesn't reflect a "neither" choice. Given what you stated about where you travel, dedicated real winter tires would be my choice, not an AT.
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Re: User Poll: BFG AT KO2 or DuraTracs on Quadralift & stock 20's

Greetings and welcome,

IMHO, a poll is not really called for at this point.

The questions that I present to you are as follows:

Do you need an AT tire to begin with. If you do, what type of off-roading do you in the other 3 seasons and winter time, including deep snow. How much of the time when driving are you on city streets and the interstate when not off-roading. Also, are you driving up and down unplowed mountain roads or packed powder? Consider this for your home town of Chicago and the other states you drive too.

Now, if you do not do any type of off-roading at all and you are looking for a tire that gives the maximum traction for the winter depending on the conditions you face, then this is a different story. You then will focusing on the all-weather all-season to dedicated winter tire. Again, are you driving up and down unplowed mountain roads or packed powder? For this, we can help you narrow the field of choices and not have your head spinning. Spinning heads are bad thing.

Remember, an aggressive AT tire might not be the ideal choice for the winter. Many have made this mistake with some not nice results.

Their are lot members here that have excellent knowledge of tires and what I consider better than tire salespeople. We have real time experience.

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Re: User Poll: BFG AT KO2 or DuraTracs on Quadralift & stock 20's

Neither... There's a good chance you'll rub with that tire size.

Living in the Chicago area I agree with getting yourself some dedicated winter tires.
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Re: User Poll: BFG AT KO2 or DuraTracs on Quadralift & stock 20's

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Re: User Poll: BFG AT KO2 or DuraTracs on Quadralift & stock 20's

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Neither... There's a good chance you'll rub with that tire size.

Living in the Chicago area I agree with getting yourself some dedicated winter tires.

Wrong. The 275-55-20 AT Ko2's fit the stock rims without rubbing or issue. As do almost every other tire in that size.
Source: Personally been using them for 3 months
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Re: User Poll: BFG AT KO2 or DuraTracs on Quadralift & stock 20's

I've been researching these two tires endlessly because one of these two is what I have decided on for my next set of rolling stock. I've read various and many, truck, SUV, Jeep and general 4x4 post forums comparing these and everyone seems to agree that they are pretty equal on off-road and snow performance. It really seems to boil down to manufacturer bias and physical looks of the tire. At this point, I plan on going with the Duratracs for no other reason than the fact that they are the lighter of the two, and I'm worried about them crushing my gas mileage. I do prefer the sidewall looks on the TA K02 however.
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Re: User Poll: BFG AT KO2 or DuraTracs on Quadralift & stock 20's

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Wrong. The 275-55-20 AT Ko2's fit the stock rims without rubbing or issue. As do almost every other tire in that size.
Source: Personally been using them for 3 months
According to a few dozen posts on this forum I'm correct. It's hit or miss in that size. I wouldn't take a chance.
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Re: User Poll: BFG AT KO2 or DuraTracs on Quadralift & stock 20's

Greetings,


Look at both tread block and shoulder designs:

SuperView of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

SuperView of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac
  • They are very close to each other in the shoulder block design.
  • The DuraTrac does have the better siping design on the tread block and the block design itself gives you different pattern for different conditions.
  • In terms of tire weight, the DuraTrac is the lighter one.
  • It should be noted that depending on the size you pickup, the tread depth varies on both models.
  • Depending on the size of the GY Durtrac, you can get the stud option whereas the KO2 does not.
  • Both tires have the winter mountain flake status, but, being a heavy duty tire, it does not have the same softness that is common on other AT's, all-weather and dedicated snows.

As the OP has stated, the majority of the time, the JGC is being ridden in the Chicago area. The other time the JGC is on the road in Wisconsin & parts of Michigan. Until the OP tells us more about the conditions the JGC faces in these other states, they are still better with an all-weather or dedicated snows. Which is night and day over the stocks.

For those who are interested in this type of AT tire, also search here in the forum the Nitto Exo Grappler for heavy duty use and Terra Grappler 2 for the regular AT usage.

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Re: User Poll: BFG AT KO2 or DuraTracs on Quadralift & stock 20's

I've got ko2 they run well with no rub, full stock setup and no mods. Very minimal noise as well. Running at Park height presents no problems either. Many threads /posts further confirm that 275/55/20 will work. Your purchase is your call.
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Re: User Poll: BFG AT KO2 or DuraTracs on Quadralift & stock 20's

I went with the duratracs in 275/55/20. No rub, no issues...

Have only put 200 miles on them in the last 3 weeks because of work travel, but so far so good. Jeep only has 6500 miles in 6 months, with 3300 coming from a holiday road trip. It's only been driven 500 miles in 2016.

Now I know I'm not the target customer for these tires, but I feel more confident in inclement weather with them.


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