Dangerous, Noisy Rubbish
Fitted a set to my 2018 Ranger XLT, use for country road driving as well as highway. Felt really good compared to the OE tyres when I first got them but when the drought broke they showed their true colours. On wet tar they are diabolical. I even had to engage 4wd to safely drive up Pennant Hills Rd in a storm! Ok off road but I won’t be buying again. They are the Thai made ones.
Tough and reliable but not outstanding
In 2017 bought a set of 265/75r16 KO2’s to replace a set of 235/85r16 D697’s. The 265 has a higher load rating than the 235, so running at the 235 pressures initially caused some skittish on road handling. These are a very tough tyre that have handled everything, however tyre pressure is critical with these. As with any tyre, you need to learn what pressures work with each tyre. Now that I’ve worked out best pressures for all conditions these tyres are tough and reliable. Estimate at least 60,000km so far, even wear, no scalloping, and about 30...% tread depth remaining. A good all rounder. Would I buy again? On performance, yes. On price, no. On reviews of other tyres, next AT will be either the Falken Wildpeak at3w, or the Maxxis RAZR 811 AT.
I have used them on my Range Rover, bought 5 of them a while back and they were outstanding, last week bought a set for a different car and I thought the bearings went bad, extremely noisy, changed wheels back to the ones with Michelin and perfect, having two sets in two different vehicles in the same size but one set is very very noisy and the other is quiet ... how? did they change production in the las year? it still says made in the usa but this new set is absolutely terrible with noise and don't drive in the wet! compared to the old KO2 these new set are deadly in the wet
Purchased in February 2021 for $1,600.00.
Went from Toyo to Ko2 s, big mistake, the van went From a great a driver to a nervous van
Noisy as and downright dangerous in the wet,
I won’t be using this brand again,
Overpriced rubbish, done around a 1000k, won’t be doing many more. Toyo open country were far better
Purchased in November 2020 for $1,070.00.
Perfect tyre for my pathfinder great price and grip I never had before wet or dry
Grip very well in the wet weather and have very low road noise in both wet and dry conditions. Excellent price for a upgrade all terrain tyre for my vehicle
Purchased in September 2020 for $340.00.
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Terrible in wet unsafe!!
I had BFGoodrich a/t on my previous vehicle they were great got the ko2 on my ranger and they are rubbish noisy on the road and terrible traction in the wet .
Tyre pops while 4x4. Only 3 days old
Tyre pops driving over rock. With only being 3 days old. Had older tyre that had no problem. Never again.
No warranty in them which does not help. seem the tyre is not durable.
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very mixed feelings
have 6 bfg KO2 on 200 series Cruiser. 2 on front bought early 2019 (got 2 punctures, not repairable) Other 4 date to mid 2016. Late in 2019 completed 40000k across top, Gibb River, Canning Stock route, then dirt/gravel all way to Alice along Gary Junction road. Newer KO2 held up well, no chipping, even wear ( two wheel alignments during trip). New tyres done 40,000. No punctures across all 6 tyres. Older 4, 60,000k, tread blocks edges chipped to level they are dangerous despite having plenty of depth left on tread. Less than impressed by grip ...in the wet, either the newer front or older rear tyres. Turning a corner in the Cruiser on wet bitumen in town is much more exciting than it should be! Through the High Country of Victoria OK but nothing special and very slippery on wet tracks, more than I would expect, again compared to tyres on previous vehicles doing the same tracks. (this was before we went across to NW WA and all BFG's in perfect condition). All 6 tyres significantly noisier than they were, even front tyres with only 40,000k on them. Not overly impressed with wear, i have had alternative brands on Patrols and Cruisers that did more off road, rockier roads, and did not show the block chipping the bfg's show. Not so sure that these are the outstanding all-terrain tyres they are priced as. Now looking at replacing all 6 tyres, doubt we will use BFG again.
Purchased for $445.00.
4th set. NEVER AGAIN! Noisy, slippery and with cracks
Purchased 265/70/r18 on Jeep GC from JAX Geelong. great for a time then terrible road noise, got bearings etc checked by mechanic....its the tyres. Fuel consumption went up then crack appeared in the walls, on all four tyres like fractures. Jax looked, took photos then ignored it saying their engineers said it was tyre trauma......... engineers in what? As stated previous 3 sets where great but the new KO2 are to be AVOIDED. it isn't just me check out US reviews as well. Theres a problem with these and sales continue through there past performance, which does not reflect current quality.
Purchased in April 2018 at tax for $1,400.00.
Terrible fuel economy
Landcruiser 200 I had cooper at3 275/70 R17 all terrains. Fitted the k02's and fuel went from 11.5L per 100kms to 14.4L first and last time I run these. Defiantly going back to the coopers. The off road performance difference is so negligible.
That's 1800 litres more fuel per 60,000kms. I'm going to sell these as soon as I can find a buyer
Purchased in April 2020.
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Great tyre in the beginning but got progressively noisier
Went and got a set for a good price matched by Bob Janes. Tyre size was 265/60R18 AT E-rated.
1. Looks good (did not get the white lettering type).
2. Drove over jagged rocky terrain without issues.
3. Great traction. Got out of very sticky situations with no external aids in my 2015 Pajero GLS.
4. Did not need to air down at all entering Goolwa Beach.
5. At 40K kms, with regular rotation they still have plenty of tread left.
6. Have TPMS fitted and it does not lose pressure over time as much as my previous tyres in my previous car.
Tire is a long wearing capable tire but the noise is so bad as they get more km on them. 30,000 km left but will change for another brand. Won’t buy again.
Purchased in May 2016.
Good tyres but noisy
This is my fourth set of BFG’s, one km2, two sets of ko’s and now this set of ko2s. Have had desert duellers, Cooper STTs, Falkens too.
I like bfgs for the low wear, but god the noise on my Pajero is shocking. I swear they are as bad as the km2’s, and almost as bad as the Cooper STTs. Take away the noise and I would be one happy customer. My wife absolutely hates them.
Best going around
Have been running 2 of them on my cruiser for 6 months with the other two being Coopers and they absolutely crap all over the Coopers. I’ve had 3 Punctures in the Coopers and none on the bf’s
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Thought they'd be better
Not bad tyres. Can feel the difference in the ride. It's rougher than the duellers. Terrible traction in the wet, I have to drive extra slow or switch to 4H.
BFG KO2's on a 2010 Kia Carnival. With a trip or three to the snow in the past three years.
l put the BFG KO2's on a 2010 Kia Carnival (believe it or not) for the purpose of a trip or three to the snow. l had intended to put the summer tyres back on at some point, but they went to a 'friend in need'. On one particular trip, l drove up the mountain late at night. lt was snowing, and the snow was very fresh and 6 inches deep, on an uncleared and untreated road, (as this was the first snow-fall in three days) and l drove in the deepest snow l could find, outside of the (minimal) tracks. l ploughed on past the active chains fitting statio...n (too k k cold outside for me, and chains aren't my thing) and l didn't have any regrets. They gripped and stopped like glue on the snow (on 36 PSI!). l was having a ball, and l felt like a foolish rebel. By the next afternoon a lot more snow had fallen, so l drove on the slushy and icy parts of the road, with great grip, albeit being that l drove to the conditions (with a few exceptions, in the name of science). They've been 'grippy' on the bitumen, with zero nasty surprises. l don't need to baby it around a round-about in the wet either, (unlike some 'premium' road-biased tyres that l've had). They are mostly used around the burbs and on the "free"-way. l've had one puncture in the last 3 years, and can't seem to wear them out. Obviously they won't perform like a premium sports summer tyre on the road (and all that jazz). l have not put them to the test in a panic braking scenario on the bitumen in wet or dry conditions, and l don't think l'd particularly want to. My rating of the tyres performance in regards to wet and dry weather handling on the black stuff is related to the type of tyre and the presumed intended usage of the tyre by the manufacturer (no track-days, yet!). Overall, l'm pleased as punch.
Purchased in July 2017.
Thought they’d be tougher
Went for these as reviews said they were a good tyre for towing etc and pretty tough if you do a bit off road. Only 400kms in and coped a puncture in a rear tyre due to a small not overly sharp stick and not off road. I know these things happen but disappointing when they state on their site....” split and bruise-resistant sidewall rubber and a thicker, extended shoulder to prevent sidewall failures “ they should add Not including small sticks.
Purchased in October 2019.
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Good proper tyres
Purchased in March 2019 in preparation for a 4 month trip in North West WA. They never let me down. Traveling over sharp rocks, sand, farm tracks, corrugated gravel, I am glad I had these tyres. Can't vouch for their handling in the wet, as it's been fairly dry. 30000kms in and only slight signs of wear around the edges. Road noise is quiet. Running 265/70/17 gives a good all-round feel. Purchased 5 from Tyroola.
Was expecting better.
Reputation of the old KO2’s led me to purchase them for my Pathfinder. I’ve now done 60,000 kms and am thoroughly unimpressed. Road noise and dry grip was good for the first 40,000, but then they started humming and sliding all over the road. The smallest sprinkle of rain now will make them downright dangerous.
Off-road performance in gravel or dusty Territory roads is good, as long as you lower the pressure to 25 psi or thereabouts. Sand grip is similar to other brand H/T tyres.
Would not buy again
Horrible tyres in the wet for breaking traction on sealed road. Done 30,000km and will be lucky to get 60k out of them, I will never buy BF Goodrich again.
Questions & Answers
What is the method to keep them balanced. They shake like heck after 2/3 thousand miles. Get them force balanced constantly, been dealing with this issue for over a year.
I had 4 bfg ko2 265/75/16 fitted to a new bt50 fitted on new steel rims , haven’t been able to balance from day one , this includes finger balance as well. We have change 2 rims as well as fitted 4 more new ko2’s still got the wobbles at 80ks .
No problem when I put original rims back on .
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