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 A$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 A$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.
Waste of money
Since fitted about 1 year ago I have had 3 tyre replacements, haven't reached 15000km as compared to bridgestone AT reaching 90000km. Good for sand that's about it. They look good and the price you pay one would expect to get some wear out of them.
Great bang for your buck
Considering the price I paid,they are a great tire.
Overall decent wear and performance. Not the best tire I've owned but I certainly paid more money for those.
Changed them out @ 70k road noise was just too much. The tire could easily last another 30k but it would be a noisy ride.
Also at the 60k Mark noticed a decline in performance on wet pavement and standing water. Even with heavy loads.
They were being used on a 2500 Ram, loads of towing with a good mix of off-road use.
All in all I think they are good tires with good performance and had no issues with uneven wear or sidewall issues.
Purchased in August 2016 at Costco.
Ok, have only ever run BFG KO's on my 04 D22 navara, normally average around 80,000km from a set, absolutely love those tires. BUT put on a set of these new KO2'S and they are NOTHING like the old ones, an embarrassment to the brand. Im running higher pressures to try and get them to wear flat, traction is poor wet and dry (i can break traction 1st to 2nd uphill from a stop at 1200rpm on dry bitumen with 300kg in the tray WITH A STOCK ZD30!), in the wet turning corners from a stop i have to short change at low revs 1st-2nd-3rd or they break loo...se. They are wearing quickly with only 7mm tread left after 17,700km. Ive had 4 wheel alignments and 3 rotations to try and help wear but now as they get older they are noisy and got balance issues. NOW to put this in perspective, my last set of the original KO'S did 65,000km with 4mm tread left BUT they did 2 laps around Aus towing 1800kg with 600kg over back axle constant. They did Cape York, Gibb River Rd, half the Tanami Track, various outback tracks and LOTS of proper lowrange work....shale rock, harsh gravel, mud, sand and very low pressures (all towing and loaded), on top of this i didn't have a wheel alignment for 40,000km and had a worn idler arm for last 10,000km....i sold those tires for 100bucks on Gumtree they were still that good! These new KO2'S have seen 150km of gravel road and 30km low range and i have only 7mm left after 17,700km? On top of that they are hopeless on gravel, especially towing...no grip with a tendency to slide. Ive wasted $1200. BF Goodrich feel free to contact me or ill be in contact soon. Cheers Dan
Purchased in August 2017 for A$300.00.
Great all rounder, tough off road
I have had these on my Dmax for 4 years and about 75000km with great results. They hang on well on dry roads and predictably on wet bitumen, certainly better than the original Bridgestone A/Ts and miles better than some Coopers I have owned. Offroad they are excellent, dealing with sand, high country rocks, the Simpson and Cordillo Downs road; no punctures. The downsides are some loss of fuel economy, as expected with a heavier more aggressive tyre, increasing noise with age and some chipping of the tread in the last 5000km. I could get another 5-10k out of them but will swap them to spares. Will buy again.
Purchased in July 2015.
Mileage great but.
These tyres had fantastic mileage 100,000 + kilometres but as they got older the road noise became very noticeable and they were not great in the wet. They are a very capable off-road tyre.
Purchased in September 2017.
KO2 - just too much road noise.
recently purchased a set of 215/65 KO2's and found the road noise at 70-100km/h to be draining after a long trip, had 2x wheel allignments to check all okay and bearings have been recently replaced that eliminated all other factors, ended up exchanging them last week due to this.
Purchased in May 2019.
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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