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.
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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