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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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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.
Purchased at Bob Jane T-Marts for $300.00.
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.
Purchased in November 2017 at Bob Jane T-Marts for $309.00.
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.
Not happy with sidewall construction
I purchased 6 KO2 30/10.5/16 tyres for my HZJ75 Troopcarrier last year. In The Kimberley I holed three sidewalls (despite running appropriate tyre pressures and using thoughtful driving technique), once on round rocks, once on sharp rocks and once by a tiny stick. Very, very disappointed with their sidewall protection performance.
I heard similar reports from other outback drivers while travelling. I've done this trip several times in similar vehicles and conditions without drama, though not on KO2s...
I'm due to head out bush again and am going change to 16 inch rims and another brand of tyre this time, not BFG KO2s.
Purchased in May 2018.
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Can run over sharp steel, but can't handle wooden twigs.
So there is a promotion video of the K02 tyre running over a sharp piece of steel. The side walls are meant to be much thicker than any other tyre on the market, and that is what sealed the deal for me to buy these tyres. I think they are meant to be 20% tougher??
As mentioned, the video shows the tyre running over a piece of sharp steel jamming into the side wall of the tyre. The tyre does not explode or even have a mark!, and yet the other day when I was out driving in the bush with my pressures @ 26psi, a twig the size of a match stick pie...rced through the side wall of the tyre and it went flat. So here is a tyre that can run over and withstand the forces of steel, but can't handle a match stick twig?? Now I am off to the dealer to see if they are going to warrant this issue. The tyres are 7 months old and have done maybe 6,000kms. 900 of those kilometers have been off road. I had purchased a set of 5 tyres too. If they don't warrant me for this, I will never buy from this dealer of this brand again! Video here (@50secs): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp5dVUol778&t=130s Update!!! Update!!! Update!!! Update!!! Update!!! Update!!! BF Goodrich (Michelin) and Bob Jane T-marts have replaced the two tyres. I am unsure why but this has restored my faith in the brand and the companies. We are now working together to determine the correct PSI for the terrain I travel on. It is this type of customer service that ALL companies should follow, because this is how you keep customers coming back. I asked for a wheel alignment and when I reached for my wallet, the manager at Bob Jane said it was on the house. I wanted to pay for it because that was not part of the deal. But he insisted it was free. This is true customer service. And this is the way it should always be!
Purchased in October 2018 at Bob Jane T-Marts for $1,182.00.
Low wear, excellent grip, treat them nice and they will last years.
KO2 265/75 R16 on original steel factory rims.
Purchased the day I picked up my new BT50. Now have done 50000 Km with slight wear showing. I expect another 50000 out of them.
Around town in a loaded work ute, great.
Highway speeds fully loaded towing a caravan, great.
Gravel, corrugated dirt tracks, great. With the van, awesome.
Muddy, sandy horrible outback tracks, great. Beach driving excellent with reduced pressure.
My only concerns was in an unloaded ute in heavy rain they can loose grip. If you drive like a professional and read the conditions you can't fault them.
Just manage the pressures and rotate.
Purchased in February 2016.
Wear extremely well sticks to the road in wet, dry snowy conditions very good wearing tyre on a 4wd Hilux that is used for towing a large trailer all the time.
Purchased in March 2017 at Bob jand moonah.
I've just purchased a new 4WD dual cab ute and had these fitted with a set of mags from new. In the past I've used Hercules, Falken Wildpeak and Mickey Thompson ATZ P3. I've found in the first 2000k's, the BF's are hard. I can feel every little ripple in the road. I've lowered the pressure to 36 PSI and they're still much the same. They're slippery on wet bitumen. Although apart from the Falken's, the others were similar. They've been alright on the beach, same as the others but I haven't got any serious off road opinions yet. I have found them...to lose traction on dirt tracks, but I have a tray back and wasn't carrying a large load. The tread depth is only 10mm compared to 14mm I measured on the Micky's. 40000k's had the Micky's down to 9mm. The Micky's were nosier with a noticeable hum. I'll update with how they wear as it happens. Update. Spent a weekend in the local national park. Greasy and muddy conditions along with steep rocky hills. 30lb pressure and I didn't have any issues with grip. They just kept hanging on. Not serious mud but wet clay. Satisfied so far with the off road stuff. Update. 12 months and 10000k's. 90% unloaded and 10% with 400kg on board. 36lb unloaded and 40-42 loaded. Tread left. 7.5mm At this rate they'll be bald at 40000. Maybe I need more pressure but then they're stiff as a board. They're still slippery on wet roads. I've given them a go at my local beach without letting them down and they performed great. Even in the soft stuff they kept on top with a bit of right boot. Update. Spent a week at Fraser island. The tyres were great. Starting to like them. I measured them again at 20000k. They still measured up at 7.5mm on all 4. Go figure seems they haven't worn at all. Still crap on wet bitumen. Update. 40000k's. 5mm tread left. Maybe get 70k out of them but will be changing them early. Copped a stick through the sidewall just pulling over on a dirt road. Dangerous on wet tar. I have lost steering many times at 36psi.
Purchased in January 2018 at Bob Jane T-Marts for $1,400.00.
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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