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Good tyre but crap in the wet
I purchased some ko2 for my bt50 with good reviews from a mate, i found the tyres good in the dry and not to noisy on the bituman. In the wet is where the problem is with these tyres, found them fine in a straight line but to easily slide out cornering, i had no faith in these tyres in the wet. On the positive side i got 70,000 out of them rotating every 10,000.
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.
Purchased at Bob Jane T-Marts for $305.00.
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.
Purchased in January 2017 at Bob Jane T-Marts for $350.00.
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.
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 .
Purchased in June 2017 at Bob Jane T-Marts.
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.
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.
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.
Purchased in April 2018 at Tyresales.com.au.
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.
Purchased in October 2019 at Tempe Tyres for $1,400.00.
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.
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.
Purchased at Bob Jane T-Marts for $305.00.
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.
Purchased in January 2018 at JAX Tyres for $1,300.00.
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 $300.00.
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.
Tread wear and chipping that bad at 10,000 km service of my hilux 4x4 that localToyota service refused to rotate them. Should have stuck to either “Mickeys” or
Goodyear Wrangler Duratrak that I get 70 to 75,000kms out of on the harsh gravel roads that I spend most of my time on. Been waiting over 3 weeks to hear from Michelin rep. Never again
Purchased in October 2018.
US Recall on BFF KO2'S
Ive had BFG's for over 20yrs, but never the new KO2's. I came here to read the reviews and to do a bit of pre-purchase research and noted a few people have complained about tearing sidewalls. Dug a bit deeper and found that there was a recall in the US for this specific problem, back in 2015 or 16. Unfortunately it appears us insignificant Aussies got conveniently left out of that.
Out of curiosity, has anyone experienced issues with these tyres more recently (2018-2019), as they may have fixed the issue?
Purchased in March 2019.
after using BFG's for more than thirty years, I will not buy another one. Put two on the front of my RAM 2500 and had to wait 8 weeks for two for the rear to come from US. two on the front have hardly worn 21700ks. the two rear tires both punctured at 10500ks, one with a rock strait through the tread (something I have never had before with the BFG's) the other with a 75mm tear strait through the tread ($500 gone) both within 4 days of each other. The wear on the two tires at 10500ks to Quote the tire shop owner looked like they had done 30000 +...ks. these tires had done about 200 ks on gravel the rest black top.tire pressures as per manufacturers recommendations. It appears to me that the compound of the two newer tires is inferior to the older ones. The fine print on the 6 year warranty means you don't have a chance at a claim ($1000 down) I am now running coopers on the rear. the BFG's may have been good in the past but they aren't worth the money now. I have never had a BFG tire wear or have a rock pierce the tread like these ones have and to get only 10500 ks out of them before they destroyed them selves?? These tire have a load rating of 125/122 and a speed rating of R and considering I was running empty on the black top at the time I don't know how the could achieve this rating. Save your money and look for another brand.
Won’t stay balanced
Not so good for my 285/55R20, all 4 are bad. Ride good, nice wear but they won’t stay balanced. Had to be balanced twice the first week I got them, rotated them at 5200 miles, balanced them twice and they won’t stay in balance. Hopefully my shop will get them replaced under warranty.
These tires are ok I find they are a little overpriced they last well but do make a good bit of road noise they seem to hum a lot when I am slowing down they do very well on wet pavement which is a plus I can’t have tires that slip and slide on wet pavement that’s dangerous
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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