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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.
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 .
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.
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
Purchased in September 2019 at Bob Jane T-Marts for $230.00.
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.
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.
Purchased in March 2019 at Tyroola for $1,468.00.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So glad I switched to these tyres. My parents got 200,000 kilometers out of theirs which is why I decided to try them. They are not noisy on the road and grip really well. I've had them on for nine months now and they get regularly rotated and not even a sign of wear as yet. I'm super happy with them and the price is worth is several times over!
Purchased in May 2018 at Bob Jane T-Marts.
Exceeded my expectations!
Love my set of BF'S! This is my first set and I will be buying the same set when I am due to buy more! I highly recommend to anyone who wants to take any terrain from snow to mud. Theirs a lot more quieter than I thought while out on the highway
If you know the dirt past Lightning Ridge
These tyres are on 2016 BT50. They replaced Goodyear Wranglers. This vehicle spends a lot of time west of Lighting Ridge NSW on ironstone roads. These tyres have outperformed the previous and certainly the Dunlop factory fitted before that..not surprising I know.
I like the tread depth of 10mm..sure others are deeper and will your hands into your pocket have to be but for price and durability I honestly cannot go past these tyres. I particularly like the reinforced side wall. That is very useful on the bolder ridden roads we use. I paid $340 e...
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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