I have used them on my Range Rover, bought 5 of them a while back and they were outstanding, last week bought a set for a different car and I thought the bearings went bad, extremely noisy, changed wheels back to the ones with Michelin and perfect, having two sets in two different vehicles in the same size but one set is very very noisy and the other is quiet ... how? did they change production in the las year? it still says made in the usa but this new set is absolutely terrible with noise and don't drive in the wet! compared to the old KO2 these new set are deadly in the wet
Purchased in February 2021 for $1,600.00.
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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 $445.00.
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.
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.
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.
- Verified purchase
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.
BF Goodrich ko2 speed rating
Totally disappointed with the speed rating of the BF Goodrich Ko2. As most of the modern SUVs are a lot faster than the speed rating ( s ) I feel it should be a minimum of a H speed rating or or a speed rating of v. So come on the bF Goodrich you have been around long enough to know better.
Dangerous in Wed Conditions
Bought these tyres as a package with the vehicle, great tyre in dry conditions, plenty of grip off road. When using them in muddy conditions, keep spinning them moderately to clear the lugs.
However in wet conditions on sealed roads they are more than dangerous. Thankful for traction control cause without it, you'd be off the road. They feature a very hard compound which is great for wear and longevity but hopeless for grip on wet sealed surfaces. Although my vehicle isn't a power house, I can still drift at 80Km/H.
Only got 40,000kms with my new set of tyres, have a caravan but only done around 15,000kms towing it. Thought I would get more kms than what I got. Now I'm considering another brand. Had Goodrich A/T before on my prado and got nearly 80,0000kms. Not sure why I should consider get these tyres again
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.
NOT for wet Road
probably a good tyre for 4x4 but be carefull, in wet Road lateral grip is ZERO absolutely dangerous. Even when I push accel on my 2ton 140 go diesel Ssangyong Kyron ESP lights star to flash because they sleep with so small motor.
Be carefull!!! not for regular use in wet regions
Fitted to a 2013 Ford Ranger XLT Crew Cab Have had a horror with balancing. @ 80-110kms/hr the car vibrates like on a corrugated road. Tried getting ford to balance the tyres twice now and another 2 independent tyre shops with no such luck. Extremely disappointed as they used to be the elite of the tyres but now i think ill try something else next time
Cracking side walls
With the older style cracking and the dealer and rep blaming the tyres have been used off road and could have been impacted I have earned a relative not to go with the BF Goodrich anymore. They did purchase the new style and, within months cracked side walls. Because the tyre pressure was 5 psi below recommended pressure there is no warranty.
You have been warned.
I personally will never buy another BFG with the poor after sales.
Crap in the wet
I would never buy again. I had bf's on previous vehicle and they were very skittish in the wet on my AWD Prado (lucky it wasn't just rear wheel drive) but I put up with them and took it extra slow in the wet. Along come the KO2's and thought after reading reviews they must have improved them.pfff, still crap in the wet and had that many bloody wheel weights on the rims I could have used them to make a battery. Fine off road never had any punctures or staking, even on road ok, but in the wet shocking. Over rated, over priced.
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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