Poor sidewall construction
I put BFG KM2 and done 120klms and first time off road one tyre scraped trough the side walls in the rocks and the other side front blew out with with huge bubbles and rendered the tyre useless. I don't think I would bother spending the extra money you pay for these again for so called quality
Toughest 4wd tyre ever!!
I drive a 2012 4.5 Ltr V8 Turbo Diesel Landcruiser Troopy (78 series 11 seater). This car is unstoppable with these tyres! I've had these tyres for 4 years and they've just completed 100,000 kms and they still have about 3ml of tread left. I've driven all over Australia (Flinders Ranges, Vic High Country, Pilbara, Kimberley, Cape York Tele Track, Crab Track Qld, the deserts, beaches etc etc) on all kinds of roads and tracks. They have never let me down, not once! In Western Australia they were on 25psi for 2 months (seriously) and not a probl...em. They are awesome on low psi. Not one puncture!! No side wall slashes. They are even good on the bitumen. I don't think they are noisey and I don't care! They do their job and are a badass set of tyres. They are starting to slip a bit but that's expected after 100,000kms, haha. So I have to buy a new set now and I will not hesitate to buy them again. Thank you BF muddies for backing up my photography and 4wding adventures. P.s - I've heard a lot of negative stories about Cooper and Mickey T tyres getting side wall slashes and punctures but I haven't heard any bad stories about the BF muddies from any other drivers, on my travels.
VERY TOUGH TIRE!
I have had a set of these for 20,000km, and about 5000 of those km's were with the wheels spinning offroad. No joke, these are one tough tire. They still have at least 50% tread left. They are ok in the wet, relatively quiet. There are better wet weather tires, and my ute is very light so I don;t know how they would go with a heavy trailer and wet weather stopping. But damn to they last. Perfect for long distance gravel roads, corrugated roads, pot holes roads etc. I heard they have a soft sidewall but no punctures yet, and I spend 2 months in...the goldfeilds of western australia. They are 100 times better than Khumo KL71's which lasted me only 1 week then split open from side to side. NO JOKE! They were replaced under warranty for the BFGOODRICHS
The best 4x4 tyre on the market
If you're looking for durable, quiet and extremely tractive tyres for your 4wd, look no further. I've had the KM2's for over 5 years and 55,000km and not once was I let down. I sold the 4wd so had to let the KM2's go with it. Having 18" wheels on my new 4wd means the options for KM2's are very limited, so I'm hanging out for more sizes to become available, or a KM3!
My KM2's have done the usual 4wd locations (Cape York, Tele Track/Frenchmans, etc) and I can attest to their durabitily, excellent traction and very low road noise. Having tried ...other popular brands over the years, I'm sticking with the BFG's. For those whinging of wear issues and noise, I say this: When you lift your 4wd after fitting tyres and don't get a balance and alignment, that's your own fault. If you run your tyres and silly pressures and they wear uneven, that's your own fault.
Chunks of rubber falling off
These were bought for my Suzuki and less than 2000kms and chunks of rubber a falling off and cut up. Not USA made as I thought. The rubber compound is very hard and the guy at the fitting shop said that he was boaderline not going to fit them because the pressure that he had to get in them to bead. Won't be buying them again. It seems like it's a gamble from the good and bad reviews. I'm presuming the good reviews are the USA made ones. I had a friend with the all terrains and he said that his rubber started cutting and falling off as well.
200 Series Landcruiser Sahara. Have travelled 10k so far, original factory tyres replaced at 65k. The BF's suit the vehicle perfectly. Quiet on the road and excellent grip in wet and slippery conditions, far better than the original Dunlops provided by the factory. Expensive but highly recommended over others have used Coopers, Pirelli and Bridgestone types before and they are no match to these. Was told they are the best in the market at present.
Best tyre I've ever bought
I bought a set of new Bridgestone d697's 265/65/17 and ran them for 38,000km's and then got rid of those for a set of Km2 265/70/17. The Bridgestones started off very quiet and regularly rotated every 5,000km & pressure of 38psi. The initial quietness only lasted 1,000kms, then the bridgestone's became very very noisy and after about 20,000km became scalloped, even with regular rotation. I put on the km2, which honestly started off very noisy, which I expected from a mud terrain, but after 1,500km have become A LOT quieter than the bridgestones were within the first 1,000kms! The tyres handle fantastically, even in the wet on bitumen, perform exactly how I wanted them too and look bloody tough.
Got a really good grip on rocky roads, snow, and other off road terrain.I have a Pajero and it's supposed to be a quiet car but driving on the road makes it quite noisy. Though its highly durable, they don't slide when stopping or turning quickly and still kicking after 5 years.
Good Mud Terrain Tyres
I've had these for some four years now. They have never let me down and are amazing off road.
Please do keep in mind though that they are very much aimed at off road driving. They are amazing off road, however they are audibly louder on road. To be clear this is not complaint against them, just saying water is wet, the sky is blue and mud terrain tyres are not a quite as road tyres.
I love the deep groves i.e lots of tread. And as silly as this sounds, they really look the part too.
Summary: great tyres if you spend more time off road than on.
Worst tyres ever
If you want too spend more time at the tyre shop buy these 1600 for a set could of bought a crap load of shoes and ran everywhere soft as butter sidewall only good for nice easy soft roads would never ever buy these tyres again 7 punctures in 10000 km look at them long enough and they will go flat very disappointed never had one puncture in my Micky ts and got 85 thou
Great grip but very noisy
I have recently purchased four of these tyres for a NW Pajero, size 265/70/R17. In the mud and ruts they grip really well - no problem to straddle ruts. My speedo is now around 2km/h optimistic at 110 instead of 7km/h out. Grip on road is reasonable. Only one bad thing about these tyres - they are incredibly noisy. I bought them after reading a 4WD Action review which had a dB rating less than the KO2 All Terrain's, but man I think the dB meter must have been having an off day. I have KM's on my old GQ, and to be frank barely noticed them, but maybe that was because everything else was noisy. With the Pajero, its gone from a quiet car into a very noisy one. So, very happy with everything except the noise.
Good Traction Poor wear loud and bad vibrations
They have good traction on dirt and mud but chip and wear easily also the noise from these tyres gets really bad especially when they wear down to less than 50 percent the sound gets worse and worse everyone that enters the car for the first time comments on it.
2013 land cruiser dual cab, got around 35 k out of the muddies, pretty much the same as the crappy dunlops that come out standard with the cars, cruisers done 70'ooo kms in total, tyres wore fairly evenly, but really disappointed in the ks, carrying around 300 kgs constant so won't be getting them again, especially considering the cost.
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Good value for money
Although the price of these tyres made me thinking not 2 nut 3 times before to pull out my wallet, the quality is there. I have 255/85 r16 on my Landcruiser 80 series.
They are the quietest between all muddies. I have done 15,000 Kms and the wear is even. Traction in the wet bitumen is good for a mud tyre. Traction in mud is very good.
I was surprised how they handled the sand, no problem at all. I deflated to 18 psi and I didn't have any problem.
I don't have anything negative to say about them.
I have had these tyres for nearly 75km and they still have at least 15% tread left on them with no punctures. Good on the sand, very good in the mud and on rocky tracks. Also very competitent on the road. As far as muddies are concerned they are also extremely quite on the bitumen. Only rotated 3 times and have remained very even. It is going to be difficult to trial something else. Some minor chipping after my last trip to the High Country but I expected this on tyres nearly 5 years old. You pay your money and you get what you pay for.
Loving my new 31" 10.5 muddies on my 4.0 ltr petrol Hilux dual cab 4x4.'s standard 15" rims. They're No noisier than roof racks. Nothing like the old tractor tyre noises from previous versions. only slightly affected fuel economy. I'm always carrying a load of weight in the tray and now get 7.9 Kms per litre where as I previously got 8.4 Kms per litre with highway Tyres (Toyo's). Better traction on the road than the Toyo's as well. They feel more predictable & don't break loose under acceleration. Off road they feel robust and the traction is ...great. Saving me the cost of a winch (for now). I'm far more confident of her climbing ability on the muddies, especially in the wet. Never had more comments about a set of Tyres either. They look a million bucks and saved me the need to upgrade the standard rims as even they look great wrapped in BFG muddies. Great price at $230 a corner but don't forget to ask for a free old one when purchasing to use as a spare. They've been on special for two years ATM. rotate every 5000 Kms and they'll apparently give you 60k plus of service. What's stopping you? Enjoy. Price, traction, looks, street cred. Low noise muddy Choosing white lettering in or out. I went for out.
Great all round tyres,
I've previously had BFG mud terrains (km1s) and the all terrains then went with a set of coopers for my new hilux. I had the cooper at3 for about 10,00km and in that time blew out 2 sidewalls and broke the beads at least 4 times. The coopers were good on road but can't match the grip and performance of the BFG. I have been driving harder on the BFGs and no problems so far, except for a cut on the side wall (not a puncture) Im doubtful ill ever purchase any other 4x4 tyre.
Good on road and off, They wear well and are not noisy.
Bought these about 8 months ago for my Range Rover Classic, in the 225/75R16 size. I've used them in snow, sand, gravel and all kinds of mud. The grip is truly amazing, they just never give up.
In foot deep fresh snow, they grip perfectly well; the truck is secure and controlled at all times - they barely skid even after slamming on the brakes.
At Stockton beach, at the top of the dunes where there are large patches of soft, wind-driven sand, they just tractor through even when the truck is up to the chassis (I did run them at 11 an...d 15 psi though). All other sand is dead easy and they never came off the rim. In the mud (clay and more 'normal' stuff), they grip and go. Sometimes there's a little wheel spin but they clear themselves and keep the truck moving. For such an aggressive tyre, they are very quiet on the road (noisier than a pure road tyre but still very good) and even grip the tarmac in the rain - I've never had them slide on me. They don't seem to be chunking out on rough gravel roads either.
I run these tyre's on all of my work vehicles(10 Hilux's/Landcruiser's) and couldn't be happier! One of my Hilux's has done just over 300,000km and never had a flat tyre. Wouldn't consider any other tyre. You do pay a premium but who cares when you get a premium tyre? With no flat tyres you aren't exposing your employees to risk when changing a tyre when they are out in the scrub. A great tyre.
Questions & Answers
Regarding bf goodrich KO2, I wonder if I can install them so their white letters are inside and not visible. Regads
The KO2 is the All-Terrain tyre, and for the purpose of this question it matters not as both the Mud Terrain and All Terrain have the white lettering.
The answer to your question is yes. Just let the tyre shop know when fitting your new tyres that you'd like the white lettering on the inside, they will be more than happy to oblige.
Do they hang on in the wet roads I am running BFG AT 265-75-16 and get 100,000 plus so what about the muddies should I change I tow a caravan 3Ton?
I depend where you go with your 3Ton caravan.
If you head on muddie road it is better for you to get the muddies so that you don't get stuck. From my experience there is a 30% increase in traction from AT to KM2.
If you stay on the bitumen and off road or dirty road when it is not considerably muddie then the AT are better. You have more traction on the wet with the AT. Probably the same percentage the AT loses on the mud, the AT gains it in the wet.
Consumption goes up 10% with the muddies and life spam goes down to 80,000.
So considering that you need grip to slow down the 3Ton, specially on the wet, my advice is to stick with the AT.
Hope this help.
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