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Old 08-07-2018, 12:44 PM
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BF Goodrich KO replacement

I've used the old BFG all/terrain KO's on 6 different 4x4's over the years and loved them. They worked great for my needs and I liked the look of the side wall. Very popular choice for classic 4x4's.
I just can't get into the new KO2. I've looked at them every way possible and it isn't working for me.

Any thoughts on a good replacement in a 30x9.50x15 ? Street , trail and snow. Don't need a mud tire and don't want a noisy tire. Going on a YJ so heavy load capacity isn't necessary but a nice ride is.

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Old 08-07-2018, 01:04 PM   #2
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I say reconsider the KO2. It’s a great tire.

Otherwise cooper st maxx has a good reputation and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.


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Old 08-07-2018, 02:43 PM
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Yeah I have no doubts the KO2 will perform well I just don't like what they did to the look of it. I know the tread wrapping over the sidewall will help it perform better.
I think they look OK in larger diameter but not 30's.
I'm very traditional. I still believe in 15" wheels.

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I'd recommend checking out the following:

Falken Wildpeak A/T3W $109 at DTD

General Grabber ATX (almost identical to the KO) $142 at DTD

General Grabber AT2 looks like KO as well.

Hankook Dynapro ATM (have these on my truck and they do well in all conditions) $145 at DTD
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I've looked at them all online and it does look like the General AT2 is my best choice. Gets good reviews.

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The General AT2 is nice and lasts forever.

The Falken is an amazing tire.

The KO2 is working well for me right now also.

All three of these tires are better than the KO. The KO sucked in mud and snow. I hated the two sets of those I had.
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I've looked at them all online and it does look like the General AT2 is my best choice. Gets good reviews.

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OP, I had 30" Grabber AT2s before I lifted and went to a 33" tire. I put over 60K miles on the Grabbers, and they're still street legal (barely). They do wear well, aren't very noisy, and except for deep mud, took me everywhere I wanted to go.
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:56 AM
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I will post pics in this thread. It might be a while. My BFG's still have some life left. I have em on my YJ and my XJ. Right now General is offering a $100 visa gift card with the purchase of 4 AT2 and other tires until the end of August. I might purchase the tires and hang on to them until needed. That's a hard deal to pass up. I'll most likely get 5 and do my spare. At $131 each that's almost getting the 5th free. Almost.. Lol.

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Thanks for the input Yeller. Good to hear.

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Old 08-09-2018, 07:12 AM
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WX, I'm sure I don't know what I'm missing with the KO2. I even contacted BFG and said... What are you doing to my tires??? :-(.
I've been using BFG all terrain tires for about 35 years now. I live in Maryland and they've never let me down in the snow even in 2 wheel drive.

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Old 08-09-2018, 07:18 AM
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I think for this little 2900lb YJ the General will ride really nice. I'm good with the softer sidewall and it also weighs 4lbs less than the KO2. My little 4 cylinder, and my tailgate tire mount will thank me for that... Lol.

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I’m sure there is a local shop around that still has some original KO’s, the trick is locating it.
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I'm hearing from a few tire shops that the General Grabber AT2 is being discontinued and the ATX is taking it's place. Looks like General is following BFG's lead with the KO2 in adding tread further on the sidewall. I know that improves traction in certain situations but I just don't like the look.
I also know that every mall crawler on the road has to have aggressive looking tires or you're just not cool. Tire manufacturers are going to make what sells and that's the bottom line. I can still get the AT2 so I might just get 5 and hope I don't need a matching replacement later on.

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Old 08-16-2018, 07:56 AM
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A little consumer info.

http://www.tiresafetygroup.com/tire-...ed-plant-code/

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