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Old 02-06-2018, 11:07 PM
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New 285/70R17 KO2s in Load Range C

The BF Goodrich KO2 just recently became available in the 285/70R17 size in Load Range C. Previously Load Range E was the only option.

I've heard rumors this will be the new JL Rubicon OEM tire.

I just got a set installed on my 2013 JK. I have the 10A spring mod, which nets me some lift over stock.

I was really excited when I discovered the 285/70R17 in Load C weighs 50 lbs, versus the 58 lbs of the Load E in the same size. I managed to save 8 lbs per corner. My plan was to find a compromise between the light carcass 45lb P-metric offerings and the 60-70 lb heavy Load E offerings. This BFG is ideal.

I have 3.73s and a 6-speed, so the little Jeep still scoots pretty good. I can't wait to get 'em offroad.

Previously I had Toyo AT2s in P265/75R16, and they took everything I threw at 'em and lasted 50K miles. It took a lot to get me to switch. Time will tell.

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Old 02-07-2018, 10:40 AM   #2
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how much lift do you think you got over stock. been eyeing those KO2s for my JKU and was thinking the tereflex leveling kit would get me where I want to be height wise.

I like the way your JK sits

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Old 02-07-2018, 01:44 PM   #3
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According to BFG, they are just under 33" (32.8") so it will be adding about 1/2" over stock. I have been debating between those and the 285/75/17 load e that just came out. Somes in just under 34" and I have a Q-tech leveling kit with stock rims and 1.5" spacers.
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