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Old 11-23-2015, 12:30 AM
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ugghhh..KO2s and mud.

I kept looking around for info on KO2s in mud or deeper snow. Their ads always show them running around the desert dirt or in light, packed snow, no mud or deeper snow. I was curious to know how they'd do in deeper stuff. I'm not crazy how this looks.. I guess no tire can do it all.



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Old 11-23-2015, 12:53 AM   #2
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No tire can do it all. As long as you're locked front and rear, you can hopefully drive through the soup without getting stuck.

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Old 11-23-2015, 02:10 AM   #3
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I kept looking around for info on KO2s in mud or deeper snow. Their ads always show them running around the desert dirt or in light, packed snow, no mud or deeper snow. I was curious to know how they'd do in deeper stuff. I'm not crazy how this looks.. I guess no tire can do it all.

This is the same weakness all the older BFG KO All-Terrains tires had. It is still the weakness for the new BFG KO2 AT. Like DesertOutlaw said no tire can do it all. Although some of the new hybrid MT/AT tires come pretty darn close.
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Went through some really thick mud and it filled the grooves. No pictures but they were KOs. They looked like slick race car tires, no groves visible.
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I kept looking around for info on KO2s in mud or deeper snow. Their ads always show them running around the desert dirt or in light, packed snow, no mud or deeper snow. I was curious to know how they'd do in deeper stuff. I'm not crazy how this looks.. I guess no tire can do it all
I've had good luck with KO's in deep snow. Last winter I was in enough snow to drag my skid plates and the KO's threw the snow out the rear like a couple of snow blowers. (I spin my KO tires when I'm pushing through deep snow to clear the treads.) This year I've got 5.5mm chains to use.

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I was driving in about 11 inches of snow and they were doing fine especially considering I'm desperately low in tread for KOs.

Tried sand this summer, through sand all over the place, similar to the snowblower effect you were talking about. Shot sand about 40 feet.
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Cool, I decided to try some KO2s. Hopefully get 'em tomorrow. I like how they look when not caked in mud, lol.
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Cool, I decided to try some KO2s. Hopefully get 'em tomorrow. I like how they look when not caked in mud, lol.
Please post up what you think when you get them!
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Got them on my tire and just got dumped one with over a foot of snow. They did amazing. Before the snowfall I was in my mossy wet grass yard and they didn't even spin out. I haven't gone through alot of mud with them yet but ya they look like they'll cake with mud like the old ones. The tread is to close together and packs full but that tread is made to perform well everywhere else. I believe the ko2s are the best all terrain tire and better then the dura tracs.
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I ran KO2's for 3 years. Love the traction in all the elements. never had a problem with them filling with mud or snow.
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I ran KO2's for 3 years. Love the traction in all the elements. never had a problem with them filling with mud or snow.
Man how time flies. It seems like just last year they came out.
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They were released to the public last year. I'm in the offroad industry and had a set for testing.

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Just got some. 265/75s on stock TJ. These seem to run a bit small and I'm glad. Because I wanted just a little more beef over stock. These are about .5" taller and .5" wider from the 245 MTRs that came on the TJRs. Awesome. I didn't want the tire all stuffed in the well.


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Please post up what you think when you get them!
I like them so far. A bit heavier tire and they seem to run a tad on the small side which was good for me. At DT, they have a KO2 sitting next to a Duratrac. The KO2 feels much more beefy and solid. The sides on the Duratrac were very thin and I can see why folks say they get so many punctures.

I haven't driven it much, other than on highway. Rides nice. Solid feel, especially on turns. They have a mean look to them when you first see them in person.
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I've had the K02s in 275/70r17 for about a month now and I love them. I've done a couple of long road trips and they really ride well. They are a bit heavier than the stock KMs they replaced, I can feel it and see it on my MPGs. Haven't had them off-road yet, but I'm sure they'll be great for what I do. I'm really looking forward to trying them in the snow. I liked the KMs in the snow, so these should be awesome. I decided on these versus the Duratracs because they have the heavier sidewalls.
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I had them for 7 months and one winter. they did great in snow, and all kind of road conditions - never skipped a beat. they did suck in mud, thats why I am running Duratracs now - as close to all around tire as you can get. not as good in the snow on the road as KO2 though

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