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Old 02-28-2016, 10:11 PM
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Best All terrain tire?

Trying to be better on gas for an upcoming road trip, but also would still like to do some moderate off roading if I see a good trail. Any advice? Pic are appreciated as well!

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The new BFG KO2's have been doing pretty well. I have a set on my superduty and just drove from Fort Worth to LA. No problems. Good traction in the dirt as well. I pulled an 8,000lb trailer up a dirt hill in 2wd, fully expecting to start spinning tires. Did great.

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X2 on the KO2's. I have them in 37's and they are quiet and hands well in the rain. I don't think they help with mpg. I never get above 15.
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I am running the General Grabber AT2. Super quiet on the highway, almost identical tread pattern as the BFG and tread wear is rated super high. Its also one of the cheaper tires on the market. I like it..
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If you are concerned about mileage, stick with an A/T like the Goodyear Duratrac.
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X3 on the Bfg ko2, they are all around a great tire in every situation I have encountered.
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I had the GY Duratracs and liked them a lot. They were great in ice and snow. Also did well on the highway. They are more agressive than the BFG and have a deeper tread which I liked.
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The new BFG KO2's have been doing pretty well. I have a set on my superduty and just drove from Fort Worth to LA. No problems. Good traction in the dirt as well. I pulled an 8,000lb trailer up a dirt hill in 2wd, fully expecting to start spinning tires. Did great.
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Will chime in on the BFG KO2's as well, had them for close to 20K miles now. Dry traction is great, they handle rain and snow with equal ease. They are not a great mud tire, but I haven't been stuck because of them, they just don't clean very well. That is nothing against the KO2 in particular as no AT tire really cleans itself very well, its just the design. Traction on rocks is like a lizard so overall it is a GREAT AT tire.
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Ko2 or the cooper st Maxx's I've had both pretty equal tire except in road noise. Neither or what I call loud or annoying but the cooper does make slightly more noise at some speeds. The bfg I never heard and the cooper has just a small whine at some speeds. I personally choose the cooper for the side walls and the little bit more openness of the tread for mud purposes over the bfg, but either will do fine on a jeep.
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If you want ride quality, the Duratrac or Safari TSR would be my choice. I want a more durable tire so the KO2's and S/T MAXX was on my list. The KO2's run really small and the S/T MAXX run big, so that's the way I went.
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The KO2s are great, I have had them on mine for a bit now and they perform very well in everything I have asked of them so far. I haven't been out in serious mud, but they handled light mud/rocks well
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Cooper Discoverer ST-Maxx is the best I've run. From snow to clay-mud to silt to rock to street.
Ninja tires.

This is back when I had the 255/80-17 on stock wheels



285/75-16 Cooper Discoverer ST on 16 wheels look more formidable but they don't measure up to the Maxx on the street or even in the mud.
Not bad, especially given their design age. But the Maxx and STT-Pro brought offroad tires to the next level
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Has anyone had both the KO2 and duratracs that can give a comparison? I have the duratracs at the moment and they've been great...wondering the differences.
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I'm running 33s in the KO2, and love them. They are quiet as stock, and my gas mileage hasn't changed from the stockers. Off road, they work fantastic, clear mud decent. Look nice also.
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Kelley Safari TSR in 285/70/17... a true 33" tire... all around tire.... nice looking, tough, good riding, good in snow....not as expensive as duras and kos...and people are always asking me...What tire is that?
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I vote for the Cooper Discoverer STT Pro. I recently got these and they are awesome both on and off road. Not cheap but great tire. I ran Duratracs before and these are better.
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Has anyone had both the KO2 and duratracs that can give a comparison? I have the duratracs at the moment and they've been great...wondering the differences.
I ran 315/70/17 Duratracs for a few months and replaced them a week and a half ago with 37" KO2s. They are both excellent tires, and it would have been an extremely hard decision if the Duratrac came in a bigger size. I think so far in my limited experience with the KO2 it rolls just a little smoother on the pavement, but dry grip seems very comparable between the two. I personally think the Duratrac looks better, and I would be surprised if there is a better tire that does well in icy conditions, dry conditions and off road. I haven't had the KO2 on ice yet, but it seems like it will do pretty well since the redesign (I though the old ones/KOs were just ok).

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Running 35" KO2's and absolutely love them. They are quiet, smooth, great traction on road - wet or dry, good traction all the way around off road. It's not a mudder, but then again it doesn't ride like a mudder either!
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The KO2s are a nice tire but there are a couple things about them that really bother me:

1. The thread depth. They reduced it from the KOs. They are shallow.

2. The run very small. I saw a 285 Duratrac next to a 35 inch KO2 and they were about the same size. It was very close.
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I am running the General Grabber AT2. Super quiet on the highway, almost identical tread pattern as the BFG and tread wear is rated super high. Its also one of the cheaper tires on the market. I like it..
Are you running these on aftermarket rims? I have the Rubi rims and would love to get the 35's or 315's on them, but Discount Tire MAY not do it. even though I buy ALL my tires from them for the last 15 years
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I ran 315/70/17 Duratracs for a few months and replaced them a week and a half ago with 37" KO2s. They are both excellent tires, and it would have been an extremely hard decision if the Duratrac came in a bigger size. I think so far in my limited experience with the KO2 it rolls just a little smoother on the pavement, but dry grip seems very comparable between the two. I personally think the Duratrac looks better, and I would be surprised if there is a better tire that does well in icy conditions, dry conditions and off road. I haven't had the KO2 on ice yet, but it seems like it will do pretty well since the redesign (I though the old ones/KOs were just ok).
Thanks! I wish the duratracs came in 37"!
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I had Falken wild peaks on my F150 35s and again on my lifted WK2 32s. Did road trips with both vehicles and are great. Put the F150 through its paces in the mud and they performed awesome. Now have the ko2s and are very impressed with them, little noisier then the wildpeaks, but hade mud very well and impressed me in the snow. No road trips planned till july.

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Another vote for General Grabber AT2s. They haven't let me down and if no wind I can still get over 18 mpg on I64 in the mountains of WV. Check out my build thread for pics and details if you like.

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The KO2s are a nice tire but there are a couple things about them that really bother me:

1. The thread depth. They reduced it from the KOs. They are shallow.

2. The run very small. I saw a 285 Duratrac next to a 35 inch KO2 and they were about the same size. It was very close.
They might run smaller compared to other brands/tire model, but not very small in comparison, I find them to be the same or better as other brand/models I've tried. Only tires that are consistently taller than other models are Nitto/Toyo and GY MT's, they run almost the same as the advertise size by the manufacturer. KO's ran a little smaller than KO2 though.

I had 33's KO2's (285/70/17) in the Jeep and last week switched to 35's (315/70/17).
The 285/70/17 KO2's measured 32 1/8 at 32 PSI, mounted in 17x9 wheels.
same tire in 315/70/17 measured 33.5" at 32 psi, mounted in the same 17x9 wheels.

I had Duratracs in my Xterra Pro4X, in 17x9 wheels, 285/70/17, measured 32
" even at 32 psi.

All measurements taken cold, chalking out the tires, and making them spin one full revolution, then taking measurement of the 2 marks in the ground, then dividing that by pi.

Also happened to have had KO's and recently switched out to KO2's in my truck, KO's were 16/32 new, KO2's were 15/32, I don't think you'll be able to tell the difference in 1/32 visually. plus the KO2's have a better compound overall, waaay better resisting chunking.
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Kind of an old article but a good one none the less. Doesn't have the KO2 or Duratrac but it does include some of the tires mentioned in this thread.

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I'm running the KO2s as well. So far I like em, quiet tough and handle rough stuff pretty well. As stated, they do fill up at low speeds but any MP tire will do that. I need the 10 ply rating cause most of my off-roading is in rouged country where everything will poke ya.

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How about longevity? I'm looking at tires for my Wrangler. Looking more at ATs. Currently have the factory Wranglers. Minimal off road. Best thing I'll say about the factory tires is I'm probably going to get close to 50K miles out of them. I'd like an upgrade that will also last.

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