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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 IS HERE!



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After blasting through 350 desert miles in Baja Mexico we can definitively say that the new BFGoodrich T/A KO2 is BFGoodrich’s toughest all-terrain tire to date.

In early September BFGoodrich invited a few of us to join them in Baja Mexico to test the new BFG T/A KO2. Waiting there for us, were Ford F150 Raptors from Miller Motorsports Park and Baja Challenge Buggies from Wide Open Excursions.

We grabbed our helmets, found our assigned vehicles, and met our co-drivers. I was paired up with Mike Junior Johnson, President of Evolution Performance Racing School. We loaded up and hit the trail.

We spent two days blasting through the fast Baja deserts, drifting through the hill country, and clawing up rugged, rocky terrain at higher elevations. We had sunny skies one moment, overcast another, and in a flash we were caught in a torrential downpour. Not only were we able to test the KO2 in different terrain, but we were also able to see how it performed under dry, wet, and plain nasty weather conditions. All of which, the New BFG T/A KO2 conquered with flying colors.

When it was all said and done and the dust, mud, gravel, and rocks were cleaned off, everyone was wearing a smile and we all wished we could turn around and do it again.

Here are a few pictures from our experience: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 Experience - Slideshow



Click here for: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 Sizes, Specs, and Pricing



www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPTxnRg_BRA

TECHNOLOGY


TREADLIFE
Longer treadlife on and off-road to extend your adventure.

  • Tread Rubber: Specifically formulated rubber optimally blended to reduce chip and tear for superior gravel road endurance.
  • Advanced Footprint: Results in more evenly distributed stress, for longer more uniform wear.
  • Interlocking Tread: Provide increased tread block stability, for more even wear over the long haul.
  • Stone Ejectors: Rejects stone retention and provides extra tread cleanout protection against stone drilling.

TRACTION
Aggressive all-terrain traction. Exceeds rubber manufacturer association (RMA) severe snow traction requirements.

  • Side Biter Lugs: Protruding sidewall rubber blocks that provide increased mud, snow and rock traction, especially in aired-down driving situations.
  • Mud-Phobic Bars: Raised bars in the shoulder tread area that helps to release compacted mud for enhanced traction in muddy and soft soil conditions.
  • Serrated Shoulder: Staggered shoulder blocks that provide greater maneuverability in soft soil and deep snow conditions.
  • ]Locking 3-D Sipes: 3-D active sipe technology, that provides more biting edges for significantly increased snow traction.

SIDEWALLS
20% tougher sidewalls featuring race-proven COREGARD™ technology to take on the toughest road hazards with confidence.

  • Tougher Rubber: Split and bruise resistant sidewall rubber, derived from BFGoodrich's race proven Baja T/AŽKR2 tire.
  • Thicker, Extended Shoulder: Increased rubber thickness, extending down the sidewall to protect more of the critical sidewall failure zone.
  • Advanced Deflection: Computer predicted object path design deflects protruding objects from snagging and splitting the sidewall.

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Very excited to see the first independent reviews on this new tire!

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I had a good experience with T/A KO1 Tires which I bought from 4wheelonline. I hope some one can post a personal review of the KO2 comparing with other models.
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Well, they look cool at least. And the stated specs seem to be an improvement. I've always felt the BFG ATs were a good all around tire.

I would guess sales pressure from the Goodyear Duratrac, with its more aggressive looks, has prompted them to beef up the AT to better compete. Seems a good move in that regard.

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I haven't seen any side by side reviews comparing the KO2 against the original KO but here are a few side by side shots of the LT285/70R-17 KO2 and KO for your viewing pleasure.





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BFG has published some additional sizes for the KO2 . Here's what's coming October 2015.

31X10.50R15LT 109S
32X11.50R15LT 113R
33X10.50R15LT 114R
33X12.50R15LT 108R
35X12.50R15LT 113Q
LT215/75R15 100/97S
LT235/75R15 104/101S

LT215/70R16 100/97S
LT225/70R16 102/99S
LT235/70R16 104/101S
LT245/70R16 113/110S
LT255/70R16 120/117S
LT265/70R16 121/118S
LT275/70R16 119/116S
LT295/75R16 128/125R
LT215/65R16 103/100S

LT235/80R17 120/117S
LT245/70R17 119/116S
LT245/75R17 121/118S
LT265/65R17 120/117S
LT275/65R17 121/118S
LT305/65R17 121/118R
LT315/70R17 121/118S
LT315/70R17 121/118S
LT255/70R17 121/118S
LT225/65R17 107/103S
LT245/65R17 111/108S

LT305/65R18 124/121R
34X12.50R18LT 121R
LT255/70R18 117/114S
LT265/60R18 119/116S
LT255/55R18 109/105R
LT285/60R18 118/115S

LT285/55R20 117/114T
LT325/60R20 126/123S
LT305/55R20 121/118S
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245/70R17 - Hope my current tires will make it until October of next year!

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