The All-Terrain T/A KO2 (“KO2” for Key benefit On- and Off-road with 2 identifying it as BFGoodrich’s 2nd generation KO tire) is an On-/Off-Road All-Terrain light truck tire developed to meet the needs of jeep, pickup truck and sport utility vehicle drivers who want confidence and control on- and off- road. The All-Terrain T/A KO2 was designed to deliver go-anywhere traction along with outstanding durability, great wear and year-round traction, even in snow.
All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires feature a racing derived cut-, chip- and tear-resistant tread compound that delivers longer life (up to 2 times the previous generation tire’s treadwear on gravel roads). The compound is molded into an aggressive, computer optimized, high-void all-terrain pattern with interlocking tread blocks, innovative siping and multiple loose object ejection features to combine off-road durability and traction with on-road handling and acceptable noise.
Upper shoulder Sidewall Armor features a tougher sidewall rubber compound that’s twice as thick as its predecessor and a Serrated Shoulder Design that delivers additional traction by providing the clawing action necessary to develop traction and steering control in deep dirt, sand or on rock during “aired down” off-road driving.
The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon on top of BFGoodrich’s TriGard, 3-ply polyester cord sidewall ply construction (2 plies for Load Range C tires) for strength and durability.
Single strand beads (a single strand of bead wire is continuously wrapped multiple times until the desired strength is provided) enhance the tire’s fit to the wheel to improve uniformity and ride quality.
Note: BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires meet the industry’s severe snow service requirements and are branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.
All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires labeled “DT” utilize a different tread compound designed to improve wear in high-torque applications and improved chip and tear resistance in gravel. Tires featuring this compound carry a 50,000-Mile Treadwear Warranty and are NOT branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol. They can be identified by the “DT” branding on the sidewall immediately following the service description, and are labeled on the Specs page and in search results.
Note: While non-winter tires featuring the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol provide additional longitudinal snow traction beyond what all-season (M+S) tires not bearing the symbol can deliver, they do not match the capability of a true winter tire in all adverse weather conditions.
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I had these tires put on my truck in August of 2018. Now June 2019 and my tires are nearly bald. The wear is even due to consistent tire rotation every 5,000 miles. There are 2 types of K02. Standard and DT. DT comes with 50,000 mile warranty. Apparently I purchased without warranty. Will never purchase or recommend these again.
I bought these based on the glowing reviews everywhere. My truck sees all types of conditions and doesn’t tow or haul. These tires are miserable in the snow, ice and mud. They cake with snow immediately and become slicks. They hold on to gravel like a magnet and throw rocks for miles and miles, each one pinging off of my underbody. At 28k miles I am about 1/2 to 2/3 worn down. For the truck they are on, this is just terrible. If these were cheap tires I’d probably buy them again, but for the price I’d go with ridge grapplers (which I have on my jeep) every time. A far superior tire in every way. Very disappointed with these BFGs.
They drive good on the highway very smooth. My only complaint is driving in the rain like driving on butter lol.. rear end feels lose very scary and in the rain at every red light it spinning ugh hate that. I can’t believe I paid 300 a tire for these tires. Iam ready to put the stock tires back on.
This set of tires made my truck drive like new my original tires were dry rotting and had lost their integrity and i was constantly fighting to keep my truck in the center of the lane especially on the highway.My new tires corrected this problem.My sales specialist recommended a great set of tires for my truck.
Everyone that I’ve known over the years has been very happy with these tires. Other than dropping 2-3 mpg, I am pretty satisfied with these tires. I live in the Akron, OH area. They start with 15/32” and I’m at 9/32” with 35,000 miles on them. They handle pulling our tandem axle Boy Scout trailer very well. It weighs in between 5,000-7,000 pounds. I haven’t put them in a mud or sand pit but they handle remote campsite terrain without any issues. I went through a terrestrial downpour last year pulling the trailer and never hydroplaned or felt nervous about maintaining highway speeds. They aren’t really noisy which was a little surprising to me; I expected more noise. The fuel mileage drop is their biggest downfall in my opinion. It’s to be expected with an AT tire. I’ve known plow truck drivers who have tread down to the wear bars and were getting better traction than I was with better tread on what I was running at the time. That says a lot about a tire.