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post #41 of 50 (permalink) Old 08-24-2019, 12:21 PM
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Is there a shop near you where you can have the wheels calibrated? You will probably have more luck returning a bad wheel than a out-of-balance tire with 200+ miles on it. In addition, this is probably a better place to start looking for an out-of-balance problem. I read pages of reviews before purchasing my last set of tires and this is a problem that dogs big wheels and tires industry-wide. I ended up purchasing Falken Wildpeaks A/T primarily because the most common complaint was the noise generated from the tire, which I could care less about, not tires being out-of-balance. Turns out they're not loud at all. Mine vibrate just a small amount but that's not until 85 or 90 mph so I'm not gonna worry about this. However, the shaking is a common complaint when purchasing bigger tires. I purchased the Falkens because of claims the tread pattern works well in snow and in the sand. I have to admit I've had no problems in either environment. But more to the point here, BFG has a great rep and it is unlikely you received 4 lemons. I'd make sure your wheels are true first then go after each individual tire. Could be you only have one bad apple. Best of luck to you finding the culprit.

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post #42 of 50 (permalink) Old 12-13-2019, 09:59 AM
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Same here. BFG AT KO2 DT, 275/70/18. For the whopping 15 miles I've put on them since yesterday, I like the ride. Smoother/softer than my worn-out stock Michelins, but then any new tire would have felt better than bald tires. Those Michelins from the dealer only lasted 27K, ludicrous.

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Did you get the DT version for “high torque applications” and. A 50k warrantee?
How are the DT KO2's working out? I need to replace my OE Michelins before we head south at Xmas. They are toast with 43,000km on them. I tow for about 75% of those miles with a 15k# 5th wheel load behind and at full RAWR on my '17 3500 CCSB so I'm bumping up to the 275/70R18's too.

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I just had bf ko2 replaced after putting 17k on them. The tread was not lasting and probably had 3 k more miles to go before they went bald. I switched to nitto ridge grabber. Time will tell for how many miles I get. And I tow a 8k pound trailer every day for work, 7 days a week.
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I just bought a set of 285 65 20 BFG KO2s DT. Brand new Fuel Revolver wheels. Had them mounted, balanced, and a wheel alignment. I have now been to 3 different tire shops trying to get them to balance out. Last shop was Discount tire. They had the " Hunter Road Force Balance machine". The employees seemed very knowledgeable, (to my surprise) and eager to do a quality job. First thing, tested the wheels to see where they were starting at. All wheels were out of balance. They pulled all weights and started over. "Road Forced" them and matched high spot on tire with low spot on wheel. Rebalanced tires and put the least amount of weight on these tires yet. Second shop I went to had over a pound of weight on the wheel with hammer on, and stick on weights. I got away with five and a half, to seven ounces per wheel from Discount tire. I left Discount tire only to find the tires still shake the truck at about 45MPH on up. All three shops told me These BFG KO2s are notorious for these problems. I called Fuel Wheel, maybe they had an answer. They asked what tire I mounted. I told them BFGs. They asked KO2s? I said yes. There answer was the KO2s are your problem.
I have about 200 miles on them and hate them. This is my third set of KO2s on this truck. The others had no issues. I have been running BFGs sense the mid 80s, never had this problem.
I'm sure 4 wheel parts is going to say "well you mounted and used them. There is nothing we can do. They are used tires, we can't resell them".
Try balancing beads, specifically Dyna Beads! Because beads run in the tire's carcass opposed to wheel weights attached to the rim, beads are further from the center of rotating mass and are therefore much more efficient at balancing. Beads are also dynamic meaning if you pick up mud in the wheel, for example, the beads will compensate. Beads will also compensate for any imbalance in the rotors/hubs once the wheels are bolted on. Lastly the tires do not need to be re-balanced every 5000 miles to maintain optimum balance. One more advantage I like, is that I can install them at home through the valve stem without the need to visit a tire shop.

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Try balancing beads, specifically Dyna Beads! Because beads run in the tire's carcass opposed to wheel weights attached to the rim, beads are further from the center of rotating mass and are therefore much more efficient at balancing. Beads are also dynamic meaning if you pick up mud in the wheel, for example, the beads will compensate. Beads will also compensate for any imbalance in the rotors/hubs once the wheels are bolted on. Lastly the tires do not need to be re-balanced every 5000 miles to maintain optimum balance. One more advantage I like, is that I can install them at home through the valve stem without the need to visit a tire shop.
can you use them w/ some weights on the wheel?

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These DTs are doing well for me. Tow well with a 15k trailer and do not appear to show any wear with about 8K on them


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I ran 265/70 16 KO2's for 35,000 miles over the last 3.5 years. Really didn't tow anything until this year when we bought a bumper pull toy hauler. Tires still had several thousand miles left but I just upgraded to H2 17" wheels and General Grabber ATX 265/70 17's on my '07 2500HD. I didn't know about the DT tires before today. I don't drive as much as a lot of you nor tow as often. By the time I need new tires again I'll look into the DT's and reports like these. The ATX's had better reviews than KO2's so giving them a shot.

In the mid-90's I had an '84 Suburban 3/4 ton and ran BFG AT's, loved them and they lasted over 50,000 miles though I didn't ever tow anything heavy. Been a fan since but felt even the KO2's are becoming old technology. Now they have the DT but apparently not the size I use, would have to move up. My truck is utilitarian, not in it for looks and don't want to lift it or run too big a tire and have to regear both diffs (it's 4x4).

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Did you notice any increase in road/tire noise?
I haven't

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