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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 01-28-2019, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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BFG A/T KO2 DT reviews

Canít find much experience online with the BFG A/T KO2 DT (Different Tread for high torque application).

Seems like everyone is scared to try them.

If you have the new DT with the 50k mileage warranty please post here with feedback on how they are doing for you.

I tow a 14,000 pound 5th wheel and Iím looking for a good AT tire that has some life in the tread.

If nothing else, Iíll be the test dummy in a few months and let yíall know how they work...in Texas...no snow


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I heard they made a 2nd version of the KO2 but I haven’t seen them anywhere. Who is selling them?

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Rugged Trails are better for trailering. A diesel will tear those KOs apart.
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Cooper Discoverer AT3 LT's were installed last week to replace slick Firestone Destination AT with 23k miles. The Coopers seemed to have a lot of good reviews on 3/4 ton trucks with diesels. They have several models with 50k mile warranty.

I got 24K miles on BFG TA KO before that. Not KO2's, but close enough for me not to get KO2's. I really like the look of BFG's. Both sets were probably killed from trailer hauling inflation while running empty between hauling back to next job. The heat down here does not help loaded tires last long.

I have not heard of the DT model, but maybe it will last. I would not trust it in their first model.

A trailer of some type is usually behind me. Usually, the 20 ft enclosed with 2 mowers, about 7500 lbs or the gooseneck with tractor which totals about 10-11k. 6,000 on rear axle w GN. Most driving is close to home in neighborhoods and surface roads in outer suburban areas. Total miles of only 12,400 mi in '18 and 11,600 in '17. Lots of starting and stopping in traffic.

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BFG A/T KO2 DT reviews

I know the regular KO2s are not holding up to diesels and towing, but Iím going to try these DTs.
Tire rack and discount tire have them. I believe COSTCO does also. No worries that they lose the snow rating for me, and I donít expect more than 40K out of a set of truck tires.

I do run low pressure in the back when empty and 80psi when Iím hooked up.

From the tire rack description:
ďAll-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 resultsĒ


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I have attempted to run early version BFG KO2s twice (first set was replaced under pro-rated warranty with excessive and uneven wear with the supplying tire shop providing alignments), and as you stated they could not hold up. I pull several trailers, including one similar to your avatar and despite BFGs working great on half-tons, their E-range offerings have been horrible. I replaced my second set early and sold them used with full disclosure of my disappointment. So I would be hard pressed to try them again. I am certain my experience reflects reality since they have re-designed them already.

If you are looking for "life in the tread" the proven Toyo and Nitto (RG's) have been so much better and the Nittos are similarly priced.

That said we do need people to invest in experimenting so kudos to you for trying and please update how they work out.
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Haha! It is ONLY 1000 bucks
I have to tow the 5th wheel from VA to TX when I move in April. After that it will probably be time...Iíll take a shot with the new 50k warranty, maybe it will take some of the sting out of it if the only last 20k




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Can someone educate me please.....

I would think a harder compound would do better in snow. Apparently I am wrong. Why would a softer tire be better in the snow. My thought would be a harder tire would cut through snow and mud better then a soft tire.

Just curious and looking for some info. Like I said I am apparently wrong but why?
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It's the opposite of what some think, coming from the dirt bike world it's soft tire for hard terrain, and harder tire for soft terrain. it's all about bite and cleaning with minimal damage to lugs.

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Softer tire for hard surface and hard tire for soft surfaces is in my mind why I would think you would want a harder tires for mud and snow and a softer tire for roads and maybe rock crawling....but I am not a tire expert that’s for sure

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