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JSKM

BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 - opinion after 40,000 KM
« Reply #25 on: 25-Aug-16, 07:51 »
G'day all,

Well the BFG A/T KO2 have been on the FJ now for 9K.

We are getting the 2nd rotation done next week keeping them rotated every 5K as we have heaps of round about in our area.

Overall I would rate them very high. We stayed with the same size as the standard 265's and they have been run in all dry & wet conditions.

I was a bit worried about them in the wet until I jumped in my 80 Series (BFG M/T KO2) in the same conditions and realised how good they were then.

The wear so far looks fantastic and the FJ has only been on the Black Stuff with these tyres.

IMO, I would say the KO2 are far better that the original BFG A/T and hopefully they will stay that way into the wet season up her in Cairns.

Cheers & Beers,

Joe
      

stuey2308

BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 - opinion after 40,000 KM
« Reply #26 on: 14-Feb-17, 11:14 »
Just thought I would bring this tread back to life instead of starting another. Wanting to get BFG ko2 285/70r17, done heaps of research both on and off this site know all about braking,fuel and power lose. However seems to me that there is alot of talk about BFG being smaller than they advertise. I was wondering what sort of difference are we generally looking at?
      

Crui5erFJ

BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 - opinion after 40,000 KM
« Reply #27 on: 14-Feb-17, 21:52 »
Quote from: stuey2308;145991
Just thought I would bring this tread back to life instead of starting another.

Tread/thread, nice work, I see what you did there.
      

Hino

Re: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 - opinion after 40,000 KM
« Reply #28 on: 27-Jun-17, 00:56 »

Loving the Nitto's at the moment, & they would be my first choice, either the Terra or Trail Grappler.

Does the Nitto A/T have a good wet grip to the end of the tyre's wear ?

As an example, when I switched from a budget passenger Dunlop to Michelin XM2, I was amazed that it had a satisfactory grip on wet bitumen to the end of the tyre's life ! I became Michelin convert.
      

BirdmanFJ

Re: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 - opinion after 40,000 KM
« Reply #29 on: 28-Jun-17, 13:24 »
Just thought I would bring this tread back to life instead of starting another. Wanting to get BFG ko2 285/70r17, done heaps of research both on and off this site know all about braking,fuel and power lose. However seems to me that there is alot of talk about BFG being smaller than they advertise. I was wondering what sort of difference are we generally looking at?
Not sure about rolling diameter, but in 265 form, the BFG KO2's are almost 25mm narrower and have several mm less tread depth than Cooper ST/Maxx so it makes sense.
      

RedFJC

Re: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 - opinion after 40,000 KM
« Reply #30 on: 29-Jun-17, 09:49 »
Not sure about rolling diameter, but in 265 form, the BFG KO2's are almost 25mm narrower and have several mm less tread depth than Cooper ST/Maxx so it makes sense.

The ko2 and the st maxx are completely different tyres. The st maxx is a 50/50 off-roader although I'd consider it more a 60 off/40 on. The ko2 is more like a 70 on/30off. And the st maxx has large side biters where as they don't exist on the ko2.
      

FJHarry

Re: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 - opinion after 40,000 KM
« Reply #31 on: 29-Jun-17, 12:06 »
I thought the the side bitters on the new KO2 were pretty good?
They look a fair bit chunkier than the old KO2 thats for sure.
      

Miles fj

Re: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 - opinion after 40,000 KM
« Reply #32 on: 29-Jun-17, 12:24 »
What he mean is that the outside block on the tread , not the side bitter, are more aggressive on the st maxx than the ko2...I think anyway !
      

BirdmanFJ

Re: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 - opinion after 40,000 KM
« Reply #33 on: 29-Jun-17, 13:28 »
I think the point of the question was weather increasing the tyre size to 285 in a KO2 has as much impact on rolling diameter (therefor fuel consumption/performance etc) as it does with other tyres.
      

Lowlander

Re: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 - opinion after 40,000 KM
« Reply #34 on: 12-Aug-17, 21:59 »
Got mine fitted yesterday (285/75/16) and boy did they take a bit of balancing!! Apart from that they are super quiet and drive great on the road so far.
      

 

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