Review the BF Goodrich Ko2 All Terrain Tires for Trucks and SUVs

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Testing and Vehicle Reviews

Great off road?

Great on the road?

Great in extreme snow?

Quiet on the road?


F.B. Goodrich’s all-terrain SUV and truck performance tires are divided into three different categories. The first category includes truck tires that are designed for roads (namely the Long Trail and Rugged Terrain), while the second category includes tires designed for off-road use (the Mud-Terrain and competition tires).

The KO2 falls in between these two categories. This all terrain tire can be used in almost all conditions and offers excellent performance on the road, excellent resistance to wear, and a quiet ride. It’s designed for truck or SUV owners who drive most of their time on the roads, but then head to the trails for hunting, fishing, camping, and other activities. Source URL

Testing and Vehicle Reviews

1966 Icon Ford Bronco

If you feel that the Icon’s modern parts are as visible as an SR-71 Blackbird flying 85,000 feet above the ground, you’re right. The orange truck can make you feel just as visible and invincible as the Icon, but it is still very visible. The cabin is insulated with all manner of sound-deadening material, but the Coyote V8 is still visible. Ward describes the powerplant as “”rowdy””, but its rumble is more endearing than it is grating. The five-speed manual’s shifter shifts into gear quickly and the engine’s thick swath of torque makes it easy to shift between stop lights. For those who are familiar with 1960s-era offroaders’ slow progress, the acceleration whoosh of acceleration will be surprising to them. The seat belt snapping pull of the powerful brakes will be a surprise. The ride is a bit jouncy, with its custom-made 18-inch forged aluminum wheels and BF Goodrich KO2 tires transmitting a lot of information from the road. Source URL

Ford F-150 XLT Blue Jean

This F-150’s tires also have a retro look. The special XLT has a three-inch lift, but smaller tires and wheels. The Blue Jean retro F150 has 17-inch BF Goodrich all-terrain KO2 tires with thicker whitewalls and chrome wheel caps. This is in contrast to the current tire trend of larger wheels wrapped in thin sidewalls and larger tires. Source URL

Ford F-150 Raptor

The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor is almost identical to the previous model. It features the same 3.5L twin-turbo V6 twin-cylinder twin-Turbo V8 engine, the same BF Goodrich KO2 tires and 450 horsepower. It also makes the same torque of 510 lb-ft and has the same price tag. Source URL

The Raptor’s solid rear axle has a locker and 4.10 gears. The independent suspension at the front has a Torsen automatically locking differential and 4-10 gear. The truck can handle high-speed off-road runs thanks to the 3-inch diameter Fox Racing shocks. 35-inch BFGoodrich KO2 all terrain tires are used on the Raptor. Source URL

Ford F150 Tonka Edition

Tonka trucks are six inches higher thanks to heavy-duty Tuscany-tuned shocks. The truck’s 20-inch black wheels have knobby BF Goodrich KO2 tires. This truck also comes with the optional KM2Mud Terrain Tire upgrade. Source URL

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe

I spent several hours behind the wheel the 4xe between Austin, Texas and Llano off-road course. The Wrangler Rubicon 4xe was capable and familiar, gripping the road with standard BF Goodrich KO2 All-Terrain tires that were aired up to road specifications. Source URL

Ford F-150 XLT Blue Jean

This F-150’s tires also have a retro look. The special XLT has a three-inch lift, but smaller tires and wheels. The Blue Jean retro F150 has 17-inch BF Goodrich all-terrain KO2 tires with thicker whitewalls and chrome wheel caps. This is in contrast to the current tire trend of larger wheels wrapped in thin sidewalls and larger tires. Source URL

Wrangler Rubicon Xtreme Recon package

The Xtreme Recon package includes factory BF Goodrich KO2 All-Terrain Tires in LT315/70R17C. It also includes a new 4.56 to 1 axle ratio and a factory 1.5-inch lift with new shocks that are tuned for the job. The total gain in ground clearance is actually 2.0 inches over the standard Rubicon, as the tires play a significant role in the Wrangler’s ride height. Source URL

Jeep Wrangler

The rubber in question is a BF Goodrich KO2 All-Terrain rubber (LT315/70R17C). It comes with a 1.5-inch suspension lift that adjusts the shocks to fit the new tires. The Wrangler is equipped with the Xtreme Recon Package. It rides on 17×8-inch beadlock wheels and has a 4.56-1 axle ratio. Jeep claims that these upgrades were based on customer feedback and observations of what modifications they make aftermarket. Source URL

Winnebago Revel

The only powertrain available is a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel engine that produces 188 horsepower (140 kilowatts) and 325 pounds-feet (441 Newton-meters) torque. The transmission is via a five-speed automatic gearbox. In sticky situations, the four-wheel-drive system can go into low range. Off-roading security should be provided by electronic stability control, traction control, and four wheel anti-lock brakes. Customers can also order a set of black wheels with BF Goodrich T/A KO2 all terrain tires as an option for more extreme driving. Source URL

Toyota Tacoma

“We build adventure rigs that are kick-ass,” Matt Henwood, president and CEO of Main Line Overland, says as he drives a 2017 Toyota Tacoma with Warn-wench-equipped ARB bumper and Dakar Rally-proven EVO Corse wheels. It also features a Norweld UTE flatbed imported from Australia and a Woolrich Edition Four-Wheel Camper with a top-of-the-line Woolrich edition. The truck has been raised, suspension has been upgraded, and chunky BF Goodrich KO2 tires spin over central Pennsylvania’s landscape. It’s a great rig. We spent the past 48 hours adventuring in Bald Eagle State Forest. Source URL

Great Off Road

The original KO AT tire is a great AT tire that offers excellent performance. However, the new BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 raises the bar even higher. It offers the same rugged off-road traction as an MT tire but with the lighter AT model’s on-road manners. Source URL

Great on the Road

The KO2 is a great road tire with excellent high-speed stability and responsive handling. The 3PMSF rating promises excellent light-snow traction and wet traction. The BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2’s 50,000-mile treadwear warranty adds to its appeal. Source URL

The BF Goodrich KO2 is also very good on the roads. The ride quality is excellent, but there is a lot of road noise. Source URL

Great in Extreme Winter Snow

The BF Goodrich All Terrain KO2 is branded with the snowflake/mountain symbol. This means that it is designed for extreme winter conditions, just like a winter tire. The tread has unique 3-D sipes that provide more biting edges to grip snow and ice. This tire’s strength is evident in many driver reviews. Source URL

Quiet on the Road

BFGoodrich KO2 all-terrain tires have a closer tread pattern. This reduces road noise and improves grip on the pavement. Source URL

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