Three BF Goodrich AT KO2 Failures in 7 months

Discussion in 'Tire and Wheel Tech' started by Capt. Jim, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Biscuitjb

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    Just had a similar sidewall failure. Bfg say it was due to tire being under inflated and sidewall being pinched as a result. I heard a strange noise, which was a puncture, traveled at 65mph for about 5 min before realized something was wrong. Pulled over and noticed tire deflating. I estimate that the tire still had between 20-25 psi. It took twenty minutes till flat. The tire was 15000km old. I don't swallow their explanation. Tire was well within loading limits. I have been running a/t tires for 30yrs and this is first time I have seen this. Now don't trust bfg ko2 tires and will be selling the others. Disappointing from bfg/michellin
     
  2. JayM

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    Just switched out my ko2's never ever could get them to balance. jumped up in size and went to nitto ridge grapplers balanced perfectly and never looking back.
     
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    What size? I can’t balance my ko2s.
     
  4. JayM

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    275/70/18 They have about 7k miles on them is all. I'm not too heart broken and will likely sell them I was really underwhelmed with the snow performance as well.
     
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    Mind sharing a pic ?
     
  6. Thunder90

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    Actually meant what size up did you go with for the ridge grapplers
     
  7. JayM

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    I put the Ridge Graps on my 20 inch wheels and pulled the 18 inch setup all together. I have run this same wheel setup on my 01 before with Terra's and really like the performance of the wider contact patch and the ability to get away from the e rated tires. Saves over 10 lbs per tire and the ride is sweet. We go out to the beach quite a bit and it works great without having to air down. I think it also out performs the the KO's in the winter stuff. If I stuck with the 18 inch I would have gone with the 305/65 but the weight and e rating was the draw back for my current usage of the vehicle.These are 305/55/20.

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    Looks really clean

    I like the stance
     
  9. JayM

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    The +60 offset is pretty ideal for the wider stuff. +50 would be dead on sometimes I can just rub the swaybar at full lock.
     
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