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Old October 14th, 2014, 11:36 PM
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Hello and Goodbye - BFGoodrich New All Terrain KO2

There has been no dramatic changes to the BFG All Terrain in years. The new BFG All Terrain KO2 has the classic tread that we have all enjoyed with improved sidewall biting edges with their racing COREGARD TM technology.

AGGRESSIVE ALL-TERRAIN TRACTION
10% more mud traction; 19% improved traction in snow. Exceeds rubber manufacturer association (RMA) severe snow traction requirements

Look for your local retailer to be clearing out the older KOs and seeing the new design real soon.

265/75R16 to be launched Nov 1,2014
235/85R16 to be launched April 15, 2015

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Old October 15th, 2014, 04:20 AM
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Thanks for this. I was actually looking into this set right before winter.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 06:19 AM
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So exactly how do you quantify a 10% gain in traction in mud? Or a 19% improvement in snow? I mean if the tires are spinning and you aren't moving....
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Old October 15th, 2014, 07:00 AM
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A new tire will be introduced at SEMA from Atturo tire. Trail Blade X/T. Atturo requested a new Evoque from Land Rover and a Himalaya to sport the new tire in the Atturo booth. Its a pretty tough looking tire.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 07:18 AM
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I guess someone has to make the world's first 15 series profile Mud Terrain, hahah
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Old October 15th, 2014, 08:19 AM
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Anytime I've seen the BFG AT off road. It's been the worst tire in the pack. 10% however measured does nothing to solve that problem
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Old October 15th, 2014, 08:33 AM
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A new tire will be introduced at SEMA from Atturo tire. Trail Blade X/T. Atturo requested a new Evoque from Land Rover and a Himalaya to sport the new tire in the Atturo booth. Its a pretty tough looking tire.
Looks like a really wide DuraTrac.
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Sad to hear this really. There's enough skull and crossbones sidewall tires on the market. The KO2 was the last tires that looked at home on stock ROW 110's and gave great everyday road performance.

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Old October 15th, 2014, 09:05 AM
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The k/os looked good but my God rocky couldn't be more correct, what an awful tire off road. What's 10% of 0???
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Old October 15th, 2014, 09:14 AM
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Sad to hear this really. There's enough skull and crossbones sidewall tires on the market. The KO2 was the last tires that looked at home on stock ROW 110's and gave great everyday road performance.

Sux

^^ Agreed. ^^

More tires for the flatbillers I guess.

I guess I need to snag a few sets of OG AT's while they're still available.

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I run the BFG MT KM2 on my D90, but I ran the AT KOs on my DII and I found that the traction depends on terrain. On heavy rock terrain such as exists in CO and Moab, the AT did great. We don't get much mud. I'd consider a set due to the freeway miles that I have been doing to travel to more remote areas and the daily use (good life, too) if I needed a new set but the are not in the size I like. They would be on my list though. I do have a touch of brand loyalty to tires-- always used MT KM's on the D for over a decade so it'd be a tough and unlikely switch...
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Fixed it for ya

"There has been no dramatic changes to the BFG All Terrain in years. The new BFG All Terrain KO2 has the classic tread that we have all enjoyed but new and improved sidewalls edginess that give flatbillers wood cruising the mall.
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^^ lol ^^


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Fixed it for ya

"There has been no dramatic changes to the BFG All Terrain in years. The new BFG All Terrain KO2 has the classic tread that we have all enjoyed but new and improved sidewalls edginess that give flatbillers wood cruising the mall.
Well put.
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My mud terrains are the most terrifying tire I have had the displeasure of driving on the least bit of snow or ice. For the 95% of the time I drive my truck on pavement I'm sure the AT is much better in most situations. Maybe I should get a set mounted on spare wheels to swap as desired.
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Exactly Jeff. I went down a fifty foot long Hill covered in about four inches of snow in my MTs earlier this year. Somewhere along the way I was wishing I had a five point harness on me.
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My mud terrains are the most terrifying tire I have had the displeasure of driving on the least bit of snow or ice. For the 95% of the time I drive my truck on pavement I'm sure the AT is much better in most situations. Maybe I should get a set mounted on spare wheels to swap as desired.

Last week, I skidded on my BFG MTs while cornering after a fresh rainfall.
My ATs are quite grippy on the wet pavement.
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Looks like a really wide DuraTrac.
The DuraTracs are a great tire. When I bought my set they were new to the market. Side by side offroad they always out performed the KO in every situation.
I was pretty excited when I heard the KO was getting a makeover. Pretty disappointed to see all they did was add some flair to the sidewalls.
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Last week, I skidded on my BFG MTs while cornering after a fresh rainfall.
My ATs are quite grippy on the wet pavement.
I almost slid through a light yesterday with my MTs in the rain. Going downhill all the wheel locked right up.
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I run the BFG MT KM2 on my D90, but I ran the AT KOs on my DII and I found that the traction depends on terrain. On heavy rock terrain such as exists in CO and Moab, the AT did great. We don't get much mud. I'd consider a set due to the freeway miles that I have been doing to travel to more remote areas and the daily use (good life, too) if I needed a new set but the are not in the size I like. They would be on my list though. I do have a touch of brand loyalty to tires-- always used MT KM's on the D for over a decade so it'd be a tough and unlikely switch...
Couldn't agree more. The ATs are great for Colorado. Good on rocky terrain and very good in the snow. Freeway noise is minimal. No mud boggin' out here.
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