BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 Tire Review & Rating

The BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 is the fourth generation of the company’s all terrain tires that were first launched some 15 years ago. Aimed at jeep, SUV and pickup truck drivers, the tire is designed for on and off road use over all terrains and will improve driving confidence by providing greater control through its all weather traction and hard wearing durability.

BFG uses a sidewall rubber compound that is twice as thick as previous versions and a lot tougher. It is a very strong and durable tire due to its twin steel belts which are reinforced with nylon and includes the company’s polyester cord sidewall ply construction known as Tri-Gard.


BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 Tire Review

Like the original T/A KO tire, its design is racing inspired with long wear times and durability built in. Computer optimization is used to mold the compound and provide an interlocking tread block all terrain pattern. This optimized tread design works to improve driving in wet or icy conditions.

The new BFGoodrich All Terrain TA KO2 delivers 10% more traction when driven on mud and 19% more traction on snow over the previous KO all terrain tires. The tire is equipped with side biter lugs,which are protruding rubber blocks on the sidewall that provide improved traction for driving through snow and mud, while also increasing rock climbing traction when aired down.

In the shoulder tread area, raised bars (or mud buster bars) are provided to dispel compacted mud which improves traction in soft soil and muddy conditions.

The BF Goodrich All Terrain KO2 is branded with the snowflake / mountain symbol which means that it meets the requirements for driving in severe winter weather just like a dedicated winter tire. Unique locking 3-D sipes around the tread provides more biting edges that help grip snow and ice. This is yet another strength for this tire as evidenced from many driver reviews as well.

Although a number of all terrain tires can produce an uncomfortable ride on the road, the KO2 was remarkably good in this respect. Noise is not a distraction and much quieter than we thought it would be. We attribute this due to the tire’s improved design.

The tread compound is tear, chip and cut resistant which results in the tire lasting longer. Up to twice the life of previous generations of the tire is claimed when tread wear is measured on gravel roads, which is good news for those who live out in rural areas where gravel road driving is a part of everyday life. The interlocking tread design is claimed to improve stability and the wear and stress on the tire is evenly distributed due to the advanced footprint feature.

BFGoodrich offers 15-20 inch sizes with load ratings up to an E. There is also a limited tread warranty included.

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Pros

  • Tread is tough and durable   
  • Excellent traction on dry/wet/snow covered roads   
  • Off-road performance   
  • Treadlife   

Cons

  • None worth complaining about   

Overall

There’s no question that the original KO is a tough AT tire that provides very good performance, but this new BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 raises the bar even further. It delivers the rugged off-road traction similar to what you find in an MT tire, yet has the on-road manners of a light-duty AT model.

There’s simply not much that we can add here other than to say that if you’re looking for an all-terrain tire that is strong as steel and built to last, this is one of the better tires you’ll find available today. It easily ranks as one of the best tires in this class. Highly recommended.

What Vehicles Will The BFG T/A KO2 Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Avalanche, S10, Suburban, K2500, Colorado, Blazer   
  • Dodge Ram, Durango, Dakota   
  • Ford Expedition, Escape, Ranger, Bronco, F-150, Excursion, Explorer   
  • GMC Yukon, Sierra, Canyon   
  • Honda Element, CR-V   
  • Hummer H3, H2   
  • Isuzu Trooper   
  • Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Liberty   
  • Land Rover Discovery   
  • Lexus GX470   
  • Mazda B4000   
  • Mercury Mountaineer   
  • Mitsubishi Montero   
  • Nissan Titan, Xterra, Frontier   
  • Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Sequoia, 4Runner, Land Cruiser, Highlander   

Tire Sizes

15″

LT215/75R15/C 100S BSW
LT235/75R15/C 104S RWL
30×9.50R15/C 104S RWL
31×10.50R15/C 109S RWL
33×10.50R15/C 114R RWL
32×11.50R15/C 113R RWL
33×12.50R15/C 108R RWL
35×12.50R15/C 113Q RWL

16″

LT215/65R16/D 103S BSW
LT235/70R16/C 104S RWL
LT245/70R16/D 113S RWL
LT255/70R16/E 120S RWL
LT265/70R16/E 121S RWL
LT275/70R16/D 119S RWL
LT305/70R16/E 124R RWL
LT225/75R16/E 115S RWL
LT245/75R16/E 120S RWL
LT265/75R16/E 123R RWL
LT285/75R16/E 126R RWL
LT295/75R16/E 128R RWL
LT315/75R16/E 127R RWL
LT235/85R16/E 120S RWL

17″

LT225/65R17/D 107S BSW
LT245/65R17/D 111S RWL
LT265/65R17/E 120S RWL
LT275/65R17/E 121S RWL
LT305/65R17/E 121R RWL
LT245/70R17/E 119S RWL
LT255/70R17/E 121S BSW
LT265/70R17/C 112S BSW
LT265/70R17/C 112S RWL
LT265/70R17/E 121S RWL
LT275/70R17/E 121R RWL
LT285/70R17/E 121R RWL
LT315/70R17/E 121S BSW
LT245/75R17/E 121S RWL
LT235/80R17/E 120S BSW
34×10.50R17/D 120R RWL
35×12.50R17/E 121R RWL
37×12.50R17/D 124R RWL

18″

LT255/55R18/D 109R BSW
LT265/60R18/E 119S BSW
LT285/60R18/D 118S RWL
LT265/65R18/E 122R RWL
LT275/65R18/E 123R RWL
LT285/65R18/E 125R RWL
LT305/65R18/E 124R RWL
LT325/65R18/E 127R RWL
LT255/70R18/D 117S BSW
LT265/70R18/E 124R RWL
LT275/70R18/E 125R RWL
34×12.50R18/E 121R BSW
35×12.50R18/E 123R RWL

20″

LT275/55R20/D 115S BSW
LT285/55R20/D 117T BSW
LT305/55R20/E 121S BSW
LT275/60R20/D 119S BSW
LT325/60R20/E 126S BSW
LT275/65R20/E 126S BSW
LT285/65R20/E 127S BSW

Price Range

BFGoodrich All Terrain TA KO2 prices range from approximately $157 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

BFGoodrich guarantees tire uniformity for the first 25% of wear.

Materials & workmanship are covered for 6 years and includes free replacement during first year or first 25% of tread wear. Prorated amount after that down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.


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18 thoughts on “BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 Tire Review & Rating

  1. I have had these tires on an F-150 and I am now on my second set on my Lexus GX 460. I live in northern idaho and drive on everything including a lot of very bad roads or really tracks that most people would call off road. These tires are the best all around tires I have ever had, that is if you drive off road a lot. I used to carry an extra spare because I would get so many flats on one road I would travel but have never had a flat on that road with these. I stopped carrying the spare but still carry a flat repair kit (easy to do) and an air compressor which can also jump start the vehicle because there is always a first time.

    These tires are fine in the snow, fine on the pavement wet or dry, they are very flat resistant off road/track. In mud they are so so. I’ve never got stuck but they are not mudders so I’m careful where I will go. On the Lexus I have been in some touchy situations in the mud. However, I used the crawl feature which I think is available on all 4X4 Toyotas now (my Lexus is called a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado in Africa and most of the world). I laughed when I first heard about this crawl feature but it really works. Throw the switch and let it do its noisy thing. No thinking required, just steer. Mud tracks where I was sliding out on it goes right along albeit, slowly. However, slow is better than sliding off the track and off a cliff. Of course mudders would be better but mudders are terrible everywhere else but mud.

    I have taken my Lexus down this locally infamous road near me that many people think can only be navigated by UTVs and ATVs. I think ATV crowd are very embarrassed to see a Lexus down there. Never a flat and the tread lasts forever. I changed that last ones at 60K but they could have gone another 20K on pavement. However, fall and mud was coming and they are had to get here so I changed out early.

    People tell me Goodyear has a comparable tire that is as good or maybe even better. I decided to stick with what I knew. It would be nice to hear from someone that has had both. Until then I’ll stick with the KO2s.

  2. I’ve been running a set of 275/70r17s for 4 years now on my 4Runner. We run them dry, wet, and in snow, on the road and on the rocky, muddy passes of SW Colorado. 50k+ miles and they still have 8/16 of tread. Absolutely solid in all conditions and quiet. I did lose about 1mpg over stock tires, but I got far more in return.

  3. Had these on my 2012 Ford F-250 and only got 13,000 miles on them and they were completely worn out with cords showing through. I don’t drive hard and that was back and ford driving to work on nice roads. 1 1/2 years on my truck from new and they were garbage. I don’t pack anything or tow anything with this truck and no added weight other than the weight of my truck. My tires were 33 x 10.5 and can’t believe how fast they all wore out. My alignment is perfect and they scrubbed off equal all around. Not worth the money

  4. You really should consider weight and rolling resistance in your reviews. The KO2s are appropriate for heavy duty vehicles that frequently go off road and or need a tire that is tough and puncture resistant. It is overkill for most applications and the tires often weigh a good 20lbs more than a similarly sized all season tire. Unsprung (even worse it’s rotational unsprung weight) weight kills gas mileage, and is detrimental to most other on road driving dynamics. These tires are truly boat anchor heavy.
    Bottom line is it would be wise to think twice before slapping on a set of heavy AT tires like the KO2s on your predominantly street driven vehicle simply because you want it to look tougher. A “poser” AT tire like the conti Terrain Contacts would be much easier to

  5. Just bought and installed a set on my 18 suburban, by far the worst set of tire I have ever owned! Already had one replaced due to being out of round, and they still feel like I have another one out of round. The second issue is they are very load, sounds like I have mud truck tires on…traction in the snow is great. The only good thing I have to say about them.. definitely nicer tires out there for less money, I will b replacing!

  6. I live in Florida and my Gen 2 Raptor came with the BFG”s – 315/70/17 – supposedly these tires were engineered for this particular truck. I drive 98% on well paved roads, do not tow anything and I’m not an aggressive driver. My truck is serviced every 4500 miles at the Ford dealership where it was purchased….oil change, tire rotation and even alignment checks….at 15,600 miles these tires are down to the wear marks and pretty much done. I’m extremely happy with the truck but certainly not the BFG’s which I’ve had in the past and with no issues. The dealer has no explanation and a service advisor told me that 15-20K is about all you can expect. Quality is not what it used to be. The most comparable tire with better reviews are Mickey Thompson Baja ATX3’s. This is the only tire out there that comes close to the 63 lb weight of the BFG’s. They come in at 68 Lbs….all of the other comparable ones are well over 70 lbs and I would prefer not to lose acceleration and not increase braking distance. Open to suggestions if anyone has any.

  7. I’ve read comments on the newer tires showing that they do not hold up and that may be because of changes to the design or compounds used in manufacture. My tires were installed on my Tacoma in 2006 with a 40,000 mile warranty, currently have 76,367 miles on them with expectations of making 80,000 miles. I live in the mountains always drive at or above the speed limit however, I always anticipate traffic and stoplights ahead so that I stay off the brakes and no hard acceleration. These tires get both highway and dirt road use with some medium off road use in Canyon Lands and occasionally pulling an ATV trailer. Your mileage may vary. Will I get the same wear from the newer tires? Only time will tell.

  8. We used to be firm believers in these tires but they just don ‘t hold up the way they used to. We were blowing them out pretty frequently so we had to look elsewhere. Such a letdown that a great tire has died.

  9. I just ordered my 2nd set of these for my Tundra after getting 40K miles out of the 1st set. These things are tough as nails and great on dirt, gravel, snow and ice, but they do NOT shed mud as I had hoped they would. Nonetheless, a great tire and I was shocked at the mileage. One thing……..if you do not keep them in balance (check every 5k), the outside edge of the tires will “scallop” and make for a noisier ride than if you had. Like everything, you need to maintain them periodically. All in all though, great tires!

    1. I agree with you 100%. Got barely 25k before my BFG K02’s we’re worn out. My coworker had the same issue with these tires on his F350, he has replaced them with Falken Wildpeaks and now after 25k on them proving to be better than the K02’s.

  10. I purchased these tires in 2016 for my Dodge Ram 2500 4×4. I liked the way the tires handled and that they have been quiet. Fast forward to today…I have less than 30,000 miles on these tires and they are bald and chunks are coming off the tires. I do mostly highway miles with the exception of a few camping trips and towing my horses. I’ve purchased a lot of tires for my Dodge pickups over the past 30 years and this is the first time I’ve had what I consider tire failure. Rotations at Discount Tires and by my mechanic were done regularly. Here in Oregon we have mostly rain and do get snow in winter so there shouldn’t be any reason these tires didn’t hold up. I think the rubber is too soft. I know there there issues with Chinese manufactured tires experiencing inferior materials and manufacturing processes. I don’t know if our tires are part of a bad batch or?? I will not buy BFGoodrich again and would not recommend these tires for purchase especially if you are hauling or towing.

  11. For the price and peformance, I’ve been very impressed by the BFG ATs. I’ve had them on my Toyota for a few years and they’re excellent in dirt, sand and rocks. Not so much with mud, though – there are MTs for that.

    Would happily recommend.

  12. I have a set of the regular all terrain tires on my super duty 4X4 with 97K miles. My new Wrangler Rubicon came with the ko2’s. These are awesome. The ride & noise is like a street tire. The off road traction is mild boggling even with 37psi. At 3000 miles(mostly off road) they show some cuts & abuse-they have been abused off road real bad. But they drive & handle like the jeep is on rails.If they last 25K like I use them it will be a miriacle,but either way they are awesome as far as ride, noise,handling,& traction.My super duty sees lots of ware but no abuse as the jeep. Some off road, but lots of trailer pulling. These tires are worth every penny- best bang for the buck-period.At 74, I have used lots of tires on many different vehicles. On a 4 wheeler nothing beats BFG’S.

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