NMBR Begins Year Long Review of BFGoodrich KO2 - Is it time to come back to an All-Terrain Tire?
Until recently, my advice to clients has always been that “since tire issues are the number one cause of being stranded [trailside or roadside], why risk running anything less than a mud-terrain for the one day an all-terrain may fall short?” This rationale has been backed primarily by my professional experience with the BFGoodrich KM2. With over 100,000 miles of off-pavement BFGoodrich KM2 use, I’ve never encountered single puncture or failure; this for both my clients and myself. A few months back, I was forced to reconsider my long-standing opinion after guiding a client that had a set of the new BFGoodrich KO2’s mounted. As I spotted him through an unforgiving boulder field, I couldn’t help but be impressed that his tires held the same lines as the mud-terrain equipped rigs that had preceded his—the tread and sidewall traction was impressive. I’ve seen countless [other] all-terrain tires succumb to lesser challenges. My [strong] first impression of the BFGoodrich KO2 had me contemplating “Is it time to come back to an All-Terrain Tire?” Stay tuned for NMBR’s long term review of the BFGoodrich KO2.
Photo: 37x12.50R17 BFGoodrich KO2 tires mounted on 17x8.5 American Expedition Vehicles Salta wheels