1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

BF Goodrich AT KO2 Defective... Again.

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by PlatPro, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Jan 19, 2016 at 8:55 AM
    #1
    PlatPro

    PlatPro [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2015
    Member:
    #2305
    Messages:
    59
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Randall
    Vehicle:
    A silk gloved hand with brass knuckles underneath.
    2014 Platinum, TRD Pro Suspension , Truxedo Bed Cover, Vent Shade Rain Guards, Tint match windows,TRD Exhaust, Linex, Custom Dyno Tune, TRD SwayBar, and just started.
    I have BFG AT KO2 on my truck. When I picked up my truck from Town Fair Tire I noticed one of my tires not being balanced. Life being crazy I didn't get to it until today. I went to the Toyota dealership to have them "Road Forced" balanced and was told one of my tires is defective and will never balance out and needs to be replaced.
    Last time I got the BFG AT was on my 09 F-250, I had the same problem. It took swapping the tire 3 times before it balanced out and only "Road force" could get it right. Am I the only one who has this issue with quality? Once they get them balanced, I love them but this is really getting old.
     
  2. Jan 19, 2016 at 11:18 AM
    #2
    PlatPro

    PlatPro [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2015
    Member:
    #2305
    Messages:
    59
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Randall
    Vehicle:
    A silk gloved hand with brass knuckles underneath.
    2014 Platinum, TRD Pro Suspension , Truxedo Bed Cover, Vent Shade Rain Guards, Tint match windows,TRD Exhaust, Linex, Custom Dyno Tune, TRD SwayBar, and just started.
    I am sorry, reading my post I feel like I miss informed you. It is 3 out of 4 that are out of round.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2016 at 5:52 PM
    #3
    AMRE2ME2

    AMRE2ME2 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2015
    Member:
    #1609
    Messages:
    242
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2016 DC 4x4 Limited TRD
    My buddy owns an auto shop and sells tires. He hates BFG ATs because he says he has to go through so many just to get a set he can get balanced. And then, he says they won't stay balanced and owners keep coming back to get them rebalanced. He discourages every one he can from buying them. He runs Goodyear Duratracs, as I do.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2016 at 5:53 PM
    #4
    robie56

    robie56 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2014
    Member:
    #675
    Messages:
    144
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    New Hampshire
    Vehicle:
    2011 white cm rock warrior
    mbrp exhaust, afe dropin filter, stubby antenna, Readylift leveling kit, ICI magnum RT sidesteps, weather techs front & rear
    Town Fair tire gives you 30 days to return tires if you dont like them, for any reason! Do they not?
     
  5. Jan 19, 2016 at 6:25 PM
    #5
    PlatPro

    PlatPro [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2015
    Member:
    #2305
    Messages:
    59
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Randall
    Vehicle:
    A silk gloved hand with brass knuckles underneath.
    2014 Platinum, TRD Pro Suspension , Truxedo Bed Cover, Vent Shade Rain Guards, Tint match windows,TRD Exhaust, Linex, Custom Dyno Tune, TRD SwayBar, and just started.
    Town Fair is cool about it. The manager, " BFG AT are great tires we just have to keep swapping until wee can find 4 that are round". I was so close to going with the Goodyear Duratracs but I loved my BFGs after they tapped them out before. I thought it was a batch problem with the F250. Now I am thinking its a BFG thing... Its all the time that it takes to keep going back again and again; also the $125 each time getting the tires Road Force Balanced time and again.

    No-one ever mentioned this problem that I have read. If the new three are not perfect, I think I will go to the Good Years.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2016 at 7:27 PM
    #6
    Relentless

    Relentless Tundra newb Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Member:
    #19
    Messages:
    753
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    East of the Sierras(Reno), Nevada
    Vehicle:
    '14 Crewmax SR5 TRD 4x4
    Just a few, more to come
    Not a BFG fan myself either, the Duratrac on the other hand has been flawless for us for 2 1/2yrs and 25k miles. Still easily 1/2 tread too.
     
    matluth likes this.
  7. Jan 20, 2016 at 1:18 PM
    #7
    robie56

    robie56 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2014
    Member:
    #675
    Messages:
    144
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    New Hampshire
    Vehicle:
    2011 white cm rock warrior
    mbrp exhaust, afe dropin filter, stubby antenna, Readylift leveling kit, ICI magnum RT sidesteps, weather techs front & rear
    I bought Michelins when I replaced my original BFG's and have no regrets so far, they ride better and much quieter! I will keep you posted on how well they wear. And I bought my Michelins at Town Fair and found they were the best price in my area, and included front end alignment and rotations every 5000 miles!
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2016
  8. Jan 20, 2016 at 3:27 PM
    #8
    chphilo

    chphilo New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Member:
    #774
    Messages:
    1,256
    Gender:
    Male
    Western PA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Toyota Tundra TRD 5.7 4x4 CM
    Is this problem just with AT KO2's or is it a problem with BFGs in general?

    I really liked the reviews of AT KO2 when it first came out. I wanted to get one, but they didn't have the size I wanted. So I went with Nitto Trail Grappler. I am glad I did, since it has been flawless so far.
     
    Twlrsc likes this.
  9. Jan 20, 2016 at 3:37 PM
    #9
    Boozer

    Boozer New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2016
    Member:
    #2487
    Messages:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    Phoenix
    Vehicle:
    2016 Black Tundra CrewMax TRD
    I got bfgs. They are great
     
  10. Jan 20, 2016 at 4:20 PM
    #10
    Twlrsc

    Twlrsc New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2016
    Member:
    #2480
    Messages:
    12
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 Triple Black TUNDRA XP 4X4
    Got em on my 2016 Tacoma, and like em ALOT !!!! image.jpg
     
  11. Jan 20, 2016 at 4:23 PM
    #11
    Twlrsc

    Twlrsc New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2016
    Member:
    #2480
    Messages:
    12
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 Triple Black TUNDRA XP 4X4
    Is that the MT ? If so....how is the ride and noise ??? Look good man !!
     
  12. Jan 20, 2016 at 6:31 PM
    #12
    PlatPro

    PlatPro [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2015
    Member:
    #2305
    Messages:
    59
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Randall
    Vehicle:
    A silk gloved hand with brass knuckles underneath.
    2014 Platinum, TRD Pro Suspension , Truxedo Bed Cover, Vent Shade Rain Guards, Tint match windows,TRD Exhaust, Linex, Custom Dyno Tune, TRD SwayBar, and just started.
    My issues have been with the AT KO2s. I was in a co-workers truck today, a Dodge Long Horn 1500 that can't be more then 2 years old. He has the BFG AT KO2s and when we were going 60 Ish on the highway I could feel a slight shake. I didn't say anything, didn't ask, and he didn't mention anything. It is just an observation.
     
  13. Jan 20, 2016 at 7:17 PM
    #13
    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2014
    Member:
    #378
    Messages:
    6,489
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Aurora CO
    Vehicle:
    2007 Slate Metallic 5.7L Tundra DC SR5 4X4
    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    One of my co-workers when through the same bs with two different set of BFG A/T's trying to get a decent balance that would last 90 days.. Went to Cooper Discoverer A/T's. No issues. KO'2's look decent and a lot have been sold, but not on my list for replacement tires. Actually nothing BFG is on my list.
     
  14. Jan 21, 2016 at 6:11 AM
    #14
    chphilo

    chphilo New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Member:
    #774
    Messages:
    1,256
    Gender:
    Male
    Western PA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Toyota Tundra TRD 5.7 4x4 CM
    Yes, I have Nitto Trail Grappler. Here is a picture (my sig picture doesn't show it very well). The tires hum a bit, but not obnoxiously. Very quiet for MT tires. Ride is very smooth.
    SS 2.jpg
     
    freerider8 and Twlrsc like this.
  15. Jan 21, 2016 at 7:11 AM
    #15
    Grizzly660

    Grizzly660 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2015
    Member:
    #1707
    Messages:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    North Dakota
    Vehicle:
    2015 Tundra Crewmax SR5
    I have the KO2 on now and love them. Had one balancing is sure right away and brought it back to the tire shop 1x but it wasn't the tires out of balance it was the rims that wouldn't balance right. No shakes or anything now.
    Also had duratracs on my last pickup 2011 1/2 ton chevy but after about 20-30k miles they started getting quite noisy on the highways. Nothing close to how quiet they were when they were new.
     
    Twlrsc likes this.
  16. Jan 21, 2016 at 3:48 PM
    #16
    PlatPro

    PlatPro [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2015
    Member:
    #2305
    Messages:
    59
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Randall
    Vehicle:
    A silk gloved hand with brass knuckles underneath.
    2014 Platinum, TRD Pro Suspension , Truxedo Bed Cover, Vent Shade Rain Guards, Tint match windows,TRD Exhaust, Linex, Custom Dyno Tune, TRD SwayBar, and just started.
    Three new BFG AT KO2 were put on the truck today. Will be Road Force balancing on Thursday next week. Fingers crossed.
     
  17. Jan 21, 2016 at 9:56 PM
    #17
    computeruser6

    computeruser6 Climate heretic

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2015
    Member:
    #2216
    Messages:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dirk
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    2008 Regular Cab Tundra
    Fox 2.0 coilovers Nitto Exo Grapplers
    I haven't done much research into this potential issue, but my own KO2s have worked out fine so far. I've only had them a thousand miles though.

     
    Twlrsc likes this.
  18. Jan 23, 2016 at 7:31 PM
    #18
    Medic

    Medic New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2014
    Member:
    #524
    Messages:
    391
    Gender:
    Male
    Ontario, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2016 Alpine TRD
    I have been running the BFG AT KO2 for about a month now. 3500 kilometers with no problems so far. Never heard about a balancing problem before now. Will be keeping a close eye on them. Very happy with no road noise and superb traction.
     
    PlatPro likes this.
  19. Apr 27, 2016 at 9:31 PM
    #19
    freerider8

    freerider8 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2016
    Member:
    #2839
    Messages:
    115
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2004 Tundra TRD SR5
    K&N Air Filter. Bug shield, Chrome tailpipe tip. Vent visors
    This truck is sharp looking. I like the tires too. Make it look even better.
     
    chphilo likes this.
To Top