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BFG KO2 275/65/18 - anyone running these?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Borgs, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Sep 29, 2017 at 11:31 AM
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    Anyone running BFG KO2 275/65/18? Before I get killed on here, I am well aware lots are running BFG KO2 275/70/18, but I am interested in anyone running the 65. Pics would also be awesome. Thanks!
     
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    Not that I am, but I see you're going back and forth between 275/70s and 275/65s. What's making you choose the latter? I ask because I'm in the same situation.
     
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    I am hearing and reading about the performance hit; the mpg hit; the potential transmission problems down the road; recalibration speedo and odo. How different do they look? While I want the extra inch of height, not sure it outweighs the negatives listed. I have not seen 65 in person or even in pics.
     
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    BFG specs show the 65 is only 2 lbs lighter. I ran the 275/70 BFG on my last F150 and definitely noticed the hit to MPG, but could not tell the hit to acceleration etc. But am curious to see what people say. I thought I saw somewhere the stock Michelins are only about 40 lbs!
     
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    What is on yours stock? Mine are 275/65/18's stock from the factory. Dueler HT's.
     
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    My 2017 came with Michelin 275/65/18.
     
  7. Sep 29, 2017 at 3:10 PM
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    same here
     
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    Good catch on the 2 lbs. For some reason I forget that same size tires dont necessarily weigh the same. I am less concerned with mpg, but am concerned with transmission issues later, and performance (I love the response and gitty up as it is - I came from a 2000 4Runner V6 sludgebox)
     
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    I run 275/70r18 bfg ko2s. 104k 54k of that was with the ko2s. I use my truck hard and I haven't had an issue. The truck does roll differently. I lost about 1 mpg. You can fit 70s on stock suspension no issues. I'm currently in the fence of going bigger or not.
     
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    Awesome to know. Thanks so much for the expertise. I know the toyota tranny is bulletproof so I am not really concerned. I do a lot of highway driving with the wife and kids on camping and other trips. I don't off-road as much as I want. The KO2s look dirty!
     
  11. Sep 29, 2017 at 8:27 PM
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    Going to an e load tire even at stock size adds significant weight. If I was saying stock size I'd for sure stay with the stock michelins. 41 lbs or so.
     
  12. Sep 29, 2017 at 8:33 PM
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    Any reason to flash some pictures! I've been running stock size KOs on both my Tundras...

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    Krezz, those are 275/65/18 KO2? If so your beautiful trucks just made up my mind! Wowsers.
     
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  14. Sep 30, 2017 at 6:28 AM
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    Glad to help!
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    Sick. Did you pc off-road wheels? If so Is that matte gray? I am dropping mine at pc today.
     
  16. Sep 30, 2017 at 6:45 AM
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    My wheels are just stock TRD Pro wheels and the other ones were stock TRD OR which I had just plasti dipped matte black.
     
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    Mine are getting pc matte black as we speak. Looks good. Any performance issues with your 275/65/18 BFG KO2s? How's handling, mph? Do they sit about .5 inch higher than stock?
     
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    Handling and mpg seem good to me. I'm not sure how much higher the tires themselves make the truck. My Pro sits higher than my TRD OR via suspension also.
     
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    Thank you. I really appreciate the experience and input. I am leaning toward the 65's. Mostly because your rig looks so ridiculous.
     
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    I've never seen pics of 65 bfgs and they look just like my 70s lol.
     
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    There is little different as it's just a slightly higher tire. More rubber the 70s.
     
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    Damn. Classic we all have black TRD s. Well done gentlemen. Thanks so much for the insight. So invaluable. Either way, the KO2's are really awesome.
     
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    Running 285/65/R20. BFG AT/KO. Stock Platinum rim with minor trim on skid plate and removal of front20171009_161945.jpg mudflap. No lift. Trimmed piece of skid plate was about 1"x2". 20171009_161922.jpg
     
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    Looks really good.
     
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    Did you decide, yet?
     
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    Yes. Going with BFG KO2 275/65/18. 4 out of 5 (the 5th didn't have the size in stock so it was moot point) of the shops to whom I talked for estimates highly recommended sticking with the stock size if I did not want to adversely impact the stock characteristics of the truck (MPG, handling, braking, speedo, odometer, feel, transmission).
     
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    Krezz, would you mind telling me what plasti dip is and approximate cost?
     
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    Plastidip is a rubberized spray that goes on like spray paint but with 6 or 7 coats it will peel off.

    With that said, it isn't very durable when it comes to being rubbed hard.

    I plastidipped the wheels on my Tacoma with zero issues. I also did the wheels, bumper ends, and some badges of my Tundra (13k miles) with no issues. I plan to powdercoat my wheels now, as the dip was just to hold me over. I also plan to powdercoat my bumper ends when I get motivated enough to remove them.

    It's not as smooth as paint or Powdercoat, it has some texture to it, and it has a matte finish, even with the "glossifier".

    Check out www.dipyourcar.com for a bunch of instructional videos and pricing. They also sell it at Wal Mart, home Depot, and some other places.
     
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    Perfectly summarized above.

    I still prefer to use 6-7 coats depending on the application, to help with the peeling off, should that time come when I need to remove it. Had little to no issue with having used it on 3 different vehicles of my own, and that of a couple friends also. Used on wheels, hoods, fenders, etc...
     
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    Great point, I will edit my original post to 6-7 coats.
     
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