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Prospective BFG KO2 owners in winter states

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by BTBAKER, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. Feb 10, 2020 at 6:53 PM
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    BTBAKER

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    I’m down to about 7-8/32 all the way around and I’ve lost a significant amount of traction since new. I’m thinking their useful life in the winter is about done.
    I do not air down. I’d be doing it all the time around here in CO.
    Other than that they have been pretty good but I’ll be going a different direction soon.
    Just thought I would share my observations.
     
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  2. Feb 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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    Sliding or wheel spin? Or both?
     
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  3. Feb 10, 2020 at 7:15 PM
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    Both have got significantly worse since new. Maybe it’s to be expected but thats a lot of tread left for as much deterioration as I’ve seen.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2020 at 7:17 PM
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    But, sliding is much worse. Worse than the traction. Any ideas?
     
  5. Feb 10, 2020 at 7:19 PM
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    I'm at the halfway point with mine. I haven't experienced that yet. I have started to pay attention though.
     
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  6. Feb 10, 2020 at 7:19 PM
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    4/32nd is change out time, so your pretty close to that.

    I would swap out soon.

    It sucks in CO, but tires never get full use unless having a set of winter tires and summer tires. My last two Michelin’s were worthless at 50% tread life.
     
  7. Feb 10, 2020 at 7:22 PM
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    I’m going your route with the Cooper. They seem to have a good reputation and many have said they do well in the snow.
     
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  8. Feb 10, 2020 at 7:24 PM
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    Pat, when you get to that point let me know if you see the same symptoms.
     
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  9. Feb 10, 2020 at 7:24 PM
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    Not really, sorry. Is the siping still pretty good?
     
  10. Feb 10, 2020 at 7:27 PM
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    They have been very good. Most of the time now I can be in 2wd.
     
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  11. Feb 10, 2020 at 7:28 PM
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    Seems to be fine. Tires have worn perfectly. Other than some balancing issues, they have been great. The first two winters I was extremely impressed but they are down right dangerous now.
     
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  12. Feb 10, 2020 at 7:29 PM
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    Sure will. I have no complaints with the BFG. I know when it time to do it again it'll be these again or the Cooper XLTs.
     
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  13. Feb 10, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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    I am running in 4WD anytime it’s snowing at this point or my traction control takes over. I was hoping to run them through the summer but that plan may need to change.
     
  14. Feb 10, 2020 at 7:36 PM
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    That is pretty bad. The last time I was in 4wd, we were off road a few weeks ago.
     
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    I was down to 4/32” on my 04 Dodge when I sold it recently, and I didn’t notice any really decrease in traction on the highway.
     
  16. Feb 10, 2020 at 8:02 PM
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    Were you driving in winter weather? I don’t notice any issues in normal driving conditions.
     
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    Had them on my 3/4 ton Chevy.. did excellent in deep snow and off road, Decent in mud, and acceptable on icy roads. Leaning towards them myself after my Yokohama’s wear out? Hearing good things around here with Falken AT3 W’s though? Less$$ but it’s hard to beat the KO2’s
     
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    The Falkens have a good reputation.
     
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    Yep. Some really shitty roads.
     
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    How many miles do you have on them? I had over 40k on my F150 and they were looking to last for another 30k. I was pretty happy with them other than always being out of balance.
     
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    I still really like my bfg ko2 in the snow. They are at maybe 2/3 tread. I'm thinking I have another summer and maybe another winter on them. I'm not thrilled about the wet roads performance, but my lack of a sway bar and slightly soft front springs don't help much. The traction in snow has been fantastic though.
    I don't know what tires I'll do next because these were such a screaming deal. They are a pretty popular size (315 70 17) and I couldn't find much close to the $200 a tire I paid.
     
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    I’m at 35k right now. No way mine make it 70k
     
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    Hard to pass that up.
     
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    Hmm, I am at 5/32 on the factory Michelin AT2s...they are done. Ill be in the market for tires soon.
     
  25. Feb 11, 2020 at 10:04 AM
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    I wonder if something has been worse with the CO snow this week. I've never lost traction in any of my Toyota trucks, but last week I slid into the median after a very slight turn, and then slid a few feet down the off ramp off I-70. Nothing too dangerous, but very surprising. Last night I really had to baby it or I would lose traction at every light and my tires are only three weeks old.
     
  26. Feb 11, 2020 at 1:01 PM
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    Maybe? I’m glad you replied. Last night was my final straw. I was sliding everywhere in 4WD.
     

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