BFG KO2’s. Shit wet traction

15whtrd

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This is the real issue.

Your roads accumulate more oil than roads around my neck of the woods. The first 5 minutes of rain make a road the slickest from lifting the oil. If your roads have all the oil, so much the worse.
Good point! They are always slickest the first day or two of rain. Which makes me wonder if I change tires, the problem may still be present and I wasted my time. If I do end up keeping these tires, I’m definitely going to try something different next time.
 

Sillygoose

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I have BFG KO2s. I actually love my tires. I think it is even the same size as yours. I put them on 04/2018 and I have put on about 45K to 50K miles on them so far. I think I may be able to get another 30K+ or more miles out of them. I must confess I picked them because I liked the aggressive look they had. I have taken highway, off road, towing, pretty much everywhere. I know that they are not as smooth as the street tires that I replaced but they are a truck tire and not street so that is part of it. I also found that I keep them aired at 44 psi and it smooths out some of the issues. I think 44 psi is the sweet spot for these tires or at least I like the feel and handling at that level. When I 1st got them put on I noticed the slippery when wet feeling but after about 10K miles I don't even notice it anymore.

I am still very interested in hearing @ColoradoWolf evaluation of his tires. @ColoradoWolf would you mind re-posting the pics of your tires and information?
 

Panundra

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I’ve had BFG’s on a few different vehicles. I never had an issue with them on 4runners but both my Tacoma and Tundra they didn’t do well in rain only when accelerating from a stop on a grade. All other conditions they handled great.
I went with Goodyear wrangler DuraTrac’s this time and really like them. I’ve had them for over 18 months and have not had the rain issue like the BFG’s. They have done just as good or better in all other conditions ie snow, ice, mud, dirt etc.
 

ColoradoWolf

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Will
I have BFG KO2s. I actually love my tires. I think it is even the same size as yours. I put them on 04/2018 and I have put on about 45K to 50K miles on them so far. I think I may be able to get another 30K+ or more miles out of them. I must confess I picked them because I liked the aggressive look they had. I have taken highway, off road, towing, pretty much everywhere. I know that they are not as smooth as the street tires that I replaced but they are a truck tire and not street so that is part of it. I also found that I keep them aired at 44 psi and it smooths out some of the issues. I think 44 psi is the sweet spot for these tires or at least I like the feel and handling at that level. When I 1st got them put on I noticed the slippery when wet feeling but after about 10K miles I don't even notice it anymore.

I am still very interested in hearing @ColoradoWolf evaluation of his tires. @ColoradoWolf would you mind re-posting the pics of your tires and information?
Will do. Keep in mind that these are M/T 10ply. Not ideal for DD long distance. They have a specific use and although not loud for a M/T, the rubber compound is softer with 3ply sidewalls making it ideal for my use. Haven't had the tires long enough for a eval other than they are quite good in the snow. Very good actually when aired down to 37psi.

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Sillygoose

to cute for words
Staff member
Will

Will do. Keep in mind that these are M/T 10ply. Not ideal for DD long distance. They have a specific use and although not loud for a M/T, the rubber compound is softer with 3ply sidewalls making it ideal for my use. Haven't had the tires long enough for a eval other than they are quite good in the snow. Very good actually when aired down to 37psi.

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thank you keep us updated as you see fit
 

IDGAF

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I found that my biggest issue isnt actually wet roads while raining. Its more on slightly damp, or lightly misted roads. Sorry about your luck with them but i love the longevity and quiet ride i get out of my BFGs so i deal with the 1 downside i have with them.
 

15whtrd

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I found that my biggest issue isnt actually wet roads while raining. Its more on slightly damp, or lightly misted roads. Sorry about your luck with them but i love the longevity and quiet ride i get out of my BFGs so i deal with the 1 downside i have with them.
I think you hit it on the nose with that one. Damp as well as not raining often creating oily and wet. as Migraine said. I’ll probably just keep em. Figured it was a decent topic for discussion.
 

IDGAF

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I think you hit it on the nose with that one. Damp as well as not raining often creating oily and wet. as Migraine said. I’ll probably just keep em. Figured it was a decent topic for discussion.
Definitely is. Every tire is gonna have a down side. Its just a matter of picking the lesser of all evils. On my 14 Tundra, i still had my original BFGs on it when i traded it in. They had almost 80k miles on them, with no flats. To me thats a winner in my book.
 
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