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BFG KO2's or Toyo Open Country tires?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by JBTRD, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Nov 15, 2016 at 7:38 AM
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    JBTRD

    JBTRD [OP] As usual, saying something stupid

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    I am getting a 3in lift soon, and i need to figure out what tire is better. I will be running 285/70/17 size and be taking long trips and live in a wet climate so they need to be road worthy, but i go through deep and, black mud, and GA clay so it needs to be really good for off road. I was looking at BF goodwrich KO2 and the Toyo Open Country AT? Any one with some advice on which tire would be better for me.

    Edit: I also want a tire that will last, i dont want to replace tires every 20k.
     
  2. Nov 15, 2016 at 10:04 AM
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    Relentless

    Relentless Offroad armor Fabricating beast! Vendor

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    Neither of those do any good in mud or clay. They'll load up and turn into slicks

    Look into a more aggressive AT style like a Goodyear Duratrac. They have a more open side lug similar to MT tires, but tight centers with lots of siping like AT tires. We've got about 30k miles on a set of the Duratrac's and they're just under 1/2 tread. Look like they'll go 45-50k before I pull them off to replace around 1/4 tread.
     
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  3. Nov 15, 2016 at 8:18 PM
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    Stay away from any m/t but I think you know that already. Like relentless said, duractrac 2.0 are a good tire, I used to live in Georgia and wheeled significantly with them through tight trails and mud back when I abused her and they did the job. Given I am lifted and rwd, I passed through wet conditions fairly good. Good on road too.

    Can't give an accurate milage that I've had them since I didn't have my truck for months at a time and I have uneven wear patterns due to my toe. Solid shoe though
     
  4. Nov 16, 2016 at 10:54 AM
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    I have read some reviews, but i still wonder do they roll when braking like a pair of Michelins i had, that was the worst tire i have ever owned, love their LTX AT2 but they suck in mud.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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    Mine never did, and they're light and agile the let me glide through mud surprisingly well. Nothing that would completely incarcerate my vehicle, but I hit good sized mud holes. Even stopped in the middle of some shallow but deep sticky holes, and was able to crawl out. I recommend them
     
  6. Nov 17, 2016 at 7:08 AM
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    I like that they look aggressive, and off road seen to do well, but how good are they on te road?
     
  7. Nov 17, 2016 at 7:58 AM
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    The duratrac is just fine on the road. Falls somewhere between a MT tire and a factory style All Season tire. Yes it's louder and a little heavier and won't handle as good as an all season highway tire like comes on the 4runner from the factory, but thats the tradeoff. If you want a tire thats tougher and bites better offroad you're going to lose a little bit on the street.
     
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