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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 Tire Review

8.7Expert Score
Decent


On-/Off-Road All-Terrain

Off-Road Performance
9
Wet Performance
8.7
Dry performance
9.1
Comfort performance
8.3
Treadwear performance
8.2
Winter/snow performance
8.7
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
Strong sides
  • Excellent mud traction
  • Durable and highly resistant to wear
  • Superb wet and dry traction
  • Attractive tread life warranties
  • Good handling characteristics on dry roads
Not so good
  • Noisy at high speed
  • Not suitable for driving on ice

BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 T/A tires are among the preferable all-terrain tires that drivers go after. 

Safety, durability, seasonal, and terrain performance are factors that drivers consider before purchasing tires. To enhance driving experiences, more drivers are buying tires that can serve them when driving on the highways or off-roading while maintaining handling, braking, and traction capabilities. 

This review describes the technologies that BFGoodrich has adopted to improve the performance of the All-Terrain KO2 tires, their specs, characteristics, and their capabilities under different driving conditions. The tires are available in diverse sizes (15-22 inches), fitting many SUVs, jeeps, and pickup trucks.

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 outperforms 97% of tires in the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain category.

What are the features of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2?

The All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires use resilient tread compounds similar to those used in manufacturing on-track racing tires. They are cut and tear-resistant compounds that extend the useful life of the tires. The treads of these tires are optimized using computers and are molded into aggressive patterns. 

Interlocking tread blocks, specially designed sipes, and self-cleaning capabilities are vital for enhancing the quality of the tire’s traction. Protection against chip and cut punctures extends the durability of the tires. These design features on the tire improve the handling capabilities and contribute to noise cancellation and the improvement of ride comfort. As a tough off-roading tire, the All-Terrain T/A KO2 uses thick rubber on its sidewall that is made using the Serrated Shoulder Design. It keeps the tires rigid and provides additional traction to enable navigation on deep mud and rocky surfaces.

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tread pattern
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tread pattern

The tires have stiffened sidewalls which incorporate several enhancements. The internal casing comprises twin, high-strength steel belts, spiraling nylon reinforcement, and 3-ply polyester cords. The tires utilize BFGoodrich TriGard technology to optimize the strength of the tires and extend their durability. An advanced version of the tires with the ‘DT’ label uses advanced tread compounds that increase the tire’s wear resistance when subjected to high torques.

How long does the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire last?

The tires come with an attractive tread life warranty limited to the first 50,000 miles or five years from the date of purchase. The uniformity wear warranty is limited to 1 year or the first 2/32″ of the tread wear. BFGoodrich covers all replacement costs for manufacturing defects or poor workmanship that affect the safety or usability of the tires. 

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires have tread wear indicators in the form of rubber strips incorporated within the deep grooves of the tire. Drivers can monitor the level of tread wear and replace the tires in good time. 

Off-road performance

9Expert Score
Excellent

Dirt
9.4
Sand
9
Mud
8.6
Rock
9.1

BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 T/A is one of the best off-roading tires. It exhibits superb characteristics when driving on rugged off-road. Drivers can handle their vehicles with ease when on dirt, gravel, or any hard-packed roads. The tires have excellent traction. 

The tough tread compounds, thick sidewalls, and tough internal casings ensure that drivers move swiftly over rocky roads. The sidewalls provide additional traction, while the dirt-ejectors ensure that debris does not settle between the tires’ grooves. The rugged tire construction protects the tires against punctures or cuts by abrasive rocks.

On muddy roads, expect superior performance. The All-Terrain KO2 Tires offer maximum traction, thanks to the deep tread patterns and a Serrated Shoulder. With high traction levels, the tires are easy to handle. This is the ultimate choice for whole off-roading experiences.

Wet performance

8.7Expert Score
Exceptional

Hydroplaning resistance
8.8
Wet traction
8.5

Among the all-terrain tires, BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 T/A exhibits excellent driving characteristics on wet roads. The tires have deep grooves and an optimized tread pattern that improves their wet traction capabilities. They grip onto the road firmly, are responsive to steering controls, cornering and brake within short distances.

The deep grooves act as water evacuation channels, removing sufficient volumes of surface water at any time to improve defense against hydroplaning.

Dry performance

9.1Expert Score
Exceptional

Cornering stability
8.9
Dry traction
9.3
Steering response
9

On dry roads, it is vital to maintain the stability of the tires. This is usually a product of dry traction and speed levels. All-Terrain KO2 T/A tires compete favorably against highway tires. The optimized tread pattern and interlocking blocks ensure that the tires maintain a constant contact patch to achieve directional stability at high speed. The tires are highly responsive with superb braking capabilities. They are a good choice for routine highway commutes.

Comfort performance

8.3Expert Score
Decent

Ride quality
8.5
Noise score
8.1

The aggressive tread patterns can trick you into believing that the tires are not comfortable. That is not the case, the All-Terrain KO2 tires still guarantee a decent ride. Although the design trades off some comfort, the ride is generally firm. Few noises can be heard within the vehicle. BFGoodrich relies on different noise control technologies to keep the noise at acceptable levels.

When driving at high speeds on dry roads, the noise levels rise. Comfort levels and the overall quality of the ride drop too. The tires are unable to absorb the excess vibrations or shocks from irregularities like bumps.

Winter&snow performance

8.7Expert Score
Excellent

Light Snow Traction
9.2
Deep Snow Traction
8.9
Ice Traction
7.9

With BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 T/A, you do not have to worry about getting stuck on snow. Whether deep or light snow, the tires are capable of providing enough traction. The tires are easy to handle and respond swiftly to braking. 

Despite posting excellent driving characteristics on snow, these tires underperform in ice. They cannot provide sustainable traction and make handling very difficult. It is advisable to avoid using tires on icy roads. 

Are BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 good?

The BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires are a good choice for drivers that enjoy the thrills of off-road driving and endeavor to exploit the performance of all-terrain tires on the highway. They balance performance, durability, and handling characteristics.

Tire sizes & specifications

Tire sizeLoad index/ Speed ratingUTQGMax loadMax InflationTread DepthTire WeightWheel DiameterRim Width RangeMeasured Rim WidthSection WidthTread WidthOverall DiameterRevs Per MileCountry
LT215/75R15100/97S C50 psi15/32″32 lbs155.5-7″6″8.5″7.1″27.6″751US
LT235/75R15104/101S C50 psi15/32″36 lbs156-7″6.5″9.3″7.7″28.8″721US
30X9.5R15LT104S C50 psi15/32″39 lbs156.5-8.5″7.5″9.5″8″29.5″705US
31X10.5R15LT109S C50 psi15/32″44 lbs157-9″8.5″10.6″8.8″30.5″682US
32X11.5R15LT113R C50 psi15/32″48 lbs158-10″9″11.4″9.3″31.5″659US
33X10.5R15LT114R C50 psi15/32″51 lbs157-9″8.5″10.6″8.5″32.5″640US
33X12.5R15LT108R C35 psi15/32″57 lbs158.5-11″10″12.5″10.3″32.5″640US
35X12.5R15LT113Q C35 psi15/32″63 lbs158.5-11″10″12.5″10.1″34.5″602US
LT215/70R16100/97R C50 psi15/32″34 lbs165.5-7″6.5″8.7″7.1″27.8″746US
LT225/70R16102/99R C50 psi15/32″35 lbs166-7″6.5″9″7.4″28.4″732US
LT225/75R16115/112S E80 psi15/32″42 lbs166-7″6″8.7″7.4″29.2″710US
LT235/70R16104/101S C50 psi15/32″36 lbs166-7.5″7″9.5″7.7″28.9″718US
LT235/85R16120/116S E80 psi15/32″48 lbs166-7.5″6.5″9.2″7″31.7″656US
LT245/70R16113/110S D65 psi15/32″44 lbs166.5-7.5″7″9.8″8.1″29.5″704US
LT245/70R16113/110S D65 psi15/32″44 lbs166.5-7.5″7″9.8″8.1″29.5″704US
LT245/75R16120/116S E80 psi15/32″48 lbs166.5-8″7″9.7″8″30.4″683US
LT255/70R16120/117S E80 psi15/32″48 lbs166.5-8″7.5″10.2″8.4″30″691US
LT265/70R16121/118S E80 psi15/32″50 lbs167-8.5″8″10.7″8.6″30.6″679US
LT265/75R16123/120R E80 psi15/32″53 lbs167-8″7.5″10.5″8.5″31.6″657US
LT275/70R16119/116S D65 psi15/32″50 lbs167-8.5″8″11″8.9″31.1″667US
LT285/75R16126/123R E80 psi15/32″59 lbs167.5-9″8″11.3″9.2″32.8″634US
LT285/75R16126/123R E80 psi15/32″59 lbs167.5-9″8″11.2″9″32.8″634US
LT295/75R16128/125R E80 psi15/32″63 lbs167.5-9.5″8″11.6″9.6″33.3″623US
LT305/70R16124/121R E65 psi15/32″62 lbs168-9.5″9″12.2″10″32.8″634US
LT315/75R16127/124R E65 psi15/32″68 lbs168-11″8.5″12.3″10.2″34.5″602US
LT225/65R17107/103S D65 psi13/32″39 lbs176-8″6.5″9″7.6″28.5″730US
LT235/80R17120/117S E80 psi15/32″47 lbs176-7.5″6.5″9.3″7.5″31.8″654US
LT245/65R17111/108S D65 psi13/32″44 lbs177-8″7″9.8″8″29.5″704US
LT245/70R17119/116S E80 psi15/32″47 lbs176.5-8″7″9.8″8.1″30.5″681US
LT245/75R17121/118S E80 psi15/32″49 lbs176.5-7.5″7″9.8″8.1″31.5″660US
LT255/65R17114/110S D65 psi15/32″48 lbs177-9″7.5″10.2″8.7″30.1″691US
LT255/70R17121/118S E80 psi15/32″50 lbs176.5-8.5″7.5″10.2″8.3″31.1″669US
LT255/75R17111/108S C50 psi15/32″46 lbs176.5-8.5″7″10″8.4″32.1″649US
LT265/65R17120/117S E80 psi15/32″50 lbs177.5-9.5″8″10.7″8.7″30.5″681US
LT265/70R17112/109S C50 psi15/32″46 lbs177-8.5″8″10.7″8.8″31.6″657US
LT265/70R17121/118S E80 psi15/32″53 lbs177-8.5″8″10.7″8.7″31.6″657US
LT265/70R17112/109S C50 psi15/32″44 lbs177-8.5″8″10.7″8.8″31.6″657US
LT275/65R17121/118S E80 psi15/32″52 lbs177.5-9.5″8″11″9.2″31.1″669US
LT275/70R17121/118R E80 psi15/32″55 lbs177-8.5″8″10.9″8.9″32.2″646US
LT285/70R17116/113Q C50 psi15/32″51 lbs177.5-9″8.5″11.5″9.3″32.8″635US
LT285/70R17116/113Q C50 psi15/32″51 lbs177.5-9″8.5″11.5″9.3″32.8″635US
LT285/70R17121/118R E80 psi15/32″58 lbs177.5-9″8.5″11.5″9.2″32.7″635US
LT285/75R17121/118S E80 psi15/32″61 lbs177.5-9.5″8″11.3″9.4″33.9″614US
LT295/70R17121/118S Epsi/32″57 lbs170-0″US
LT305/65R17121/118R E65 psi15/32″59 lbs178.5-11″9″12.2″10.1″32.6″638US
LT315/70R17121/118S E65 psi15/32″65 lbs178-11″9.5″12.7″9.9″34.4″604US
LT315/70R17113/110S C45 psi15/32″65 lbs178-11″9.5″12.7″10.6″34.4″604US
33X12.5R17LT120S E65 psi15/32″61 lbs178.5-11″10″12.5″10.8″32.5″640US
34X10.5R17LT120R D65 psi15/32″56 lbs177-9″8.5″10.5″8.8″33.5″621US
35X12.5R17LT121R E65 psi15/32″66 lbs178.5-11″10″12.5″10.2″34.5″602US
37X12.5R17LT124R D50 psi15/32″69 lbs178.5-11″10″12.5″10.3″36.5″569US
LT255/55R18109/105R D65 psi13/32″44 lbs187-9″8″10.4″9″29″717US
LT255/70R18117/114S D65 psi15/32″51 lbs186.5-8.5″7.5″10.2″8.4″32″648US
LT265/60R18119/116S E80 psi15/32″50 lbs187.5-9.5″8″10.7″9.1″30.5″682US
LT265/65R18122/119R E80 psi15/32″51 lbs187.5-9.5″8″10.7″8.7″31.5″659US
LT265/70R18124/121R E80 psi15/32″56 lbs187-9″8″10.7″8.8″32.6″637US
LT275/65R18123/120R E80 psi15/32″55 lbs187.5-9″8″10.9″9.1″32″648US
LT275/70R18125/122R E80 psi15/32″57 lbs187-8.5″8″10.9″9.1″33.2″627US
LT285/60R18118/115S D65 psi15/32″53 lbs188-10″8.5″11.5″9.7″31.4″661US
LT285/65R18125/122R E80 psi15/32″57 lbs188-10″8.5″11.5″9.6″32.5″639US
LT305/65R18124/121R E65 psi15/32″62 lbs188.5-11″9″12.2″10.2″33.5″619US
LT305/70R18126/123R E75 psi15/32″67 lbs188.5-10″9″12.2″9″34.8″597US
LT325/65R18127/124R E65 psi15/32″68 lbs189-12″9.5″13″10.8″34.6″601US
33X12.5R18LT118S E65 psi15/32″62 lbs188.5-11″10″12.5″11.2″32.5″640US
34X12.5R18LT121R E65 psi15/32″64 lbs188.5-11″10″12.5″10.7″33.5″621US
35X12.5R18LT123R E65 psi15/32″68 lbs188.5-11″10″12.5″10.5″34.5″602US
LT265/60R20121/118S E80 psi15/32″57 lbs207.5-9.5″8″10.7″9.7″32.5″640US
LT275/55R20115/112S D65 psi15/32″53 lbs207.5-9.5″8.5″11.1″9.6″31.8″652US
LT275/60R20119/116S D65 psi15/32″55 lbs207.5-9.5″8″10.9″9″32.9″630US
LT275/65R20126/123S E80 psi15/32″57 lbs207.5-9.5″8″10.9″9.2″34″610US
LT285/55R20117/114T D65 psi15/32″51 lbs208-10″9″11.7″10.1″32.3″643US
LT285/60R20125/122S E80 psi15/32″61 lbs208-10″8.5″11.5″10.1″33.5″622US
LT285/65R20127/124S E80 psi15/32″61 lbs208-10″8.5″11.5″9.5″34.5″602US
LT295/55R20123/120R E80 psi15/32″63 lbs208-10″9.5″12.2″11.1″32.8″635US
LT295/60R20126/123R E80 psi15/32″65 lbs208-10″8.5″11.8″10.3″33.9″613US
LT295/65R20129/126R E80 psi15/32″66 lbs208-10″8.5″11.8″9.8″35.1″592US
LT305/55R20121/118S E65 psi15/32″60 lbs208.5-11″9.5″12.4″10.2″33.2″626US
LT325/60R20126/123S E75 psi15/32″69 lbs209-12″9.5″13″11″35.3″588US
33X12.5R20LT114S E65 psi15/32″62 lbs208.5-11″10″12.5″11.2″32.5″640US
35X12.5R20LT121R E75 psi15/32″67 lbs208.5-11″10″12.5″11.1″34.5″602US
33X12.5R22LT109R E65 psi/32″64 lbs220-0″11.3″US

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