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*NEW* BFG All Terrain T/A KO2 "DT" tires


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#1 pvstoy

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 06:28 PM

I read over on the expo portal post of a new BFG All Terrain T/A KO2 DT tire.  Not much information available but Costco and Discount tire have a few sizes.  "DT" means for heavier truck .... So I did a chat on BFG web page to find out more information.

 

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You :

Where can i find information on the new tire and sizes for All Terrain T/A KO2 DT. The "DT" is for heavier trucks? I 'm near the gross vehicle weight and needing tires.

 

10:54

Catrina :

Hello, thank you for your interest in BFGoodrich tires! I will be happy to assist you with that information.

 

10:55

DT stands for different tread.

The new KO2 DT has a new sturdier tread compound that will allow for a longer tread life. They no longer have the 3 Peak Mtn. Snowflake for severe weather conditions.

Would you like to leave your name, phone number and email to have on file with BFGoodrich if you have any future questions or concerns?

 

10:57

You :

No longer have the 3 peak, that's too bad. selling point on the ones I have for the mountain roads. I can not find any info on your web page for these tires. Please provide a link for more info so I can see if I want to buy them.

 

10:59

Catrina :

They are the same as the KO2, the only differences are what I provided.

 

11:00

The DT are not listed for sale on our website just yet.

 

11:01

You :

Ok, but still there is NO mention of "DT" anywhere I searched on your web page other than asking you. But Cosco and Discount tire see them but have no information to give me.

 

11:02

Catrina :

I apologize, our website takes time to update. The DT was just released this month and the website has not caught up.

 

11:03

Here is the information provided to us: ·  The BFG Team has redesigned the 6 sizes of the KO2 with the most wear Issues that go on HD (Heavy Duty) Trucks, and is adding a 50k mileage warranty because of a new sturdier tread compound. Unfortunately, these sizes won’t have the 3 Peak Mtn. Snowflake.

·              These more robust sizes will be called the KO2 DT and 2 sizes will be out in July, and the other 4 sizes will release in August. They will have new MSPNs.

 

11:05

You :

Ok thanks. I can wait a few months to buy tires. Hopefully by then you have got your ducks in a row and customers can make a clear choice in tire purchase. Thanks for the information you provided

 

Catrina :

You are welcome. Thank you for contacting BFGoodrich Chat Services. Have a great day!

 


 

 

 


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#2 Ace!

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 09:08 PM

"DT" stands for different tread, which means different tread compound (for longer life).  Some of the BFG ATs were wearing quickly because the mountain/snowflake is typically a softer compound and wear is most noticeable on the heavier vehicles.


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#3 pvstoy

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 09:53 PM

Ace to also add is that on heavier trucks the softer compound tire was blowing out.  The DT version has a 50K mileage warranty that should entice one to try them, but I need some comments/reviews for ride stiffness and noise compared to the standard KO2. 


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#4 craig333

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 10:55 PM

Thats interesting. Just yesterday I was looking at my tires thinking they're wearing a bit fast. Probably time to rotate again. I'd definitely go with the DT if were buying new KO2s. Losing the snowflake sucks but my winter usage is minimal anyway. 

 

If I don't go with the Coopers...


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Posted 28 September 2018 - 05:34 PM

I picked up a set of the new KO2s when they first came out...285/75R16. Fantastic tire with the exception of...tread wear. Not surprised to hear that they were wearing prematurely on heavier vehicles like mine. It makes sense they would produce something for heavier rigs but as others have mentioned, the loss of the “Snowflake” rating is regrettable.
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Posted 28 September 2018 - 05:46 PM

After many years of BFG's I changed to Cooper ST MAXX's because the tread wear and chunking on BFG KO2's.I have been happy so far with the Coopers


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