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post #1 of 25 Old 07-16-2017, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Which tire would you choose?

I have a 2008 2 Dr JK

I'm putting my lift on tomorrow and I have 2 options for tires.

315/70/r17 BFgoodrich KO2s for $825

Or

315/70/r17 Hercules Ironman M/Ts for $930


I like the look of the mts but I know how popular the ko2s are and how popular they are. Prices listed are for a set of 5.

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post #2 of 25 Old 07-16-2017, 07:10 PM
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Which tire would you choose?

What do you plan on doing with the jeep? If not a bunch of mud, I'd get the KO2.

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I currently have Nitto Mud Grappler extreme terrain in 35/12.50/17 on mine. I plan to change to the KO2s when I get new tires.
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It really depends on what you need the tires to do. Personally the Pitbull Rockers are the tire for me.
They are loud, and heavy, but they are awesome For what I do.

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The BFGs.

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post #6 of 25 Old 07-17-2017, 12:37 AM
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Love my KO2's. And they aren't half bad in mud, either.

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What do you plan on doing with the jeep? If not a bunch of mud, I'd get the KO2.

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Primarily road with occasional off road moderate trail use with local club. How do you like them?

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post #8 of 25 Old 07-17-2017, 04:00 AM
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I've run BFgoodrich KO2s. Very good tire!

I'm currently running Cooper AT/3's. My tire guy said these are one of his best selling tires and the customer reviews were fantastic. I've been impressed with them so far.

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Primarily road with occasional off road moderate trail use with local club. How do you like them?

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I went from the OEM BFG KM to the KO2. I had no complaints with the KM, they made some noise, but nothing too bad. The KO2 makes no noise that I can hear, rides great, and in the moderate stuff I do offroad has performed exceptionally.

I did find myself in some pretty sticky mud on one trail, even though it's not a M/T, the tread cleaned out fine and I had zero issues.

I'm a 99% on road jeep owner, I take it offroad as much as I can, but that's not too frequent. For my uses I don't know of a better tire.




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post #10 of 25 Old 07-17-2017, 07:23 AM
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KO2's are a great multi purpose tire. Nice road manners and performs well on the trails. Even can handle some mud. Cleans out pretty good too.

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Ended up with the ko2s and do not regret it one bit!

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I've run BFgoodrich KO2s. Very good tire!

I'm currently running Cooper AT/3's. My tire guy said these are one of his best selling tires and the customer reviews were fantastic. I've been impressed with them so far.

Mike
I went through two sets on my WJ, and was very happy with them as well. Not the best in deep snow, but it's obviously not a snow tire. They wore well, did really well in the rain, and weren't loud at all.

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post #13 of 25 Old 07-25-2017, 08:16 AM
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KO2's here and they perform awesome
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post #14 of 25 Old 07-25-2017, 08:57 AM
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I went through two sets on my WJ, and was very happy with them as well. Not the best in deep snow, but it's obviously not a snow tire. They wore well, did really well in the rain, and weren't loud at all.
I like the look of them as well. Kind of "aggressive" looking. I took a chance with them. Cooper was having one of their promotional sales and I got 4 mounted/balanced with road hazard and lifetime rotation and balancing for right at $700.00. Way cheaper then the BFG. I got right at 40,000 miles on them now and they still have a ton of meat left on them. They are rated for 55,000 miles. I'll definitely get another set!

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I love my KO2s. I had them on my TJ and now my JK. They are great for DD, beaches and mild trails. Great wear and longevity. Highly recommend.

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