BFG KO2 Lifespan: A Great Off-Road Tire, But Does it Last?

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It might just be the best serious off-road all-terrain tire money can buy. But if you really use it, does it last?

BFG KO2 Lifespan

Obviously the more off-road use you put any tire through, the shorter its overall lifespan will be. So settling on a specific answer for your size, vehicle and driving habits isn’t something we can pull out of a magic 8 ball (remember those?).

First, we should point out that all BFGoodrich tires come with a Standard Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty. That covers defects in materials and manufacturing processes for the life of the usable tread, or for 6 years from the date of purchase…  whichever comes first.

Second, unlike a lot of on-road tires, All Terrain tires don’t often come with mileage guarantees. And for good reason. The KO2 is no exception.

SEE ALSO: BFG All Terrain T/A KO2 Review

All that said, the longer you drive them on-road, the longer they’ll last. The more you abuse them, the sooner you’ll be replacing them. Based on observed wear, 50,000 miles should be possible, but highly unlikely. For occasional off-road use look for closer to 40,000 miles or less if you really plan to abuse them.

Those numbers might not sound like a lot compared to many passenger car tires that guarantee 65,000 miles or more, but remember that the KO2s will deliver some of the very best off-road traction and durability.

BFG KO2 Lifespan: How Do They Do it?

How do they do that? For starters, the KO2 features an Interlocking Tread Design, which gives the tread blocks more stability, allowing them to wear more evenly over time. There are also built-in Stone Ejectors, which help remove stones from the tread, which could otherwise damage the tread or cause uneven wear. Then there’s the basic shape of the tire’s footprint on the ground, which is designed to more evenly distribute the load and result in more even wear.

SEE ALSO: Longest Lasting All Terrain Tire

As a result, the KO2 takes what was already one of the world’s best off-road tires and not only improves it’s capability, but makes sure it’ll last longer for more enjoyment off-road.


8 thoughts on “BFG KO2 Lifespan: A Great Off-Road Tire, But Does it Last?”

  1. I guess it depends on how you drive, i have a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and have the BFG all terrain KO2. 245/70/17 and i got 65,000 miles out of them! Love these tires, the look, the ride, performance, all the above. Awesome tires!

  2. It solely depends on how & what you use the on. In my case-104K on Ford superduty,very little off road. However, on my Rubicon, wore out @ 16K. All off road @ 14psi. These have been used & abused to no end-period. But, the traction is Awsome. I already have an other set ready to go. Best darn off road tire for Jeeping -I have used many brands. They are OEM on Rubis-case closed.

  3. I have 58k on mine and 95% of my driving is on paved roads. I rotate every 5k and I am not an aggressive driver – perhaps that’s why I have been able to get the miles I have. Hoping to get another 7k miles out of them.

  4. I bought a 16 tocoma new and put the KO2’S on it at 30 miles on the truck. No off road at all..just love the tires. Took them off 4 days ago with 63,851 miles on them.
    Could have got more miles but going on a 1500 mile out of state trip. Went back with the same tire but one size larger..KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BFG..

  5. On my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, which does significant firest road travel, still life after 66k miles. I put on new ones for deeper snow and have others as backups.

  6. Put a set on 2015 f150. Highway miles, just replaced at 93,000 miles. Best tire on the market as far as I am concerned. 10 ply works great for heavy loads. I am a contractor, never shy about putting a full lift of shingles in my truck with these tires. Run my tires at 50 psi, rotate every 5,0000 miles

  7. 2001 Ford Excursion, V10, 4×4. 285/75-16 10 ply rating. Installed at 180,000 miles. One alignment, 3 rotations, odometer is at 236000 right now. Still have 5/32 tread left. Lots of construction sites, lots of extremely heavy loads pulled on trailers. Best tire I’ve ever ran. Traction is incredible, load carrying is unbelievable. Definitely will be installing another set in the future.

  8. Just replaced mine after 85,000km with some rough off road in the Aussie desert. Love these tyres. A bit of tread left but looking a bit chipped. Replaced with the same tyres. Kept a carcass as a spare spare.

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