It might just be the best serious off-road all-terrain tire money can buy. But if you really use the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2, 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, however, is a notable exception.
UPDATE: BFGoodrich T/A KO2 50,000 Mile Treadwear Warranty
As of 2020, BFGoodrich has updated the warranty associated with the T/A KO2 and now offers a 50,000 mile tread life warranty. Now there’s no more guessing or relying on what some random guy with a Jeep said 8 years ago.
Now, we’ll admit that 50,000 miles 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.
One of the highlights of this tire is it’s 20% thicker sidewalls, that go a long way towards protecting from slashes our on the trail.
In fact, BFG is so confident in their tires that they back them with a 60 day satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not 100% satisfied with your KO2s, just head back to where you bought them, receipt in hand, and they’ll replace them with a set of different tires of equal or lesser value free of charge.
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.
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As a result, the KO2 takes what was already one of the world’s best off-road tires and not only improves its capability, but makes sure it’ll last longer for more enjoyment off-road.