The All-Terrain T/A KO2 (“KO2” for Key benefit On- and Off-road with 2 identifying it as BFGoodrich’s 2nd generation KO tire) is an On-/Off-Road All-Terrain light truck tire developed to meet the needs of jeep, pickup truck and sport utility vehicle drivers who want confidence and control on- and off- road. The All-Terrain T/A KO2 was designed to deliver go-anywhere traction along with outstanding durability, great wear and year-round traction, even in snow.
All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires feature a racing derived cut-, chip- and tear-resistant tread compound that delivers longer life (up to 2 times the previous generation tire’s treadwear on gravel roads). The compound is molded into an aggressive, computer optimized, high-void all-terrain pattern with interlocking tread blocks, innovative siping and multiple loose object ejection features to combine off-road durability and traction with on-road handling and acceptable noise.
Upper shoulder Sidewall Armor features a tougher sidewall rubber compound that’s twice as thick as its predecessor and a Serrated Shoulder Design that delivers additional traction by providing the clawing action necessary to develop traction and steering control in deep dirt, sand or on rock during “aired down” off-road driving.
The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon on top of BFGoodrich’s TriGard, 3-ply polyester cord sidewall ply construction (2 plies for Load Range C tires) for strength and durability.
Single strand beads (a single strand of bead wire is continuously wrapped multiple times until the desired strength is provided) enhance the tire’s fit to the wheel to improve uniformity and ride quality.
Note: BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires meet the industry’s severe snow service requirements and are branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.
All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires labeled “DT” utilize a different tread compound designed to improve wear in high-torque applications and improved chip and tear resistance in gravel. Tires featuring this compound carry a 50,000-Mile Treadwear Warranty and are NOT branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol. They can be identified by the “DT” branding on the sidewall immediately following the service description, and are labeled on the Specs page and in search results.
Note: While non-winter tires featuring the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol provide additional longitudinal snow traction beyond what all-season (M+S) tires not bearing the symbol can deliver, they do not match the capability of a true winter tire in all adverse weather conditions.
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