BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO Tire Review & Rating
- Dry, wet and winter performance
- Off-road handling
- Treadlife could be better
Anyone who does off road driving knows BFGoodrich is one of the leaders in all-terrain tires. That said, the BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO is arguably the best AT model in their lineup. With an interlocking computer-optimized high void tread design, stabilized tread center, 3-ply polyester carcass and rim protector, the T/A KO has a lot going for it. They’ll make any pickup, jeep or SUV look like king of the road.
On wet or dry, on or off-road, the BFG KO provides excellent traction. Moab desert riders move over because these tires are going to take down the dunes. They roar through sand like its nothing and aired down, climb through mountain passes like a monkey. The T/A KO’s will turn your ride into a great rescue vehicle as they are impervious to storm and debris, maintaining traction even in heavy rain storms and wind conditions.
Cornering – Steering
The BF Goodrich T/A KO steers well off-road and on the open highway. It’s highly responsive to the driver, clinging to the most gnarly roads, zipping around corners and moving through traffic with ease. Braking distance, particularly on wet pavement, could be a little better, so the best tactic is to give yourself a little extra distance when traveling behind another vehicle.
Cornering grip is above average for this tire. We enjoyed driving on narrow roads where accurate, well-controlled cornering is extremely important. The tire never let us down.
An area that may surprise you with this tire is in how well it performs in deep snow and on ice, whether on or off-road. Driving through 12 inches of fresh snow is just not an issue on the BFG KO. They can take mud and heavy rains equally as well. Goodrich has done a solid job in this area.
Ride Comfort – Road Noise
There’s no question about it, these T/A KO’s are a bit more noisy than your standard all-season models. They are, after all, an aggressive all terrain tire and they let you know it. That said, the noise level is still not as bad as we have experienced with other tires in this class.
The comfort is in knowing you have a tire that can comply with any type of road condition, will turn on a dime and even haul along your boat, motor bike, camping equipment and about anything else you can think of.
You may find yourself selling your vehicle before having to replace your tires with these T/A KO’s. They can take a beating and still give you a good 60,000 miles. By rotating them every six thousand miles or so, they have the potential to last quite a bit longer. They are puncture resistant, minimizing the risks of blow-outs, with a tread design that keeps the sidewalls well protected from bubbles or rubbing.
BF Goodrich includes a limited tread warranty on this model. Tire uniformity is covered for the first 25% of wear. The first six years of use is guaranteed from defects in workmanship and materials from date of purchase, with a free replacement given during the first 25% of wear.