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Old 08-16-2015, 04:29 PM   #1
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Towing with BF Goodrich T/A KO2's?

Im starting to look for new tires for my truck.I want to bump up to E-rated tires but the only option in my size of 265/65R18's are BF Goodrich T/A KO's or the new KO2's.Anybody towing with these?My stock Goodyear SR-A's have worn great but are like sponges while towing.

And no I'm not changing tire sizes.I have tire chains for this size and I'm not buying another set.Plus I'm having transmission issues as is and I don't want to give the dealer a reason to decline.I used to work for them,They kinda see me as a traitor,but the grass was a lot greener on the other side.
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Old 08-16-2015, 04:44 PM   #2
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I had the old style T/A KO in load range E and LOVED them! Had 51,000 miles on them on my truck when I traded the truck in and still had another 10K miles of life left. Rode great, had good off-road and on-road traction. They weren't overly loud either. When its time to replace the cheap OEM Firestone's on my new truck, it will be T/A KO2's.
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I haven't owned a set of the newer KO's or KO2's, but did have a set of the Cooper A/T3's, and they were great when towing our then ~7200lb, ~930lb tw, 31' trailer. They were the 275/65/18 LR C, but I don't see any reason you won't be happy with the BFG's! I have had a few sets (all pre-KO) and was always very happy with them! Only reason I went with the Cooper's was they were almost $300 cheaper, and had a tread warranty.

Have you looked into Toyo Open Country? Do they have your stock size by chance?

Good luck deciding!
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Old 08-16-2015, 04:57 PM   #4
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I haven't owned a set of the newer KO's or KO2's, but did have a set of the Cooper A/T3's, and they were great when towing our then ~7200lb, ~930lb tw, 31' trailer. They were the 275/65/18 LR C, but I don't see any reason you won't be happy with the BFG's! I have had a few sets (all pre-KO) and was always very happy with them! Only reason I went with the Cooper's was they were almost $300 cheaper, and had a tread warranty.

Have you looked into Toyo Open Country? Do they have your stock size by chance?

Good luck deciding!
I had toyo open county's on my previous Colorado I wasn't to found of them.I replaced them with cooper discoverer at/3. I loved them but they don't sell them in a e-rated in my size.

If I don't end up getting E-rated tires I may go back to the at/3's. They are 114T's which is a slight bump in load and speed ratings versus the 112S's on the SR-A's
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Old 08-16-2015, 05:12 PM   #5
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I use E rated Mastercraft Courser AXT's on my F250s, 17" on the '04 and 20" on the '11. Made by Cooper/Mastercraft:
CooperMastercraft - Courser AXT
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I use E rated Mastercraft Courser AXT's on my F250s, 17" on the '04 and 20" on the '11. Made by Cooper/Mastercraft:
CooperMastercraft - Courser AXT
No e-rated options in my size.
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No e-rated options in my size.
Found your size here: http://www.amazon.com/Mastercraft-Co.../dp/B00MY0YI66
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What model Toyo Open Country? Didn't notice I failed to mention the A/T II Extreme. Buddy has been happy with his.

I had a set of the Discoverer STT's I think they were (was 1 more aggressive) and they were ok. Liked to push in the sloppy wet snow at intersections when turning.

Do you think the tire chains would fit a 275/65/18 tire? Other than the dealer/ trans issue maybe that would work???

A LR C would probably be enough for your set up. I know my C's eliminated the P rated "wiggle" when towing.

That is one complaint I have about GM trucks!!!! The odd tire size and limited availability for replacement tires!!!!
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Those are p-metric's 114T
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:48 AM   #10
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We put a set of over sized (2 sizes up) LR E KO2's on my folks/our 03 SD. Dad pulls a 12k lb 5th and has no complaints with the tires so far (we just put them on this spring). My BIL borrowed the truck a couple weeks ago to tow their 29L to MN and said he had a lot of sway, but who knows if its the tires or how he set it up, and he's not used to driving a real truck, which drives totally different than his Durango.
I think you will like the KO2's. To me, they seem quieter than the KO's, yet look more aggressive. In fact, I read that they were 20% better in the snow than the original KO's.
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