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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-01-2017, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Can you identify these tires?

Recently pictures of a test mule broke the internet, giving us a look at a few things and although this isn't the JT/Scrambler, we can pick a few things from it. The obvious one (as you can tell from the title of this thread) is tires.

Only one problem, I can't identify them...

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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-02-2017, 10:03 AM
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I think those are All Terrain KO2s ?

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post #3 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-02-2017, 10:39 AM
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Looks like the prototype is running 285/70/17 tires and it sits at 32.71-inches. As for the exact tire model, I have no idea.
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post #4 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-02-2017, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Wasn't able to see the tire maker name on the site I originally found the picture since it was resized, now that I can see it clearly, these are indeed BFG KO2 T/A's. I guess we shouldn't be surprised by this, not much changing they could do here unless we were dealing with a generation of Wrangler that brought on more changes overall.
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post #5 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 10:17 AM
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Not surprised, but I'm quite happy to see it. I did like the KO2s and I'm quite happy with a 285/70 . Really doesn't look that wide in the photo though.
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post #6 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 10:32 AM
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KO2 reviews are a mixed bag, you have people who said the wheels spun in cold temps or damp pavement and that it doesn't really last that long, and then you hove those that love them. They're supposed to last 15% longer, but I wouldn't pay extra for them if they don't come standard.
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KO2 reviews are a mixed bag, you have people who said the wheels spun in cold temps or damp pavement and that it doesn't really last that long, and then you hove those that love them. They're supposed to last 15% longer, but I wouldn't pay extra for them if they don't come standard.
For the average buyer, it's good enough and most reviews i've seen from people with minimal needs to people who actually go on the sort of trails Jeep would recommend. Plus if these are standard I might as well stick with them, not willing to go the extent of searching and swapping them out.

Now if this was a tire with little history and track record, that would be a different story.
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post #8 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-04-2017, 05:29 PM
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In cold temps, almost any tire will spin regardless depending on so many different factors such as incline, how much acceleration your putting in, etc. Don't think there's anything to worry about. Obviously if you need tires for more extreme uses then you'll adjust accordingly.
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post #9 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-10-2017, 10:24 AM
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Cold temps aren't really a problem as I'm going to get a set of winter tires anyways, but the damp pavement spin is concerning. After winter is the rainy season... I'll have to see how the stock tires handle in the rain first before making a decision.
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post #10 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-10-2017, 10:37 AM
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Damp pavement traction is bad majority of the time. Kinda just the way physics are. When there's enough water on the ground, it's essentially a better test of tires wet performance. Dampness brings the oils to the top of the road surface and there isn't really a rainfall for long enough to wash it away, so it just lingers lowering the coefficient of friction
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