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Offroader 03-01-2017 05:48 PM

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...

https://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/ima...-testing_8.jpg

Patrick 03-02-2017 10:03 AM

I think those are All Terrain KO2s ?

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.ca/en_CA/...w1-gallery.jpg

Jeepster 03-02-2017 10:39 AM

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.

Offroader 03-02-2017 05:14 PM

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.

DropTheTop 03-03-2017 10:17 AM

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.

Jeepster 03-03-2017 10:32 AM

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.

Offroader 03-03-2017 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeepster (Post 13329)
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.

Patrick 03-04-2017 05:29 PM

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.

Jeepster 03-10-2017 10:24 AM

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.

DropTheTop 03-10-2017 10:37 AM

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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