One of the most popular aftermarket all terrain tires today is found in the BF Goodrich complete line of off road tires. The "BFG T/A KO" has been used on just about every conceivable type of off road vehicle from show trucks to full out race vehicles with the results other manufactures are just proud to be compared to.
Our experiences with these tires have been nothing but good. We have used them while working in the silt and gravel beaches of Cook Inlet Alaska and in the open tundra along the Denali Highway. Snow and ice driving is possible but this is one of the places where the T/A KO's were outshined by other AT's tires available in the market.
The areas we really likes with the Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO
Review BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO Tires for the Chevy Silverado 1500 as an alternative to stock tires when used both on and off road.
Initially we had a set of the BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO on our sons Silverado and those tire got to see plenty of hard abuse in a number of off-road environments. The tires started out smooth and quiet on the highway but got considerably louder as the tread wore away. By 10,000 miles they sounded like some of the ultra-aggressive bias plies and not the street friendly all-terrain tires they are grouped with.
On the beach the tires were great as they didn't dig excessively and, when aired down, would float on top of the sand and gravel. Getting going from a dead stop requires a bit of finesse compared to other tires but nothing that a little practice couldn't overcome. When aired down we would like a little more flex in the sidewalls for beach use as the bottomless gravel and incoming tide is relentless on a vehicle when it gets stuck in these locations. More flexible sidewalls like found with the Dick Cepek Fun Country really ads to the tires traction when airing a tire down.
Mud, clay or any sticky, gooey substance renders a knock-out punch to the BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO tires. These tires are less than adequate for any serious severe conditions with mud like conditions. If encountered in an intermittent situation, the BFG All-Terrain T/A KO can get the job done. They are just not a good choice if driving in mud and goo is typically something the tire must tackle. We find the “Cooper ST MAXX” or “Pro Comp Xtreme All Terrain” to be a better tire choice when your driving demands lean more towards mud than sand.
The BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO tires are at home on the street. Handling is as good as it gets for a vehicle capable of exiting the blacktop at any time. Neither wet nor dry pavement was a problem for the T/A KO's and in dryer snow they performed well to. It was in the wet snow and ice that the tires felt like they were out matched. Starting and stopping in ice and snow was less than perfect and on hills was at times, hair raising. Even though the tires we were using were snow rated and had the Snowflake in the Mountain symbol, we were less than happy with their performance in a number of situations.
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