BFG "KO's"

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 12, 2003 at 23:49
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Anyone know what the 'KO' means on BFG tyres.???????
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Reply By: ray91 - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 01:16

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 01:16
It means Krap Ola I have a set with more holes in the side walls than a tetly tea bag. They are about as strong as a wet tea bag as well. No I dont like them and wont buy them again.
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 13:30

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 13:30
Ray

What type of use did they have??? and what % on/off road.

Most people say they like them. I've been anguishing over these or Coopers.

cheers

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Follow Up By: Phil G - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 19:20

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 19:20
Andrew, might want to include Goodyear MTRs in that group. They don't chip out like the BFGs and Coopers.
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Follow Up By: ray91 - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 19:47

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 19:47
Andrew % on or off road ? I bought them because BFGs were good that is were good, almost every time I went off road even dirt /gravel tracks I got holes in the side walls . The pressures were right just very soft rubber.I went back to the dealer who was not interested even had a rep from BFG hav a look he sugggested the rubber was (green) not cured but was not going to give any refund. I bought a set of Cooper S/T and have not had a puncture since ,going the same places.Some people say the coopers chip but I have not seen this on my tyres.The goodyear MTR are also a good tyre but lots of dough. Forget the BFGs not the same tyre at all. Mine were 32x11.5x15 0n a GU Patrol. Hope this helps
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 21:40

Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 21:40
Ray, I know someone else with the same size BFG ATKO - destroyed all 5 of them. BFG even took one away to get tested, but "lost" the tyre. Offered him prorata for a new one because they lost his tyre!!! He calls them NFG for obvious reasons.
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 10:50

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 10:50
it means KRAPPY ONES.new job coming so no fraser this time:-((
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Reply By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 19:37

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 19:37
Ooop's, I think theres your answer Andrew.Kind Regards
Karen & Geoff
(Happy holidaying)
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Reply By: charlie - Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 13:32

Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 13:32
It means Knock Out. Called this because they added side lugs to clear mud from the tread and so it had better mud traction. I had a set of pre KO's and were really excited about the new tyre untill I heard of the bad reports. Even the blokes stocking them told me that they had gotten softer. I got Cooper St's instead and although I little noisier would say they grip better on road in the wet and dry than the old BFG's and definately better off road in the mud and dirt. Go the Coopers I gave mine a hiding at landcruiser mountain park and there is no chipping at all.

Good luck,

Charlie
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Follow Up By: Member - Russell - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 10:29

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 10:29
I punched holes in two BFG ATKO tyres last week in the Flinders - one repairable and one not. The bloke at Hawker also says the KO means Knock Out, because he sees so many of them with problems. I guess that has something to do with the population size - there are a lot out there - but he noticed a big increase in problems when they went to the KO type. I'm going to Goodyear MTRs......Russell S
Prado RV6
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Reply By: Luke - Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 18:27

Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 18:27
I had BFG muds pre KO on my MQ, then KO's on my GU.

Definitely more chipping on the KO's - different vehicle I know - but they didn't seem anywhere near as durable as the pre-KO's. Also a few punctures on the KO's.

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Reply By: Slunnie - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 00:53

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 00:53
KO means "Key advantage off-road" or something. It just means its the current spec AT with the new "improved???" compounds etc.

The updated MT has a KM designation which is supposed to mean "key advantage mud" or something like that.

Basically though, the KO and KM BFG's are just the current ones. You cant buy the old stuff new anymore.

Regards
Slunnie
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Reply By: Nissan Man - Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 18:36

Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 18:36
Freind has run several sets of A/T and M/T KO. No puntures only balance problems.
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