BFG K02 P275 70R 17 is a great upgrade! - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 06-08-2019, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
Granite Guru
 
jerryn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: South Eastern MA
Posts: 130
Feedback: 0 reviews
BFG K02 P275 70R 17 is a great upgrade!

My P255 75R 17 Goodyear tires on my 2016 Sport S were starting to slip on the trails. I figured it's time for an upgrade! The postings here have been very useful in making my selection.
I went with BFG KO2 P275 70R 17. They fit well, even the spare. The spare is slightly overweight so I'm going to get the reinforcement plates. I tested the tires out in the Freetown Forest. They are AWESOME! No more slip. WOW.. these tires grab.

Last edited by jerryn; 06-08-2019 at 06:42 PM.
jerryn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 06-09-2019, 06:16 AM
Super Moderator
 
j3ff3ry_j33p's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nashville
Posts: 5,699
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by jerryn View Post
My P255 75R 17 Goodyear tires on my 2016 Sport S were starting to slip on the trails. I figured it's time for an upgrade! The postings here have been very useful in making my selection.
I went with BFG KO2 P275 70R 17. They fit well, even the spare. The spare is slightly overweight so I'm going to get the reinforcement plates. I tested the tires out in the Freetown Forest. They are AWESOME! No more slip. WOW.. these tires grab.
yes,sir
Those tires never cease to have that impression upon buyers , especially someone such as yourself - when coming from the factory tires- ,arriving at the KO2 will drop your jaw . They cost that much because they are pretty much the best ,all do-it-all well* tire you can get.
I still consider the KO2 to be the best tire I've ever run & I've run many tires.
I don't use em on any of my Jeeps presently ( I do have KOs on my '94 YJ), but I just installed the e-rated BFG KO2s in 34" size on my wife's truck / my tow rig Ram. It was also on factory Badyear radial tires & it's a night n day difference towing the jku now.

If you thought they were impressive at your Forest Service trails , try it again but let 65% of the air out of each one. You might be able to crawl up trees , tho' I wouldn't sanction such behavior, nor recommend it


Oh, go on Amazon & look at any ' jeep jk stronger spare bracket' results. TeraFlex ,rockhard4x4, bootyslappinoffroad, ballsacreligousoffroad, clamidiaracing, donkeypunchfab, they all make bracket that look like this & that plus some tubing to extend your spare bumper pad thingys** are all ya need:
...you can get the reinforcing plates if you want ...I don't think that is
necessary as that is same size as factory ,maybe .2" larger technically but
it's a BFG; welcome to owning tires that are smaller than sidewall stamped






*Deep,clay-like muds...they'll spin thru but those 3D sipes are like mantis legs & grasp everything. Heavy mud is the lowest & only 'Medium' rating
you can give the KO2s,imo.






**look at the image closely; see the 3" to 4" of tube inserted into each of the factory stand-off bumpers for that Jeeps spare pointing at the camera?
that's what I'm talking about. (edit: I may be wrong; that Jeep may have some aftermarket extended spare bumpers I'm unaware of. I just used high end , heater coolant feed hose iirc & it fit right in the stock bumpers)







Enjoy those new tires!



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by j3ff3ry_j33p; 06-09-2019 at 06:28 AM.
j3ff3ry_j33p is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome