Here at Stage 3 Motorsports we're happy to announce that we now carry the full line-up of the hottest new off-road tires from BF Goodrich. The All-Terrain T/A BFG KO2 Off-Road Tires are creating a huge buzz in the off-road truck community and it's not hard to see why. These aggressive-looking tires will not only give your truck a much more tough appearance on the streets for daily driving, but they are also fully capable of attacking all of the toughest terrains; from the sand dunes in Baja and vast stretches in the desert to extreme rock crawling and blazing new trails in the forest. If you're in the market for a new set of all-season tires that can really come through for you in the winter, especially on ice and snow, the BF T/A KO2 are one of the best options out there.
Reason 1: 20% Stronger SidewallsWith the BF KO2, the engineers at BF Goodrich exceeded their previous version (the BF KO) by adding beefier new sidewalls that are 20% stronger. This newly added strength gives you the confidence to run quickly through those blind corners or bottomed-out and rocky ravines without worrying about a blow-out. The advantage is greater bite and increased strength. The picture below is an example of BFG's testing which basically uses a chunk of steel designed to dig into the sidewall as a loaded tire is rolled over it. To determine the upgraded strength, the test was repeated numerous times as the steel was indexed up and in, digging deeper into the sidewall until finally finding a failure on these tough and rugged tires.
Reason 2: Multiple ApplicationsNot satisfied with just in-house toughness testing alone, BFG took these new KO2 versions out in the real world to see what they were actually made of. During the grueling 2013 Baja 1000 race, BF Goodrich equipped the entire field of BC buggies in the race with their KO2 tires to see how they would hold up during 1000 miles of continuous racing abuse. This gave them the ability to monitor the effects and create a much-improved tire that can stand up to the rigors of everything from extreme rock crawling and high-speed off-road racing to the real-world needs of maneuvering through a debris-riddled job site in your every day work truck. Check out the BFG KO2 Review Video below to see for yourself:
Reason 3: New Interlocking Tread PatternIn addition to a 20% stronger side wall, BF Goodrich also redesigned the tread pattern for the BFG KO2, adding an interlocking tread design which provides increased stability for more even wear over the long haul. This tread pattern rejects stones while the side walls help to clean-out and eject mud for when you're caught in the thick stuff. If this past winter was any indication of how rough things can get if you live in parts of the country that get a lot of snow and ice, you'll want to gear up for the future in the event it happens again. These BFG KO2 Tires exceed industry snow-traction requirements due to this new interlocking tread block design.
Reason 4: Thicker "Side Biter" Shoulder RubberThe trend lately with off-road tires is to add a much more aggressive-looking shoulder. BF Goodrich KO2 Tires not only add the rugged appearance but they've actually increased the strength of that shoulder rubber for longer life and increased durability with their Side Biter Lugs. This protruding shoulder rubber design not only looks awesome on your truck but it increases your ability to get in and out of sand, thick mud, ice and packed snow much easier than with a standard radial tire.
Reason 5: Longer Treadlife To Extend Your AdventuresFor the KO2 Tires, BF Goodrich features their innovative new 3D Active Sipe Technology which provides more biting edges for significantly increased traction that has been optimally blended to reduce chip and tears for superior road endurance in multiple environments. This advanced tire footprint shape has been proven to evenly distribute stress for longer and more balanced wear on each tire. The stone ejectors work to push out rocks and debris so your tires won't be stressed with the added pressure. Stone retention, in general, provides for extra tread clean-out protection so your tires can perform at their best. These tires come in with some of the highest marks you'll find for traction and handling and the beauty of these tires is that they are remarkably quiet on dry roads for typical highway and street driving as well.
Wide Variety Of Sizes To Match Your ApplicationDepending on what kind of 4WD truck you're rolling with, so far we have 17 different tire sizes of the A/T KO2 Off-Road Tire to fit whatever style or application you have in mind. These tires range from huge and rugged 37" and 35" tires for heavily lifted trucks with 20" wheels all the way to any stock or leveled vehicles that have 17" or 18" wheels. Take a look at our great selection of these KO2 tires to fit whatever you need:
BF Goodrich A/T KO2 Off-Road Tires (each sold individually):