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Old 05-05-2018, 04:50 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I never ran kos, rubber looks way to soft for a diesel. Did run a set of Bfg rugged tails, they passed my test for longevity while pulling.
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:05 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I'm on my 2nd set of KO2's...I got 64,000 miles out of the first set. Almost all highway miles towing a big Ranger Walleye boat. I lost a couple miles per gallon as I went with teh 10 ply LT's but they towed great.

Road force balance the KO2's...makes all the difference in the world. I've had mine well above 90 mph and very smooth. I'm 2000 miles into my second set. So far so good.

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Old 10-03-2018, 01:12 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I just traded a '16 Ram 1500 CC 4X4 5.7L on my '19 Chev. Had BFG K02's on it in an 8 ply. I had a set of the original KO's back in the day on a '01 GMC 2500 CC 4X4 with an 8.1L. The KO2s are a way better tire than the originals. The reason I say that is the originals were horrible in snow and ice due to the harder compound. The tire last longer but at the expense of cold weather traction. I was very impressed with the K02's in the winter on the half ton. The negatives I found were they throw rocks really bad and chew the lips of the fenders up, and they got louder as they wore down. Rotated every oil change and were Road Force balanced originally. Never had a problem that way and they wore even. I did lose some mileage but I expect that with a more aggressive tire. I don't think the 10 ply would be a whole bunch different.
The last diesel I had, I had a set of Hankook RW11's on it. Sold it to my father and he's still running those tires (doesn't put a whole bunch of miles on). The only thing I don't like with those is them being directional, so you can't rotate traditionally without remounting the tires and balancing.
As far as tires on this new '19, I don't know what I should do. I'm going to try to run these GY SRA's and if they're horrible this winter, I may buy a set of dedicated winter skins and pop the GY back on in the summer.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:27 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Liked my BFG's. Currently running Cooper MT's but probably going back to the BFG's
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:23 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I just traded a '16 Ram 1500 CC 4X4 5.7L on my '19 Chev. Had BFG K02's on it in an 8 ply. I had a set of the original KO's back in the day on a '01 GMC 2500 CC 4X4 with an 8.1L. The KO2s are a way better tire than the originals. The reason I say that is the originals were horrible in snow and ice due to the harder compound. The tire last longer but at the expense of cold weather traction. I was very impressed with the K02's in the winter on the half ton. The negatives I found were they throw rocks really bad and chew the lips of the fenders up, and they got louder as they wore down. Rotated every oil change and were Road Force balanced originally. Never had a problem that way and they wore even. I did lose some mileage but I expect that with a more aggressive tire. I don't think the 10 ply would be a whole bunch different.
The last diesel I had, I had a set of Hankook RW11's on it. Sold it to my father and he's still running those tires (doesn't put a whole bunch of miles on). The only thing I don't like with those is them being directional, so you can't rotate traditionally without remounting the tires and balancing.
As far as tires on this new '19, I don't know what I should do. I'm going to try to run these GY SRA's and if they're horrible this winter, I may buy a set of dedicated winter skins and pop the GY back on in the summer.
Update; Ran the Goodyear SRA all last winter and was pretty impressed with them. Deep snow traction was lacking (to be expected) but they're not bad at all on ice. There's enough siping on them that they ended up being better than I thought. Been rotating them religiously and they seem to be standing up. Going to stick with them for now.
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:53 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Not a fan of the KO2's. Could not get them to balance on my last 17 2500. Put on a set of Nitto G2's, best tire I've had to date. Super smooth, quiet and wear very well. Put a set on my 2020 and love em.
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Nitto Ridge Grapplers are even nicer than the G2's and just as quiet.
My 285/70/17 G2's went from my GMC to my 79 Chevy K20 when I bought my 295/55/20 Ridge Grapplers for my 3500.
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:07 PM   #48 (permalink)
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how are the nitto's in snow and maybe plowing w/ them.
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That I can’t answer, I only know about how they work when a haboob/sand storm hits Phx.

Get on Nitto’s website go on the G2 and Ridge Grapplers section.
They have ratings and reviews for just about every situation you might be in.
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The Ridge Grapplers are awesome. Personally, the best balance of off-road and on-road capability that I've seen in a tire.

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