BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO

I’ve already endorsed the KM2, the unbelievably tough mud terrain tire from BFG. The off-road capabilities are highlighted by super durable sidewalls and the ability to claw its way through the muddiest holes.

I know the BFG All-Terrain T/A KO doesn’t need my review. This is the tire that literally built the AT category. I’ve now run the AT KO in Morocco for two seasons. I made the decision in 2010 to run them based on the fact that I was running a heavier truck, and fuel economy is important as we spend so much of our time in the sand.

We took some of the most aggressive lines I have taken to date. Honestly, we got stuck minimally and never for more than a minute or two. Our car felt like it “floated” through the sand, dunes, and camel grass. This was definitely a function of the tires we were riding on.

I had liked the Mud Terrain’s ability to climb big dunes, but precise throttle control is key. There are plenty of times the tire wants to dig down faster than it moves forward, hence the nickname “the rototiller.” On the flip side, the KO was more forgiving, allowing correction before any holes were dug and the aggressive tread design allowed for that traction that is often needed when climbing. I never had to run under 16 lbs. of pressure during an of the big dune days. Additional features including the rim protector and ShoulderLock Technology allow the tire to shine in aired down situations.

I was armed only with two spares for nine days of driving that pushed those stock 287/75/16 load range E KOs to the limit and we never had one flat.

And we didn’t lose time like so many teams did – stuck in endless situations. Of course, I had my MAXTRAX with me too. Which leads me to the conclusion that a set of BFG All-Terrain T/A Kos and a set of MAXTRAX can keep you not only moving, but safe and heading to the podium.