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Thread: LR3: Anyone using 286/60/18 BFG AT KO2?

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    PhoBucket, I haven't tried that specific brand and size but by the math they should still run fine on the bumpstops.
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  2. #22
    Sorry to bump an old thread. How do the KO2's compare with the Terra Grapplers? Anyone else also compare these with the Cooper Zeon LTZ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMR View Post
    Sorry to bump an old thread. How do the KO2's compare with the Terra Grapplers? Anyone else also compare these with the Cooper Zeon LTZ?
    KO2's > Terra Grapplers (having had both). By a long shot.
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    I would never even consider Terra Grapplers again after having the KO2s.

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    Great, thanks for the feedback guys.

    Now the next question. 285/60/18 vs 265/60/18 vs 265/65/18

    Going with an e-load range for all sizes, KO2's. I'm siding more towards the 265/60/18 as the truck is my daily driver and so gearing and mileage should be more optimal with the lower diameter. That plus the fear of riding on bumpstops should the EAS fault. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMR View Post
    Great, thanks for the feedback guys.

    Now the next question. 285/60/18 vs 265/60/18 vs 265/65/18

    Going with an e-load range for all sizes, KO2's. I'm siding more towards the 265/60/18 as the truck is my daily driver and so gearing and mileage should be more optimal with the lower diameter. That plus the fear of riding on bumpstops should the EAS fault. Thoughts?
    265 65 18

    Why go any wider than that. Even better: 255 70 18, can't confirm it wont rub though, yet.
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    I have always run 285/60/18 and it’s been a good size for me being not full-time lifted and on EAS: 285/60/18 will clear even when the truck is lowered to the bumpstops in the event of a fault. I do believe 265/65/18 will as well.

    You’ll need to verify this, but I kind of recall that 265/65/18 MIGHT allow you to use snow chains. DO NOT take me word for this - I haven’t been paying attention for a long time. I can tell you that 285/60/18 will not allow for chains, but the KO2s have a severe weather rating so they’re not as bad off as the Nitto TGs.

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    I went 265/65 and think it's a good balance of improved performance in the dirt with minimal sacrifice in terms of on road performance and braking characteristics. Fuel economy took a small hit but not as bad as I'd expected.

    My truck isn't a wheeler, and the extent of dirt it sees is really just for trailhead access for two-wheeled fun, so your needs may require more tire than mine.
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