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Wow that’s interesting I never had any issues with the KOs in the wet. Especially when I lived in the Pacific Northwest. Where I lived I could have snow at my house & drive 1.5 miles down the hill about 850 feet elevation change in to rain. They always performed great in both, one of the main reason I ran them… what did you end up getting?
I'll most likely go with Generals, I have not replaced them yet, they still have tread, I am disappointed from the life I am getting.

I run on dirt roads and two tracks, mostly sand and beach rock. I like the wide foot print for both. I don't wheel hard, it's not important to me to see if I can climb something. I go to remote places and play. I drive a full size truck set up for doing that. The KO's have always been good and done me right, but only getting 25k befor replacement isn't for me.

EDIT: When I started running full size truck, I stopped caring about gas mileage for the most part. A 3/4 ton 4X4 running 4.11s on gas isn't getting much mileage.
I’ve heard a lot of good stuff on the Generals & I considered them big time. I’ve also been told the milestar Patagonia are pretty good too, especially in sand or sandy rock. I’ve actually thought about putting these on my Jeep to see how they do… as I mostly will need to replace the tires on the Jeep this spring/summer.
 
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I have almost 38K miles on my KO2s which I bought in 2019, still have about 15 K miles left on them, They are on an F150 and I towed a Travel Trailer 11K of those miles.
 
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Wow. I've tried others and keep returning to BGF KOs, both on my Chevy truck for almost 20 years and now my Jeep. Current set of KO2s are almost 3 years and 51,000 miles and still have life in them. Sucks to hear so many with not so good runs on them.
 

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Wow. I've tried others and keep returning to BGF KOs, both on my Chevy truck for almost 20 years and now my Jeep. Current set of KO2s are almost 3 years and 51,000 miles and still have life in them. Sucks to hear so many with not so good runs on them.
Me too. I swear by them.
 

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I’ve heard a lot of good stuff on the Generals & I considered them big time. I’ve also been told the milestar Patagonia are pretty good too, especially in sand or sandy rock. I’ve actually thought about putting these on my Jeep to see how they do… as I mostly will need to replace the tires on the Jeep this spring/summer.
I run the General AT's on my 3/4 ton Chevy 4x4 truck, and they work well on that.
 

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I loved the KOs and almost always ran them for 25 years. The KO2's just are not holding up for me. I don't understand it, I guess that is why I am so disappointed.
 

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Wow that’s interesting I never had any issues with the KOs in the wet. Especially when I lived in the Pacific Northwest. Where I lived I could have snow at my house & drive 1.5 miles down the hill about 850 feet elevation change in to rain. They always performed great in both, one of the main reason I ran them… what did you end up getting?
Same. I’m in Vancouver, WA and just got dumped on. My KO2’s have been phenomenal. Was wondering about switching during winter as well, but haven’t seen (kow) a reason too yet.
 
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I love KO2s mainly because they work well on ice. I have a set on my YJ and F350. The ones on the F350 surprised me last week when I was pulling my car trailer through deep snow with a load on it. They just kept going with the trailer plowing snow.

I am going to buy a set of 35x12.5 KO2s for my JKU soon. The KM2s that are on it work great snow wheeling in deep snow but suck on ice.
 
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Last spring I drove 400 miles in the rain. I had zero issues. No hydroplaning, nothing. @Adventures with Penny was with me and commented several times about hydroplaning. Both of us on KO2s, but different rigs. I’d say, the rain performance “depends “.

someone noted above issues with balancing. I have about 15k on mine and have noticed a vibration. Three tries to get it mostly right. It’s close. How do I know it’s tires? I swiped the set of pursuit tires from my other rig for a test drive, and had no negative behavior.
He was considering them, never had a set, decided on the reviews.

I agree, many sets of KOa never an issue in the rain. Honestly for most ATs the actual performance differences are immeasurable. BUT all manufacturers rate their tire performance qualities against the rest of their line. If you go to BFGs website they will tell you, for rain we make better tires....... altho you will give up some of the AT qualities.

A rain tireis not an AT tire. A MT is not a snow tire. But the big differences amongst ATs is more sidewall construction and durability. None of them are rain tires. And websites rating tires are often biased by who is paying the advertising $$$$.

Most LT tires be they MTs or ATs from the big brand names are pretty equal. And we all love the tires we choose because they are the best and we made a great choice.
 
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We got about 45k in 3 years on our KO2s before a puncture and delam on my CDT trip in 2021. That's on a 9,000+ lb van. I'm happy with them but I think there are a lot of nice alternatives as well.
 

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We have 20k miles on our 4Runner's KO2s. They still look brand new and are wearing even but they are getting louder. We had General Grabber AT2s on it before and they did the same. Hankook ATs cupped and were crazy loud. I'm a sucker for the white lettering so I don't know which other tires I can consider next.

As loud as they may be though, they always look so good. And for being on the highway 95% of the time, they're a welcomed visual relief and reminder that one day they'll be back on dirt again.