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Post by Vitruvius on Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:08 am

KO2's are moving up on the list now. I texted offroad medic and got his feedback on the KO2s. He said they handled pretty well in sleet/snow and mud.
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Post by offroad_medic on Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:22 pm

Like was already said, I am a fan of the KO2. I've been driving E rated at 45 PSI on a full size Tahoe with a decent amount of gear and added weight with good results since April. I am not nice to my tires and they get driven really hard and have held up well. I have had them in every road condition except ice.
In sloppy mud/snowy slush they don't clear as well as a dedicated mud terrain but they are far better than the old KO. They don't slip around too bad in the snow and handle well even in poor road conditions at high speeds. They are also quieter than Duratracs and have better road manners.
Overall they are very high on my list for my next set of tires. Especially since Costco has them for less than $200/tire for a 265/75/16.
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Post by Kevin on Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:36 am

Anybody ever run Dick Cepeks? Tire Rack has a sweet price on the AT model, $172/ea for 285 LTs with a $100 rebate on top of that. I'm tempted, but I don't know anything about them.

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Post by dutchman on Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:35 am

I've seen them in catalogs and that's about it.

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Post by offroad_medic on Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:23 pm

I've seen some bro trucks with the AT but no clue how they ride or what mileage they get before they're shot.
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Post by Kevin on Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:33 pm

Kevin wrote:I'm not terribly impressed with our Duratracs.  They're a fine tire, but no better in the snow than any other AT I've had and not worth the premium.  If I was buying a set of AT tires right now (and I might be) it'll be Cooper ATPs or the KO2s.

I lied.  I went with the ST Maxx.  They are just as ugly as I feared, hopefully I can get over that.

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Post by dutchman on Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:37 pm

You get those on the Ford?  I don't think they're that ugly, at least not as ugly as the duratracs.


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Post by Vitruvius on Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:38 pm

any photos?
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Post by Kevin on Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:00 pm





I asked around a bunch and couldn't find anybody that had a set and didn't like them, and then I watched that Cooper video and that sold me on them.  I think they're absolutely fugly, but the truck is pretty homely itself so I guess that fits.

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Post by dutchman on Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:24 pm

Now you can roll over a spike a few dozen times and be good! cheers

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Re: Why is buying tires so ****ing hard?

Post by Vitruvius on Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:34 pm

that way he can get away from the police when they throw down those road spikes

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Post by Andrew on Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:12 pm

What is that gray thing in the background of the first picture?

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Post by Kevin on Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:41 pm

Andrew wrote:What is that gray thing in the background of the first picture?

Just some junk.

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