BFGoodrich® Tires Releases New Sizes Of Its Toughest All-Terrain Tire Ever

GREENVILLE, S.C., August 22, 2016 – BFGoodrich® Tires has released two new tire sizes of its most advanced light truck tire ever — the new All-Terrain T/A® KO2 tire. The tire is now available in 64 total sizes to consumers at more than 20,000 BFGoodrich authorized dealers. Since being launched in late 2014, more than 5.3 million KO2 tires have been sold in North America.

   In market now are new sizes for the Jeep Wrangler (LT255/75R17) and a popular replacement tire for light trucks - the 35x12.50R20.

Engineered from BFGoodrich’s championship off-road motorsports racing technology, the KO2 delivers exceptional toughness, treadlife and traction for traversing harsh conditions, including gravel, dirt, rock, mud and snow. The new KO2 provides consumers the confidence to take on the toughest challenges for work or play.

Compared to the already formidable current KO tire, the new KO2 brings the toughness, traction and treadlife that demanding light truck owners require in a tire.

Key features of the KO2 include tougher sidewalls using race-proven and race-winning CoreGard™ technology bringing split and bruise-resistant sidewall rubber and a thicker, extended shoulder to prevent sidewall failures.

Compared to the already formidable current KO tire, the new KO2 is up to 20 percent stronger in this critical off-road performance area1.

The tire also boasts longer treadlife with a new design and rubber formulation that helps it last twice as long on gravel and 15 percent longer on asphalt than the previous tire2, allowing off-road enthusiasts to extend their adventures and working professionals to get more use out of the tire. The tread rubber has been optimally blended to reduce chips and tears on gravel.

The KO2 also has a range of tread features for better mud and snow traction. The improvements to the legendary all-terrain performance include 10 percent greater traction in the mud3 and 19 percent greater traction in the snow4 compared to the previous-generation KO tire.

The KO2 is an all-season tire that carries the 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol, indicating that it exceeds the Rubber Manufacturer Association’s severe snow traction requirements.

Building on BFG’s long heritage as an innovative all-terrain tiremaker, the KO2 incorporates technology developed and tested through the brand’s legendary off-road motorsports teams that have earned 87 off-road wins at races in the Baja peninsula – by far the most by any tire brand.

The KO2 fits a range of vehicles, including Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge, Jeep, Toyota and Nissan pick-up trucks and SUV’s as well as Plus Fitments for a wide variety of vehicles.

About BFGoodrich®

Tires With more than 100 years of heritage, BFGoodrich® Tires is dedicated to providing high performance tires for those who have a passion for driving in virtually any environment. Combining technical expertise with 40 years of motorsports experience, BFGoodrich Tires delivers tires for a full range of driving experiences from ultra-high performance street to off-road terrain with one common theme – extreme performance. Come upgrade your performance with BFGoodrich and see where our tires can take you at, on Facebook at or on Twitter at @BFGoodrichTires.

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