Description of BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 265/65 R18 117R summer
The BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 is the most durable off-road tire ever made. 50% road, 50% off road.
If passenger tires from the North American company BFGoodrich are not particularly popular, then their counterparts for SUVs are often called “classics of the genre” and “legendary”. These epithets will most likely be applied in the future to the All Terrain T / A KO2 model, which appeared in the manufacturer''s assortment quite recently. Its distinguishing feature is not the versatility of application, but the technical solutions that provide it. Most of them were "borrowed" from professional off-road tires. But unlike them, this model is well adapted for use on the highway, where it demonstrates good performance. However, its greatest strengths still manifest themselves outside paved roads.
Like the previous generation tire, this model is equipped with reinforced sidewalls. But in this case, its rigidity has been further increased, thanks to the use of CoreGuard technology. Previously, she has successfully established itself on racing tires. Its essence lies in the increased thickness of the sidewalls and the use of a special compound in its manufacture, which is characterized by increased resistance to any mechanical stress.
As you know, one of the "signature" features of off-road tires from BFGoodrich is excellent endurance when operating even in the most difficult operating conditions. This model in this regard is not only not an exception, but also shows this property more clearly. This was achieved through several technical solutions at once. One of them was a significant increase in tread width, due to which the load on the contact patch is distributed more evenly, thereby reducing the likelihood of uneven wear. This feature is further enhanced by the optimized shape, size and arrangement of the blocks. In addition, there are special elements in the grooves between them that prevent stones from getting stuck, which also helps to increase the life of the tire.
The tread pattern of this tire is replete with numerous blocks, which, in order to achieve excellent performance on any type of surface, have a complex configuration. The significant height of these elements and the location at a great distance from each other improve traction characteristics on earthen soils with a high moisture content.
In turn, the aggressive design of the shoulder zones, part of which is located on the sidewalls, provides the tire with confident behavior on rocky surfaces. In addition, the staggered block arrangement and numerous 3D sipes allow the tire to exhibit good grip on icy and snowy roads.
The main features of the BFGoodrich All Terrain T / A KO2 tire are reinforced sidewalls made of a compound resistant to mechanical stress, providing