BFGoodrich(R) Tires Releases 16 Additional Sizes Of Its Toughest All-Terrain Tire Ever

Fifteen Additional Sizes of the All-Terrain T/A® KO2 Tire Available At Dealers Nationwide

Greenville, S.C. (March 2, 2015)BFGoodrich® Tires has released 16 new tire sizes of its most advanced light truck tire ever — the new All-Terrain T/A® KO2 tire as of March 1. The tire, which was launched with 12 initial sizes in November, is now available in 28 total sizes to consumers at more than 20,000 BFGoodrich authorized dealers. An additional release will occur this summer and ultimately there will be 61 total sizes available.

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.

· Tougher Sidewalls: The KO2 uses race-proven and race-winning CoreGard™ technology developed in the Baja T/A KR2 for split and bruise-resistant sidewall rubber and a thicker, extended shoulder to prevent sidewall failures. Computer modeling was used to predict object paths and create a sidewall designed to deflect protruding objects, reducing the chances of splits and snags. Compared to the already formidable current KO tire, the new KO2 is up to 20 percent stronger in this critical off-road performance area

Based on internal sidewall splitting test vs BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A® KO tire size LT265/70R17. Sidewall splitting test results were derived from a simulated sidewall aggression-testing machine (patent pending US20120245859A1).. The result is a tougher tire as consumers take on trails of various conditions.

· Longer Treadlife: The KO2 has a new tread design and rubber formulation that helps it last twice as long on gravel and 15 percent longer on asphalt than the previous tire2 Based on commissioned third-party gravel endurance tests vs. BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A® KO tire size LT265/70R17. Based on internal wear tests vs. BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A® KO tire size LT265/70R17., 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. A new footprint shape and interlocking tread design provide more uniform wear over the long haul. Special stone ejectors push objects out of the tread to reduce drilling into the tire.

· Aggressive Traction: 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 Based on internal subjective mud traction tests vs. BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A® KO tire in size LT265/70R17. and 19 percent greater traction in the snow4 Based on commissioned third-party snow traction tests vs. BFGoodrich®All-Terrain T/A® KO tire size LT265/70R17 using the ASTM F1805 Test.
compared to the previous-generation KO tire. Side-Biter lugs in the sidewall improve traction in mud, snow and rocks. Raised bars in the shoulder help release compacted mud for better traction in soft soil. 3-D sipes create biting edges for better snow traction.

The KO2 is an all-season tire that will carry 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 81 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. The MSRP for the tire starts at $222. Additional sizes will be released in 2015.

Tire Sizes (available as of Mar 1)
37X12.50R17 LT 124R LRD
LT275/65R20 126/123S LRE
LT275/70R18 125/122R LRE
LT285/70R17 121/118R LRE
LT305/70R16 124/121R LRE
LT325/65R18 127/124R LRE
34X10.50R17 LT 120R LRD
35X12.50R17 LT 121R LRE
LT265/70R17 112/109S LRC
LT265/70R17 121/118S LRE

Tire Sizes (available as of April 15)
LT225/75R16 115/112S LRE
LT235/85R16 120/116S LRE
LT265/65R18 122/119R LRE
LT275/70R16 119/116S LRD
30X9.50R15 LT 104S LRC
LT215/65R16 103/100S LRD

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 or on Twitter at @BFGoodrichTires.

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