BF Goodrich TA KO2 in 285 60 20?
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    BF Goodrich TA KO2 in 285 60 20?

    Hey all, I'm just about to pull the trigger on a set of these for 2015 RRS Supercharged. I saw these feet ok on a Full Size RR however that car had HRE wheels so they may have played with the offset. I've been monitoring the AT Tire Thread religiously (Shoutout to you Desert Dave!!), however no feedback around this size other than Dave's 1 comment that a tire dealer recommend against the 285/55/20. My question is does anyone else have any experience with this size? Or the 285/55/20? I'm mainly worried about rubbing on normal city driving. Once I hit the trails I'll be throwing the Johnson Rod's on there. Any feedback would be extremely appreciated. Want a serious off road look.

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    Re: BF Goodrich TA KO2 in 285 60 20?

    Yeah---they will give you an offroad look for sure. My wife and I ran these tires on a Toyota Tacoma and Jeep Wranger Rubicon. Just know in advance that they don't perform very well under hard cornering or braking maneuvers (on pavement). I scared the heck out of myself a couple times on decreasing radius exit ramps. They will get your attention pretty quick when the sidewall starts to buckle. On an underpowered Jeep it's one thing...on a 510 HP SUV they might be a bit of a challenge for street use.

    EDIT: Amazing tire, but they definately have a "squishy" feel to them in turns. By design an offroad tire is meant to flex. You'll have to be careful not to get too aggressive with them on the tarmac.


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    Re: BF Goodrich TA KO2 in 285 60 20?

    Im getting the BFGoorich KO2 in 275/55/20 - I was advised against 285/55/20
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    Re: BF Goodrich TA KO2 in 285 60 20?

    I heard they can handle a 33" tire in stock form. Any reason you were advised against the 285?

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    Re: BF Goodrich TA KO2 in 285 60 20?

    I put Cooper Discover A/T3 275/55/20's on my RRS, which fit fine at all suspension levels (and are great off-road too). The fit is so close in the lowered suspension mode, however, that I can't get my finger between the tire and the wheel well with the front wheel turned. I would imagine that the 285/60/20's would rub, at least in that suspension mode. Maybe if you never used it? They sure would look good though.
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    I was told by my tire guy that a 285/55/20 would run when the car is lowered. He had a customer try it with a 2015 RRS & there was rubbing.

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    Re: BF Goodrich TA KO2 in 285 60 20?

    I know the car would look super rad with chunky 32 or 33" all-terrains. But think about Murphy's Law: your EAS completely crap out (punctured airbag, torn air line, catastrophic fault, etc.) and you are in the boonies, most likely away from a cell phone signal or AAA range, which I assume is where you plan to go with such aggressive A/Ts. With the car sitting on the bump stops, would you be able to at least slowly crawl out of your predicament and back to civilization to get a tow, or would your tires be so jammed up against the wheel wells that they would completely prevent you from moving, or steering? Because that would really suck. On the old Sport - and I don't believe the new one is much different in that respect - going with anything above 31.5" - 32" in overall diameter was a risky proposition without major modifications and / or lifts or spacers. Also think of where you'd store a spare tire that large (on the roof? In the cargo area?), as I don't believe you'd be able to jam a 33" tire inside the spare tire well, even a fully deflated one.

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    Re: BF Goodrich TA KO2 in 285 60 20?

    Quote Originally Posted by umbertob View Post
    I know the car would look super rad with chunky 32 or 33" all-terrains. But think about Murphy's Law: your EAS completely crap out (punctured airbag, torn air line, catastrophic fault, etc.) and you are in the boonies, most likely away from a cell phone signal or AAA range, which I assume is where you plan to go with such aggressive A/Ts. With the car sitting on the bump stops, would you be able to at least slowly crawl out of your predicament and back to civilization to get a tow, or would your tires be so jammed up against the wheel wells that they would completely prevent you from moving, or steering? Because that would really suck. On the old Sport - and I don't believe the new one is much different in that respect - going with anything above 31.5" - 32" in overall diameter was a risky proposition without major modifications and / or lifts or spacers. Also think of where you'd store a spare tire that large (on the roof? In the cargo area?), as I don't believe you'd be able to jam a 33" tire inside the spare tire well, even a fully deflated one.
    Perhaps an even more daunting thought is what would the girlfriend do under said conditions when she asked what happened, and you explain "well you see, I thought the car would look cool with REALLY big tires, funny thing is....." I suppose thats enough to scare me away...

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    Re: BF Goodrich TA KO2 in 285 60 20?

    @t0pgear mate, what size tyres did you end up fitting?
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