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Damn you KO2s

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dr. Emmett Brown, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:13 PM
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    Traegermaster

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    I’ve had zero problems with my KO2s, on my second set. Great all round tire. Every tire in here gets a bad rap occasionally.
     
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  2. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:14 PM
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    yup typical fanboys of one tyre or another.
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:16 PM
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    Since when is the manufacturer warranty subject to retail oversight? If you can’t get them properly balanced, it sounds like they are defective.

    Where do you live? Sounds like all the tire folks you are dealing with are incompetent.

    None of this shit would happen at Discountire.
     
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  4. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:21 PM
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    265-75-16 BFG KO2s Tint
    BEBA21BC-318B-4405-84D8-C30A448C86AD.jpg I’ve had BFGS on almost every truck I’ve owned over the years and never had a problem or a flat. I put 37” Goodyear MTRs on my Jeep and they have been great tires too for the hardcore stuff I do in my Jeep. Every tire is a compromise. You just need to find what compromises suit you best.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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    Flash1034

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    265-75-16 BFG KO2s Tint
    Here’s another25773C57-5E6F-46CF-B4F4-41E93D07E57E.jpg
     
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  6. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:27 PM
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    OnHartung'sRoad

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    Always used KO’s and KO2’s on every one of my Toyotas, and drove each of my trucks over 250k miles using KO’s on them, including daily offroad for work. I admit and have said before that they don’t do as well as other tires on snow here, but I drive on dry rocky desert roads mostly and rarely see snow, and for that they are excellent tires. Ive never had a blowout, ever, while using them and their treadlife has been good for me.

    Sorry for all you who have had issues with them, I really have not shared a similar experience like yours with them.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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    I decided to go with the Mickey Thompson atz. Getting them put on right now
     
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  8. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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    Ripped off all four mudflaps. Scratches all down both sides 6112’s up front on 3rd notch 5100’s in back with Toytech 1” block Skids & sliders from SOS Concepts I got rid of the 1” block and put on Wheelers 1 1/2” progressive AAL. SPC UCA. Be sure your standing on the drivers side when reading the instructions! I swapped sides so many times that I can swap UCA’s in 15 minutes. I put in the 3/4” spacer to eliminate the Taco Lean, and just got my 4th alignment. Traded the OEM rims for 17” Sport rims and a bora bora 1” spacer. I got my Firestone 285/70/17 MT2’s. Pelfreybilt gas tank skid and hi-lift jack should be here Friday. Looking at bumpers, but I think they will wait for next year. So far I’m happy with my build. I’ve done it all myself, leading to a lot of cussing and frustration, but it’s all mine.
    Thanks. It took 50 years, but I have the coolest truck in town.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:52 PM
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    Primo set-up. Well done.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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    2 years on KO2 load C rated. Zero issues. Love them.
     
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  11. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:47 PM
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    Ever since the retailer has to pay out of their pocket for replacement. A dealer does not have to replace a tire. A dealer IS required to hold the tire for an engineer to look at.

    Most retailers just eat the cost of the tire and hope the engineer issues credit to them for it, but it's not required.

    So basically, if you're not a large chain, you cant afford to just replace tires. It's common practice to have the customer buy the replacement, then issue the credit to the customer after an engineer comes out and approves the warranty
     
  12. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:24 PM
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    265/70-17 KO2
    What size and load are your KO2's?
     
  13. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:25 PM
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    Dr. Emmett Brown

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    Nope. Only person that gave me resistance was the salesman at Samsclub when I first bought them, and all he said was that they wouldn't be under manufacturer warranty because they were not mounting them.
    My shop has been super awesome and has always been patient and told me to bring them back in whenever I have issues. My buddy who works at Samsclub said to bring them in this weekend and he will balance them, and take them off the rim and put them on different rims to rule out the rim being bad, and if nothing works, he will warranty the defective tires for me.
    I live in Hawaii and all the folks I've dealt with so far have seemed very competent, luckily.
     
  14. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:27 PM
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    Reason I went through them was because I got 265/70/17 KO2s on sale for $180 each. Now we know why they were cheap! Haha not. I just am unlucky and got a bad tire most likely. Oh well. We live and we learn. That's life.
     
  15. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:28 PM
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    So basically this is a non issue and thread. Lovely.
     
  16. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:29 PM
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    Dr. Emmett Brown

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    It BECAME that, yes. I ended up texting my buddy that works there after remember he works there and he is now taking care of me.
    We still aren't sure the vibes are even from the tires. Lol.
    I did however drop from consistently 18mpg to 13mpg in the last month so I'm quite certain it's a balancing issue.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    Might be alignment as well...
     
  18. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:05 PM
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    1bad2k

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    You sure it wasn't Ko's?
     
  19. Jan 15, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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    Yes it is a reference point..

    It is so you can get the best ride by matching those two points..
     
  20. Jan 15, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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    Just had my ko2s rotated after first 6k. Noticed the tire shop "balance" as well did not work after getting a shimmy at 60.

    Went back and tire shop did a centric zero balance ... sounded impressive ... they claimed camrys and Tacomas are notorious for touchy balance issues ... fixed it.
     

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