People who own the BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO say they love it. Owners who write reviews about this tire say it wears well and never fails them off-road -- except in mud, where the All Terrain T/A KO tends to gum up and lose traction. Reviews of its snow and ice performance are mixed, and owners note that this tire is noisy on pavement. There is no tread-wear warranty. Overall, experts prefer the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 (*Est. $200) for normal off-roading. If you need to drive in deep mud, reviews point to the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar (*Est. $210) .
Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road takes the BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO off-road in a head-to-head test of three tires. None of our other expert sources has tested this tire, but we found no shortage of thoughtfully written owner reviews at TireRack.com, Offroaders.com and Epinions.com.
1. Petersen's 4 Wheel & Off Road
The BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO loses Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road's three-tire comparison to the Hankook Dynapro ATM. The Hankook has the edge on sandy rock, and writer Kevin McNulty finds the BFGoodrich tire noisier than the Hankook or the Toyo Open Country A/T.
Review: BF Goodrich Hankook Dynapro Toyo Open Country Tires -- All Terrain Tires Shootout, Kevin McNulty, March 2009
2. Tire Rack
More than 2,000 owners rate the BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO at retail site TireRack.com. Reviewers have no recurring complaints about the tire, except for a small decrease in on-road performance compared with other tires in its class, but newer tires have surpassed it. The T/A KO rises to only 10th place among all-terrain tires.
Review: BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO, Contributors to TireRack.com
More than 200 owners rate the BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO at Offroaders.com. Eighty-one percent of them recommend this tire, although several note it's not a great performer in mud.
Review: BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO Tire, Contributors to Offroaders.com
The BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO maintains a 4.5-star rating (out of 5) at Epinions.com, where more than 60 owners post reviews. Owners say the T/A KO is durable. They praise its performance off-road and in snow, but they note that it gums up in mud and is expensive.
Review: BF Goodrich All Terrain TA KO Truck/SUV Tire, Contributors to Epinions.com