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Old 03-19-2016, 11:32 AM   #1
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Premature tire wear

Bought a set of BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 in the fall for my 2500 Dodge 4x4. Travelled 16,000 km (10,000 miles). Now I have significant tire wear.

Anybody using this type of tire and how have they held up?

Waiting for a call back from Costco tire manager.
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Old 03-19-2016, 11:42 AM   #2
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Are you running 72 front 45 rear solo? 72 front 80 rear towing? Front end been aligned? Toe should be 1/32"
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:14 PM   #3
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Tires rated max 80 psi cold. I run with, 70 psi front and 75 psi rear when towing. LT 285/70 R 17. 121/118R Load range E. PR 10

Tire shop (Costco) says front end allignment looks good, taking truck in on Monday to have front end checked at a Dodge Dealer
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:00 PM   #4
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I have read that if you tow a heavy trl, that open lug tires will wear faster then a rib tire due to their design the tread basically scurbs more. Personally l run 60 on the front and 55 on the rears when empty . 80 all around when towing. Makes for a softer ride with better traction in inclement weather.
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:38 PM   #5
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Which tires are wearing.......front, rear or both?

How are they wearing....cupping, center, outside edge, inside edge, feathering ??

What PIS are you running non towing?
How often do you not tow?
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Old 03-20-2016, 11:10 AM   #6
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Rear tires wearing quick and scrubbing on front. Costco tire manager tried to tell me he could prorate for new tires based on tread remaining, I let him know not to insult me like that. The problem I called him about was premature wear, so basing it on tread left on tire is bs. He got the point, he said he is checking with tire rep on monday. Will see what happens.
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:59 PM   #7
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What tires were on the truck before the KOs? How many miles and what condition were they when you took them off? Sounds odd that all of a sudden there is abnormal tire wear. Hope the Goodrich guys figure it out.
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I have the KO2s on my 12 Ram 2500 CC LB 4x4 CTD. Guessing I have about 9,000 on them. One rotation so fronts and rears have each had a chance to be in different spots. I have no uneven wear at all. We tow around 4,000 miles a year, so roughly 1/2 of usage is towing.
Per the door sticker I run 65psi front and 45psi rear when empty. When towing I run 75psi front and 75psi rear.
My tires are 275/65/18" which are rated for more than the OEM tires.
My 5er pin is 1800lbs. That puts the rear axle weight at 4900lbs when hitched up.
So far I'm happy with the KO2s. I did lose about 1-1.5mpg over the OEM Michelins.
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We have the same tire on our Ram Diesel 2500, and tires are wearing great, we rotated tires every 10k miles , we have 64k miles on them with 7/32" on front and 6/32 " tread on rear, the BF Goodrich came new on Ram when we bought the truck new.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:36 AM   #10
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Costco replacing tires, and I am dropping size to factory 265 vs 285 of the KO2. Extra size causing heat. Ordering in tires, will change tires next month due to me leaving the provence to get boat ready for sale in BC. Very happy with Costco manager, glad I bought there.
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The reasoning doesn't sound right, but if you are happy...
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Well if it works for you... Just hard to understand how a larger tire generates more heat. Seems like it would run cooler since the larger tire is a little longer in rotation . Smaller tires run hotter. Maybe tread design . A block tread will scrub alot more then a rib from what l have read. Maybe the wrong book. Lol
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