BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO Tires - Extra StrengthPosted in How To on February 1, 2010
A variety of 4WD-related products often make me feel nostalgic about the good old days of 'wheeling. Many of these products were installed on my long-gone 1971 Ford Bronco in the late 1980s, and include dual-tube bumpers from Smittybilt, white spoke steel wheels, and any CB radio larger than a lunch box. I also get nostalgic about some of the products I always wanted but never owned-most notably that elusive set of 31x10.50R15 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/As that I couldn't afford as a teenaged 4WD enthusiast (I ended up with a set of Armstrongs).
Since those "old days" I've used BFG All-Terrain T/A tires on almost every vehicle I've owned, including a 1985 VW Westfalia that's run up and down the Baja peninsula on many occasions, as well as a 1991 Toyota 4x4 pickup and a 1997 Ford F-350 Crew Cab 4x4. While the famous tread design has been altered only slightly from the original All-Terrain T/A design, the tire has been greatly improved upon over the years-lending much credit to why it's been such a mainstay in the industry. The latest of these improvements is the addition of E-rated load range sizes to the already formidable All-Terrain lineup.
A higher load rating means the tire can handle more air pressure and load capacity. As a result, the new E-rated load range All-Terrain offers a stiffer sidewall that will hold up better in demanding driving situations such as towing or carrying heavy loads. The heavier sidewall also comes in handy when aired down on the trail. More than 20 sizes are offered with the E-rated load range in diameters ranging from 30 to 35 inches. Other BFG All-Terrain sizes are either C- or D-rated. In all, more than 50 BFG All-Terrain T/A KO sizes are available.