KO2s da bomb. OEM da time bomb - 2014+ Jeep Cherokee Forums
User Tag List

 13Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-10-2017, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: NOVA (Ashburn), VA
Posts: 2,313
Garage
KO2s da bomb. OEM da time bomb

245/70R17 KO2s installed today. I think they look really good. No signs of interference/rubbing, but need a new Rausch trip to test it out. An @HazzardSky lift is somewhere in the indefinite future.

Noise is a bit higher than I was expecting from reviews, but not objectionable. I'll wait and see if MrsRojhan notices.

On the "wasn't that nice" side.... The tire shop had to trash one of the original Destination tires. It looks like factory defect repaired, literally with some kind of rubber/glue. The bead pulled away in about a 3" strip from the rest of the tire. That was a blowout waiting to happen, but forunately averted.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ko2_right.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	243.8 KB
ID:	160250   Click image for larger version

Name:	ko2_profile.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	198.1 KB
ID:	160258   Click image for larger version

Name:	ko2_rf.jpg
Views:	92
Size:	194.0 KB
ID:	160266   Click image for larger version

Name:	ko2rr.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	153.7 KB
ID:	160274  
mults, MarinR00, NScherry and 7 others like this.

'15 Deep Cherry Red TH w/Brown Interior. 3.2L V-6
Safety-Tec, Cold Weather, Technology, Comfort, Tow, Leather.
Gobi Stealth roof rack with ladder. Mopar rock sliders. BFG KO2 245/70R17.
My testing platform for electronics/telemetry experimenting.
Rojhan is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-10-2017, 05:01 PM
Super Moderator
 
gravitywell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 3,286
Garage
Those look great!

Now that you, and @HazzardSky and @MarinR00 have KO2, now I'm the odd-man out :P
MarinR00 and sgrim like this.

His: 2015 Cherokee TH: Brilliant Black; V6
Mods: Gobi Rack and Ladder; Interior/Exterior LED upgrade; Xenon-Depot No Resistor HIDs; Hazard Sky Fabrications Lift Kit

Hers: 2015 Renegade Trailhawk: Alpine White; 2.4L


Forum Rules.
gravitywell is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-10-2017, 05:48 PM
Forum Elder
 
ptram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2,596
Looks like those are tires that are just saying, "try to stop me now" Very nice!!
sgrim likes this.

2017 Trailhawk L Plus 4 bX4,Rhino exterior,Power 8 way drivers seat, Willys in windshidel,Cold Weather Group, Comfort/Convenience Group,Trailer Tow Group, 3.2 -Liter V6, Black Hood Decal , Uconnect 8.4 , Safety Tech Group, Leather Interior Group, Ventilated/Memory seat Group,Navigation. No hole in roof.

2017 KL Latitude-4 by 4 Cherry Red, V-6, Safety/Convenience group, Cold Weather Group,which includes heated front seats--love those heated seats,
ptram is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-10-2017, 09:36 PM
Member
 
Mxttric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Round Lake, IL
Posts: 23
Garage
Would it be better to go with 245/70 instead of 245/65? What's the main difference?

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
Mxttric is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-10-2017, 10:35 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: HI
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mxttric View Post
Would it be better to go with 245/70 instead of 245/65? What's the main difference?
The 245/70 will give you another .5" bottom clearance

Edited from 265/70to 245/70. Fat fingered

--
2016 Latitude 4x4, V6, ADII
Comfort & Convenience Package
Add-Ons: Mopar Skid Plates, Add-On Recovery Hooks
Coming Soon: Budget Boost Lift, Mopar Trailer Hitch, RRO Super Sliders

Last edited by MKR_DmD; 05-11-2017 at 01:13 AM.
MKR_DmD is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-11-2017, 12:22 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Australia
Posts: 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mxttric View Post
Would it be better to go with 245/70 instead of 245/65? What's the main difference?

I went the 265 as I think they look better / fatter

also on the sand it gives more surface area

I am also not driving in the snow or really bad weather like that


I don't believe the 265/70 would fit in without modifications
Brenton is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-11-2017, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: NOVA (Ashburn), VA
Posts: 2,313
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mxttric View Post
Would it be better to go with 245/70 instead of 245/65? What's the main difference?
The /70 gives an extra 1" of tire diameter (.5" "lift") and fits without modification on a Trailhawk. I don't know if there is a fitment issue with AD1 or AD2. It's the same width as stock. The KO2 /70 is also load-range E. It's heavier and has thicker sidewalls. There's also about a 3% change on the speedometer (actual speed at 60Mph on the gauge is closer to 62Mph).

'15 Deep Cherry Red TH w/Brown Interior. 3.2L V-6
Safety-Tec, Cold Weather, Technology, Comfort, Tow, Leather.
Gobi Stealth roof rack with ladder. Mopar rock sliders. BFG KO2 245/70R17.
My testing platform for electronics/telemetry experimenting.
Rojhan is online now  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-11-2017, 10:13 AM
Premium Member
 
taatmk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 5,475
Garage
Your new tires look great!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rojhan View Post
The /70 gives an extra 1" of tire diameter (.5" "lift") and fits without modification on a Trailhawk. I don't know if there is a fitment issue with AD1 or AD2. It's the same width as stock. The KO2 /70 is also load-range E. It's heavier and has thicker sidewalls. There's also about a 3% change on the speedometer (actual speed at 60Mph on the gauge is closer to 62Mph).
I have the KO2's with the /70. It fits with no rubbing. I do have a lift. I get .5 additional inches of lift with the 70's. I have also noticed the speedometer effects as well. No big deal, but remember when running them that it does exist.

2015 Cherokee Trailhawk:
Granite Crystal, 3.2L V6, 8.4 Nav, black leather, sunroof, tow, tech, comfort/conv, no hood decal, 9 speakers, CD player, Maximum Care lifetime warranty, Mopar first aid kit, rear rubber cargo mat, Thule Aeroblade cross bars (black), Thule Rapid Aero feet, Kuat Vagabond X cargo basket, RRO rock rails with smooth covers, Mopar door sills, Raingler ceiling net, Raingler seat headrest handles, MFC aluminum lift kit, RRO winch bar and Warn M8000S winch, BFG T/A KO2s
taatmk is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 09:34 PM
Enthusiast Member
 
Alfrik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Markham
Posts: 445
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mxttric View Post
Would it be better to go with 245/70 instead of 245/65? What's the main difference?
Another option is 265/65/17. I've got some rubbing on hard left lock, but wouldn't if I didn't have a bit of minor damage to the wheel liner.

\ | | | | | | | /

"Hawkeye" 2016 Granite Crystal Metallic TH, 3.2L, Cold Weather group, Tow group, Premium Leather group, 8.4AN HID Headlight upgrade Build date: 09/2015, BFG KO2 265/65/17, RRO Winch mount, RRO Super sliders.

Alfrik is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 04:06 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Colorado
Posts: 8
Wow, this thread is timed perfectly. I was literally just at a tire shop getting a quote for these tires yesterday. I was checking out the 65s, as I don't have any kind of lift on my ride right now. Without any of the lifts, would it still be possible to fit 70's? Also, I was quoted as a little under $900 for a set of four. How does that compare to your setup?

As far as the tread goes, it seems super aggressive (light truck tire after all), but what other tires offer a tread/setup as close to this? I have no clue what other brands have options like this, and I would love to compare all my choices.
iknownothing is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 2014+ Jeep Cherokee Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BFG KO2s Dirty 230 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension 19 11-18-2016 09:01 PM
Cherry Bomb, flowmaster or magnaflow. shayne10 2014+ Jeep Cherokee General Discussion 5 10-13-2016 08:27 PM
KO2s Mounted Jeep#2 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension 9 08-11-2016 11:07 AM
Anvil is the BOMB !!!!! pricha00 2014+ Jeep Cherokee General Discussion 10 06-17-2014 06:19 PM
Ch ch ch cherry bomb! weasel owner New Member Introductions 2 03-31-2014 12:57 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On