Falken A/T3W vs BFG A/T KO2 for roughly the same price...thoughts and/or experience?

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Andy G

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Getting new shoes on the van (2017 Chevy Express 2500 RWD)... it's down to Falken Wildpeak A/T3W's or BFG A/T KO2's. I ran that Falken's on my old Trooper and loved them. Costco has a promotion going on now that's $110 off the BFG's, which makes the total price (including tax and installation) about 40 bucks less than the BFG's. Winter snow/ice traction is important, and both are 3 Peak rated for snow service. I've heard the Falken's wear better and last a bit longer than the BFG's. Both have similar warranties. I'll be doing 70% road and 30% off road...with the off road being 2-tracks, fire roads, and forest service roads...not mudding, rock crawling, etc. What direction would you go, and why?

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I went with the wildpeaks for my rwd frontier. I was actually in the same boat as you and had it narrowed down between the ko2’s and the at3w’s. Everyone I talked to claimed that the wildpeaks performed better on wet roads and since my stock tires were slipping in the rain pretty bad I chose the wildpeaks. Ever since upgrading I can say that I haven’t slipped in the rain at all and I’m very happy with their road manners! As for their off-road performance they’ve impressed me, climbs up and down mountain service roads with ease, it sounds like we do similar off-roading and the wildpeaks haven’t let me down yet, highly recommend them.
 
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Wild peaks are better because MI.

Cooper ST Maxx will crush both of those though.
 

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I agree with Greybans. I have had wildpeaks on my jeep for about 12000 miles now and have been very impressed with them.
 

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Thanks for the replies... I did decide to go with the Falkens. I really liked their performance on my Trooper, and I love the look of them. Ordered 'em up today, appointment made for next week for installation! Thanks!
 
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Good
Thanks for the replies... I did decide to go with the Falkens. I really liked their performance on my Trooper, and I love the look of them. Ordered 'em up today, appointment made for next week for installation! Thanks!
Good for you! My last set of KO2’s only got 25k, I purchased 3 more and mixed the spare in, if they are the same I’ll be moving on to something else too.
 

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I just ordered falkens wildpeaks at3w for my xterra in 10 ply to match the bfg at/ko2s. Got almost 60,000 on the bfgs and noticed the slipping in wet weather! Yeah it is time to replace them! Hopefully the flakens are better!