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BF Goodrich all terrain KO's

I bought some BF Goodrich all terrain KO's about 2 months ago. I got them because they looked good on the newer FX4 rangers and it made my truck look better. Has anybody had trouble with these tires???? Ive had them balanced 2 times now and there is still a vibration in the steering wheel and cab when i drive.Its very annoying and really pissing me off! Is there something else that can be wrong?? Please help before i spend more money. Thanks in advance.
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I bought some BF Goodrich all terrain KO's about 2 months ago. I got them because they looked good on the newer FX4 rangers and it made my truck look better. Has anybody had trouble with these tires???? Ive had them balanced 2 times now and there is still a vibration in the steering wheel and cab when i drive.Its very annoying and really pissing me off! Is there something else that can be wrong?? Please help before i spend more money. Thanks in advance.
I like the BFG A/T tires but I had to have 2 of them replaced under warranty to get rid of the shakes. They both showed excessive road force on the type of balancing machine that can read it.
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Sometimes they just have a bad tire. I have worked in a tire store and it was a relatively commom thing with all tires. Take them back to the store and see if they will replace it for you.


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bad tire or bent rim and no i havent ever had a problem with my BFG's best tire i ever bought yet
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i ride on 33x10.5 BFG all terrains, and mine ride nice and smooth. just like before, maybe a bad tire, or someone at the shop not knowing what they are doing.
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i ride on 33x10.5 BFG all terrains, and mine ride nice and smooth. just like before, maybe a bad tire, or someone at the shop not knowing what they are doing.
that happens more times then i can count in our shop i used to work at there was people that couldnt balance tires for **** nor CARED to even try
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it could just be that you're comparing the ride to the stock goodyears, and you would experience a little more vibration just because of the more aggressive tread
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i have a little vibration with mine at highway speeds but i just attributed it to having larger tires and steel wheels
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Take the truck to another shop and get the tires balanced. A good shop will also let you know if you have a rim out of wack. If it's a tire problem, they'll also let you know. Good shops/mechanics are few and far between now. I find there are too many new kids with lack of training or lack of responcibility, who would rather be playing video games then working. A simple oil change by an uneducated person, can result in a very expensive repair.

A shop that my friend was working at found this out the hard way. They had a new kid in the oil change pit and one day he was changing the oil in a car by himself. He poured the required amount of new oil in after the old oil was flushed out and the filter replaced....but when looking into the valve cover, he didn't see any oil. So he filled it up until he could see oil in the valve cover. Needless to say the owner didn't get too far, the shop replaced the engine through thier insurance, and the kid was fired.

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it could just be that you're comparing the ride to the stock goodyears, and you would experience a little more vibration just because of the more aggressive tread

If i compared the tires then i would say they ride the about the same. There is really no noticable difference besides the BF's handle way better than the goodyears.

I am gonna take it somewhere friday to see whats up with it, and if i need to ill go back to where i got them and see if i cant get them replaced.
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Ya, mine are not to bad.
The steering wheel vibrates a little, but I am running 33's.

What size do you have? The bigger they are they harder it is to balance
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my tires are stock size! 16's
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I had a road force vibration done on my tires and they were out of balance like the last 2 times. They rebalanced them and put them on the truck the way the computer told them to and it didnt help too much. I paid $72 to have it done. Im gonna go back and have them do it again and if they cant get it fixed im gonna go back to where i got them and try to get new ones while they are still under the 3 month warranty.Somebody said something about a bad rim, well the only way i would have a bad rim is if the place i bought the tires did something to them.
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Dude if the wheels are not bent and the tires are ok then obtain two bags of this stuff and put it in the tires. One bag will cover two tires. I have this product in my 35 mudders and it rides awesome, especially now that I have my pinion angle fixed. Rides better then when I had the 33s on and regular balancing. I paid $22 for the two bags. Its called Equal and you may be able to find a shop that has smaller bags and just drop them in and let them break in the wheel.

http://imiproducts.com/equal/index.aspx
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I found out that the tires i have are for a full size truck! They never told me that when i was asking about them. But that was the reason they gave me for the vibrations and not being able to fix them so they wouldnt vibrate the seat. Do you think that Equal will help at all?
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sounds like they dont know what the F they are talking about and just wanted to get you to shut up and leave them alone so they blew some smoke up your kazoo. tires are not made for a specific size vehicle, they are made for a specific size rim. some tires have more plys to em, but they will still ride the same, just can handle more weight on em. my BFG ATs rode 1000x better than the factory goodyears, and didnt cup and wear funny after 25K miles either.
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I like the BFG A/T tires but I had to have 2 of them replaced under warranty to get rid of the shakes. They both showed excessive road force on the type of balancing machine that can read it.
I also had a BFG Long Trail replaced under warranty(free) because it was unbalanceable on a Hunter Road Force machine after i complained about a vibration, everthings good now i love BFG's.
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I have the BFG all terrain KO's. I agree with the ride quality! I hated those goodyear wranglers! These tires are 10ply and i was told they are made for a full size truck and that was the reason why I get a vibration driving. They road force tested all 4, 3 times this past weekend! Replaced 1 because it showed 38 on the road force test.I paid $812 for the tires and im getting furious that they cant fix the vibration. Im being told so many different things by everybody I dont know what to do!
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I have the BFG all terrain KO's. I agree with the ride quality! I hated those goodyear wranglers! These tires are 10ply and i was told they are made for a full size truck and that was the reason why I get a vibration driving. They road force tested all 4, 3 times this past weekend! Replaced 1 because it showed 38 on the road force test, 40 is when they replace them and the rest were saposedly fine.I paid $812 for the tires and im getting furious that they cant fix the vibration. Im being told so many different things by everybody I dont know what to do!
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I have the BFG all terrain KO's. I agree with the ride quality! I hated those goodyear wranglers! These tires are 10ply and i was told they are made for a full size truck and that was the reason why I get a vibration driving. They road force tested all 4, 3 times this past weekend! Replaced 1 because it showed 38 on the road force test, 40 is when they replace them and the rest were saposedly fine.I paid $812 for the tires and im getting furious that they cant fix the vibration. Im being told so many different things by everybody I dont know what to do!
They do make a LT version of the BFG A/T which is going to be stiffer and possibly a little harder to balance. Check the letters before the starting size of your tire. It should be something to the affect of LT235/75R15 instead of P235/75R15.
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yes thats what they are LT's. But i dont recall the salesperson telling me anything about them besides they were 10 ply.
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