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    Default Re: 265/65/17 Michelin AT2 vs BF Goodrich KO2

    Update, Managed to source a set of Michelin at Tiger wheel Umhlanga for R2730 per tyre fitted and balanced. ordered and will fit the first week of May.
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    Time for a proper update, Tiger wheel was open on the 27th public holiday so i managed to squeeze in a slot for fitment. The Bfs came off and the Michelin went on after balancing. Their scale wasn't working so i couldn't to a side by side weight test but the Michelin definitely felt like more than 2kg per wheel lighter.

    Up to this point my consumption as per OBC was floating between 11.5/11.6lt/100km overall with a mix driving regime. Since Friday i have completed 700km and to my satisfaction the OBC is down to 10.5 as of this morning. Off the 700km the last 300km was freeway driving and the OBC got as low as 10.1 with the working class back to work now i am expecting this to settle around the 10.7mark and i am a very happy chappy. Performance wise the bakkie feels a lot nippier...

    The Michelin as a tyre is definitely well worth it, they are pretty quiet on the road, the handling is light years ahead and the ride is super comfortable...

    To date, i have no complaints and am very happy with making the change. Thank you to all who pitched in and offered advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kish2604 View Post
    Time for a proper update, Tiger wheel was open on the 27th public holiday so i managed to squeeze in a slot for fitment. The Bfs came off and the Michelin went on after balancing. Their scale wasn't working so i couldn't to a side by side weight test but the Michelin definitely felt like more than 2kg per wheel lighter.

    Up to this point my consumption as per OBC was floating between 11.5/11.6lt/100km overall with a mix driving regime. Since Friday i have completed 700km and to my satisfaction the OBC is down to 11.5 as of this morning. Off the 700km the last 300km was freeway driving and the OBC got as low as 10.1 with the working class back to work now i am expecting this to settle around the 11.7 mark and i am a very happy chappy. Performance wise the bakkie feels a lot nippier...

    The Michelin as a tyre is definitely well worth it, they are pretty quiet on the road, the handling is light years ahead and the ride is super comfortable...

    To date, i have no complaints and am very happy with making the change. Thank you to all who pitched in and offered advice.
    THANKS for the feedback!
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    Default Re: 265/65/17 Michelin AT2 vs BF Goodrich KO2

    Sorry my dyslexia killed my post above, have edited it correctly....
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    14 days and approx 2200km later i have more feedback, This exercise was conceived to save some gas mileage and it is mission accomplished. the OBC is floating between 10.5-10.8 depending on traffic. for me thats impressive for a 4x4 Auto double cab.
    Two spin offs are the comfort levels which is relative to the person also increased tenfold but the most impressive part is the wet weather holding. Durban has been poured on the last 3 days with huge downpours at different times. i took the time to find a lonely road and misbehave trying to swing the back out and it just grips and grips and grips with the T/C turned off...

    in summary i am not bashing the BFS, i do miss the mental comfort that you can drive over landmines with them and come out smiling, however they were not flawless in all aspects and my use is where it wasn't strong all the time. The Michelin's for the price of R2750 each are amazing value for money.

    For reference purposes the tyres were fitted at 85500kms on the oddo and had about 11.7/8 mm depth on them. will remeasure them at 10k kms elapsed mileage.
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    Default Re: 265/65/17 Michelin AT2 vs BF Goodrich KO2

    Michelin owns BF so itís probably one and the same thing.
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    Default Re: 265/65/17 Michelin AT2 vs BF Goodrich KO2

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    Michelin owns BF so itís probably one and the same thing.
    By that reasoning a VW Vivo and a Bugatti Veyron is probably also one and the same thing?
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    Default Re: 265/65/17 Michelin AT2 vs BF Goodrich KO2

    Quote Originally Posted by nieljooste View Post
    By that reasoning a VW Vivo and a Bugatti Veyron is probably also one and the same thing?
    LOL...



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    The weight of the 265/65/R17 BF KO2s is 20,1kg VS the Michelin LTX AT2 being 17,23kg. So that is almost 3kg per wheel you are saving.
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    Mmmm, paar grapjasse wat geen bydra lewer tot die OP se thread nie. Donít quit your day job.
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    Default Re: 265/65/17 Michelin AT2 vs BF Goodrich KO2

    Seems like these Michelin's are good for they're price range?
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    Default Re: 265/65/17 Michelin AT2 vs BF Goodrich KO2

    Quote Originally Posted by Choppie81 View Post
    Seems like these Michelin's are good for they're price range?
    Hi, see post number 25 for last update... From then till now it's just more of the same, in a good way..
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    Default Re: 265/65/17 Michelin AT2 vs BF Goodrich KO2

    Two comments.

    1. Firstly you need to travel at least 20 to 30KKm per year otherwise buying Michelin might mean you have thread left but sit with old casings.

    2. As said in a earlier comment for me (apart from good road holding) it is not how much you pay for a tyre but in the end it is the cost per km which counts.

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