A year ago I treated my Jeep to a set of the new BFG KO2 All Terrain tires. The 285/75's fit perfectly on my 16x9" rims, balanced well, and in short order I was heading north to Fairbanks, Alaska from my home in central Washington. The three week, 4,500 mile trip proved no challenge at all for the BFG's. They handled wet and dry pavement just fine as well as many miles of dirt/gravel roads. Their quiet, smooth ride and excellent handling on all road surfaces was greatly appreciated. This was not unexpected, I have used the older BFG All Terrain tires several times in the past, with good results. Back in Washington the BFG's were on my Jeep during several NWOL adventures, and also my own trips in hunting season and through the winter. Liberty, "Hole in the Rock" route: They came up short on traction twice: Once was when I was pulling a trailer through Slack Canyon/Douglas Creek, and trying to climb a fairly steep snow-covered incline. Airing them down and using the Max-Trax boards solved that issue. Later on a spring Douglas Creek trip I led the group into a canyon, with another steep, mud and snow-covered exit. Sensing a pattern here? That time it took a lot of teamwork to get all the rigs back up out of the canyon. Much use was made of the Max Trax boards, and I resorted to the use of a pair of cable chains as well. In retrospect, I believe that airing down lower would have helped sufficiently. Most of the vehicles with various tires had difficulty with that particular muddy/snowy climb. Over the winter, on-pavement, the BFG's completely out-performed their predecessors, a set of Toyo Mud Terrain tires. Just a couple of weeks ago my wife and I returned from a terrific three-week, 3,600 mile tour of the southwest which included several off-pavement sections involving rock, dirt, sand and volcanic ash. We were dragging the trailer along, and I never did air down from highway air pressure. The tires did superbly in the southwest environment, perhaps reflecting BFG's desert racing mastery. Even pulling a deeply rutted, loose and rocky grade the tires simply grabbed whatever traction was available pulling the Jeep & trailer up with no drama at all. In short, I think these are the best all-around tires I've ever had on a 4x4 rig during my decades of doing this sort of poking around in the canyons & hills. They're everything earlier BFG All Terrain tires were, with better snow and off-pavement performance.