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Stanyx



Member Since: 30 Sep 2015
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Belgium 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 DCPU Fuji White
BF Goodridge KO2 oversteer

Just changed my front tyres (Wrangler MT) on my DCPU at 99k km. As an overwhelming number of users rate this tyre very highly, I choose the KO2 in 235/85/16. Compared to the Wranglers MT, there is a very noticeable drop in noise, the braking on wet surface is vastly improved and the car doesn’t behave like a curling stone when braking on snow anymore.
But on road, in medium corners (3rd/4th gear) the car oversteers and then settles on a wider trajectory than originally aimed for as if the sidewalls flex and settle.
Has any body experienced a similar behavior of their KO2’s?

Post #812476 29th Jan 2020 2:04pm
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

Have you still got MT's on the rear? Darren

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Post #812485 29th Jan 2020 2:57pm
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tookaphotoof



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Netherlands 2013 Defender 130 Puma 2.2 HCPU Santorini Black

You only changed your front tires. So at on the front and mt on the rear. That’s oversteer all right! 😄

Post #812491 29th Jan 2020 3:38pm
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windy81



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Wales 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Firenze Red

god bless that centre differential

Post #812492 29th Jan 2020 3:53pm
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landy andy



Member Since: 15 Feb 2009
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2006 Defender 110 Td5 USW Zermatt Silver

When I had them fitted to my Disco I found they massively under steered, especially in the wet. Found them worse than muds on a Defender.

Post #812558 29th Jan 2020 9:11pm
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tookaphotoof



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Netherlands 2013 Defender 130 Puma 2.2 HCPU Santorini Black

I find them understeer as well. But putting new ko2 on the front axle and keeping old mt tires on the rear is simply asking for trouble.
I always advise using the same tires all round.

Post #812561 29th Jan 2020 9:16pm
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pj2106



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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Stornoway Grey

I won’t buy ko2 again found them horrendous in the wet I’ve gone to cooper at3 4s and they are great 2008 110 2.4 XS Utility (Hagrid)
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Post #812565 29th Jan 2020 9:28pm
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PFS



Member Since: 23 Oct 2012
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United States 1994 Defender 90 V8 Petrol HT Coniston Green

If you left the old tires on the back, an oversteer condition is totally expected. How old (in years) are the rear tires? The older tires get the harder they become and cannot grip the road like new tires. The fronts are grippy, the rears are not. This will become scarier the faster you go...unless you like that sort of thing. Laughing That's why they recommend not letting tires get any older than 10 years, no matter what mileage is on them.

I've replaced tires with less than 5000 miles on them because they were 10 years old...and hard as stones. Dig a fingernail into an old tire, and then a brand new one of the same model. You'll see what I mean.

I love BFG stuff and run KO2's on my Defender.

Pete

Post #812596 29th Jan 2020 10:57pm
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custom90steve



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BFG gets my vote too and completely agree regarding the above statement.
This is the typical scenario for me, replacement due to age rather than mileage.

I have never mixed different tyre treads, brands, styles, sizes, even on different axles.
So far I have always replaced a complete set both axles, unfortunately, though I will admit that it can be significantly costly but the longevity makes up for the cost. (Luckily). 🇬🇧 Made In GB. 🇬🇧

Post #812624 30th Jan 2020 1:37am
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tookaphotoof



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Netherlands 2013 Defender 130 Puma 2.2 HCPU Santorini Black

pj2106 wrote:
I won’t buy ko2 again found them horrendous in the wet I’ve gone to cooper at3 4s and they are great


It might also have to do with this one having a winch on the front but with my first 130 on Continental at tires I went over roundabouts en sweeping corners on B roads a lot quicker. Especially on wet roads.
Unfortunately tires do are expensive otherwise I’d be tempted to try something else.

Post #812632 30th Jan 2020 7:52am
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