If your tires are wearing out and causing difficulties while driving, especially in harsh weather conditions and difficult paths, it might be time for a change!
With sufficient tread wear, tires can become worn out and hard to use, causing a decrease in efficiency while driving, in the form of decreased smoothness, increased noise, and can also become dangerous for the driver. At such an impasse, it’s best to change your tires.
BF Good Rich is an extremely trustworthy company to full fill your needs for tires, all optimized for your comfort and all kinds of situations.
When it comes to off-road and all-season terrains, Bf Good Rich has put out many good options on the market. With many such options available, it becomes hard to choose the best tire for your vehicle’s needs.
To provide aid in this choice, here we will be comparing two of their most popularly used tires, which are the Bf Good Rich All-Terrain T/A vs. Bf Good Rich Long Trail T/A.
The BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A comes in two versions; the KO and KO2 while the BF Good Rich Long Trail T/AT/A only comes in one version. The BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A is optimized for all terrains, such as mud, rocks, gravel, etc. The BF Good Rich Long Trail T/A, on the other hand, is optimized for all kinds of seasons, such as snow, dry, wet, etc.
Now let’s take a look at the tires in a little more detail to make a better comparison.
BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A – A Brief Overview
The All-Terrain T/A KO2 is an on and off-road All-Terrain light truck tire developed to meet the needs of jeep, pickup truck, and sport utility vehicle drivers. The All-Terrain T/A was designed to deliver good traction in all kinds of areas along with outstanding durability, great wear, and all season traction.
All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires feature a tear-resistant tread compound that delivers long life. The compound is molded into a high-void all-terrain pattern with interlocking tread blocks, and multiple loose object ejection features to combine off-road durability and traction with on-road handling and acceptable noise. Its 3-ply side-wall construction goes with the unique tread compound to add more strength and durability to the tires.
The BF Good Rich All Terrain T/AT/A KO2 tires come in various sizes, from 15 inches to 22 inches that work best for load-bearing vehicles with heavy sizes.
These tires work best in muddy, rocky, and slippery terrain but are also very good for highway travel, with optimum all-terrain traction and minimum noise levels.
The Bf Good Rich KO tires are a 10 ply face and a 3 ply sidewall with great tread in all terrains; however, it is difficult to move efficiently in wet terrain. It also provides exceptional bruise resistance under the tread and in the sidewall.
Its shoulder lock technology provides maximum traction and steering control in deep mud and sand with longer tread life.
BF Good Rich Long Trail T/A – A Brief Overview
The BF Good Rich Long Trail T/AT/A combines precision handling and traction with a longer tread life and is designed for drivers of pickups and SUV’s featuring the latest BFG tire technology for driving on dry, wet, and snow-covered roads.
The all-season tread compound and symmetrical tread pattern, along with contoured shoulder blocks and a ridged center rib, provide enhanced handling and cornering power, as well as responsive steering.
The tire has a two-ply polyester body with two full-width steel belts with BF Good Rich’s unique Equal Tension Containment System that provides more strength, durability, and tread life.
However, it is made for on-road use and will puncture if taken off-road. It is feasible for all seasons but does not provide outstanding performance in any particular one, which makes it an average tire.
Comparing BF Good Rich All-Terrain & Long Trail
For a better comparison, we divided the tire specifications into categories based on the features. The categories are as follows.
- Dry Traction Comparison
- Wet Traction Comparison
- Snow traction Comparison
- Ride Comfort of both Tires
- Rolling Resistance Difference
- Fuel Consumption Comparison
- Comparison of noise level
- Off-road Driving Experience Comparison
- Steering responsiveness Comparison
- Tread Wear Based Difference
These features of the tires have been recorded in the form of graphs for a better understanding
Now we will compare these features of both tires in detail.
Dry Traction Comparison
The dry traction of both the BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A and the BF Good Rich Long Trail T/A tires is excellent, but the BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A takes the lead in this regard.
This is due to the 3-ply sidewall construction that goes with the unique tread compound and interlocking tread design that provides more strength to the tire.
Its asphalt braking and might not be the best but it covers up for that with excellent dirt road braking, with a braking distance of 28.2m, which is only 0.2 longer than the best tire, and the best side wall strength at 196.6 with a 100% traction in all slope.
Wet Traction Comparison
The wet traction of the BF Good Rich Long Trail T/A tires is feasible for light wetness, however, it can be dangerous to use in heavy rain and on heavily wet roads.
The BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A tires do not face any such problem and great traction even on very wet roads. This is also due to the 3-ply sidewall construction, the unique tread compound, and the interlocking tread pattern.
Snow Traction Comparison
In the snow traction department, the BF Good Rich Long Trail T/A falls behind by a huge difference. It can only handle light snow and can be extremely hazardous in case of heavy snowfall.
The BF Good Rich All Terrain, however, does not face such a problem and can fare wonderfully even in heavy snowfall.
The BF Good Rich All Terrain T/AKO2 tires are marked with the mountain/snowflake symbol that designates that it meets the industry’s severe snow service requirements. They also have 62% more sipes that add up to 19% more snow traction.
The hydroplaning resistance of both the BF Good Rich Long Trail T/A and the BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A is excellent with the BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A taking the lead yet again due to its unique Core Guard Technology that adds 20% more strength. They resist hydroplaning whether around town or at 70 mph on the highway.
Ride Comfort of both Tires
The ride comfort of both the BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A and the BF Good Rich Long Trail T/A tires is virtually the same with the BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A falling a little behind due to the increased size of the tire, which adds a little strain while driving on a highway and cause a reduction in ride comfort.
Rolling Resistance Difference
The rolling resistance of the BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A is slightly higher due to its additional mass which is not feasible for long journeys.
In comparison, the BF Good Rich Long Trail T/A tires have very low rolling resistance that makes them easier to handle during a long journey.
Fuel Consumption Comparison
When it comes to fuel consumption, the BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A falls behind yet again due to its additional mass with causes more fuel consumption, especially on highway roads.
The BF Good Rich Long Trail, on the other hand, has low fuel consumption due to its much smaller size and is better for usage on highway roads.
Comparison of Noise Level
Moving to noise level, the BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A and the BF Good Rich Long Trail T/A tires come to almost the same place with the BF Good Rich Long Trail T/A taking the lead yet again due to the 2-polyester body of the tire that provides it more durability and strength while reducing the noise level, as opposed to the BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A that produces greater noise, but not to the point of intrusion. Its symmetrical tread pattern also added to the decreased noise level and increased drive comfort of the BF Good Rich Long Trail T/A tires.
Off-Road Driving Experience Comparison
The BF Good Rich Long Trail T/A tires are made for on-road use and will puncture if taken off-road.
The BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A tires, however, are specifically made for off-road excursions and shine in such situations.
The BF Good Rich All Terrain T/AKO tires are best for off-road travel on all kinds of rods, such as mud, rocks, etc. This has been proven by repeated testing. It is excellent for off-road travel, optimized for exactly that purpose.
Additionally, the Core Guard technology of the BF Good Rich All Terrain T/AKO2 adds 20% more strength while the interlocking tread design helps more even tire wear that is ideal for off-road traveling and provides tougher performance on gravel roads.
With a tougher and more aggressive tire wall design and shoulders extended down with thicker rubber to add more sidewall strength, the BF Good Rich All Terrain T/AKO2 can handle all kinds of terrain, whether slippery, muddy, or rocky.
The 3-ply sidewall construction to go with its unique tread compound adds more strength and durability to the tire, making it the perfect choice for off-road experiences.
Steering Responsiveness Comparison
The BF Good Rich Long Trail T/A tires have amazing responsiveness and cornering power.
It cannot, however, be compared to that of the BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A tires, which take the lead in this regard.
The BF Good Rich All Terrain T/AKO tires have wonderful steering responsiveness on and off-road, with a slight decrease off-road than on road.
The BF Good Rich All Terrain T/AKO2 tires also great steering response and cornering grip similar to all-terrain highway tires making it smoother on the highway as well as off-road, in different kinds of terrain.
Tread Wear Based Difference
When it comes to treading wear, there is no beating the BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A tires.
While the BF Good Rich Long Trail T/A Tires have an asymmetrical tread pattern with a 2-ply polyester body and two full-width steel belts and BF Good Rich’s unique Equal Tension Containment System with added strength, durability, longer tread life, and a 60,000-mile tread guarantee, it cannot hope to come close to the BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A tires.
The BF Good Rich All Terrain T/AKO2 tires have the Core Guard technology that adds 20% more strength with an interlocking tread design that helps more even tire wear and tougher performance on gravel roads.
The tougher and more aggressive tire wall design with the shoulders extended down with thicker rubber adds more sidewall strength. 3-ply sidewall construction of the tire goes with its unique tread compound which adds more strength and durability to the tire.
All of these factors increase the tread life by 15% on asphalt and double on gravel, making the BF Good Rich All Terrain T/A highly superior to the BF Good Rich Long Trail T/A tires in terms of tread wear.
From the highly detailed comparison of the BF Good Rich All Terrain vs. the BF Good Rich Long Trail tires, it is evident that the BF Good Rich All-Terrain is the better choice.
While the BF Good Rich Long Trail tires have wonderful features, ranging from steering responsiveness to fuel consumption, these tires are not a suitable fit for all kinds of seasons and terrain. They have a higher tread wear, coming behind in hydroplaning and all-terrain traction.
The BF Good Rich All Terrain, on the other hand, is the best choice for all kinds of travel, for all seasons and terrain. These tires are optimized specifically for such situations.
Despite a few issues arising due to the additional mass of the tires, they are ultimately the better choice among the two, for their all-terrain traction, their better off-road experience, and most of all, their tread wear. All these features point to the BF Good Rich All-Terrain as the right choice for your needs.