I have the K02 on my lifted outback 2018 3.6r and I can tell you it huums and it's heavy. If I could do it over again I'd get something that's a bit lighter and less road noise. Still think it's the best looking tire for our cars but that's just me.Hello anyone here have K02 on their Outback Wilderness, hows the noise level?
Here I was all set on Falken Wildpeak for my next set of tires and now there's this..... Back to the drawing board... one thing, not sure how raised white letters are going to look....That's why the Falken Wildpeak A/T Trails are so popular. BFG also now has a similar tire the Trail-Terrain T/A.
Having a lighter wheel will help unsprung weight, but having the heaviest part of the object (the tire) all on the outside will still feel sluggish for acceleration and braking.Someone on here has a black Wilderness with stock size K02’s. It looks fantastic.
While some noise is expected, the trick to making it work out well is to also change to a lighter weight wheel. I believe the stock 17” wheels are 22-23 lbs, based on typical Subaru 17” stuff. The Method lightweight wheels (503 I believe) 16.5 lbs in 17”. The 6-7 lbs you safe will help offset the 10 extra lbs for the K02’s. That should only give you an increase in total unsprung weight of maybe 5 lbs per corner, which isn’t bad at all considering the added tire strength. Frankly it’s what I’d do if I were trading my Touring XT for a Wilderness - and I’m considering that.
The Falken A/T Trail wasn’t made “for” the Outback, but for crossover type vehicles in general. I’m running them and they are fine tires, but the K02 is just that extra but more.The Wildpeak was made for the Outback/crossover. They are the perfect tire. It's hilarious people are running KO2's and the like. Get a jeep.
I said Outback/crossover.The Falken A/T Trail wasn’t made “for” the Outback, but for crossover type vehicles in general. I’m running them and they are fine tires, but the K02 is just that extra but more.
While some may complain about noise, the K02 is an extremely strong tire and significantly reduces the chance of tire failure. This is even more important for those who do venture off road.
The K02 also looks cool.