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New Ford F-150 Raptor to ride on BFGoodrich tires

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Ford’s 2017 F-150 Raptor. | © Ford

New Ford F-150 Raptor to ride on BFGoodrich tires

BFGoodrich engineers have created a special version of the company’s T/A KO2 all-terrain tire for Ford’s 2017 F-150 Raptor.

The new light truck was launched this week at a special event in Borrego Springs, California.

The F-150 Raptor’s version of the KO2 tire was co-developed with Ford engineers and tuned specifically for the truck’s unique performance requirements.

The F-150 Raptor, part of the Ford Performance lineup, is the latest example of collaboration between Ford and BFGoodrich engineers to create custom-tailored tire constructions and compounds designed to maximize vehicle performance.

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The T/A KO2 © BFGoodrich

Engineered from BFGoodrich’s championship off-road motorsports technology, the KO2 “delivers exceptional toughness, tread life and traction for conquering harsh conditions, including gravel, dirt, rock, mud and snow,” BFGoodrich says.

Ford Performance tested the new F-150 Raptor in the stock truck class at the SCORE Baja 1000 — regarded the toughest off-road race on the planet — this year. The vehicle finished inside the 36-hour time limit using only one set of standard T/A KO2 tires.

More than five million T/A KO2s have sold in North America since the tire debuted in 2014.

For more about the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, check out the website. For everything you need to know about the T/A KO2, including the spec sheet, visit the BFGoodrich website.

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