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Old 08-22-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Nitto or BFG? *READ BEFORE YOU VOTE*

Not needing tires real soon, but I do have my choices. BFG MT KM2s or Nitto Trail Grappler MTs? I like both, but I want to know which one is better. What's best for snow and rain? Which gets better mpg? Road noise isn't a big deal. I have maxxis bighorns right now and they're loud.
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KM2s are not good in icy conditions, but they are an overall good tire.
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BFG's!!!!!!!
Been running them for over 10 years. Nitto is not bad but BFG's I know are desert race proven!
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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BFG's!!!!!!!
Been running them for over 10 years. Nitto is not bad but BFG's I know are desert race proven!
I'm not driving in the desert. Lol. I know what you mean though. I have the ATs on my old truck. Love them. Just want that MT look. lol
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:59 PM   #5
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I'm not driving in the desert. Lol. I know what you mean though. I have the ATs on my old truck. Love them. Just want that MT look. lol
Yeah I agree, I do like the look of the MT too. I have a couple friends that have the MT's, and they love them
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:00 PM   #6
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I have had both, I did not like my BFG's. They were loud, didnt wear well and expensive in my area. I put Nitto's on and they were amazing. Quiet on the roads, excellent traction in the loose stuff and amazing in the snow. I will never buy anything but Nitto's and Toyo's from now on.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:01 PM   #7
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I have had both, I did not like my BFG's. They were loud, didnt wear well and expensive in my area. I put Nitto's on and they were amazing. Quiet on the roads, excellent traction in the loose stuff and amazing in the snow. I will never buy anything but Nitto's and Toyo's from now on.
That's a good answer
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:01 PM   #8
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I have a set of Trail grapplers but i'm selling them and getting the BFG's. I like the look of the BFG's more and the main reason is i want 255/85R16. Both tires have similar off road handling characteristics. I would base your decision on looks and/or price. Also, i wouldn't run a mud terrain in icy conditions. Not sure where you live or what your winter is like though.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:03 PM   #9
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I have a set of Trail grapplers but i'm selling them and getting the BFG's. I like the look of the BFG's more and the main reason is i want 255/85R16. Both tires have similar off road handling characteristics. I would base your decision on looks and/or price. Also, i wouldn't run a mud terrain in icy conditions. Not sure where you live or what your winter is like though.
WV. Winters suck. Haha. And after having MTs, I don't think I could change. I like them too much
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:05 PM   #10
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Then again I have only had TerraGrapplers, kinda misread that
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:05 PM   #11
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Then again I have only had TerraGrapplers, kinda misread that
Ahh, I see. READ!!!! Lol. It's cool
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:06 PM   #12
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Both good tires, no personal experiences with Trail Grapplers... My KM2s are the best tire I've ever owned.
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Live in kodiak AK, have KM2's and I know for sure that they do well in the snow, but when it gets icy (which it does here a LOT) you lose a lot traction, kinda sucks when driving up a steep hill. Road noise/MPG couldn't give you a answer short drives here and highest posted 55mph.
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I'm on my 3rd set of KM2s now. No complaints. Rain, snow, mud, ice, sand...I've never had any issues with them. I will continue to get them for the foreseeable future.
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Dude, BFGs are the most proven tire in all conditions...nuff said
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:32 PM   #16
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you'll be spendin da monies on trail grap MT's, i have BFG AT KO's and they're awesome in everything I've put them through, rain, mud, gravel, sand, anything, i can only speculate the km2's are better in all of the above except for ice or rain
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I have owned both but the Nitto's are by far the better tire.They are smoother,less noisy,wear slower and balance easily.
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I really want to vote for both, but since I have not owned the KM2's I can't. I have, however, owned the original BFG KM mud tires and they were by far the best tire I ever owned.

On the other hand, these trail graps from nitto have not let me down yet, I didn't put them through the tortures of the KMs (ran over nails, drove over a fire with red hot coals, had the truck slide to the side in mud and stick a sharp rock in the sidewall and no puncture) but after my Colorado road trip I can say they are a really good tire. No icy roads driven on either tire but plenty of rain, mud, sand, wet grass and 2 snow trips, the KMs had excellent wear, these trail grapplers are showing the same wear.

I got about 60k miles out of the KMs, I'm running just shy of 12k miles on the trails and they still look pretty new. I would estimate to get about 50k miles from the trails with about 10-15% tread left when I decide to get rid of them. My next set of tires will definitely be the KM2 since I have no reason not to believe they are better than the original KMs.

Road noise - these trail grapplers are a lot louder than the KMs but I actually kind of like 'road growl' and usually have my music turned up somewhat loud. I also like when I turn heads driving down the road. Hope this helps.
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The nittos are heavy ass tires. I went back and forth on them and decided for our underpowered yotas they just aren't practical. I do like the way they look better than the km2s though. I've never had km2's but I know plenty of people that are happy with them. You gotta keep them rotated. What size tire are you looking at? BTW, I had the bighorns in a 285 and I loved them. They were soft though and chunked really easy in the rocks. They still road great though. I'm use to loud tires by now.
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