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BFG A/T vs. Terra Grappler

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by IndigoTaco, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Oct 18, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    IndigoTaco

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    Want to hear from guys that have had both, or their experiences with the Terra Grappler on these trucks in rain/snow/sleet/etc. The TG's are about half the price of the BFG's, and I think I could stand to save a few bucks right now. BFG's came out on top of the Duratrac's to me, and I just want to see if they are really superior to the TG's.
     
  2. Oct 18, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    i'd get the bfg's before the terra grappler. they seem to have a more aggressive tread and handle better than the terra's in the snow and rain.
     
  3. Oct 18, 2009 at 10:37 AM
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    chris4x4

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    My experiance with the BFg's and the Nittos back to back showed the Nittos have more grip every where. Even in snow. I have run the Nittos on 4 trucks, and they have worn very well. The BFG's are stronger against sidewall damage due to the 3 ply side wall, but the Nittos ride better on the street. Some people seem to have issues with the Nittos in the past, Oakley, and Jonneconn, But after looking into it, it seems to be isolated issues, and could have been a bad batch of tires. I will continue to run the Nittos as I have been increadibly pleased with them.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    chris is right on many points, the nittos are definitely more quiet on the road. bfg's do have a stronger sidewall. ive heard good things about both tires.
     
  5. Oct 18, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    IMO, BFG A/T are great tires for me and my Tacoma. The threads are great, I have my tires rotated every 6k, PSI at 32, the high noise is not too bad. I would go with the BFG.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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    My Nittos haven't worn for shit so i'm going w/ BFG this time around...I've got 28,000 on em and there slicks :mad:
     
  7. Oct 18, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Yeah...I meant to put you down too....Still puzzeled as to why they wore like that. Never had that happen to my TG's, and I put them thru the paces pretty good.
    I have run 6 sets total, on 4 different trucks ranging in weight from 3400 lbs, to 7100 lbs.....with no issues.
    :confused:
     
  8. Oct 18, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    I've had the BFG A/T's on my past two vehicles and loved them. If I can lower the cost to about half by getting the TG's then I would like to do that. Chris, thanks for the info...it seems to be hit or miss with the Terra Grapplers for the guys that have them. I'm in NY so the snow/sleet/rain/ice is a must.
     
  9. Oct 18, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    I sent an e-mail to nitto regarding the issues I have heard from Oakley, and Jonneconn (didnt know about your Scott at the time), but havent heard back yet.....Perhaps I will send another.
     
  10. Oct 18, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Yeah it sucks man! You've got like 33k on yours right now w/ half the tread which is great! I hate my life!!!:frusty:
     
  11. Oct 18, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    Actually, 37k with 7/32'nds of tread. And I tow, and do burnouts. :)
     
  12. Oct 18, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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  13. Oct 18, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    Personally, I think you should send a pic to Nitto. You may get a new set of tires out of it.
     
  14. Oct 18, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    Mmmm...Doubt it, they don't have a mileage warranty. But your right, fuck its worth a shot ;)
     
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    I actually just e-mailed Nitto with a rant about there tires not holding up on my Taco...lets see if I get a response.
     
  16. Oct 18, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    BFG AT's... I never care to own another tire
     
  17. Oct 21, 2009 at 4:01 AM
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    I'm at about 13k miles on mine now, they are in great shape! They have held up well to minor offroading/rocks. They handle fantastic on the street, wet or dry. They are great for soft sand. I have no noticable tread wear or damage, very little road noise and no complaints. I'm sticking with them for my next set also.
     
  18. Oct 21, 2009 at 6:16 AM
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    BFG AT's, I have had several sets, they are great tires. Maybe the TG's have only isolated issues, but I have never heard of anyone having issues the BFG's.
     
  19. Oct 21, 2009 at 6:21 AM
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    Every set I have seen on other trucks look as your does. :) They wear nice. Ames out here has 20k moles on his, and has 10/32 tread left still.
     
  20. Oct 21, 2009 at 6:31 AM
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    my BFG's have 18k miles & have 11/32" +
     
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