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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nitto Trail Grappler vs GY Wrangler Duratrac

I've got a set of 305/65/18 BFG All Terrain TA KO's that I'm not overly happy with.

Been thinking about getting a set of 295/70/18 Nitto Trail Grappler M/Ts

I've got the Bilstein leveling shocks.

Anyone have any input on these tires? My BFGs rub at full lock but the Nittos are about an inch higher and a half inch narrower so I'm thinking they won't rub. Any thoughts?

How do they perform in the snow/slush/ice/mud/street?

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M/Ts run a shorter life span on the street, snow/slush not all that good kuz of the bigger block tread. bad on ice but good on dirt mud, deep snow, rock.

what are you goin to be doin with the truck more, is it a weekend wheeler or a DD.
for a DD you want the look but get good life out of the tire go with a A/T tire
or the look but be changing them out every 20-30k go with a M/T tire

i do a lil weekend wheelin and my A/Ts do just fine and get 50-60k out of them

figure out what ur goin to be doing more of, theirs lots of tire choices that have good looks and preform good.

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I don't put alot of miles on. I don't typically tow either - it's just for back and forth to work here in town once in awhile and off roading. The BFGs I have are too wide and not aggressive enough for me IMO as they are terrifying to drive with in slush and don't clean their treads out in the muck and snow.
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I'm thinking about going with GY Wrangler Duratracs.

They seem to be getting pretty good ratings. I'll probably get the 275/70/18 - the narrower width will probably help in the snow/slush too compared to my 305/65/18 BFGs. The BFGs are 33.7" tall by 12.2" wide whereas the Duratracs are 33.2" tall by 11" wide. Maybe they won't even rub at full lock like the BFGs.

I didn't read a whole lot of good things about the Trail Grapplers in the snow/slush/ice...
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Can't help on the sizes.... but I've got Duratracs on my Ranger and they're awesome! Not a single thing to complain about whatsoever.
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I'm getting a price on the BF Goodrich Mud Terrian T/A KM2 in a 285/70/17
the tread is nice and deep and the reviews on the tire are good also no one says anything bad about the tire and wear is good also

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I'm getting a price on the BF Goodrich Mud Terrian T/A KM2 in a 285/70/17
the tread is nice and deep and the reviews on the tire are good also no one says anything bad about the tire and wear is good also
kind of ironic that you say that about the KM2s

a guy here in town told me that he had some and hated them with a passion. He said he couldn't keep them balanced on his Wrangler.

Anyway i more or less stayed away from them for that reason.

I really like those Trail Grapplers - I don't know what to do!
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the goodforayear duratracks are very popular here,i've driven in deep snow/packed snow and they grip good.


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Here's a review posted on tirerack about the BF Goodrich tire I posted that I'm looking into.
These tires have defied logic and far exceeded my expectations. Not only are they a better off road tire than an a/t but they are a better on road and even highway tire. They are the best looking M/T you can buy in my opinion. I can HIGHLY recommend these tires.

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I have 295/70R18 Trail Grapplers with 18x9 XD-MONSTER rims (+18mm offset) on my 2010 fx4 screw and i love them, a little road noise but not annoying, i've had them for about three months now no complaints. All i have is a 2" leveling kit, i had to trim the front valance and a little bit on the back bottom of the front fender flare, very simple trim, only took 10 min. NO RUBBING ANYMORE
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