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    Default Re: Nitto Terra Grapplers Vs. BF Goodrich A/t ko. AND WHAT SIZE!!!

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    I've driven on AT/KOs, and know many with them. They work great in snow, rain, and on ice for about two seasons, then you'll find the tread has hardened a bit, and they won't grip as well in similar conditions. That's normal for a lot of tires, and it's also the reason they wear so long...it's a hard compound.

    They are the "gold standard" multi-use offroad tire. Don't expect them to be any good in mud...they aren't, and neither is any other all-terrain tire (really).

    They are great in sand, not terribly noisy on pavement, balance well (if the operator is competent), and they are durable...I have folded the sidewall over on a few occasions, spun them against sharp rocks, and so forth.

    Maybe someone can chime in with a similar review of the nittos.

    I know a few people with Nittos, from their comments I would be equally interested in the Terra Grapplers, as long as they were as durable (3-ply sidewall, etc) as the BFGs.

    Since you have a leveling kit, if you don't need a tire for winter conditions you may want to look at the 255/85/16 KM2, which can be run on a stock wheel and is slightly taller than the 285/75/16, but easier to fit as it's narrower. I know a lot of people running that size with great success, on a variety of vehicles.

    JP, your alignment is likely off. It may be "in spec", but it's not correct if a 265/75/16 is running in to the back of the wheel well. Search out what DJ has to say on the subject.

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    Default Re: Nitto Terra Grapplers Vs. BF Goodrich A/t ko. AND WHAT SIZE!!!

    I have the Nitto Terra Grapplers 285 /75 /16 on my 01 Tundra They rub a little on the frame but only at full lock. I've got
    about 40K on them and they are just about bald. My next tire will BFG All Terrains. Once I put my lift on. On my truck to me the rubbing is not that big of a deal.

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    Default Re: Nitto Terra Grapplers Vs. BF Goodrich A/t ko. AND WHAT SIZE!!!

    My speedo is off about 3.5 mph with the 285's vs the 265's that were on it when I bought my truck. I dont think that a gear change is needed for only going up about 1 " in height, although the 285 does weigh more than the 265.

    265/75 16 = 31.6 10.4
    285/75 16 = 32.8 11.2

    Both tires perfrom pretty closely in all types of terrain and driving conditions. The AT's lasted longer for me than the Grapplers but IMO the grapplers look better and I think they were cheaper than the AT's.

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    Default Re: Nitto Terra Grapplers Vs. BF Goodrich A/t ko. AND WHAT SIZE!!!

    anyone run 265/75/16s on a 16 X 8 aftermarket rim?? will it look goofy cuse wheel is one inch wider than stok?? anyone know if there is a 275/75/16 size available???

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    Default Re: Nitto Terra Grapplers Vs. BF Goodrich A/t ko. AND WHAT SIZE!!!

    ok thanks for all the input guys. Cleanb13 were you getting any rubbing when you had the 285's? Also i live in los angeles so i dont ever go offroading in my tundra. Have a pre-runner in the desert for that. The tundra is driven solely on the street and highway so the bigger, all-terrain tire is 100% for looks. So it doesnt really matter which one is better in mud or snow or any of that, I just really want a tire that is going to last, and that will look great.
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    Get the Nittos. Had BFGs. Completely worn out at 28k. Got the Higher ply Grappler (17/32 vs 13/32). Tires have shown no wear at 16k. Imho, BFGs are over-advertised crap.
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    Nittos are way better in mud no questions asked. they dont last at all on the road but bfg made a really good quality tire. i ran the a/t for over a year on my old truck (1500 z71) they were ok offroading but dont expect them to perform like a mud tire. if you want drive a lot on pavement and like to play in the mud or any offroading and if money isnt an issue (which would be really nice) i would look at the toyo open country m/t. they are one of the longest lasting mud tire on the market. i have em and love them do very well in everything iv put them through. fixing to turn 20k on them and still look few. i would lift as well if i money isnt a issue to
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    Default Re: Nitto Terra Grapplers Vs. BF Goodrich A/t ko. AND WHAT SIZE!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Tech View Post
    anyone run 265/75/16s on a 16 X 8 aftermarket rim?? will it look goofy cuse wheel is one inch wider than stok?? anyone know if there is a 275/75/16 size available???
    Here's 285/75/16 on 17x9 they don't stick out that far and don't look goofy. I only get rubbing when i hit a bump from the corner of the bumper and no rub at full lock.

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    Default Re: Nitto Terra Grapplers Vs. BF Goodrich A/t ko. AND WHAT SIZE!!!

    YOU PROBABLY MEANT 16 x 9

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    Default Re: Nitto Terra Grapplers Vs. BF Goodrich A/t ko. AND WHAT SIZE!!!

    ok guys, thanks for the input. I REALLY want to move up to the 285's!!! I found a few trucks with bfg a/t 265's and they look okkkk, but i saw one with the 285's and it looked great. It actually fills the wheel well of these tundras! Some guys are saying it is a nightmere to move up, and others like t-tom are saying its not that bad. I am now only interested in eitherr the bfg or the nitto so feedback on either of those would be great. Anyone else out here running a 285 that can give a little insight? Or anyone else to talk me out of it?
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    I have 285/75/16's on a Daystar 2.5" lift. The only and I mean ONLY rubbing I see is when the steering wheel is turned completely to one side. Usually during super tight U-Turns. Other than that, no rubbing at all. And if you want to know where it rubs, it's on the frame.

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    nokz what kind of tires are you running? Also i dont have a lift, just a leveling kit. You think that rubbing will be more of an issue on my truck without the lift?
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    Default Re: Nitto Terra Grapplers Vs. BF Goodrich A/t ko. AND WHAT SIZE!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Tech View Post
    YOU PROBABLY MEANT 16 x 9
    No they're 17X9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy06tundra View Post
    nokz what kind of tires are you running? Also i dont have a lift, just a leveling kit. You think that rubbing will be more of an issue on my truck without the lift?
    My tires are Nitto Terra Grappler 285/74/R16. And I'm running a 2.5" Daystar lift, better known as a leveling kit. So my setup will work perfectly on yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdailey4315 View Post
    Here's 285/75/16 on 17x9...
    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Tech View Post
    YOU PROBABLY MEANT 16 x 9
    Quote Originally Posted by kdailey4315 View Post
    No they're 17X9
    You are misspeaking (or misstyping). To clarify for any reader unfamiliar with tire/wheel nomenclature: You aren't running your 285/75-16 tires on a 17X9 rim.
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