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Old 12-03-2017, 06:10 PM
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285/75R17 - Nitto Ridge Grapplers vs BFG KO2's?

I am thinking about going with a 285/75R17's and I am trying to decide between Nitto Ridge Grapplers and BFG KO2's. This will be for 99% on road as its my DD and and I have a pretty long commute. I live in Southeast Tennessee so I don't see lots of snow, but lots of wet roads.

Will one tire get better mileage than the other?

Will one last longer?

I put about 20K a year on my Wrangler.

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For me, the benefit of the RG in that size is that you can get a load range C. I only have 350 miles or so on mine, but absolutely love them so far. They replaced 265/70/17 KO2s.

That being said, I don't believe you can go wrong either way. Since the KO2 in this size just now came out, not sure you'll find any user experience yet. Seems like the RGs are a few pounds heavier than the KO2s based on what I've read.

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I have not had Nitto rg's but I have had Toyo R/T and they are similar and they were great. I have had K02 in 34x10.5-17 and they were great, I had Toyo AT2 in 285/75-17 and they were great and also Cooper ST Maxx in 285/75-17 and they are really nice. I think for mostly all highway driving I would really look hard at the AT2's or the ST Maxx. any of those tires will last a long time on a wrangler.
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I can speak for the Bfg's as I'm on a second set of K02's first set I put 20k on with a ton of offroad trips and lots of highway driving. I went up to a bigger size from 33x12 to 35x12.5. They still had 10-11/32 of tread on them when I sold them and the new set came with 15/32. So I'd highly recommend them they performed great in the snow and dirt and great grip in the rocks. They however are not that good but not bad in the mud. I prefer more quiet tire on road as these are very quiet. Just my input.
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I have not had Nitto rg's but I have had Toyo R/T and they are similar and they were great. I have had K02 in 34x10.5-17 and they were great, I had Toyo AT2 in 285/75-17 and they were great and also Cooper ST Maxx in 285/75-17 and they are really nice. I think for mostly all highway driving I would really look hard at the AT2's or the ST Maxx. any of those tires will last a long time on a wrangler.
how true to size are the toyo's?
the toyo 285/75R17s are listed as 33.8"
the toyo 285/70R17 list at 32.8
the stock SRAs I got seem to becoming in about an inch short of the listed 32.1
I need to go up in size but
i'm having problems with a reference point to size off of
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