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Old 12-30-2015, 09:01 PM
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Nitto Trail Grapplers M/T vs. Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM

Does anyone have some good feedback on comparing these two tires?

Nitto Trail Grappler M/T LT "E rated" vs. Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM "C rated".

I know the Nittos well and just love them, especially off-road. I also like how heavily built they are - not very likely to fail when out in the middle of nowhere. Tough, thick sidewalls. But they are noisy on the highway.

I have some limited experience with the Goodrichs and they are pretty quiet on the highway... and while the tread looks like it would be good off-road, I've never experienced them off road. Are they as good off-road as the Nittos?

We are ok with accepting the highway noise of the Nittos, given their exceptionally beefy build quality and great off-road performance. But I'm wondering if when time comes for replacement, I might go with something quieter, if the off-road performance isn't compromised much.

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I wouldn't consider my KM2s to be quiet by any means. I now have 20,000 miles on my set (35x12.5r15s) and they literally look like new tires. At speeds above 50 mph on concrete driving surfaces, they get noisy. They were much quieter when they were new, but after 10,000 miles, they began to get much louder. I also rotate my tires every 5,000 miles.

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I would agree with DesertOutlaw. I've racked up 96,000 miles on three sets of KM2s. They are excellent regarding road grip and outstanding off-road. They don't do well in snow, but aren't designed to. They get loud over time.
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The BFGs will ride better being a C and you will likely have slightly better mileage as they are lighter. From what I have seen, the BFGs seem to do better off road than the Nittos. Some complain about the sidewalks of the NFGs though that mat be 6 of 1, half a dozen of another!

My choice would be BFG.
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As the majority of our Jeep driving is on pavement, we could probably sacrifice a little of the Trail grappler's off-road performance and toughness for a little quieter road performance.

When the Trail grapplers are up for replacement, I'm thinking the KM2, Open Country A/T II Extreme, and Nitto Terra Grapplers will be the top contenders. I will still be leaning toward "E", or at least "D".
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