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Help me choose a tire...

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by cfred70, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Dec 8, 2017 at 8:10 AM
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    cfred70

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    My truck is stock as of right now. Will probably level at some point soon, but not sure when. Would like to get a little more aggressive tire on, here is what I found at the tire shop.

    Size - 275/70/18 - about an 1" taller than stock, but same width

    BF Goodrich All-Terrain KO - Around $850 out the door
    BF Goodrich All-Terrain KO2 - Around $975 out the door (not even sure what the difference is between the KO and the KO2

    General Grabber AT2 - $800 out the door

    or go to a 285/65/18 - about a 1/2" taller and a 1/2" wider than stock

    Nitto Terra Grappler AT - roughly $1k

    Obviously the Grabbers look the best money wise, but I'm open to thoughts.....my truck is a pavement princess, besides a few times it will make a hunting or fishing trip. Living in ohio we do get some snow, and I would like something that "looks" a little more aggressive than the stock michelins.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2017 at 8:15 AM
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    COMiamiFan

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    KO2 fan over here. Mostly pavement over here too and take up to the mountains in the summer.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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    Vendeta2k

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    Not on your list but a Nitto Ridge Grappler owner here....love them!
     
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    Decision made for you: buy the Nitto Ridge Grappler and be stress free
     
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    KO2 is a newer and improved version of KO. They improved the mud performance (which KOs lacked) and also, from what I understand, overall performance and tread life. I am surprised they still sell KO's.

    Among the tires you listed, I personally would go with KO2. I would also stick with 275/70/18 rather than 285/65/18. Somehow, 285s are more expensive than 275s.
     
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  6. Dec 8, 2017 at 8:19 AM
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    I just got out of a pair of BFG K02 in 285/65r18. They are a fantastic tire. I put around 10k miles on them and wanted to go bigger. I didn't get K02s this time because I got a great deal on another set and K02s don't seem to come in a 295/70.

    I ran K02 in deep snow and felt firmly planted on the ground the entire time. I ran K02s in sand and gravel all the flippin' time and couldn't get my truck to slide without trying REALLY hard.

    Great performance and looks on the K02.
     
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  7. Dec 8, 2017 at 8:21 AM
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    Looks like these could be in the price range....how are they wearing? I'd at least like to push 40-50k on them...
     
  8. Dec 8, 2017 at 8:21 AM
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    Out of the one's you listed Nitto Terra Grappler.
     
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    I've only got about 2k on them so far...tracks perfectly and very quiet on paved roads. I also have them on a 2018 Crewmax
     
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    From your list I would go with the KO2s. I had KO2's on my Tacoma but now have the Nitto Terra Grapplers (they were less $) and found the KO2s quieter. I haven't tried the grabbers but have used Duratrac as well and liked them a lot, especially if you're not running a dedicated winter tire and live in a snowy area.
     
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  11. Dec 8, 2017 at 8:35 AM
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    Liking those new K02s
     
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  12. Dec 8, 2017 at 9:17 AM
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    No love for the cheap grabbers??
     
  13. Dec 8, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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    I’ll testify to this. We ran K02’s on most of the trucks when I was farming, and they performed much better than the KO’s I had on my Duramax.
     
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    I would easily get 50K-60K miles on KO's with my first gen. If KO2's are really that much better then their well worth the money.
     

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