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post #1 of 5 Old 01-16-2016, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Well my Nitto Teragrapplers finally gave up on me and one blew a sidewall on my way to the shooting range today. I managed to get 80k with an additional 8-10k left on some rocks, out of them so I knew it wasnt too much longer anyway. Anyway for the big question of whats next. Im torn between 3, The Toyo RTs, Nitto Trail Grappler, and Goodyear MTR-K. The size will be 35's of course. So which would you or do you run, and how do you like them.

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Not the Goodyear MTR/K! I had them for 2 years in 35's and had more issues than any MT tire I ever have run. One was out of round and the rest never balanced for crap. I switched to Toyo MT in 37's for the last 40k miles never rebalanced since new no issues and lots of life (20k probably) left.

Skip the MTR/K they are not good tires
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Not the Goodyear MTR/K! I had them for 2 years in 35's and had more issues than any MT tire I ever have run. One was out of round and the rest never balanced for crap. I switched to Toyo MT in 37's for the last 40k miles never rebalanced since new no issues and lots of life (20k probably) left.

Skip the MTR/K they are not good tires
A major nationwide tire store reiterated the same thing to me a couple weeks ago.
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Im torn between 3, The Toyo RTs, Nitto Trail Grappler, and Goodyear MTR-K. The size will be 35's of course. So which would you or do you run, and how do you like them.
I'd stick with the Nittos unless they let you down in any way - did they?
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Not the Goodyear MTR/K! I had them for 2 years in 35's and had more issues than any MT tire I ever have run. One was out of round and the rest never balanced for crap. I switched to Toyo MT in 37's for the last 40k miles never rebalanced since new no issues and lots of life (20k probably) left.

Skip the MTR/K they are not good tires
I could give Boca's response for , except I went to 35" Trail Grapplers.

If Goodyear had the quality control that Nitto does, I'd go for the MTR/Ks all day long . . . but they don't.
The TGs are a shitload heavier than the MTR/Ks, but all that weight is in areas that need reinforcement on the MTR/Ks.

So . . . you got good life out of the Nittos - did they work well during their long life?


EDIT: I read "Terra Grapplers" in your OP but it just now registered - FAWK those tires.
Get some Trail Grapplers (like you said) if you're re-Nitto-ing. You'll dig these tires, IHMO.

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I have been in the tire business for 40 plus years and would love nothing more then to recommend a Goodyear to replace your Nitto's but can tell you out of all the brands that I have been associated with over my career Goodyear are a 1/2 step above all the Chinese product out there.
If you are going MT's I would go with the Toyo's - I went AT's this time and I'm running 325/65R18 Firestone AT's (34.8") and love them - picked up 2.5 MPG's and a much smoother ride.
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