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Which M/T? KM2 or Trail Grappler.

Can't decide between the two.Looking at BFG KM2 in 305/70/R17 (33.9x12.2) or Nitto Trail Grappler in 295/70/R17 (33.5x12). My JKU has a 2.5 RK stock mod lift, stock 3:73 gears, and stock fenders. I'm definately gonna get one of the two. BTW only $100 difference in a set of 4 through Discount tire. THe KM2's being the higher price. Got to get em in the next couple of weeks.

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Go with the KM2s. BFG is/was offering a $50 gift card for purchasing a set of tires.

I don't personally know anyone who bought NITTO MTs who bought another set after that. Terrible wear patterns and not good tread life. That's what I've heard from the guys I know, though. I don't know anyone who actually wheels on them and I've never ran them, so take all that into consideration.

BFG you're paying a few bucks more per tire, but you're getting that extra investment back in terms of a quality product that will perform and last.

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the KM2's in teh snow were... different...

some love them, some hate them... i was indifferent. But i did notice that as they wore they REALLY were affected by snow.

if it were me, i'd go trail grappler... but the KM2 worked fine.

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Interested in these two tires also as they are just about all that's readily available in 37. I keep hearing the nitto TG is like the Toyo, which I love. Just haven't heard why it is they are like them


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love my km2's

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ditto...love my KM2's rotate them every 4500 to 5K miles and they wear really even
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Interested in these two tires also as they are just about all that's readily available in 37. I keep hearing the nitto TG is like the Toyo, which I love. Just haven't heard why it is they are like them


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KM2s are short out of the box, that is my only issue with them. Great off-road tire in plenty of conditions.

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i don't know the specs but i do know we mounted some of the trails up and my god were they heavy. I swear that they were a 32"ish and weighed more then my 35" km2.

That said...hands down i would pick the dura trac if running smaller size tires for a daily driven rig. If they would just put kevlar and made a 37" dura trac it would be the perfect tire!!

Or at least get the KM2 siped before mounting them. Stock/un-sipped they suck in the snow.

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My friend runs KM2's on his TJ and loves em. My vote is with the KM2.

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That said...hands down i would pick the dura trac if running smaller size tires for a daily driven rig. If they would just put kevlar and made a 37" dura trac it would be the perfect tire!!
i too wish they would make a 37 in that. it would almost have to be a big seller as there aren't many choices right now, and everyone loves that tire


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Freshmeat, I'm surprised to hear any negative on the Nitto at all. Personal experience (both from selling tons of them to wheeling with them on the trail in the company JK, driving on the street, etc) has been nothing but good for me and I've gotten nothing but great feedback on them from those they've been sold to. This includes long term feedback as well. A lot of people are buying them as repeat customers, but that takes a while because of how long they last.

I've said it on here before and I'll say it again, they're the best "compromise" tire out there. There is no way a tire can be perfect for every situation. There's always a tradeoff. They're good on the street, good in the mud and clean out fairly well, good on the rocks and comparably good in the snow compared to most MT's. That and it's a tough freakin' tire. Only one that comes close is the Goodyear MT/K, but Nitto wins that battle IMHO.

KM2, not a bad tire. Run small and I've seen some sidewall punctures that have surprised me... Nitto has about as tough a sidewall as you're going to get in a radial.
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