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5Cent

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I’ve been running the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac with great results. Over 5 years 65k miles on them and plenty of tread life left.
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giles

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Being a Toyo fan and having a company truck with Nittos on it, I have been paying attention to the Ridge Grappler. Comes in a few different load ranges. The few people I know with them seem to love them. It would be comparable to the toyo rt, but I don't like the road noise of the toyo. So I am learning towards either the Toyo MT or the Nitto Ridge Grappler. Comparable in price and life expectancy. With the toyo being the shorter life with the softer compound of the mud tire.
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Smawgunner2

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About that time for me…currently have BFG 245/75/17 ko2 on my Tacoma that have served me well. They are a bit noisy.

looking at going back with the ko2 or giving the Toyo open country or wild peak at3 a try

I go on a handful of long road trips each year in the truck for bird camp so a reasonably quiet and comfortable ride is important. On the same hand, some of those KS / IA roads can turn to snot pretty quick so I need to have decent traction.

Any new opinions? Sounds like @jagermeister would have me go ko2 and @giles toyo?
My KOs are super quiet. I didn’t notice any difference between them and stock tires. I think they suck on wet pavement but outstanding in other conditions.
 
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giles

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Things are getting sketchy with employment in my career field so I went ahead and pulled the trigger. Friday I ordered a set of the Nitto Ridge Grapplers in 295x65r20. Went with sizing up just a little, kept my tow ratings and I plan to have my truck ready to start pulling hotshot loads if needed. They came in around $400 less than the toyo. They also seem to be a very popular tire with high ratings. I will try and get them installed next weekend and upload some pics. From what I could find, they are made in the same factory as the Toyo. We will see what they do for rock chips. That is the only reason I didn't go back to the Toyo AT3. Aluminum black body truck, long gravel driveway and gravel road driving...no thanks.
 

P8riot

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Things are getting sketchy with employment in my career field so I went ahead and pulled the trigger. Friday I ordered a set of the Nitto Ridge Grapplers in 295x65r20. Went with sizing up just a little, kept my tow ratings and I plan to have my truck ready to start pulling hotshot loads if needed. They came in around $400 less than the toyo. They also seem to be a very popular tire with high ratings. I will try and get them installed next weekend and upload some pics. From what I could find, they are made in the same factory as the Toyo. We will see what they do for rock chips. That is the only reason I didn't go back to the Toyo AT3. Aluminum black body truck, long gravel driveway and gravel road driving...no thanks.
I figured you for a hot shot load type of guy 😉
 
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