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Could I get some feedback on either tire.

I was thinking BFG because I know its tough, I like the tread and the look of white out. But dont like the mud getting stuck in the tread. And they seem to be a little narrow with a square look, which is fine.

I'm reading that Nitto is maybe a better all around tire. But its not as aggressive looking with that lighting bolt design all around. But It seems to look slightly wider.

Nittos were on my 4x2 in the past and they are a really well made tough tire too. If they can handle the Baja without a flat thats a tough tire. But I just cant decide and need some advice to help put me over the fence either way. I like them both but can decide ??

I would like to use them for:
Daily Driving
Rocky trails
Confidence in occasional Snow
 

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I've owned both and recently stuck with Nitto TGs. In my opinion they last longer and are better priced. I'm no expert but I think they move water out better on wet streets. It just looks that way to me ???
 

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They are both rated well for rain, but the BFG's are rated for severe snow. I've *heard* the TG's are not..


My dad has gone through only two sets (120,000 miles) of BFG AT's on his truck. They are awesome all around.


But, The TG's are 8-ply, versus the 3-ply BFG's. I think that is the real difference.
 

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i have had Toyo open country on my old tundra and g friends 4runner. it is a very similar tread design to the nittos and they work great. I was thinking about the nittos for my FJ but i dn't know if i want that additional rotational weight of the 8 plies. i am currently leaning towards the toyos.
 

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I've always gone with the BFG AT's and have been quite happy with them. Although, I seem to get the weirdest stuff stuck in them so I wonder if they are more prone to picking up puncture objects. so far I got several nails, screws, a lag bolt, large drill bit, a cylinder head valve and some 8 inch long chrome stepped metal thing.
 

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Thanks everybody. I'm going to go with the TG's based on what your responses were and a buddy of mine made the same remarks as well. Plus I think the Nittos are a little cheaper too.
 

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I really like the Nittos. DOMINICG is correct that they are not as good in deep snow as BFG's but I don't drive much in snow.
 

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I had BFG's and they were hard to balance at freeway speeds you could feel it now having NITTO tires installed much better
 

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FJ-Piper said:
I've always gone with the BFG AT's and have been quite happy with them. Although, I seem to get the weirdest stuff stuck in them so I wonder if they are more prone to picking up puncture objects. so far I got several nails, screws, a lag bolt, large drill bit, a cylinder head valve and some 8 inch long chrome stepped metal thing.
Where the heck are you driving? That sounds like the things I'd get in my motorcycle tires from the 'tween' lane. (in between the car pools and fast lane)
 

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I really like the Nittos. DOMINICG is correct that they are not as good in deep snow as BFG's but I don't drive much in snow.
Good to know. I have the ProComp AT's, which are really similar in tread pattern to the BFG. One of my main goals with the FJ is to be able to get to the mountains during snow season, with little worry. I'll keep this in mind in the future.
 

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I had nice hole right through the side of a lug. I figure it was a nail.. which i never found. Tire went from 38psi to flat in about 45 seconds sitting at a street light. Plugged it and its good to go.

Doesn't change how much i love these tires though.. They are amazing in the rain.

 

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Where the heck are you driving? That sounds like the things I'd get in my motorcycle tires from the 'tween' lane. (in between the car pools and fast lane)
Hahaha 405, 605, 710, 110, 10, 15, 215, 5, 105, 60 and 91 freeways, industrial construction sites in Carson & Rancho Dominguez, SBNF, LPNF, CNF, and ANF. Oh and probably a few other places that slipped my mind.

I don't know what it is, but I seem to pick up junk in the tires.
 
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