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Hankook DynaPro MT vs. Nitto Trail or Mud Grappler

I stopped by DiscountTire to discuss some tire options for my truck. The Contis that came with my truck only have about 5k miles left in them and they pretty much suck in the rain. So, I figured it might just be time to replace them. I'm going to stick with the stock 18's since they don't bother me and I figured I could squeeze on some 35/12.5/18s.

As a side note, my wife runs the Hankook DynaPro MT's on her H3. I think they're slightly smaller - one down from 35's. Anyways, I've been very happy with them both on and off-road. We've only had them maybe 10k miles, but they seem to be wearing well. But, I bought them b/c they were one of the cheaper options....

When I was at DT, I realized that the Hankooks are 332/per tire whereas the Nittos are 313 or 314. I've always heard good things about Nittos, but I've never really bought them b/c they were generally more expensive and I always found something else that performed equally well for less.

I really like the extra aggressive look of the Nitto Mud Grapplers and was going to order those, but the sales guy was trying to steer me into the Hankooks. I told him that I had a hard time paying more for what seemed like a lesser brand (with a not as cool looking sidewall pattern). But, he said the Nittos were fairly soft and on a 1-ton truck, they would wear out much faster than the Hankooks.

Thoughts guys? Is he full of BS or are the Hankooks truly made from a harder compound that will last longer?


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Anybody running Nittos to provide some feedback?


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I had a set of Nitto Terra Grapplers All Terrians on my truck at first and they lasted 55,000 miles. Not sure about the ones you are asking about. I am now running Toyo Mud Terrains and love them as well. Hopefully somebody else will chime in.
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Only get the Mud Grapplers if you spend at least 25% of the time in deep mud and you hate your ear drums...

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I've had BFG MT's on a previous truck, my wife runs the Hankook MT's and I've run some semi-aggressive Cooper LTZ's on my last truck ('09 Ram 1500), so I'm not that worried about the noise. I don't spend 25% of my time on mud, but when hunting or visiting a buddy's ranch, the difference between a semi-aggressive tire and an aggressive MT can make a HUGE difference.


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get the nitto trail grapplers then. I have the mud grapplers now and let me tell you they are the loudest most annoying tires ever. there really is no use for them unless you are seriously off roading. i think the trail grapplers are a beter solution.


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the mud grapplers are very loud. I'd go with Cooper STTs or the Nitto Trail grappler. I can't imagine Hankooks being any better than Nittos or Coopers.

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I didn't see any Coopers as an option at DiscountTire in the 35x12.5 for an 18" rim.


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Ive never had any personal experience with the hankooks, but a couple years ago there was a guy bombing around one of the local ORV parks in an pavement pounder Exploder, and he was crawling through mud and silt holes that guys with jeeps on swampers were struggling with. they seemed to be a good mud tire.

My old man just put a set of the hankook ATs on his 1500 dodge and they look like a reasonable tire.

Ive got a buddy running the trail grapplers on his Cummins and he pulls a trailer with his sprint car bout every weekend and at bout 20k and 1yr he will be putting tires on his truck before racing season.
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Damn. Sounds like his Nittos wore out fast.

The Hankooks are very impressive off-road, especially on slippery trails and they aren't too loud on the street.


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