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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?