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post #1 of 12 Old 01-25-2011, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Question Best 37" tire for rain?

I am currently running a set of 37x12.5x18 BFG KM2's and they've been awesome. When the time comes for my next set I was thinking of getting the same size tire, but in the T/A KO. I'm tired of always worrying about my tires slipping out or hydroplaning. I love the look, feel, noise, etc of the KM2's...but they aren't too good in the rain. Sometimes my rear tires slip out when I'm at a stoplight even when i barely nudge the gas....

I was thinking the T/A KO would be a good compromise. There aren't much options in the 37x12.5x18 size so i know that will be a problem.

Anyone have any advice?

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The BFG TA Ko is built in a 37x12.50R18. Contact one of your local Discount Tire stores for price and availability. You may also want to look at the Falken Wild Peak AT. These have a little better channeling for water removal, they are also available in this size and they have a 50,000 mile warranty.

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I run the BFG A/T's in a 37/12.50/20 on my F-250 its only been for a month now but i have worn out two sets on my Nissan. I love them They dont have the best water channeling but I wouldn't have any other A/T tire.


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you guys know if I can fit 37's on my OBS F350 with a 4" lift?
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The Km2's are gonna be better in the rain than the a/t. I've ran both on my f150 and the km2 was much better just about everywhere, as Discount Tire said the new Falken A/t is actually a very suprising tire. I haven't had really any complaints from the many sets I've put on customers trucks (i work in a tire shop) and they're a bit cheaper, but i've learned if a tire works for you, and you know it works for you, then why change?

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you guys know if I can fit 37's on my OBS F350 with a 4" lift?
Have you installed the lift yet? If so, what tires and wheels are you running now?

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Well im running a set of 37/13.50/20 toyo mts and i dont have any problems with water channeling but im really thinkin bout goin with a set of nitto trail grapplers next. Ive heard good things bout them and they are made by toyo so you may want to give them a thought as well.
If you dont wanna go that route, maybe look up a set of kumho KL71 mt, just a thought, decent priced tire but not really sure how they wear on a superduty.

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Well im running a set of 37/13.50/20 toyo mts and i dont have any problems with water channeling but im really thinkin bout goin with a set of nitto trail grapplers next. Ive heard good things bout them and they are made by toyo so you may want to give them a thought as well.
If you dont wanna go that route, maybe look up a set of kumho KL71 mt, just a thought, decent priced tire but not really sure how they wear on a superduty.
I love my nitto trail grapplers, smooth, quiet, and long lasting. I had the toyo open country m/t before. Both are good tires. I prefer the look of the trail grapplers also, but they are a slouch in loose terrain, then again they are more of a hard packed tire. They ride very good in rain, I highly recommend these tires unless you will be driving through a bunch of sand...
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you guys know if I can fit 37's on my OBS F350 with a 4" lift?
A buddy of mine had 37's on factory 20's put on his 350 4x4 with no lift! They just had to trim some tabs down. I believe it was nitto terra grapplers. I didn't believe it until I saw it, but they fit them under there.
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I love my nitto trail grapplers, smooth, quiet, and long lasting. I had the toyo open country m/t before. Both are good tires. I prefer the look of the trail grapplers also, but they are a slouch in loose terrain, then again they are more of a hard packed tire. They ride very good in rain, I highly recommend these tires unless you will be driving through a bunch of sand...

The only thing i hate is that they dont make a 37/13.50/20 in that tire, its a 12.50 and i kinda curious if it will look like a pizza cutter on my truck. I want the wide stance look on my truck when i get my new wheels.

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