Re: BFG vs Nitto vs Pro Comp
In addition to deciding on terrain handling, you might also want to decide on size--not all tire models are available in all sizes. If you're going 285/70R17, you're probably good across the board. Narrower, wider, taller, etc. and you might have fewer options available.
I'm on my 2nd pair of KO2s after giving the Nittos a hard look. KO2s have proven very predictable in snow and wet, which is where it counts for me. They pick up rocks on trails pretty bad, but they hook up well in most conditions. Not many A/T tires do well in mud, and KO2s are no exception. I had less data on the Nittos, and a mixture of reviews ranging all over the place. KO2s...just work for me.