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Hey FJ Fam,

Original 2008 FJ owner here, replacing my Nittos as they are dry rotting after 5 years, LOL, still looking to break 90K. Been a while, so I thought I'd ask the community if there are better options out there in this size since these didn't require a body chop and look great with the current lift. I'm leaning towards ordering the same set again.
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Thanks for the suggestions in advance,
Todd
 

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If they check all your boxes then a new set sounds like a good plan!

There are a lot of nice MT tires out there to choose from, especially in that size. Many will recommend all sorts of different ones.

My only insight is that those are a very true MT....just thick, flat tread blocks. If you need any better snow or wet capabilites could look into something with some sipes. I chose the Yokohama G003 for that reason....and they look amazing.

Could also consider weight. The Trail Grap in a C-load is still 67lbs. The Yoko in comparison in a E-load is only 59 lbs. That you might feel in the acceleration / butt-dyno.
 

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I ran a set of these for 9 years before I needed to replace due to dry rot. They were a tad bit louder than my current Toyo MT/3 Open Country's. These have a better highway feel, IMHO. Not a bad word about those TG's, though.
 
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If they check all your boxes then a new set sounds like a good plan!

There are a lot of nice MT tires out there to choose from, especially in that size. Many will recommend all sorts of different ones.

My only insight is that those are a very true MT....just thick, flat tread blocks. If you need any better snow or wet capabilites could look into something with some sipes. I chose the Yokohama G003 for that reason....and they look amazing.

Could also consider weight. The Trail Grap in a C-load is still 67lbs. The Yoko in comparison in a E-load is only 59 lbs. That you might feel in the acceleration / butt-dyno.
Adam, thanks! I've not had anything bad to say about these TG's and ironically the Yokos caught my eye. Appreciate the insight and I may just run the Yokos for the next 5 or so years for a change of look and the mention of performance in the rain/wet. Here in the Charleston area I can definitely appreciate that comment. Will share a pic when she gets new shoes ;)
 

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Such a close comparison, probably going to see how the Yokos work out but they are really two great tires. Here's a great vid comparing the two for those who may be contemplating the same
 

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@ripsin, it sounds like the Nitto Trail Grapplers have done well for you in the past. I love the photo you posted in the thick woods.

I had a set of the Yohohama Geolandar G003 285/70R-17 tires on my FJ Cruiser with good results as well. They were quiet and smooth and provider solid traction. I think either tire will wook well for your needs.

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IMHO the Nitto Trail Grapplers are incredible tires. I have never gotten so many compliments on the look of a tire before. They are very quiet for the aggressive tread ... they easily balance ... and stay round for the life of the tire ... and the 285's in 16" come in 70-series ... so no BMC necessary for stock ride height. Agree on the sipe comment ... they are a hockey puck on ice.

I'm changing my UCA's so may go Ridge Grappler (75-series) next ... so can move the tire forward in the wheel well, eliminating the need for a BMC. The Ridge Grapplers do have siping ... maybe not enough for ice ... but an improvement for snow.
 
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