I only have about 5k on them so not much time spent with them. I have had several KO2's and they are great tires. My initial impressions are: size for size the Nitto's are larger and more aggressive appearing than the BFG's. I would say the KO2's run small. The Nittos are louder than the KO2's but not unbearable. I believe the KO2's would be better in the snow as they have the snowflake rating and smaller tread blocks and siping. I do have 2 other sets of Nitto Ridge Grapplers and have been extremely happy with them. Personally I am happy with the Nitto Recon Grapplers and would buy them again.How have the Recon Grapper been holding up? I have always been a BFG guy but interested in the Grappler.