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Nitto Terragrappler input please

Alright everyone, I'm ditching the "high performance" SRA's that came stock on my Jeep. My plan involves 33" tires now with a Teraflex BB in the near future (2-3 months). I'm buying an all terrain, as most of my driving is on pavement. I'll be ordering a set of spidertrax tonight or tomarrow. Now the tire question looms.

I've got it narrowed down to two tires: BFG AT's, and Nitto Terragrapplers. Both are the same price for the 285/75/r17, so that isn't an issue. I've used the BFG on my Bronco, and was pleased with it. Just looking for something different now.

My questions go out to anyone who has owned the Nitto before. How did it handle? On road? Off road? How did they hold up? Would you buy it again?

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My rommate had them on his TJ. They were good in rain and dirt roads. Really about it. I wouldnt even consider them an offroad tire at all.

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I have em on my jeep,they are good all purpouse tire,thegood in the sand,snow, rain,but mud does eem to collect on them and do not self clean,for what I do I am happy.

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I have TerraGrapplers,325/70-17(35x12.50) They are Ok for a daily driver, OK in the sand and dirt, but terrible in mud. Haven't had them on rocks yet but I predict they will be OK for what I will do, which is just the mediocre type trails and runs....

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I've got it narrowed down to two tires: BFG AT's, and Nitto Terragrapplers. Both are the same price for the 285/75/r17, so that isn't an issue.

My questions go out to anyone who has owned the Nitto before. How did it handle? On road? Off road? How did they hold up? Would you buy it again?
I have had TerraGrapplers on my F150 for about 15k miles and they are a great road tire, showing little wear.

I like them so much that I just put them on my wife's Z71 Tahoe about 2 weeks ago. They replace a set of BFG Mud Terrrains (stock Rubicon tires) and the difference is night and day for onroad performance and noise.

Can not comment on how they perform in the mud or on the trail...save that stuff for my Jeep/KM2's.
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The Terra-grapplers are great in dirt,snow,and wet. They suck in the mud.

Probably the best tire I've ever ran in the snow or rain.

Quiet and smooth on road.

When the Michelins on my wifes Tahoe wear out she'll be getting some Terra-grapplers.
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Thanks for the responses. I don't typically get into too much mud, so that won't be an issue for me. If their mud performance is the biggest gripe, I might just go ahead and get the nitto's. I do a lot of road and dirt driving, they sound like they would be perfect for me. Gotta be better than the stock tires. I can't wait.

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I've ran Nitto TG's for about 30k now and they are a great DD tire. I hit the dirt at least once a month and they do fine for an AT. I air em down to around 12psi and they stick like glue. Are they equivalent to a MT? Of course not, but for the $$ they are a good tire. I rotate and balance every 6k and mine are wearing very evenly and well.

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Also check out the Goodyear Duratracs if you want a more aggressive AT tire.
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Thanks for the responses. I don't typically get into too much mud, so that won't be an issue for me. If their mud performance is the biggest gripe, I might just go ahead and get the nitto's. I do a lot of road and dirt driving, they sound like they would be perfect for me. Gotta be better than the stock tires. I can't wait.
I think you'll really like them. Another cool feature is the scalloped sidewalls on the Terra-grapplers. The sidewalls look more like a M/T than an A/T so you get some of that aggressive look everybody wants.
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Alright everyone, I'm ditching the "high performance" SRA's that came stock on my Jeep. My plan involves 33" tires now with a Teraflex BB in the near future (2-3 months). I'm buying an all terrain, as most of my driving is on pavement. I'll be ordering a set of spidertrax tonight or tomarrow. Now the tire question looms.

I've got it narrowed down to two tires: BFG AT's, and Nitto Terragrapplers. Both are the same price for the 285/75/r17, so that isn't an issue. I've used the BFG on my Bronco, and was pleased with it. Just looking for something different now.

My questions go out to anyone who has owned the Nitto before. How did it handle? On road? Off road? How did they hold up? Would you buy it again?

Thanks,
Tom
I'm running them on my JK, but the 295/75/R17's They handle great, very quiet compared to other tires I've had, big open tread so you don't get any snow/mud build up.

I ran them for the first 5000 KM on stock wheels with no spacer, and found the only problem was a very slight rubbing on the sway bar on the front drivers side. Added a 2" lift and 1.5" spidertrax spacers and have not had a single problem, except for driving over a 6" chunck of steel on the hi-way and needing a repair. They have 20,000 KM on them now and still have about 90% tread left! I brought 5 tires and needed a spacer for the spare tire carrier!

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jeep is at the local NTB right now getting new shoes. I'm waiting for the phone call to go pick her up. I got the nitto's in the 285/70/r17 variety. Now I need my spidertrax to show up.

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Just brought the Jeep home, and the new tires look sweet! They handle better than the SRA's, not as rough of a ride. I have minor rubbing when the wheel is at full turn. Spidertrax should solve that problem.

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Also check out the Goodyear Duratracs if you want a more aggressive AT tire.
X2, great all condition road maners, snow flake winter rating, studdable (if legal) and great in the mud, great tire overall.


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Just brought the Jeep home, and the new tires look sweet! They handle better than the SRA's, not as rough of a ride. I have minor rubbing when the wheel is at full turn. Spidertrax should solve that problem.
Good deal. Glad it worked out for you. And I'm glad to hear they are that good in the rain.

I'm still deciding between these and the new Trail Grapplers. We were in traffic next to a lifted Chevy truck with the TG's yesterday. They made slightly more noise than the KM's we have on the Jeep. Wife liked 'em so that's a plus

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