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Nitto Ridge Grappler Review

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by double dee, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Aug 3, 2016 at 8:37 PM
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    Purchased a set of 285/70/17 Load range C Nitto Ridge Grapplers from Discount Tire Direct. They were $246 a tire.

    Tomorrow 8/4 I will have them installed and start my review. I will be replaceing them from a 265/70/17 Load range C BFG Ko2.

    On 8/7 I will be making a 300 mile road trip with them from San Diego to Phoenix.

    More info and photos to come
     
  2. Aug 4, 2016 at 2:25 AM
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    If you get a chance can you weigh one?
     
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  4. Aug 4, 2016 at 6:07 AM
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    I'm all in on these tires (285/70/17). Looking forward to your review and pics. I was going to go with Trail Grapplers, but have since talked myself into these. I drive my truck to work and want something that rides well on the road, kicks ass on trail, and looks good.

    Big question for me is E or C rated tire.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2016 at 7:37 AM
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    I think an E rated tire is overkill on the Tacoma. I've had BFG km2's on a previous Tacoma with an E. You're mpg will drop more as its a heavier tire
     
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  6. Aug 4, 2016 at 9:36 AM
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    From what I've read lately (not saying it's true, just trying to educate myself):

    E rated:
    Better off road
    Stronger
    Rougher ride
    Last longer?
    Slightly more $

    C rated:
    Better on road performance
    Quieter
    Softer, doesn't last as long?
    Better MPG? But by how much? Is it even substantial. I thought it was the 285/70 size that killed mpg.

    I want a tire that will last awhile, but no need to over do it. Still not sure which way I'll go.

    Got those things mounted yet? I haven't seen these on a Tacoma yet.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2016 at 7:57 PM
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    They are mounted!

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  8. Aug 5, 2016 at 8:36 AM
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    Per Nitto Tire Tech support: Ridge Grappler 285/70R17 - C load, Weight: 54.45lbs.
     
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  9. Aug 5, 2016 at 8:41 AM
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    This is the first load range C 285 that I've ever seen..
     
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  10. Aug 5, 2016 at 10:37 AM
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    Think it's a Nitto thing. The trail grapplers are also offer an a C
     
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    I'm thinking about doing a switch to these ridge grapplers.

    Theses are 54 lbs. My 285/70R17 BFG KO2 in Load: E are 57 lbs. dunno if it's worth doing.

    The tread design looks like it be a bit quieter
     
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  13. Aug 10, 2016 at 1:55 AM
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    Crazy. These 285's are about the same weight as my 265/75/16 e-rated ko2's
     
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    Subbed >>>>> in market for 285s 1st I've heard of a C rated. In the past I ran 285/ E's but for sidewall cut/ puncture resistance only ( lived 9 miles from pavement and frequented construction areas and would pick up nails etc regularly)
     
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    Just weight mine even 52lbs c rating

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    Well I have had them for about a week now. As previously stated I had the KO2 in a 265 load C.

    The drive from San Diego to Phoenix was hard to if they were more quite than the KO2. It was windy as hell the whole way. From driving around town though they are extremely quite. Maybe a little more than the KO2 but, if it all it's marginal.

    It was approximately 320 miles to Phoenix. According to my trip fuel mpg I average 15 miles per gallon. I was pretty disappointed in that since the K02 is 46 pounds and the Ridge Grappler is 52, I thought it would be better. The wind did not help though.

    I did fill up with 91 fuel this week to see if I could get this number up and still averaged around 15 mpg driving a mix of 80% highway/ 20% city. Although the 2016 Tacoma is rated at 18 & 23, I never got that. I knew moving to 285's would reduce that number. My average mpg with the KO2 was 17-19.

    Overall they are deffinetly a more aggressive sidewall and tread design over the KO2. This was one reason for picking this tire over others. I also picked them for the C rating to reduce weight. I opted for the Discount Tire replacement warranty so I was not concerned with a weaker sidewall than a D or E rated tire.

    I will keep everyone updated with wear as time goes by and I get more mileage under them.
     
  17. Aug 14, 2016 at 1:56 PM
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    I have the Nitto Trail Grapplers and love them. They ride smooth. They are also the E rated tire. I have the 285/65/18 (33x12) tires. I get a consistent 17-18 mpg with them running 32 psi all around. They have lost about 3mm (1/8) in 20000 miles. When these wear out I will get another set. Good luck with the new meats.
     
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    Curious as to the details of your setup here. I've been thinking about upgrading to a set of these 17" with new wheels for summer/DD and keeping my 16" Trail Graps for winter/camping/off-roading. I noticed the Icon RR suspension too, wondering if you had to do any trimming to make these 285's fit well?
     
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    It's a disappointment they don't come in 16". Probably would have gotten these next time.
     
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    Any new news? I'm going to pull the trigger on these soon. Finally got the girlfriends approval to spend my own money (isnt that nice?). Also wondering if you ever calculated the size difference when you were checking your mpg? From what I read you were using the one on the dash which will not be accurate anymore . As I believe I have told you before I am coming from the exact same tire set up as you previously had. My anxiousness is killing me. Sorry if I'm overly questioning you about these. But they haven't been out long enough to get alot of reviews on them. No matter trying to see them in person because I haven't found a tire shop to have them in store. Thanks
     
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