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Nitto Ridge Grappler Review

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

  1. May 14, 2019 at 8:45 PM
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    Good to know. They clear snow excellent as well.
     
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    Wow, heck yea it does, thanks so much for taking the time. I know I could have googled a lot of this but sometimes getting it from a member that actually knows what he is talking about helps to cut down the sifting through crap on google time. Thanks so much!
     
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  3. May 15, 2019 at 4:54 AM
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    You're welcome.

    In all fairness, every person will experience different results from any tire. I've run a lot of different tires on a multitude of different trucks, and even a SUV.

    I honestly really like the Goodyear Duratracs. A lot of people do too. Mine, on my 4Runner started to wear unevenly, got louder, and lost traction to the point they became unsafe on road. That was at about 30k miles. It's also about what I have on my Ridge Grapplers right now. Those are still performing exceptionally. Quiet, smooth, grippy, and still look like they have half their original tread. I'm getting ready to rotate them (I do it myself every 5k miles) and when I do I'll measure the tread wear and post it up.

    There are other tires I'm interested in too.

    Pro Comp has one, Goodyear too. Cooper has a seriously popular tire in our community. Of course, BFGs are up there in conversations and reviews. I still say it's likely the most widely used tire on the market. It suits a lot of people and they are die hard fans. I ran them a long time ago, on two different trucks. For me, during Maryland winters, they sucked.

    I like the Ridge Grapplers. When I need to replace these I think I'm going up to 285s, or maybe even 295s, but I'm going to have them mounted on steel wheels or some other take off, and have a set of Terra Grapplers mounted on my Ray 10s. Then I'll be able to swap them out for wheeling and winter use.

    We'll see.
     
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  4. May 15, 2019 at 5:03 AM
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    Sounds awesome, great information, thanks again. I am still pretty new here but I will be watching your posts among other, lots of good info!
     
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  5. May 15, 2019 at 6:49 AM
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    Welcome to the forum! :hattip:

    There is tons of great info here. A lot of times these products speak for themselves. :thumbsup:
     
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    I’m thinking that I’ll probably go with a set of the ridge grapplers. 35s on 17” wheels. One thing I’m not certain about is what width wheel I can put them on. I’m seeing people putting them on stock wheels which seems too narrow for these 12.5” wide tires. I’m not looking to blow a bunch of $ on fancy wheels that I can bash the crap out of. I currently have 16” steelies but god they’re heavy!

    What wheel width do you run?
    What kind of backspacing or offset keeps it clear of the UCA? I’m guessing the stealth custom series would work nicely but then I’m spending a bunch of money on just the wheels lol
     
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  7. May 16, 2019 at 6:12 AM
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    most wheel/ tire websites tells you what wheel width they recommend for the certain size. theres prob a 35" tire thread somewhere here.
     
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    I didn't know the steelies were that heavy. I have the original SCS Ray 10s. 24 lbs not counting the lug nuts. I got them for $200 each off a member back in day. I hear the newer versions are lighter. But yes, cost more, for what I understand is a better wheel. I will only run @SCSPerformance wheels. They balance excellent, have great customer support, are strong, and dead sexy. They can definitely handle 35s. You will need the cab mount chop and pinch weld mods though. Obviously a lift kit @HeadStrong Off-Road and while you're at it, new UCAs from JBA.

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  9. May 16, 2019 at 3:34 PM
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    I bought ridge grapplers when they only came in load range e 265 70 17 and although they are a great tire and balance extremely well( .75 oz was the most on any of mine on trd 17" wheels) and have great traction on road, mud and clay they have a droan on the highway that irritates the crap oughta me. I have varied the psi to try and alleviate this and they are quietest for me at 50-55psi lower than 50 are loud ( I know it doesn't make sense)they are very heavy, mine weighed 58# b4 mounting. the new load c maybe quitter I don't know. I love the tire but the tone or pitch of the noise bugs me too much.
    I am currently shopping for a lighter and quitter and little milder tire since 90% of my driving is on the road and I have a tractor on the property we hunt if I get stuck.
     
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    @ChadsPride and I were running ours up there and then a guy did the math for us and came up with 37 psi. I have nearly zero drone, and only barely audible with the windows down up to incredible speeds. Maybe do a test and see if you like them at 37 psi. Actually, I run the rears at 36 and the fronts at 37 unless I have a load.
     
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    thanks. i'll give it a shot. ran them at 38 for a while but they felt really mushy. but hey I'll try just about anything at this point.
     
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    Hmmmm, mine aren't mushy at all and are the same size. As a matter of fact, if they weren't wearing so nice I would go lower. Of course you might definitely take a hit on your MPGs.
     
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    Thank you again for your recommendations @RobP62 it does mean a lot to our mom and pop shop :D
     
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    I just call them like I see them Marie! Nothin' fake about Y'all or my feelings towards ya. :thumbsup:
     
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    Nope theres not! :thumbsup::fistbump::cheers::oldglory:
     
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    My local DT is having a hard time balancing mine.
     
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    Have them put the tire valve dot over the tire valve stem, had the Discount Tire guys do it, small amount of weights, no vibes at at, one of the reasons I like these tires so much, and they are really quiet on my giant truck when most others howl, quiet as the Michelins that where own their last.
     
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    I will as them to try that, thanks!
     
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    This is exactly correct. Added YELLOW to you statement.

    They should know what the colored dots are for on the sides of the tires o_O
     
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