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Nitto Terra Grappler tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by AZM9, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    I have a 2009 Tacoma dbl cab TRD Sport swb and I hate the stock tires. Ithink the ride is crappy and they seem to be wearing pretty fast. Has anybody experienced this as well.

    I have seen the Nitto Terra Grapplers on new Tacoma's at the dealership but these truck were also lifted 3.5 inches as well with bigger wheels. I just basically want to keep my stock wheels and get these tires. Can anybody tell me how good these tires are. I have read good reviews on them so far. They have to be better than the Bridgestones from the factory.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    wat?
    good tires....had mine almost a year w/ no complaints. u can go up to a 265/70/17 in those w/o issue on those stock sport rims and no rubbing
     
  3. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    Eh they're a lesser expensive tire that won't last as long as some others. However they look great, have good traction, and are very popular. If you want to spend a few extra bones for something that lasts I would recommend toyo a/t or bfg a/t.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    save money get bfg
     
  5. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    wat?
    TGs also dont have the weight of the same sized BFG ATs
     
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    i have your exact truck, but a 2007. it's lifted now, but even before the lift, i put a set of 265/70/17 terra grapplers (one size bigger than stock) on the stock sport wheels.....I absolutely love the tires! you can get them in the stock size, or the 265/70s and have no problem without having a lift.

    my stock tires drove well, but they were bald at 27k
    i haven't had the terra grapplers long enough to comment on their wear, but prople who have had them in the past seem to have godden 40-50k miles on them with proper care.

    i can comment though on their performance. even with the larger size, they handle so much better on road, in all conditions. i live in virginia, we have had 3 snow storms this year that have each dropped over a foot and a half of snow. i never got stuck, in fact, i even pulled out a plow.

    you will love them
     
  7. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    bfg AT 265/70/17 FTW! looks so sick
     
  8. Feb 26, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    I have mixed feelings. I originally wanted BFG's but then I saw the Terra Grappler and thought they had a better tread design. I always have thought though that I wanted white letter tires also. It's a shame Toyota doesn't offer them on TRD Sports.

    So what is the bottom line?

    How long will BFG AT KO's last?

    How long will Nitto's last?

    Which has the better overall performance?

    I will go with 265/70/17's by the way just to give me a bit bigger tire, but will that change my speedo and by how much?
     
  9. Feb 26, 2010 at 10:15 PM
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    it will put your speedo dead on. Ive had my bfg's for about 17k miles or so and they still look new. i guess the nittos would be the better "value" of the two. Personally i think the way the bfg's make your truck look the extra money is worth it. Im gonna was my truck on thursday if its sunny ill post some pics. but im sure you can find some here with people who have 265/70/17 bfg's.


    cliffs: BFG's FTW!
     
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    oh and btw discount tire gave me 200 dollar credit for my dunlop at20's when i upgraded to the bfg's. im sure they'll buy your stock tires too.
     
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    That's a good deal for tires that aren't worth $10.00.
     
  12. Feb 26, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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    Mt nittos have 62k on them, heading to death valley next week and was thinking of getting a new set. Tire guy talked me out of it! ( I have 2 good spares) Cant complain about tread life thats for sure. Now on wet payment they break free pretty easy, but the do really well in sand. Maybe i don't go through tires as I got 60k out of my bfg's on my old truck as well.
     
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    Well I just took my truck in to the dealership here today at 14,500 miles for the 15,000 service and the tread is about half gone on the Bridgestones so I better do it soon.
     
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    as said above, the speedo will actually be more acurate with the 265/70s

    the bfgs will last a little longer, but the cost evens things out. i did the math once, and the cost per mile you get out of each of the tires is pretty much identical (if that makes sense).

    they are both a great tire on and off road, especially over stock. i run 265/70 TGs, and my buddy runs 265/70 BFGs. we have both had to pull each other out before while wheeling (we're the same skill level drivers).

    so with the cost per mile driven being the same, and the performance being very close, i would say, just go with the one you like the look of more:)
     
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    I have the terra grapplers. If you go with 265/70/17, the ride is going to be slightly rougher and you can hear the road noise slightly more. Gas mileage goes down significantly though. On long trips, I use to be able to drive a little over 400 miles on one full tank with the stock tires. With the Terra Grapplers and one size up, I am only able to drive 340 miles on one tank at most. It looks good though. I'd purchase another set when my current set goes bald.
     
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    wat?
    u also need to take into account that ur ODO is slightly off due to the tire size. i'd be happy w/ 340 per tank...lol
     
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    I went with the TG's over the BFG due to price and load range. I was able to get a 285/70/17 in load range c. Have only had them for about 1K so really cannot comment on the wear yet, but I am extremly happy with the way they ride. BTW lower load range equals lighter tire equals better MPG.
     
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    I put the terra grapplers on my wifes sequoia. Fresh ont eh rim I thought they were a great tire for the $$. Worked excellent in teh snow/rain but about 20k miles into it, while they still had plenty of tread I thought the traction got substationally worse. If I lived in a dry climate I'd get them again but won't up here in CO. I put on a set of Hankook AT's after those and so far am really liking them. They have around 15k on them and still look and drive very well.
     
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    I own a tire store in NC and have sold a lot of both brands. I love BFG for the traction and looks, but I often get customers who complain about how loud they are after 15 or 20k driving on them. The reason is, the edges of the tires tend to "cup" out or get rough and they are noisy. If you're really good about rotating the tires every 5k and running the air pressure on the high side, this usally isn't a problem. The BFG is a longer lasting tread, but I really love the way the Nitto feels on the road. Smooth and quiet, don't tend to cup out like the BFG, but not as long lasting. Hope this helps!
     
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