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Nitto Terra Grapplers- LT or P-metric??

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by thehulk, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Mar 15, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    thehulk

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    I'm looking at upgrading my stock tires and I am considering the Nitto Terra Grapplers- but I am wondering if/should I upgrade to the 8ply LT model or stick with the P-metric at the same size (265-70 R16)? any suggestions on pros and cons would be appreciated.
    Thanks!!
     
  2. Mar 15, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    wat?
    if u want a good street ride, get the P.....if u want better durability offroad and all, get the LT...also the LTs will weigh more and eat a tiny bit more gas
     
  3. Mar 15, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    and youll get more mileage out of them. trucks should ride on LT tires IMO.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the in-put. I'm thinking the LT as I am looking to have these last a while and want a deeper tread for winter time.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    I just installed P265/70/17 Terra Grapplers on mine and I like them a lot. My mileage has gone down 1.7 miles per gallon. I think you will find with the heavier LT's that your mileage will suffer further. Also, I got a 50,000 mile warranty with my p series from Discount tire. I don't think the LT's come with a mileage warranty.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    wat?
    you also need to take into consideration that your ODO is now off and wont give an accurate MPG analysis unless you accommodate for that.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    jhodge is correctamundo!
     
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    Yeah, I have been thinking about that......what's the formula for determining
    what effect your new tire size is having on your ODO and mpg? I still
    believe that my mileage has decreased somewhat simply due to the larger,
    heavier tire; but how much due to the now incorrect ODO I don't know.
     
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    wat?
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    i have the p265/70/17 ans they ride like a dream
     
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    Then why are the stock tires not LT???

    All models come with P rated tires from the factory, TRD OR and Sport included ;).
    http://www.toyota.com/tacoma/features.html
    15-in. steel wheels with P215/70R15 tires[​IMG]15-in. styled steel wheels with P215/70R15 tires[​IMG]16-in. styled steel wheels with P245/75R16 tires[​IMG]16-in. alloy wheels with P245/75R16 tires[​IMG]16-in. alloy wheels with P265/70R16 tires [1][​IMG]17-in. alloy wheels with P265/65R17 tires [2]



    I've been running P rated Nitto TG's for over a year, they hold up just fine to offroading. Ride quality is great, much better than with the Dunlops and my mpg hardly changed at all.
     
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    LT's typically outweigh P metric equivalent sizes by a few pounds. I was recently researching some Hankook's, and the LT was ten pounds more than the P. That's 40 pounds more for four tires!
     
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    Yea, cause everything oem equipped is the best..........right. :rolleyes:
    if the oe tires are so great, why didnt you go with another set? I realize all manufacturers put p rated tires on their trucks except for the 3/4 & 1 tons but just cause vehicles come equiped a certain way from the factory doesnt mean its the best fit.
    while LT tires may be heavier, they give more sidewall stability for those that put some weight in the bed or travel off the pavement and from my experience you tend to get more mileage out of them.
     
  14. Mar 23, 2010 at 4:40 AM
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    I never said the OEM tires are the best, I said they are P rated. :rolleyes:

    I still have P rated tires on my truck, they happen to be all terrains instead of the street style that came stock because I take my truck offroad and needed better traction.
    I also carry a load in the bed pretty often and have no issue with the sidewall stability or the load capacity because the P rated all terrains that I put on my truck are rated higher than the ones that came stock by 441lbs each.

    The only time you would run into a load capacity or sidewall stability issue is if you went with a lower rated tire than the oem, doesn't matter if it is P or LT rated, the actual # is what matters.
    265/70/16 Dunlops= 2403lbs, BFG Rugged Trail= 2185lbs, Nitto TG=2469lbs
    So beings that Toyota provides tires rated at about 2200lbs as OEM, it's pretty same to assume that any tire rated higher than that is safe equipment. ;)
     
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