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Who's using 285/65/18 Trail Grapplers? Pics? :)

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Blkturbo!, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Apr 10, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    Blkturbo!

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    I think im gonna steer away from my idea of squeezing 305/60/18s in favor of 285/65/18s with Nitto Trail Grapplers on my soon-to-be Icon 3in lift ('08 Sport).
    According to Nitto, the Trail Grappler runs wider than what a tire calculator will tell you (0.8in or so), so I guess it'll be a good balance between the played-out "285" and the 305 :)

    So, anyone have pics of this size trail grappler on 3in???
     
  2. Apr 11, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    Bama_TACO

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    These are Trail Grappler, but they are Terra Grapplers in 285/65/18 with a 2.50 5100 lift and 1/4" top plate spacers.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Apr 11, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    thanks....Hows your rubbing issues with that combo??
     
  4. Apr 11, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    I'm not rubbing at all now and I still have the mud flaps on. I had to trim a good bit of the plastic splash shield close to the front bumper and had to trim about 1 1/2" from the end of the fender flare in the front. Also, I cut about a 2" section out of the mud flap where it was rubbing and the rear of the fender flare.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    Anyone else running this size...but in trail grapplers??
     
  6. Apr 11, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    I am. I'd believe they aren't a true 285, they are just about the same size as the 33x12.5's on my jeep.
     
  7. Apr 11, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    Cool....anymore pics that show a different angle or more light on the wheels/tires?

    Yea Nitto's website says that their 285 Trail grapplers are 11.8 or 11.9in wide :)
     
  8. Apr 12, 2011 at 6:06 AM
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  9. Apr 12, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    And those are 285, correct? whats the rest of the size? thanks! oh, i see in your build now....yea they look fukn great! im get'n the trail grapplers for sure :D
     
  10. Apr 12, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    You'll love them. I have no complaints about them so far.
     
  11. Apr 12, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    I had 285/60/18 NTGs on the truck when I bought it used. The tire is supposedly 31.5x11.5 according to Nitto's site. 2.5 5100s with 1.5 AAL. It was trimmed when I got it but that because it wasn't lifted and the driver's side tire rubbed barely on the cab mount. Running GY Duratrac 275/75/18s now with the lift. 32x11, no rubbing after lift and proper alignment.

    When I got it before lift with NTGs....
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    After lift with NTGs......
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    GY Duratracs...........
    [​IMG]

    Not exaclty your size tho............
     
  12. Apr 13, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    I'm running 285/70R17. I had some rubbing issues that I resolved now. Trimmed a little in the front fender and the front inside of the fender flare. I love the tires though.

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  13. Mar 21, 2014 at 7:04 AM
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    after you lifted it did you still have the 285/60r18 nitto terra grapplers on and did it rub the fender at all? trying to figure if I should lift it before I get the tires or if I can manage to get the tires first and lift it later..? Assuming I should lift it first. I'd really like to avoid as much trimming as possible.
     
  14. Mar 21, 2014 at 7:12 AM
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    Yes, the NTGs came on the truck unlifted. They barely rubbed on the cab mount before lift (only in reverse at full left or right) and none after the lift. The GY Duratracs were put on after lift and rubbed up front but those were 275/65/18, the NTGs were 285/60/18. I never had to trim cab mount, just had no flaps and then trimmed the front plastic box thing when switching to Duratracs.
     
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