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anyone who has or had nitto mud grapplers

i got told by 2 different places today that they can not balance my tires for me because of the tread being so agressive...... one place said it is pointless and said its 30$ a tire the other place said if you do it like a normal tire with hammer on weights or sticky weights that it is pointless the will not balance that way at all and when you do get them balance they will only last 3 days....... is this true has anyone else had these tires and balanced them normally? they are 35 1250 20 tires

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I have Trail Grapplers and I have had no trouble keeping them balanced. Last time I balanced them they really weren't that far out. Mine are 35's as well. I'd say someone is full of it.

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Trail grapplers arent mud grapplers. Fwiw, when I was shopping tires nick at norcaltruck wouldnt let me buy the mud grapplers. Gotta go to a shop that has built it's reputation on lifted trucks, everyone else is pretty much clueless and used to working on acuras and hondas.

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My Dad runs them on his 350 and he is anal about a smooth ride. After he bought his and he didnt like the ride, he found a tire shop that would road force balance them first to get them indexed with the wheel then shave them till true (or perfectly round) and then rebalance. The shop told him that 35 on the force balance would be about the best they could get but after shaving and rebalance they came out on the force balance at 28. His 03 350 4x4 rides very smooth once he had this done, granted he has leaf springs and straight axels on a 1 ton but it rides and drives smooth at all speeds.

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All my buddies have mud graps with stick on weights.

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It can be hard to balance mud tires, and they don't normally stay balanced for long. I would suggest balancing beads.


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ran 38x15.5x20 mud grapplers on my 03 w/ 8" lift.. they rode perfect.. got a local off road shop to balance them for me with stick on weights.

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I had the Mud Grapplers on my '01 F-150, and they were unbearably loud. Terrible mileage, too.

But while we are on the topic of balancing, I recently had my tires balanced. The tires were very quiet for mud tires when I first had them installed. I had the shop true them, mount them, and give my truck an alignment. Fast forward to now, when I needed them to be rotated. Took it to a different shop. They changed the weights, and balanced them differently, I'm guessing. Now my right rear tire SCREAMS at highway speeds. They swear it is just typical road noise, but they were not NEAR this loud when I first installed them. And I can roll down my rear passenger window and hear it clearly, but I can hear it from the driver's side... Should I call around for this "road force balancing?" I'm pissed, but I've taken it back twice and they swear it has nothing to do with what they did.

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Check out these balancing alternatives:

Centramatic has many different sizes and applications:
Centramatic

Balance Masters is a little more limited:
Balance Masters


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