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post #1 of 37 Old 11-06-2005, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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The low down on TERRA GRAPPLERS!

Alright it seems a lot of you have taken an interest in Nitto's Terra Grapplers. So here's my opinion. Like I said, I have them now and this set is my second, and first on my PSD. They are very quiet and ride very smooth for having pretty large lugs, although I don't think I could actually here them over my PSD! I know how quiet they are from previously owning a gas truck and with all windows down I could barely hear them above 60-70mph. They get great traction in the rain thanks to the factory sipes and large gaps between lugs for channeling the water. I've gone through some deep puddles at pretty good speeds and haven't noticed any kind of hydroplaning. As for snow I really don't think any tire is actually "good" in snow or ice I mean come on...it's snow/ice for goodness sakes! But, with that being said, they do very well compared to any of the mud tires that i've owned in the past. I have not had the tires long enough for a bigger snowstorm as of yet. Hopefully that'll come this winter. I'm talking a snow that lasts for a few hours and gets packed on the road a couple of inches thick. The set I had on my gas truck was put on too late in the winter season for enough snow to test them and I sold the truck that summer. I got this set about the same time this year in march. We did get a small burst of snow very late one saturday night though. With very little drivers out it coated and stuck to the road quick. But it was only like a half inch or something. The tires handled that very well and actually surprised me. As for towing/hauling let's just say they're up to the task. I haven't towed a very heavy trailer yet, but I did have about 3000 pounds of shingles in it early last week. The truck was squatting, but the tires didn't show any weakening the sidewally due to the added extra weight. I've got a pic of this too. As for the mud/off road capabilities it performs very well in off road areas. Pretty good gravel traction just watch the rocks in the tread! It surprised me in the mud that I got in one time (never again) but of course never can match a tire built strictly for mudding. They do clean themselves very well almost like my old BFG MT's that I had. I hope this helps out all of you that are interested in this tire. If I was going to give ratings they'd be as follows.
Dry - A+
Wet - A
Snow/ice B+ (no "true" test yet)
Towing/Hauling - A+
Off-Road - A+
Mud - B
Self Cleaning ability - A-
Overall - A
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I can also post a review of the BFG Mud Terrains, as I had a set of those as well for anyone that might be interested

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Do BFG M/T's come in load range E? I don't want to go down on load ratings.

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I got BFG M/T i dont know what the load rating is but there one hell of a tire. I used to allso have goodyear MTRs there a good tire 2. I would recommend both of them to any one. Just my 2 cents.

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bfg mt's

Only a couple sizes are in Load range E....Mostly d" some c's
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thanks, i am getting ready to order a of the nittos set myself

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I have looked at them, and for the price, I will prolly get some...sux when you have to buy six.

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just buy 2 real wide ones for the rear

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