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Old 04-23-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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Nitto Trail Grappler MT on the highway?

I have both a 2011 Wrangler 2 dr and a 2004 SWB Silverado standard shift. I had been considering an AT type tire for both - Goodyear Silent Armor, General Grabber AT, or Falken Wildpeak. But I've noticed Nitto has C rate 255/75x17 Trailgrappler MT which would be great for off-road.

My question is - how is the highway behavior? Are they a little squirrelly or do they lake direction stability on the highway? Any problem with hydroplaning?

Thanks for any comments.

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i ran the specs on the tires you have listed. The passenger rated silent armors are the lightest, and the trail grapplers are the heaviest at 71. Great reviews on the trail grapplers as far as drivability, looks, road noise, and performance, however they are very very heavy. I would consider it dd friendly if it were on a different vehicle that has better low end torque to spin the wheels.

Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor P285/70R17 47.6
Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor LT285/70R17 54.83
General Grabber AT2 33X12.50R17LT 58.0
General Grabber A/T2 33x12.50R17C 60.3
Falken Wildpeak A/T LT285/70R17D 61
Falken Wildpeak A/T 33x12.50R17D 63
Nitto Trail Grappler M/T LT295/70R17E 71

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Remember 10# at the axle is equivalent to 100# in the cabin...that weight adds up quick!!!
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Wow! My Wrangler is a 6 cyl. auto with, I think, 3.73 rear axle ratio. I doubt it could pull a 70 lb. tire like the Nitto. Maybe for the Chevrolet, small block 8, with a 5 spd, but it's not my 1st choice for the tough trails.
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Yes go light!! I'm averaging 19.7 (I just filled up today) on 285/70/17 with lightweight fuel wheels.
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Yes go light!! I'm averaging 19.7 (I just filled up today) on 285/70/17 with lightweight fuel wheels.
What gears do you have?
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^2012 4dr, 6spd, 3.21 gears on toyo at2
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^2012 4dr, 6spd, 3.21 gears on toyo at2
Cool-kinda wish I'd gotten manual.
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Cool-kinda wish I'd gotten manual.
Yes, same here. Mine is a 2010 auto, which I really like, but I'm seriously considering trading both it and the Silverado for a Rubicon stick shift. I think the stick can pull the larger tires from rest somewhat easier not to mention better crawling ability. The Silverado is a stick, but I don't trust the CV thingies in the front axle in off camber rock trail driving.
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@paulgj you can only trade in 1 vehicle. I tried doing trading in my Benz and civic for a newer Benz a couple years back and the dealer wouldn't allow it. Sell one and trade 1, but 2 for 1 trade...no.
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@paulgj you can only trade in 1 vehicle. I tried doing trading in my Benz and civic for a newer Benz a couple years back and the dealer wouldn't allow it. Sell one and trade 1, but 2 for 1 trade...no.
traded in a 10 ford flex and a 2009 silverado for a 2013 silverado a couple months back.

If the dealer is making $$$ I don't see a reason they wouldn't allow you to trade in ten cars?

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