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Old 02-24-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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Buying new tires, soliciting opinions

I am taking off the horrid SRA's that came with Bob (that is what my kids named my JK). I am looking at Nitto Terra Grapplers in 265/70R17 and Trail Grapplers in 285/70R17. I am not aware of any fitment issues so what I would like are opinions on my tire choices or any direct experience with these two tires. As always, I appreciate all opinions given.

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Old 02-24-2011, 05:45 PM   #2
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Both good tires, I am about to pick up a set of Terra Grapplers for myself.

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Old 02-24-2011, 07:03 PM   #3
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I would go with the Trail Grapplers. Amazing tire and it's getting very good reviews in most mud/tire magazines. I have them and love them.
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I actually just learned that they have the trail Grapplers in the OEM size. My main concern is snow and mud performance. I have been told (I am no tire expert so I can verify through experience) that you have to sacrifice one performance aspect for another. I have also been told that the trail grappler bridges the gap very well. Any additional thoughts there?
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I actually just learned that they have the trail Grapplers in the OEM size. My main concern is snow and mud performance. I have been told (I am no tire expert so I can verify through experience) that you have to sacrifice one performance aspect for another. I have also been told that the trail grappler bridges the gap very well. Any additional thoughts there?
I haven't driven them in the snow yet to chime in on that but my guess is that they will do very well. they are really good looking and grab everything I drive over. They are also much more flat and wide like a good mud terrain should be. They stick out a little past the stock fender flares on my JK with no spacers. Here they are in the 255/75/17 size. I had them mounted last week and love them.

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Those things are wicked looking! They look good with the dark rims. I wonder how they will handle being used on a daily driver? I think I just may go with those!
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Here's a video from Nitto about em!
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:57 PM   #8
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After pricing out trail grapps, I decided they do not fit in the budget. I have however found a duratrac clone from Kelly tires called the safari tsr. A guy up the street has them on his JK and swears by them. He is running 285/70r17 on his stock rims with no lift and has had zero clearance issues but I will prob stick to 265 version to maintain the relative current stance it has now. Any opinions? Based on reviews I am pretty much sold on them. Did also consider Discoverer STTs but were a bit pricey too.
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I have the STT's and got them from here: COOPER*DISCOVERER STT LT Sizes. Cheapest place I could find and I looked hard to when I bought mine. Right now they are offering 25 instant rebate on any 4 tires over 250. Great site.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:52 AM   #10
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THe terra grapplers are great for daily driver but dont look aggresive enough in my opinion..just got them but should o went with trail grapplers
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Just ordered a set of Kumho KL71's for the JK last week.... They look great in pics, can't wait to see them on the Jeep Got 315's for a great price too....
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Just ordered a set of Kumho KL71's for the JK last week.... They look great in pics, can't wait to see them on the Jeep Got 315's for a great price too....
What did you pay out the door at sears?
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I finally decided on the Trail grapplers this morning!! It was either those or BFG KM2s, They both have the same aggressive look but Nittos beat BFG out by price! Ordering the 295/70/17s tomorrow morning first thing!
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What did you pay out the door at sears?
$1078. with road hazard, mount/balance, tax.... for 4. It was about $300 less than anywhere else.
This is what they look like...
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I am taking off the horrid SRA's that came with Bob (that is what my kids named my JK). I am looking at Nitto Terra Grapplers in 265/70R17 and Trail Grapplers in 285/70R17. I am not aware of any fitment issues so what I would like are opinions on my tire choices or any direct experience with these two tires. As always, I appreciate all opinions given.
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$1078. with road hazard, mount/balance, tax.... for 4. It was about $300 less than anywhere else.
This is what they look like...
And did you buy a 16 or 17 inch tire? Cause thats an awesome price compared to what im looking at for some km2s.
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And did you buy a 16 or 17 inch tire? Cause thats an awesome price compared to what im looking at for some km2s.
I'll answer for her... 17". They're going on my stock Rubicon wheels. Can't wait to get them mounted up and running on the trails.

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