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Old 12-23-2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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Nitto trail grapplers or mud grapplers?

I'm getting 35's and I have the XD 18" rockstar rims. I was just wondering which tire would look better with the rims

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Old 12-23-2013, 10:57 AM   #2
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mud grapplers. I think they look great on any wrangler. I bought a set of pro-comp extreme 35's and now Im wishing I had gone with the mud grapplers. would have been cheaper too...

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Old 12-23-2013, 01:58 PM   #3
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Mud for looks and well... mud performance. Pretty noisy though.
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Do you wheel your Jeep, or are you simply going for looks? The mud grapplers are really heavy. If your looking to pound pavement and maybe a trail or two, then I would go with the trail grapplers. But, your Jeep, your choice.
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I have the MG. They look and perform awesome. Wife hates them and the noise tho. I wouldn't change it for the world... But agin, its your decision
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Mud:

Pros...

hands down the best looking tire on the market.
Self cleaning, so it will work well for fresh snow as well as mud.
Tougher than Rosie Odonnel on her last cupcake.

Cons....

Loud as hell
Wear quickly if used on tarmac
heavy

Trail Grappler

Pros...

Look great
The toughest tire you can get
Wear very well
decently quiet for an aggressive MT.

Cons

Heavier than Rosie Odonnel after a 12 pack of cupcakes
Not good in packed snow/ice

Pick your poison.
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:30 PM   #7
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Mud:

Pros...

hands down the best looking tire on the market.
Self cleaning, so it will work well for fresh snow as well as mud.
Tougher than Rosie Odonnel on her last cupcake.

Cons....

Loud as hell
Wear quickly if used on tarmac
heavy

Trail Grappler

Pros...

Look great
The toughest tire you can get
Wear very well
decently quiet for an aggressive MT.

Cons

Heavier than Rosie Odonnel after a 12 pack of cupcakes
Not good in packed snow/ice[/COLOR]

Pick your poison.
now my jeep is still mostly stock, but my friends and family jeepers in up-state NY might argue with you on the 'not good in packed snow/ice'. they love their trail grapplers up there!
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:46 PM   #8
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now my jeep is still mostly stock, but my friends and family jeepers in up-state NY might argue with you on the 'not good in packed snow/ice'. they love their trail grapplers up there!
NY barely gets any snow, and roads are clean within 24 hours. Our definition of packed snow/ice is very different.
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Old 12-23-2013, 04:05 PM   #9
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Ran terra grapplers for 2 yrs. awesome on highway, average off-road.
Terrible on any type of wet surfaces. They do better in heavier trucks as opposed to my lighter 2dr.
Might be better on your JKU.
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Ran terra grapplers for 2 yrs. awesome on highway, average off-road.
Terrible on any type of wet surfaces. They do better in heavier trucks as opposed to my lighter 2dr.
Might be better on your JKU.
Good thing he's not looking at those!
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good thing he's not looking at those!
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NY barely gets any snow, and roads are clean within 24 hours. Our definition of packed snow/ice is very different.
so the finger lake effect / buffalo area isn't lots of snow?
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:49 PM   #13
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I have had trail grapplers for 200 miles now. I like the aggressive side profile and tread pattern. I loved the look of mud grapplers and decided that the TGs would be a good compromise. Had I wished that I ended up on the MG? No, and I do not miss having them. That being said, I probably will not buy TGs again. I'd opt for even a further compromise and go with the masses here. Dare I say, goodyear duratrac. Or something similar in all season format.

If 10 was stock ride quality, I'd rate the trail grappler ride at a 7/10. Hoping to get better ride with rancho shocks.
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Had MG'S.Top down no communication after 35mphr.Need large amp and subs to hear music.
But they look great!
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I have 18" Trail Grapplers on XD Cranks for the last several years. The tires look great but they are REALLY heavy and tremendously degrade acceleration, ride quality and fuel economy. I can also vouch for the fact that they are not the greatest in snow. If I could do it again, I would go with something different. I ended up putting my stock tires and wheels back on for the Winter and plan on swapping the Nittos out in the spring.
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Good thing he's not looking at those!
Lol. Oops yea trail not terra.
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I have 18" Trail Grapplers on XD Cranks for the last several years. The tires look great but they are REALLY heavy and tremendously degrade acceleration, ride quality and fuel economy. I can also vouch for the fact that they are not the greatest in snow. If I could do it again, I would go with something different. I ended up putting my stock tires and wheels back on for the Winter and plan on swapping the Nittos out in the spring.
Thank you for your honest opinion, not something you see very often on the forums.
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:32 PM   #18
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so the finger lake effect / buffalo area isn't lots of snow?
They get a fair amount more than lower NY, but the roads are generally quickly cleaned. Regardless, no MT is a good performer on packed snow/ice, and saying otherwise is simply misinformation. Like I said, our definition of packed snow/ice seems to be different.
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In virgin snow greater than 3" the trail grapplers are awesome. In run down slush/ice they are ok but stopping is an issue. Overall i was pretty confident with them in the snow. Offroad they are animals. I can handle stuff aired up that guys have to drop for. Easily one of the best off road tires out there and no one will argue that. They are heavy as all hell like said and are relatively quiet for an MT. The sidewalls are impenetrable lol. With my rancho 7000 shocks the ride is great. I will however be switching out to fierce attitudes when i go to 35's.
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In virgin snow greater than 3" the trail grapplers are awesome. In run down slush/ice they are ok but stopping is an issue. Overall i was pretty confident with them in the snow. Offroad they are animals. I can handle stuff aired up that guys have to drop for. Easily one of the best off road tires out there and no one will argue that. They are heavy as all hell like said and are relatively quiet for an MT. The sidewalls are impenetrable lol. With my rancho 7000 shocks the ride is great. I will however be switching out to fierce attitudes when i go to 35's.
MTs are excellent in virgin powder, they can claw their way through. However, on roads, virgin powder is rare.

The red....that's quite an issue.
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MTs are excellent in virgin powder, they can claw their way through. However, on roads, virgin powder is rare. The red....that's quite an issue.
Yea but i just slowed down a bit and they did fine. I think over confidence and speed get people into accidents during inclement weather not so much tires lol. Not saying they dont play a part but i think its the 4wd yahoos that cause the problems.
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:06 PM   #22
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Yea but i just slowed down a bit and they did fine. I think over confidence and speed get people into accidents during inclement weather not so much tires lol. Not saying they dont play a part but i think its the 4wd yahoos that cause the problems.
Agreed. With some common sense, any tire on a Jeep will keep it "safe." Most accidents in 4WD/AWD vehicles are due to the attitude that "I can do anything"...until they need to stop. From my experience, whenever I see an accident in really foul weather, it's a 4WD/AWD vehicle.
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I have th trail grapplers. Came from stock Rubicon BFGs. To me the sound isn't noticeable. In fact because of the lower rpm at higher speeds the Nittos may be better. I run them between 28-30 psi. I have 4:10s and I didn't notice a thing in terms of power, etc...

They are phenomenal tires IMHO.
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X2 to what sideburn said. I have had a lot of MT's on my prior Jeeps and so far have been impressed with the Trail Grapplers I put on earlier this year.
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I have run both Terra Grapplers and Trail Grapplers....the Trails are loud and tend to wander at highway speeds. The Terras are good for 90% of all uses (on and off the trail).

If you are looking for looks....go with the Trails

If you are looking for excellent everyday use....go with the Terras.

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