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Old 08-07-2018, 06:42 PM
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255/80r17 Ridge Grappler Pics

Anyone in here have pics of the 255/80r17 ridge Grapplers side by side with the stock kms? Deciding between these and 285/75r17s and someone has already posted a pic of these by the factory tires.

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No pics anyone? Someone must have these tires?
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This isn't what you asked for, but it's a data point. From left to right, 255/80 - 285/70 - 285/75 and 295/70. You can see the 255/80 and 285/70 are close to the same height.



Here is 285/70 next to stock 255...

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Cool, that's perfect.

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On a side note - the SST Pro (which I think is the 285/70 in your first pic) is a nice looking tire - I wish they made it in a 255/80R17 or 285/75R17.
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On a side note - the SST Pro (which I think is the 285/70 in your first pic) is a nice looking tire - I wish they made it in a 255/80R17 or 285/75R17.
The KM2 is the only mud tire in 255/80-17 that I know of... In 285/75-17, you can get the Nitto and Toyo muds and the KM2.

In the 255/80, I would do the RG or the Courser CXT's.
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So it looks like either tire will slightly lower my hwy rpms. How does that translate normally to hwy mileage? Slightly better or slightly worse?

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Hey Pressurized could you possibly get a pic of this comparison

255/80R17 Cooper STT
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285/70R17 Trail Grappler or similar
295/70R17 Trail Grappler or similar
285/75R17 Trail Grappler or Trail Grappler

Im wanting to compare the pizza cutter tires to the common sizes
According to the specs the Cooper 255/80R17 is a bit smaller compared to the Ridge Grappler 255/80R17 but I have never seen the 2 together
Also want to see the actual height & width compared with all 5 if possible?
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So it looks like either tire will slightly lower my hwy rpms. How does that translate normally to hwy mileage? Slightly better or slightly worse?

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It will lower your rpm but there are other factors, such as pressure and the weight of the tire.
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Hey Pressurized could you possibly get a pic of this comparison

255/80R17 Cooper STT
255/80R17 Ridge Grappler
285/70R17 Trail Grappler or similar
295/70R17 Trail Grappler or similar
285/75R17 Trail Grappler or Trail Grappler

Im wanting to compare the pizza cutter tires to the common sizes
According to the specs the Cooper 255/80R17 is a bit smaller compared to the Ridge Grappler 255/80R17 but I have never seen the 2 together
Also want to see the actual height & width compared with all 5 if possible?
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Hey Pressurized could you possibly get a pic of this comparison

255/80R17 Cooper STT
255/80R17 Ridge Grappler
285/70R17 Trail Grappler or similar
295/70R17 Trail Grappler or similar
285/75R17 Trail Grappler or Trail Grappler

Im wanting to compare the pizza cutter tires to the common sizes
According to the specs the Cooper 255/80R17 is a bit smaller compared to the Ridge Grappler 255/80R17 but I have never seen the 2 together
Also want to see the actual height & width compared with all 5 if possible?
That photo was actually taken by a friend here on WF. But it's important to note that even when there is a small difference on paper, it is impossible to see that difference when installed. Pick the tire that is best suited for your use...

For example, this photo shows the 285/75 and 35x12.5 tires mounted on almost identical Jeeps. The 285 is supposed to be 1/2" shorter than the 35... Is it?

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Also remember any actual height difference which is small to begin with, will be only 1/2 as much from the ground clearance stand point. In the photo above there is about an 1/8” difference at the pumpkins. Off road that will make 0 difference.
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Thanks Pressurized that is another good comparison

I am really keen to see some comparisons showing the 255/80R17 Nitto Ridge Grappler which is 33.31" tall vs the Cooper which is only around 32.8" or so? that would be quite a bit of difference in one tire sizing but I have never seen the 2 compared

Would like to see the 255/80R17 Ridge Grappler compared to a few others to get an idea of the actual sizing
Seems it would be bigger in height than a 285/70R17 also?
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Thanks Pressurized that is another good comparison

I am really keen to see some comparisons showing the 255/80R17 Nitto Ridge Grappler which is 33.31" tall vs the Cooper which is only around 32.8" or so? that would be quite a bit of difference in one tire sizing but I have never seen the 2 compared

Would like to see the 255/80R17 Ridge Grappler compared to a few others to get an idea of the actual sizing
Seems it would be bigger in height than a 285/70R17 also?
Yep, I think the Nitto rg 285/70r17 is 32.86.

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Just curious why you wouldn't look at the Cooper ST Maxx when looking at 255/80-17's? I wound up going with the ST Maxx mostly due to the fact that I was able to get them for $185 each with free shipping then another $125 in visa gift cards in rebates. Although that was May of 2017 and I'm sure prices have gone up.
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This isn't what you asked for, but it's a data point. From left to right, 255/80 - 285/70 - 285/75 and 295/70. You can see the 255/80 and 285/70 are close to the same height.



Here is 285/70 next to stock 255...

Is it just me or does the 3rd one, the 285/75, look like it is the skinniest in the pic?
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Is it just me or does the 3rd one, the 285/75, look like it is the skinniest in the pic?
I was the one who lined them up and took the photo and in person the 285/75-17 looks considerably bigger.
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I like the size of the 285/75r17s but I am concerned there may be a noticeable difference in driving such larger tires over stock 32s with my 3.73 gears. Also, ate they too heavy for the factory tail gate on the WW factory rims? 99% of my driving is on flat interstate daily so that my a y mitigate it some.

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Thanks Pressurized that is another good comparison

I am really keen to see some comparisons showing the 255/80R17 Nitto Ridge Grappler which is 33.31" tall vs the Cooper which is only around 32.8" or so? that would be quite a bit of difference in one tire sizing but I have never seen the 2 compared

Would like to see the 255/80R17 Ridge Grappler compared to a few others to get an idea of the actual sizing
Seems it would be bigger in height than a 285/70R17 also?

when mounted on a vehicle you would not notice much of a visual difference between the 255/80-17 RG and the 255/80-17 ST Maxx.
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I found this bit of a review showing both the Toyo RT & the Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx both LT255/80R17
According to the specs the Toyo RT's are 33.1" tall & even they look quite a bit taller than the Cooper's

I would have thought the Toyo RT & Nitto Ridge Grappler being from basically the same company would share the same specs but the Toyo lists 33.1" & the Nitto is 33.31"
Maybe Toyo simply made a misprint & left out the .3 & made it 33.1" instead of 33.31"?

I am just wanting confirmation that the Nitto Ridge Grappler is as tall as the specs before I order them

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I found this bit of a review showing both the Toyo RT & the Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx both LT255/80R17
According to the specs the Toyo RT's are 33.1" tall & even they look quite a bit taller than the Cooper's

I would have thought the Toyo RT & Nitto Ridge Grappler being from basically the same company would share the same specs but the Toyo lists 33.1" & the Nitto is 33.31"
Maybe Toyo simply made a misprint & left out the .3 & made it 33.1" instead of 33.31"?

I am just wanting confirmation that the Nitto Ridge Grappler is as tall as the specs before I order them

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That looks like a 285/70 next to a 285/75... There will absolutely not be that much difference. And as mentioned above, even if it was 33.1 instead of 33.31, you would not be able to see that difference.
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That looks like a 285/70 next to a 285/75... There will absolutely not be that much difference. And as mentioned above, even if it was 33.1 instead of 33.31, you would not be able to see that difference.
Both the tires in that pic are 255/80R17 & as mentioned the Toyo (& Nitto) 255/80R17 version must be noticeably taller
Click on the link & you can see the measurements etc, the Cooper is worn but the Toyo certainly is quite a bit taller just as I thought according to the specs
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Both the tires in that pic are 255/80R17 & as mentioned the Toyo (& Nitto) 255/80R17 version must be noticeably taller
Click on the link & you can see the measurements etc, the Cooper is worn but the Toyo certainly is quite a bit taller just as I thought according to the specs
I can tell you if you take an unmounted tire of the exact size of a mounted tire that is on your jeep and roll it up it will look much bigger than the mounted tire especially when the tire on the jeep is worn out. I had a photo on here one time showing a mounted ko2 on the jeep and a mounted tire off the jeep and there was a big difference and the unmounted K02 looked even bigger which is why I got them but then once mounted was disappointed with the size.
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Yeah I get what you are saying there of course without the weight of the vehile the tire that is not mounted will appear taller but again the Toyo is noticeably taller even though they are the same 255/80R17 sizing>

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Yeah I get what you are saying there of course without the weight of the vehile the tire that is not mounted will appear taller but again the Toyo is noticeably taller even though they are the same 255/80R17 sizing>




Those are both 255/80R17? If so there is a larger than expected size differnce since they both appear mounted. How many miles on the STMAXX?


I would love to see the Ridge Grappler 285/75R17 and 255/80R17 side by side.
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As mentioned the specs state they are considerably different so I imagine side by side there will certainly be a visual difference like we can see
The Nitto Ridge Grappler is supposed to be even taller than the Toyo R/T but I think they will be the same

Agreed it would certainly be good to see a side by side comparison with a 255/80R17 & a 285/75R17, that is really the next best option for a tall skinny tire
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I am curious how much difference there is between the 285/75 and 255/80. The specs indicate the 285/75 is about half an inch taller. They are also 10 pounds heavier.



I wonder if someone at a Discount Tire has both in stock and could snap a side by side.
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