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Old 07-10-2018, 10:16 AM   #451
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All they need to do is drop the price, reduce the weight, and add a bunch of siping and this would be a competitive tire.
Competitive to what? If I may ask...

I'm on my second set of RGs only because I decided to go from 35s to 37s. They handle great in rain, snow, mud, etc. They are quiet on the road and effective offroad. My 35s had 19k on them when I switched over to 37s and they still had 15/32 of tread on each tire. Brand new is 18/32.

I had Terra Grapplers on a previous vehicle and they sold me on Nittos. I bought the RGs sight unseen hoping for the best and I wasn't disappointed.

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Old 07-10-2018, 11:56 AM   #452
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Mine have been great in the snow.

As for the weight less would be great as long as they don’t get weaker.

I got mi e on sale for a great price. We will see next time!


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Mine seem to be doing fine in the AZ rocks and rain. I cross shopped these against the KO2 and went with these, even though they are heavier, as I've read they do better in the AZ terrain. They are quiet, tough, and look good in my opinion. If these weren't on the market, than I would have went with the K0s.
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Competitive to what? If I may ask...

I'm on my second set of RGs only because I decided to go from 35s to 37s. They handle great in rain, snow, mud, etc. They are quiet on the road and effective offroad. My 35s had 19k on them when I switched over to 37s and they still had 15/32 of tread on each tire. Brand new is 18/32.

I had Terra Grapplers on a previous vehicle and they sold me on Nittos. I bought the RGs sight unseen hoping for the best and I wasn't disappointed.

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Well, you can basically take your pick.

But, the first one that comes to mind is the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W which is significantly lower in cost, has more siping, has the severe snow rating, has stronger sidewalls, and generally performs better overall in nasty conditions.

Then there's the KO2 which everybody knows about.

Then you've got tires like the Cooper ST Maxx, Goodforayear Duratracs, Mastercraft CTX, Toyo AT2, etc. all which have better siping and designs for rough weather and many of them are 3 ply sidewalls.

I'm sure the Nitto is a decent tire. My brother runs them in 305/55-20 and seems to like them. But for the price and weight (fuel) penalty you pay, I just am really shocked at how popular these are. There are better options out there.
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anything quieter than the RG's?
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:09 PM   #456
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Anyone running 305 70 17?s
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:56 AM   #457
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Anyone running a set of the newest size Ridge
38x13.5x20 ?
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:53 AM   #458
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I pulled the trigger and put on my new set of Ridge Grapplers in the beginning of the week.
38x13.5x20

So far, I really like them. Much quieter on road and feel great.


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Good looking Jeep TedK. Thank for posting the photo of the 38's.
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Mine have been great in the snow.

As for the weight less would be great as long as they don’t get weaker.

I got mi e on sale for a great price. We will see next time!


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Do you have any photos of your Jeep with the lift ?
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Do you have any photos of your Jeep with the lift ?


I don’t have good pics but here are two.




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Thank you for sharing I think you made up my mind ... love the tank, your Jeep looks great
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I have had my 35x12.5x17 RG for about 5k miles now. Right after I bought them, we put ~3k miles on a camping trip from FL to TX. They were very quiet and smooth on the highway. Big Bend National Park was our destination and we did some light off-roading and they did fine. They didn't seem to pick up stones like the BFG AT KOs did on my old TJ.

So far I am happy with them but have not done any mud or heavy rains so far. Their weight did impact acceleration and mileage a bit but really don't notice anymore.

Based on my limited time and experience, I would consider them again for AT type tire.
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:00 AM   #464
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What PSI are you guys running your RG’s at? (For on-road)
Still have to do the chalk test but was just curious.
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I run 26 cold in my 35x12.50x17 E rated 10 ply's.


They warm up to 28-29 and start to get a little hard.
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I’m considering purchasing the method roost 17x7.5 4.75 backspace with Nitto RG 285/70r17 and pairing with the Rancho 2” sport lift for my 2017 rubicon unlimited. This is 99% a daily driver, so i want smooth but also more aggressive looking without being impractical for my commuting and 3.73 gears (auto trans). Seems like a great combo and the wheels are hub centric.

Will I need to modify the tire carrier at all? I believe I’ll be just within the weight limits, but I am wondering how it will fit up against the rubber stops with that tire size and backspace. My gut (and some quick math) says it should Need shims or golf balls on stock carrier. With a wheel 1.5” smaller backspace than oem but being an 1.2” wider tire would net me .9” further out of the carrier. 1.5 - .6 (half of the 1.2” wider tire).

What do u guys use to snug up the tire?
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I used golf balls then some rubber washer hoses.

Then after seeing some tire carriers fail I upgraded.


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Will I need to modify the tire carrier at all? I believe I’ll be just within the weight limits, but I am wondering how it will fit up against the rubber stops with that tire size and backspace. My gut (and some quick math) says it should Need shims or golf balls on stock carrier. With a wheel 1.5” smaller backspace than oem but being an 1.2” wider tire would net me .9” further out of the carrier. 1.5 - .6 (half of the 1.2” wider tire).

What do u guys use to snug up the tire?
For my Nitto Ridge Grappler LT285/70R17 and Pro Comp 35 Series Predator 17x8.5 wheel with 4.75 backspace, I used two 1-1/2 in. x 1-1/4 in. Flexible PVC Couplings and two 1-15/16 in. x 1-5/8 in. rubber stoppers to extend the OEM tailgate rubber bumpers.

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I have the same ones. Great tires. Extremely quiet and have handled wet conditions and light snow like a champ. Only have 3k miles on them, but have been wearing just fine so far.
Nice rig and pic! I'm adding it to my wallpaper slide show. Is the old gas station in Burlington? I'm in the Winston area, so always looking for an adventure nearby.
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I have the same ones. Great tires. Extremely quiet and have handled wet conditions and light snow like a champ. Only have 3k miles on them, but have been wearing just fine so far.


Nice.
What PSI are you running?
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Nice rig and pic! I'm adding it to my wallpaper slide show. Is the old gas station in Burlington? I'm in the Winston area, so always looking for an adventure nearby.
Thanks. That gas station was right past the Alamance Battleground on the outskirts of Burlington. Unfortunately, it was just demolished last week. I believe someone took the curve to quick and clipped the corner making the whole building unsafe.
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I run 32psi cold.
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Thanks. That gas station was right past the Alamance Battleground on the outskirts of Burlington. Unfortunately, it was just demolished last week. I believe someone took the curve to quick and clipped the corner making the whole building unsafe.
Well dang! I'm headed to Alamance Co. later this week..
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Thanks. That gas station was right past the Alamance Battleground on the outskirts of Burlington. Unfortunately, it was just demolished last week. I believe someone took the curve to quick and clipped the corner making the whole building unsafe.


Told ya!
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Got a solid deal from Matt at Discount Tire and ordered up the wheel and tire combo I was looking at. They should be here in a few days. I went with the black Method Roost 17x8.5 with black spline lugs and the Nitto RG. Should look good with my Rhino JKUR. Just waiting on the Rancho 2” sport lift to arrive as well.

What are you guys running tire pressure at on a 285/70r17 C load ridge grappler?
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Installed my new wheels! Thanks to Matt @Discount Tire . This is a pic before the 2” rancho lift. Pics don’t do justice in these wheels. I love them and how concave they are in person.
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Saw these in a store a few weeks back and gave them a better look over than is acceptable when you see them in parking lot on a strangers vehicle and couldn’t help but notice how shallow the siping is on them. Since they’ve been around a while who’s warn out the sipin, how long did it last and how is wet or winter driving once the siling is done? I have a 2 door with a 75 mile commute if these are going to behave like mud tires after 15k miles I might as well scratch them from consideration.
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I’m at 20k and still have the siping. But you have me wondering.


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What the hell is siping?

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