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Old 12-06-2011, 07:49 PM
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Nitto Trail Grapplers vs Duratracs

I am in the market for new tires and believe I have narrowed it down between these two. All reviews I have read between the two are outstanding but which is the better all around tire for rain, snow, towing, and of cours mud and off roading. Thanks for the help!

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I can't answer your question, yet. I just bought a set of Nitto Trail Grapplers online, and they should be arriving tomorrow. I did a LOT of online searching and looking over reviews, and finally determined that the Trail Grapplers were the best all around tire for me, and also fit my budget. I found this mud tire shoot-out done by Four Wheeler magazine. The Trail Grappler placed 4th out of 10.
http://www.fourwheeler.com/techartic..._mt/index.html

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Mud Tire Shootout

Nice write up, MTR's took second and Baja's third, interesting

Enjoy dem grapplers!
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I've owned and ran both through mud, dirt, and loose gravel. The duratracs controlled and held better in every instance. The grapplers are very heavy and wore quickly. The treads were showing substantial wear after 5K miles. The duratracs still look practically new after 6K miles. The duratracs are also much lighter and snow rated unlike the grapplers. The nittos are louder almost sounding like tank treads when starting and slowing to a stop. My gas mileage was about as good as a tank gets too with them.
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I've owned and ran both through mud, dirt, and loose gravel. The duratracs controlled and held better in every instance. The grapplers are very heavy and wore quickly. The treads were showing substantial wear after 5K miles. The duratracs still look practically new after 6K miles. The duratracs are also much lighter and snow rated unlike the grapplers. The nittos are louder almost sounding like tank treads when starting and slowing to a stop. My gas mileage was about as good as a tank gets too with them.
You are comparing an AT tire to a MT tire. Apples to oranges, sir.
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You are comparing an AT tire to a MT tire. Apples to oranges, sir.
Exactly what the OP requested.
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Exactly what the OP requested.
You know what, you're right. You gave the OP what he needed to hear, first hand experience with both tires. Your observations prove my point that comparing an AT tire to a MT tire is not the best match up.
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Thank you both, I was wondering if it was worth compairing but it is exactally what I needed to hear. ESP thank you for keeping it simple
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Thank you both, I was wondering if it was worth compairing but it is exactally what I needed to hear. ESP thank you for keeping it simple

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