post #1 of Old 08-05-2006, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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The Nitto Mud Grappler Extreme Terrain tires are designed to provide exceptional off-road traction. The Mud Grappler features monstrous 15mm side-lugs, which provide excellent sidewall puncture resistance along with outstanding rock crawling and mud traction. The computer designed tread pattern features a high void ratio for excellent clearing of mud and dirt, anti-side slip grooves for better lateral traction, and sipes for performance on snow and slush. The Mud Grappler features three-ply, high turn-up polyester sidewalls that provide strength and durability in demanding terrain.

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post #2 of Old 08-06-2006, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Let me first start off by saying that when I first saw this tire a while ago, I thought it would be for mall crawlers and posers. Boy, was I wrong. These tires are amazing. This weekend was my first real test for these tires. I went to the Mounds offroad park and began playing. With street pressure (32 psi) the tires would just not stop grabbing. There was a point on the day where I was plowing through some seriously deep muddy ruts. I, of course, felt the Rubi slowing as I was getting hung up on the axles. I put my foot to the floor and the Jeep literally took off. The tires just grabbed the soupy mud without any trouble and have me plenty of traction.
After a ways, I got hung up on the axles. I got out to see that I had been dragging the axles pretty deep in the somewhat solid center for a good ways, but the tires still had enough bite to keep towing me through. I got back in and threw the Rubi in reverse. They even were able to pull me backwards and get another run at the hole I got stuck in. I tried to power through, but had to be towed out at the end. Never the less, if I had 35's rather than 33's, I would have easily made it through.
On the street, these tires sound like a speed boat at 25 mph, and an airplane beyond that. For some reason, I can't wipe the smile off my face when I hear that sound. Other than the buzz, they ride smoothly over the bumps, and don't have much vibration other than at slow speeds.

Overall, if you're like me, a student who only drives to work in the summer and to the trails during the school year, they are a great tire. However, I can't imagine them getting very many miles due to their design (no first hand experience with this though)

Oh, and they look much more aggressive than in the picture.
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post #3 of Old 09-19-2007, 09:21 PM
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replaced my stock tires @ 26,000 miles with no tread left with these mainly because of price ( they where actually $200.00 cheaper than my stock replacements ( 18" rim) we only take this truck off road in the snow and to pull trailers. I took it for a trip last winter with an identical truck that had a chip, lifted 6" and was running the same size tire in a pro comp, I ended up having to blaze the trail and pull him through with my completely stock truck ( except for the tires) and I now have 80,000 miles on the truck that's 54,000 miles on mud terrains and I still have plenty of tread left to dig through the snow.
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post #4 of Old 03-17-2008, 03:54 PM
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33x11.50x16
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post #5 of Old 03-27-2008, 08:04 AM
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Great looking, great offroad. Extremely loud on the street!!!!
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post #6 of Old 03-31-2008, 07:36 AM
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I lied, I have All Terrain Terra Grapplers, but the drop down box didn't have that option. I love my TG's but they are wearing pretty fast. I put about 35000 miles a year on my ride, and this puts a lot of stress on my tires. These are real quiet, real smooth and real good onroad. Off road it has been a little sketchy for the TG's, but hey they aren't supposed to be the best off road are they?
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post #7 of Old 04-23-2008, 08:36 AM
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Awsome tiers
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post #8 of Old 04-29-2008, 04:08 PM
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35" tires - seem awesome, really aggrressive tread, strong sidewalls, but very heavy... reccomend an axle shaft upgrade with these
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post #9 of Old 04-29-2008, 10:31 PM
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Awesome tires. They grap the rocks like no other tire I have seen. I read other ratings about how good they were in the mud but they do not clean out well without lots of rpms
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post #10 of Old 05-02-2008, 10:10 AM
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I have been very happy with my tires they grip very well on the rocks. I am not locked but I think that the grip on my tires make up for that
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post #11 of Old 05-10-2008, 10:54 AM
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These tires perform well and have a good looking aggressive design. They are loud on the street, but they don't drown out your conversation.
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post #12 of Old 05-12-2008, 09:11 PM
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Tires are great. they don't make to much noise when you are in the Rig. But I have been told that driving by someone it is pretty loud for them.... NOT MY PROBLEM
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post #13 of Old 06-02-2008, 10:15 AM
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Good so far great traction and 8 ply, great side wall got them used 5 tires for $400, only used about 1500 miles still had stubbies on them, spare is spanking new.
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post #14 of Old 06-18-2008, 11:34 PM
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bad tires
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post #15 of Old 07-01-2008, 10:29 PM
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Great tires and that's it. Smooth ride and great traction what else is needed.
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