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Old February 27th, 2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default Nitto Mud Grapplers

Talked with the folks at Nitto tire today.
Asked if they were planning on making any MG`s in a 37 x 13.50/14.50 x 15.

Right now the biggest 15 they make is a 35.

They are doing some thought to it but I was wondering how many would be interested here at GL`s.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #2
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no thanks, I'll stick with Iroks.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #3
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None for me , i prefer a narrower tire v's a wider one . Plus there price is scary .
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Old February 27th, 2007, 11:01 PM   #4
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I'll settle for 37x13.5R17s when it comes time for new tires. How has anybody who's ran the Mud Grapplers liked em?
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Old February 27th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #5
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I would like that size but I'll never be able to afford them. If they come out with it I bet they are priced over $350 a tire.

There's a thread on pirate about them and the biggest complaint is that they suck in snow but I don't have them so I can't say for sure.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 12:20 AM   #6
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I'll settle for 37x13.5R17s when it comes time for new tires. How has anybody who's ran the Mud Grapplers liked em?


You're looking at them. They performed well, but not the best street wear on a heavy vehicle. 17" rims are so common and cheap (H2's, various other factory take-off's, etc) that I agree with bbaXJ and wouldn't bother with a 15" rim.


That being said, I would never buy Nittos retail. You can buy new rims AND better tires for the price of a set of these.

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I've read that they drive and wear pretty well, but are just loud as hell......but get awesome traction offroad. Apparently the wear part isn't true, but what about the rest?

I may just end up going for the Toyo's. They're cheaper than the Nitto's, I like the more squared off profile, and I've been very happy with my almost indentical Coopers. More companies need to make 13.5-14.5" wide 37s for 17" wheels.......there are only a few out there.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 12:45 AM   #8
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I didn't find them to be loud when driving. The wear could also vary. I had like 800 more pounds per tire on mine than a SWB would have. Its just the price that is ridiculous. Approx $350 each for the 37x13.5r17.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 12:52 AM   #9
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Its just the price that is ridiculous. Approx $350 each for the 37x13.5r17.
Well at least they look pretty bad ass!
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Old February 28th, 2007, 01:12 AM   #10
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JP just rated them in the march issue (Yellow Willys truck on the cover), did pretty good all around in their opinion.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 01:19 AM   #11
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I didn't find them to be loud when driving. The wear could also vary. I had like 800 more pounds per tire on mine than a SWB would have. Its just the price that is ridiculous. Approx $350 each for the 37x13.5r17.
What kinda wear were you getting out of em? Like how many miles would you expect to get out of a set given the miles vs wear on em when you sold em?
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Old February 28th, 2007, 06:40 AM   #12
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No idea. I would not drive them on the street at all if I could do it over again. I think I may have made two round trips to GR on them + 2 or 3 trips to the Mounds before I stopped running them on the street.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 07:28 AM   #13
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http://fullsizechevy.com/forums/show...=mud+grapplers

A mostly street driven Grappler.

I had a set of 33`s on my old YJ and really liked them. Did`nt do much highway but they really worked well off road. So much so that when the Creeply Crawlers (37`s) wear out I may even consider going to a 17" wheel just to run them again.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 08:35 AM   #14
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The pictures in that thread are exactly what I was afraid would happen with mine. I would say those tires are pretty much done as far as traction off road after only 20,000 miles, but still have road life in them. I just can't justify the miles per dollar with those things on the road. If you really want Nitto's, have something else available for the street. Personally, I have been impressed with the performace of the 37x12.5r17 MT/R's that are now on my Ram, both on (including towing) and off road. The compound is harder and my XJ slid around a lot with them, but the extra weight of the Ram assists with that and it hasn't been an issue. If the seller I know still has them, I'm planning on bumping to 40" MT/R's soon.

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Aren't the 37" MT/Rs only 12.5" wide?
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Yes - I misspoke. The 40's are 13.5" wide.
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man your truck is BA! wow
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man your truck is BA! wow
Oh, make no mistake - it has had its fair share of non-BA times, to include a hydrolocking. :tonka:




In fact, I can't even drive it at the moment due to the front axle needing mechanical attention.
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Oh, make no mistake - it has had its fair share of non-BA times, to include a hydrolocking. :tonka:

In fact, I can't even drive it at the moment due to the front axle needing mechanical attention.

that stinks man....still looks BA. Im hoping once I get my TJ all done I can start hanging out and breaking stuff with you all:tonka:
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In fact, I can't even drive it at the moment due to the front axle needing mechanical attention.
That sucks. I'll give you my mechanically perfect front axle, and I'll take your busted one off your hands. Sound good?
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