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Nitto confirmed this tire size is real and they have them in stock. Now if we could get them to build the ridge grappler in 35 11.5 17!
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Those tires will mount up nice on 7.5” wide rims. I would be a little worried about mounting a 12.5” wide tire on a 7.5” Rim. I know some say you can do it but just because you can doesn’t mean you should!
Nitto confirmed this tire size is real and they have them in stock. Now if we could get them to build the ridge grappler in 35 11.5 17!
Or a LT315/75/17 in Load Range C. Almost the same thing!
 

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I posted in the other skinny tire thread...but have you considered the Interco Super Swamper SSR (35x10.5r17)? It is a true 35" tire but heavy...I am considering them but getting discouraged as nobody seems to run them anymore.

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Yeah, I ran the Super swampers on a couple of Jeeps in the 90s early 2000s. Great mud tire, terrible on road. Seems like tire technology has moved tremendously since then, but they’ve stayed the same.
 

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Bumping a quiet thread for a quick update - I have decided to go the 35x10.5r17 Super Swamper SSR route. I have seen them on a couple of JKUs and they looked great, I think they will be perfect for my DD JLU Rubicon with the stock wheels (if it ever arrives...). I am clearly the guinea pig but oh well lol. Once these tires wear out I may go big to 38s-40s once the aftermarket gets caught up.

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I ended up going with the Nitto Trail Grappler 35”x11.5”x17” tires mounted on an ICON Rebound 8.5”x17” rim. The wheels offer a 4.5” backspace and a -6mm offset. The tires have a C sidewall rating which I think will yield a softer ride. Here are a few pics of the wheel and tire combo!
 
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I ended up going with the Nitto Trail Grappler 35”x11.5”x17” tires mounted on an ICON Rebound 8.5”x17” rim. The wheels offer a 4.5” backspace and a -6mm offset. The tires have a C sidewall rating which I think will yield a softer ride. Here are a few pics of the wheel and tire combo!
Nice! Let us know what you think after a couple hundred miles.
 

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I ended up going with the Nitto Trail Grappler 35”x11.5”x17” tires mounted on an ICON Rebound 8.5”x17” rim. The wheels offer a 4.5” backspace and a -6mm offset. The tires have a C sidewall rating which I think will yield a softer ride. Here are a few pics of the wheel and tire combo!
I saw this in the Mojito thread and love it. You stole my thunder with the bronze wheels with mojito ;-)

I plan on changing the factory wheels to a bronze as there are a few ways to do it for a reasonable cost.
 

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I ended up going with the Nitto Trail Grappler 35”x11.5”x17” tires mounted on an ICON Rebound 8.5”x17” rim. The wheels offer a 4.5” backspace and a -6mm offset. The tires have a C sidewall rating which I think will yield a softer ride. Here are a few pics of the wheel and tire combo!
Curious how you are liking your 35x11.5x17 Nitto Trail Grapplers? Perhaps if you have time you could post a brief review?
 

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Curious how you are liking your 35x11.5x17 Nitto Trail Grapplers? Perhaps if you have time you could post a brief review?
I only have 2300 miles on them and haven’t had a chance to get off-road yet. I am running them with 34 PSI and they are smooth and quiet! I will be heading to Arizona in early October and weather permitting will go thru Colorado and Utah so can update you a little more then.
 

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For many years, I've had this habit of using a level and a tape measure to get the real world size of various offroad tires on the market. :blush: It's a sickness.

You will find that the 285/75-17 size is pretty much dead on what you're asking for. A "35 inch" tire typically measures out just a tad over 33" tall while mounted on the Jeep. By contrast, the 285/75-17 measures out at 33" while mounted on the Jeep. You're talking a fraction of an inch taller for the "35" at the expense of a fraction of an inch less width.

Bottom line is, if you had two identical JLs parked side by side in a parking lot, one with 35x11.50-17 tires and one with 285/75-17 tires...you wouldn't be able to tell which was which from 15 feet away.

The 285/75-17 has the bonus of being much more common (there are many AT and MT options) and they are more lightweight.
 

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For many years, I've had this habit of using a level and a tape measure to get the real world size of various offroad tires on the market. :blush: It's a sickness.

You will find that the 285/75-17 size is pretty much dead on what you're asking for. A "35 inch" tire typically measures out just a tad over 33" tall while mounted on the Jeep. By contrast, the 285/75-17 measures out at 33" while mounted on the Jeep. You're talking a fraction of an inch taller for the "35" at the expense of a fraction of an inch less width.

Bottom line is, if you had two identical JLs parked side by side in a parking lot, one with 35x11.50-17 tires and one with 285/75-17 tires...you wouldn't be able to tell which was which from 15 feet away.

The 285/75-17 has the bonus of being much more common (there are many AT and MT options) and they are more lightweight.
Thanks for the reply WXman. So what you are telling me is that I should consider the lighter C load Nitto Ridge Grappler vs the heavier C load Nitto Trail Grappler?
Looking at their listed dimensions not under load, the Trail Grappler is 34.76 tall and 11.42 wide, 72.60 lb. and the Ridge Grappler is 33.86 tall and 11.26 wide, 64.4 lbs. I have the Mopar 2" lift which is more like a 3" lift. My concern is not enough rubber to fill the gap between the top of the tire and the fender flare. How much lift did your RC 2.5" spacer net you?
 

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I ended up going with the Nitto Trail Grappler 35”x11.5”x17” tires mounted on an ICON Rebound 8.5”x17” rim. The wheels offer a 4.5” backspace and a -6mm offset. The tires have a C sidewall rating which I think will yield a softer ride. Here are a few pics of the wheel and tire combo!
Have you calculated MPGs with these on?
 

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Have you calculated MPGs with these on?
I have not, but since they were put on at the dealer before I took delivery I would have no means of comparison to stock. Theoretically though they should be slightly better than the same tire in a 12.5” width just due to less rolling resistance.
 

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Thanks for the reply WXman. So what you are telling me is that I should consider the lighter C load Nitto Ridge Grappler vs the heavier C load Nitto Trail Grappler?
Looking at their listed dimensions not under load, the Trail Grappler is 34.76 tall and 11.42 wide, 72.60 lb. and the Ridge Grappler is 33.86 tall and 11.26 wide, 64.4 lbs. I have the Mopar 2" lift which is more like a 3" lift. My concern is not enough rubber to fill the gap between the top of the tire and the fender flare. How much lift did your RC 2.5" spacer net you?
The main thing I meant to say is that the 35x11.50-17 size is not significantly larger than the 285/75-17 size. So, if you really really love that Nitto Trail Grappler, then by all means go for it. But if you sort of wish there were other tires to pick from, don't be afraid to look at the 285/75-17 instead. Both sizes will fill up the wheel arches the same in the real world.

Those manufacturer listed diameters are tricky because they do those measurements on a particular width wheel, at a particular PSI, and they include the bulge of the sidewalls. Also, there are sometimes variances in how they measure from brand to brand. That's why it's important to view the tires in person, and measure them yourself. Sometimes you'll be surprised what you find.

I have not, but since they were put on at the dealer before I took delivery I would have no means of comparison to stock. Theoretically though they should be slightly better than the same tire in a 12.5” width just due to less rolling resistance.
I log my mileage in fuelly.com so that I get accurate trends. So far, I'm seeing 2.5 MPG decrease from stock to my 285/75-17s. For me at our fuel prices here, that's roughly $20/month extra fuel costs.
 
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