Nitto Ridge Grapplers Break Loose Often On Wet or Snow Covered Pavement

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Would love some opinions here. I like the tires. Have them inflated to 36lbs. Mine are 275/75-17. I currently have 26k on them and rotate them religiously but have never had much confidence in the conditions mentioned above. I understand that tires like this aren't going to provide the confidence an all season might but am I crazy?

Appreciate any feedback.

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Following as I have this issue with the KO2 and am looking at the Nittos as the next set of shoes.
 

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My experience was that NRG performed weird on wet pavement. It seemed like they channeled water from the road directly onto my windshield. Especially when I went through puddles. Otherwise I liked them a lot.
 

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I think most people run those at around 28psi?
 

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I have nitto exo grapplers on my rebel, it’s Nittos snow rated all terrain. They definitely hydroplane easily on the highway if you go through standing water, I have to back it down a lot in those conditions. I think any aggressive all terrain is like that tho. They’re a beast in the snow tho
 
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I think most people run those at around 28psi?
Thanks, seems low to me but maybe I will take down a few lbs at a time and see the results.
 

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Hmm, interesting thread...these were the tires I was leaning towards for my purchase this spring/summer.

now not so sure 🤔
 

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Watching this tread. I am in the process of mounting 37-12.50 R17 Ridge Grapples on Beadlock wheels. I have never run the ridge grapplers before and hope they do better on wet roads than the 35-12.50 17 K02's I had. I will report my experience here. Might be a week or so until I get them installed.
 

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I cant say anything about the ridge grapplers, but I really like the exo-grapplers, which are also a snow-rated all terrain tire. Also they are pre-drilled for studs, which I am running now. Great tires and seem to do really great on wet roads and snow.
 

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I had a set of Nitto ridge grapplers on my 2015 f150 and I always felt that on turns the back end slid out way too easily. Then after a trip to Colorado in the snow, I decided I wanted to get rid of them.
Ridge Grapplers do great in the dry and are super quiet on the road as well. However, my snow experience and the lack of wet weather traction outweighed that.
I switched to the BFG k02 and love them on the truck. Great in the snow and better in the wet.
 

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I just mounted 37x12.5x17 ride grapplers this past week and should be driving to work tomorrow in 8-10 inches of snow. Will report back. My stock rubicon tires were awful in the snow and if these tires aren’t better than those I will be devastated.
 

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I run 37x12.50’s on my F250 and I cannot take off from a stop without spinning hard on wet roads.

Snow was a joke. Looking forward to replacing them and the number one reason I didn’t buy them for the wife’s Jeep.
 

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I’m a Colorado guy who lives IN the mountains. A good snow tire means I have to park at the bottom of my road and walk 1/2 mile home. A great snow tire means I get to park in my driveway. Without studding them, the best I have seen is Duratracs. Ko2s are ok until they have about 8000 miles then they get hard and I park at the bottom. Have not tried the Nittos because they are generally pretty heavy.
 

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I had them on a Tahoe for a few thousand miles and hated them. Been preaching to fellow Jeepers they aren’t worth it. They are a bit heavier than other tires, they didn’t wear well overall, and I thought they were very loud compared to other tires.

My vote is for GY Duratracs, especially in snow and rain. However now interested in the GY tires they are putting on the Ram TRX and want to see how those reviews go.
 

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I had them on a Tahoe for a few thousand miles and hated them. Been preaching to fellow Jeepers they aren’t worth it. They are a bit heavier than other tires, they didn’t wear well overall, and I thought they were very loud compared to other tires.

My vote is for GY Duratracs, especially in snow and rain. However now interested in the GY tires they are putting on the Ram TRX and want to see how those reviews go.
another tire to consider is the GY Ultra Terrain, very similar to the Duratracs but exclusive to @Discount Tire sometimes they have deals when you use their credit card for an even better deal.
https://www.discounttire.com/buy-tires/goodyear-wrangler-ultraterrain-at
 
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