My wife is running ridge grapplers and while they perform awesome on rocks, sand, mud, they are terrible in the snow. She runs Blizzaks in the winter.
the exo grapplers are truly an awesome tire for anyone who will be driving in snow, im surprised they are as rare as they are. They're most likely the tires i will be getting again once i get my jeep!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.
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.
Will hope your experience is better. Let me know.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.
Thanks for the detailed response Jay. I hear you on all and not running out so fast to buy new tires. Will try to lower gradually. Have fun out there!Greg,
Sorry I have zero experience with the Nittos. I live in Longmont Colorado and went with the 35x12.5x17 Goodyear Duratrac Wrangler All-Terrains exactly for the reviews just given. The Duratracs are a wonderful rain and snow tire. Plus they were the lowest weight rubber in 35s I could find.
However, performing a chalk test, the Duratracs like running around 38 psi on my 2019 2 door Sport S at every temperature and weather condition. In the deep snow they perform noticeably better at 30-33 psi. With a set of diamond cables on the rear, I swear this thing can climb Mt. Everest.
Regardless of the snow, nearly everything off-road and no matter the season, these puppies run great between 15-20 psi.
So pressure does make a difference.
I'd also suggest to try lowering your pressure before running out and buying new rubber. But don't go too low if you're worried about premature wear. That's the other negative comment I've read about your tire brand. You can almost watch them wear down by the day. But in the snow or rain you should be just fine.
As @Zotch recommended, maybe 28 psi will be your sweet spot in any non-dry condition.
at risk of getting burned at the stake, ive never been impressed with Nitto tires. On any vehicle. On trucks i feel like my buddies with them struggle and slip more, need lockers sooner, dont grip wet/snow as well etc and i feel its consistent.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.
When I had the Duratracs on my JK I never really felt the need to run 4h in the snowy streets. Off the beaten path yes, but around town they were great in 2wd. I haven’t ran many tires, but compared to the ridge grapplers, general at2, BFG KO, Goodyear MTR, and Fierce Attitudes the Duratracs ranked top for me.I agree the duratacs are good so long as you are in 4hi (As any jeep needs to be). Wish they cam in 37s