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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-22-2003, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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NITTO tires

i was looking thru a mag. and saw a pretty cool tire..the nitto "mud grapplers"? they had them on a poision spider rig that was purple......has anybody used these yet....just asking cause i might look into getting them someday.....

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Re: NITTO tires

The tread pattern looks like a blown up version of what the rally racers use for high speeds on gravel roads - similar shaped block layout, but the Nitto has half as many blocks across the tread. I have no idea if that's significant.

Do you do mainly mud or sand? To me that doesn't look like it would work all that well in mud. The straight-across cuts are going to hold mud instead of cleaning it out.
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Re: NITTO tires

I would have concerns about side slipping.. kinda like a bogger... ontop of that, why would you want those for your driving percentages? on vs. Off-road.

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Re: NITTO tires

I like the tread pattern myself, how much are they?
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Re: NITTO tires

the reason the bogger side slips is that the tread blocks are straight across from each other creating a straight channel......with the nittos they look like they will hold the side slipping pretty well cause off the tread placement.....as you know brent i drive say 50-50 road /off-road......if i do an axle swap in the future [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] im looking at a bigger tire (35") after the 33" mtrs wear out........plus the pattern looks like the BFG Krawler a lil'bit

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i dont know the price, they dont even have them on their web site yet...i was hoping somebody on here was testing them like they did with the BFG Krawler......

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Re: NITTO tires

That's very different. You would think the side of the tire, having a fairly square tread block would reduce side slippage. They certainly are unique. Lower void % than say boggers, but still an open tread, but very large tread blocks. Hmmmmm. Lets hear from someone that has tried them.

What purpose are you eyeing them up for?
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Re: NITTO tires

the purpose would be street, local trails (MUD), uwharrie nat. forest and tellico use.....i dont drive a lot of miles (25k in the last 3 yrs.)but it is my DD.....i was really wondering about sidewall toughness, sidewall flex and self-cleaning....in the ad above they call out a 18"x10" rim so im wondering if they even make a 15" rim size [img]images/graemlins/deal.gif[/img]

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Re: NITTO tires

Looks like a good tire to cut up with the groover.
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why would you hit it with a groover......it has sipping already??? or am i missing something [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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Re: NITTO tires

I bet they make a nice sound!

The more I look at them, the more I think they remind me of tank treads. They have to be self cleaning from the look of the voids. Just wouldn't know till someone tried them.
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