New Nitto Ridge Grappler AT Tire Set For July Release

Set for a July 2016 rollout, the Nitto Ridge Grappler is the newest addition to the company’s all-terrain tire lineup.

Featuring a new hybrid tread pattern, the Ridge Grappler is being touted as one of the quietest highway all-terrain tires to hit the market. Nitto’s engineers used the latest in sound equipment along with variable pitch tread blocks in order to create a tread pattern that works to eliminate the hum you often experience at highway speeds.

Nitto Ridge Grappler Tire Review

The biggest question that most everyone will have with this newest model from Nitto is… how is this tire different from the popular Terra Grappler G2 or the Mud Grappler MT? According to Nitto this new model is kind of a mix of the two.

Alan Ngo, Nitto senior staff engineer for Nitto stated, “The Ridge Grappler offers our truck customers the perfect balance between aggressive tread design, capable off-road performance and day-to-day ride comfort.”

He went on to say the Ridge Grappler “is packed with exciting new technology that makes it one of the most capable and livable Grappler tires we’ve ever offered.”

While much of the focus is on the highway manners this tire offers, Nitto didn’t forget about off-road performance. Alternating shoulder grooves aid in clearing away mud in quick fashion, while integrated stone ejectors not only add protection from punctures on the groove bottoms, but they help in reducing stone drilling as well.

Unique Lateral Z Grooves and alternating tapered edges add biting edges that provide increased grip both on the road or off the beaten trail. The tread blocks have been reinforced to prevent excessive tread flex, which is nice to see.

The aggressive looking tread design also features two distinctive sidewall designs that you can choose from to give your truck, SUV, jeep or other 4×4 a unique style that fits your vehicles look. One is a more aggressive look, while the other is more traditional.

One area worth noting is that select sizes of the Ridge Grappler will be available with a load range F rating. That’s good news for drivers who haul heavier loads or pull larger trailers and need a more heavy-duty tire on their rig.

Update: You can now read our review on the Nitto Ridge Grappler.

Nitto Ridge Grappler Tire Sizes

17″

LT265/70R17 E 121/118Q BSW
LT285/70R17 E 121/118Q BSW
LT285/75R17 C 117/114Q BSW
LT285/75R17 E 121/118Q BSW
LT295/70R17 E 121/118Q BSW
LT305/70R17 E 121/118Q BSW
33X12.50R17LT E 120Q BSW
35X12.50R17LT E 121Q BSW
37X12.50R17LT D 124Q BSW

18″

LT275/65R18 E 123/120Q BSW
LT275/70R18 E 125/122Q BSW
LT285/65R18 E 125/122Q BSW
LT295/70R18 E 129/120Q BSW
33X12.50R18LT F 122Q BSW
35X12.50R18LT F 128Q BSW
37X12.50R18LT E 128Q BSW

20″

LT275/65R20 E 126/123Q BSW
LT295/55R20 E 123/120Q BSW
LT295/60R20 E 126/123Q BSW
LT295/65R20 E 129/126Q BSW
LT305/55R20 F 125/122Q BSW
33X12.50R20LT F 119Q BSW
35X11.50R20LT E 124Q BSW
35X12.50R20LT F 125Q BSW
35X13.50R20LT F 126Q BSW
37×12.50R20LT E 126Q BSW

22″

33X12.50R22LT F 114Q BSW
5×12.50R22LT E 121Q BSW
37X12.50R22LT F 127Q BSW

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