Nitto Dune Grappler DT Tire Review & Rating

The Dune Grappler DT from Nitto combines aggressive off-road capabilities with refined on-road comfort and drivability. Designed for drivers of small to large pickups and SUV’s, the tire is available exclusively at Discount Tire, and comes in a wide range of load ratings, including D and E sizes. LT and P-metric sizes are also available.

The all-season tread compound is rated M+S for better performance in a wide variety of weather and road conditions. One thing you immediately notice upon looking at the tread design are the flames. It adds a unique look that grabs your attention, and the attention of everyone who sees these tires. (Nitto provides a more plain black sidewall option if you prefer.)

Dune Grappler DT from Nitto Tires

Flared taper and bridge design on this model allow it to reduce flex for enhanced steering response and better overall handling on or off road. An intermediate void-ratio provides increased performance when driving on sand or gravel, while the available 3-ply polyester construction increases puncture resistance and reduces tire bruising.

Nitto utilizes the latest in computer simulation technology to give the tread block design added noise resistance, resulting in a quieter highway ride. Many drivers have commented on how quiet this tire is compared to other off-road models.

Inside the Dune Grappler you will find twin steel belts for added strength and durability. LT sizes have available 3-ply designs. This also helps keep tread wear more even for a longer treadlife.

Pros  
  • Very good off-road or on the highway
  • Handles snow, sand, dirt, gravel and other terrain
  • Very quiet tire
  • Responsive handling
  • Attractive tread design

Cons

  • Would like to see a little better rain and mud handling

Overall Thoughts

Just one look at the tread design and you know it is serious on performance. The flames just plain look great on this tire and will certainly impress your friends and neighbors. Beyond that, the traction and handling performance in sand, dirt, gravel, snow and other terrain is excellent. Steering is crisp andvery responsive. No, they are not the best going through the mud, but they are not designed for it.

The Dune Grappler is a very quiet tire despite your first look at it. Traveling 70 mph down the highway and talking with anyone in your vehicle is not an issue. Treadlife is typically in the 40,000 mile category based on what other drivers are reporting. Overall, Nitto has created another quality on and off road tire that does what it says it will do.

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What Vehicles Will The Dune Grappler DT Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Chevrolet Silverado, K-Blazer, Avalanche
  • Dodge Ram, Dakota
  • Ford F150, F-250, Ranger, Bronco
  • GMC Sierra, K2500
  • Hummer H2, H3
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover
  • Nissan Titan
  • Toyota Tundra, Tacoma

Tire Sizes

15″

31X10.50R15C1 109S B

16″

LT285/75R16E1 126R B
LT305/70R16E2 124R B
LT315/75R16E2 127T B

17″

LT285/70R17E1 126R B
LT305/70R17E2 125R B
LT315/70R17D2 121T B

18″

285/60R-18 120T XL B
LT285/65R18E1 125R B
305/60R-18 120S BLK
LT325/60R18E2 124R B
LT325/65R18D2 121R B

20″

285/50R-20 116T XL B
LT285/55R20E1 122R B
LT305/55R20E2 121R B
LT325/60R20D2 121R B
37X12.50R20E2 126R B

22″

285/45R-22 114T XL B
305/40R-22 114T XL B
305/45ZR22 118T XL B

Price Range

Prices on the Dune Grappler DT range from approximately $160 and up.

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Warranty

Nitto provides for a 1/32 inch of wear guarantee on the tire’s uniformity.

Materials and workmanship are backed for 5 years and include first year or first 2/32 inch of wear free replacement. A prorated amount is given for the remaining period or to the last 2/32 inch of tread depth.


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