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Looking for some tires in weird size... has anyone used the Nitto Terra Grappler G2 before or heard anything about them?  Looks like they're relatively new, so this is a long shot...

 

Tire: http://www.nittotire...allreviewspage/

 

I'd get the BFG KO2 if they had the size I'm looking for (265/50R20), but they don't...



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Pretty sure I'm rocking that size on the LR4. I definitely have the NTG G2's on there and I am very impressed. Quieter than the stock Pirelli's. Pretty aggressive and fit without lifting (we have the adjustable rods: stock, 2in, then an additional 2in for emergencies). Attached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1444955198.428322.jpg   545.61KB   14 downloads

I'll double check the size when my
Wife gets home with the LR4

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Yup I've got the 265/50/20's.

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Thanks Chris!  The TG2s looks good on the tires, I'm just worried about the lack of sidewall, but I guess there aren't many options on a 20" tire.  Moving up to a 275/55R20 (like I've had before) would open up a lot of options, but then the spare tire wouldn't fit in the spare wheel well.

 

Have you had experience with them in the rain/snow?  How's the treadwear looking?  I guess we haven't really had rain... at least these look more appropriate for a Rover than the stock Michelins we currently have.

 

 

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Used them for the OR trip. No issues (there was a slight side wall tear front passenger, not sure where it came from but America's tire replaced it for free). Tires were quiet on the road and I didn't air down off road. My wife drive into to White Rock (not hard at all) without issue. Haven't been in the snow but I'm not anticipating any issues.

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Update: just got these mounted today and will report back on how they do.  I'm surprised by how shallow the tread depth is (maybe that's just the case for this size).



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Worked great, not much to test it on (some snow banks, etc.) but they look good I guess!

 

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When they first came out, I put them on my Suburban (LT size though, which has greater tread depth). I then proceeded to do a cross country trip towing a military generator that was supposed to be pulled behind a deuce and a half over I-80 in a blizzard. Made it without nary an issue. 

So far, in 40k, they've done excellent in everything but rain. As they've worn down, they've gotten a bit squirrely when it rains (which it is doing all the time here), but in a 4 ton vehicle that's towed quite a bit in those 40k, I'm not going to complain.

Been contemplating them for my (new to me) LR3 as well.  


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