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Nitto Ridge Grappler TIRE Review

March 31, 2021

On this episode of our tire product reviews, we are switching gears to discuss one of our best-selling on and off-road tires, the Nitto Ridge Grappler. 


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Table of Contents

- Nitto Ridge Grappler Specs

- Nitto Ridge Grappler Overview

- Variable Pitch Pattern

- Other Unique Features

- We Test Em’ Out!


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Nitto Ridge Grappler Specs:

Price: Starting at $856

Speed Index: Q

Load Range: F 

Tire Type: Hybrid AT/MT

Warranty: Full Manufacturer Warranty 


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Nitto Ridge Grappler Overview


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The Ridge Grappler differs from a lot of our standard off-road tires because it's technically not classified as a mud-terrain or an all-terrain tire. Instead, Nitto refers to this tire as a "Dynamic Hybrid Tire" that has a tread pattern blend of a mild-tempered on-road pattern combined with deep grooves and aggressive shoulder lugs for off-roading. 


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The end result is a tire with a super aggressive demeanor and off-road capability, while still maintaining respectable on-road driving manners and little to no noise.


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These tires are a great fit for someone looking to outfit their rig or daily driver with a perfect balance of on and off-road performance.  


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Variable Pitch Pattern


The Nitto Ridge Grappler is designed with Nitto’s Variable Pitch Pattern and is actually engineered to:

  1. Reduce on-road noise and tire humming
  2. Does not sacrifice any off-road performance


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The tread blocks are positioned at an angled pattern that allows them to consistently make contact with the road without any timing or space in between that would ultimately cause road noise.


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Due to this, the tire maintains considerable off-road performance without the obnoxious humming sound that most mud or all-terrain tires are well-known for. 


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Other Unique Features

Another unique aspect of the Ridge Grappler’s design is the substantial valley grooves between the tread blocks that allow for any amount of rain, snow, gravel, or mud to escape from between the tread blocks easier and faster.


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This is an important feature to consider when shopping for tires as it will noticeably impact your performance while on the trails and backroads when trying to access your favorite camping spot.


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We Test Em’ Out!


For this product review, we decided to hit you guys with some extra content by showing you what these tires can really do.


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We're taking a customer’s awesome Toyota Tundra to our secret TrailBuilt testing facility, where we give you guys a taste of how these Nitto’s perform off the pavement and in the mud.


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Stay tuned to the end of the video for some in-cabin samples of how quiet these tires are when we get back on the road and head back to the shop.


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Overall, this tire is seriously impressive. What Nitto has been able to accomplish with their dynamic hybrid design and variable pitch pattern is awesome!


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This tire is definitely worth taking a look at as it's seemingly the perfect combination of off-road performance and on-road livability!


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