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Nitto Ridge Grappler Review

January 2, 2020

About the Nitto Ridge Grappler

Recently we’ve been focusing on serious off-road tires, specifically mud-terrains and the more aggressive all-terrains. On this episode and product review, we decided to switch gears and discuss one of our best selling on and off-road tires, the Nitto Ridge Grappler. The Ridge Grappler differs from a lot of our standard off-road tires considering that it is not classified as a mud-terrain or an all-terrain tire; Instead Nitto refers to this tire as a Dynamic Hybrid tread that is a blend of a mild-tempered on-road pattern combined with deep grooves and aggressive shoulder lugs.

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. 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.  

View more Nitto Ridge Grappler Photos in our gallery.

Variable Pitch Pattern

The Nitto Ridge Grappler is designed with Nitto’s Variable Pitch Pattern, which may sound peculiar but is actually engineered to:

  1. reduce on-road noise and tire humming
  2. does not sacrifice any off-road performance

Essentially 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. The result is a tire with considerable off-road performance without the obnoxious humming sound that most mud or all-terrain tires are so well-known for. If you’re in the market for a set of tires to throw on the daily then you can end your search here.

Other Unique Features

Another unique aspect of the Ridge Grappler’s design is the substantial valley grooves between the tread blocks that allows for any substantial rain, snow, gravel, etc. to escape from between the tread blocks easier and faster. 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. The Ridge Grapplers, along with a wide range of other Nitto products are available on our website so be sure to give them a look when searching for your next set of rubber.

Watch Us Test Em’ Out!

For this product review we decided to hit you guys with some extra content and get out of our boring shop by showing you guys what these tires can really do. Taking a customer’s awesome Toyota Tundra to our secret TrailBuilt testing facility, we give you guys a taste of how these Nitto’s perform off the pavement and in the mud. 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. Overall its seriously impressive and amazing to think what Nitto as been able to accomplish with their dynamic hybrid design and variable pitch pattern. This tire is one-hundred percent worth taking a look at as it is seemingly the perfect combination of off-road performance and on-road livability!