Nitto Tire Reviews
Established in 1999 as a division of Toyo Tires, Nitto Tires is focused on products dedicated to enthusiasts in the off-road truck and performance car categories.
When it comes to trucks, SUVs and crossovers, Nitto’s Grappler line of tires has eight unique versions for different purposes. The Trail Grappler M/T is a mud terrain tire designed for on and off-road use, while the Mud Grappler is an extreme mud tire that compromises on-road grip (and quietness) for incredible off-road performance. It’s 3-ply polyester sidewall is designed to withstand punctures.
The Dura Grappler sits at the opposite side of the spectrum, with limited performance for an all terrain tire. But for those who need on-road comfort, quietness and performance, this is an ideal choice.
The Exo Grappler Heavy Duty All Terrain AWT is another street-focused all-terrain tire that shines on the pavement. It’s stand-out feature is its winter capability. Sporting the 3-peak mountain snowflake logo, it’s a certified winter tire as well.
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The Ridge Grappler is what’s known as a hybrid-terrain tire. As the same suggests, it’s combines elements of all-terrain and mud-terrain tires with an on-road tire and tends to lead more towards performance in the latter category.
A unique product in the market, the Dune Grappler is designed specifically for use in sand, and it’s tread pattern is certainly unique to that task. Unfortunately it only comes in a limited number of fitments and only for 17-, 18- and 20-inch sizes.
Finally there’s the Terra Grappler and Terra Grappler G2 models, the former being the original all-terrain offering from the brand, while the latter is the latest offering, designed to give serious performance on- and off-road. It’s also the first Nitto all-terrain tire to come backed with a limited treadwear warranty that covers 50,000 miles for LT-metric and floatation sizes, and 65,000 miles for metric sizes.
Nitto Tire Reviews
Nitto Tire Warranty
Nitto Tires backs all of its tires with a standard limited warranty. Here’s what this covers:
In the first 2/32-inch of tread wear tires with uniformity issues that are found to be out-of-round, or out-of balance will be replaced free of charge.
Defective tires that are worn less than 25% (and within 60 months from the purchase date) will also be replaced free of charge. Covered under this part of the warranty are tires with defects in materials or workmanship.
After the 25% wear rating, Nitto will replace defective tires on a pro-rated basis.
Where are Nitto Tires Made?
Nitto operates at least six plants globally that produce tires for different markets. Plant locations include Japan, China, Malaysia and the United States. Several of the tires that are made in the USA include the Nitto NT555 G2, the Nitto Motivo and Nitto Ridge Grappler.