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Nitto Dura Grappler is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 46.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from best tire on the road for a truck I am so impressed with this tire. I have had the same truck for 16yrs and have been through many tires. This tire is an awesome balance between aggressiveness and comfort. The comfort is understated because It makes my truck drive like my wife's Mercedes. Even at highway speed i have no in cab noise and rides as smooth as a cat's behind. I hope nitto never changes this model. I will definitely buy again. I do go off road on ranches etc. and i equally impressed with the traction as i am the smoothness of the ride. Nitto tires are like a good pair of work boots. Two of the most important tools i have. one to keep my feet in good shape and the other to keep my butt on the road. You will not regret this choice in tires.
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 70,000 miles and still going strong The factory tires were Michelin and when I got 70,000 miles out of them I was impressed but when I decided it was time to get some new tires and I wanted a taller tire I found that Michelin had no options for me. I decided to give the Nitto LT 285X75X17 a try. These are the quietest tires that I have ever owned and the 10 ply rating with stiff sidewalls gives me a stable ride even when I am towing heavy loads. Another advantage of the taller tire was an extra 1 mpg in fuel savings. Most of my driving is open highway running 80+ with 10,000 tire rotations. I will get between 80,000-90,000 miles of use out of these tires, I can ask any more from these tires and when it eventually comes time to replace them I will put on another set of Nitto 285X75X17 Dura Grapplers!
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT TIRE I have had these tires on my 2013 Silverado 2500hd 4x4 diesel for over 60,000 miles. I do mostly highway driving and these are great even at higher speeds and long trips. There is very little road noise and the ride is very comfortable. I regularly tow a 32ft enclosed trailer that weighs around 9000lbs with no issue either. Winter performance is fine if they still have good tread, but remember they are a highway tire first. I would and have recommended these tire to friends and customers alike. They are the best truck tires I have ever used. They are 275/60/20.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy When the time came to replace the tires on the Wife's Suburban, we were going to get Michelin Defender, LTX / MS, as we have always ran them on our cars, However Michelin could not get the tires we wanted.. After waiting 4 months, we decided to go with these Nitto (P 265/70R17") Dura Grappler's". They are GREAT! Extremely quiet, and a very soft ride compared to the no name tires that were on it when we bought it. Having a set of Trail Grapplers on my 2003 Dodge Truck, which have performed very well, I was familiar with the brand. We highly recommend these tires. The Wife is very happy with the ride and the look of the tires. We don't drive it off road nor during snow and ice cause we don't want anyone to hit it. That's what the Dodge truck is for. You will love these tires.. Wish they had them in a smaller size for our other cars!
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from dura grappler great tire have 60,000 miles on them now still have about 3 to 4 mm on tread. tow a lot of different trailers for work and a fifth wheel toy hauler very stable when towing. quite on road while driving and have excellent traction. will buy this tire again and will recommend this tire to anyone driving highway, towing, or work vehicle even is decent in sand (as good as a 2wd diesel could be) if you are considering this tire i would highly recommend it even over michelin.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kevin Extremely satisfied with my Dura Grappler tires! Have over 80k miles on my LT305/70R18 tires and at least another 15k to go. Before I get into my review, I want you to know that I have 30 years in the automotive industry; selling tires, racing, engineering and testing. Review: I had been on a quest to find the perfect street/performance tire in a larger size with a high load range; I found this in the Nitto Dura Grappler and so much more! These tires (along with some suspension tuning) turned my 8k lb. Excursion into a crisp handling sports truck. These tires provide significant sidewall stability while delivering a very comfortable ride quality. The grip and traction performance is extraordinary. I have embarrassed many sports car drivers on the North Georgia mountain roads! The Dura Grappler is also a very quiet tire that provides superior wet weather performance. I am also very impressed with how well the tires perform in snow and light off road driving. I will rate this tire a 10, Nitto hit a home run. I recommend this tire to everyone and I will definitely be purchasing another set (if I ever wear these out).
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value The tires have been on my F-!50 for over 50k miles now and still have another 10-20k left. That is a nice surprise since the warranty was for 40k I figured that would be about the life span. They don't ride quite as smooth as the original Michelins that came on the truck but actually get better traction. I'll be buying these again at a big savings compared to other brands.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tires I Have Ever Owned I have owned both the 325/60r18 and 305/70r18 and both these tires are excellent. Out of the 8 tires I have owned the maximum ballance weight was 1.5 ounces this is unmatched by even Michelin's. I drove my 325/60r18 for 25000 miles and tires only showed 5/32 wear. I drove 305/70r18 for 10000 before first rotation and tires still were at new tread depth. Extremely quiet on the highway and super smooth on road bumps. Yes 305/70r18 will fit on stock 2011 fx4 f350
Date published: 2016-11-05
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NITTO: DURA GRAPPLER

Size: 255/70R18
MSPN: NITO-205350
Features:
  • Bridges Between Tread Blocks
  • Specific Patterns
  • Dura-Belt Technology
  • Dual Sidewall Designs
Benefits:
  • Join individual blocks into continuous ribs, stabilizing the tire and reducing tread flex, resulting in excellent tread life.
  • The Dura Grappler is also offered in two separate tread patterns dedicated for LT-Metric sizes and P-Metric sizes. LT-Metric sizes are offered in a durable 4-rib design, while the P-Metric sizes have a quiet 5-rib design. Each P-Metric/Metric size is back
  • Dura-Belt three steel-belted technology* provides long tread life, in addition to offering good handling performance. All Dura-Belt equipped sizes are backed by a 45,000 mile limited treadwear warranty. *In select sizes
  • Each Grappler has two sidewall designs so you can choose how your tires look. On the Dura Grappler one side has a metal fin design and the other has a traditional design.
Warranty:
  • Manufacturer's Limited / 60,000 Mile
Quoted Price

Important note on quoted prices:

* PRICES QUOTED INCLUDE: Mounting, balancing, valve stems(excludes tpms) and alignment check. Prices may vary from one store to another or from one date to another. Tires listed may not be in stock at the identified store. Prices listed were received from individual stores and have not been verified by Big O Tires. Please call the Big O Tires Store of your choice for up-to-date information and details on pricing, additional charges and product availability.

Important note on quoted prices:

Speed Rating:

The speed rating is a measure of what speed the tire can safely maintain for sustained periods of time. A higher speed rating will generally indicate that you will have better control and handling characteristics. Speed rating standards are established by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Manufacturers assign speed ratings to tires after extensive performance testing. On the sidewall of every tire, you’ll find one of these speed rating codes:

M – Up to 81 mph
N – Up to 87 mph
P – Up to 93 mph
Q – Up to 99 mph
R – Up to 106 mph
S – Up to 112 mph
T – Up to 118 mph
H – Up to 130 mph
V – Up to 149 mph
W – Up to 168 mph
Y – Up to 186 mph
Z – (See Below)

What does ‘Up to 99 mph’ really mean?
Tires with a Q speed rating can safely sustain speeds of up to 99 miles per hour. The tire may be able to reach higher speeds, but traveling at speeds higher than 99 mph for any length of time would be unsafe - the tire is not designed to handle it.

What is a Z Rating?
For tires having a maximum speed capability above 149 mph, a Z rating may appear in the size designation ...above 186 mph, a Z rating must appear in the size designation, including a Y speed symbol in brackets.

A Few Tips About Speed Ratings…
Never mix tires with different speed ratings, as this may cause serious handling problems.

We don’t recommend downgrading the speed rating of your tires, as the vehicle manufacturer has done extensive testing to determine which tires match the various driving characteristics of the vehicle. However, if you are looking for better handling, there is generally no problem in moving up to a higher speed-rated tire.

Most importantly: Put safety first. The speeds shown are test speeds; they are not recommended speeds.

Temperature Rating:

A comparative grade based on the tire’s resistance to heat and its ability to dissipate heat, again as measured under controlled conditions. The grades, from highest to lowest, are designated A – B – C. An A-rated tire is the coolest running, while a C-rating meets the minimum federal performance standards. These temperature grades are set based on a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.

Traction Grade:

A comparative grade based on the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement, again as measured under controlled conditions on wet asphalt and concrete surfaces. The grades, from highest to lowest, are designated AA – A – B – C. A tire that is graded AA should have better traction or stopping performance than a tire with a lower grade, based on the specific straight-ahead braking tests.

Treadwear Grade:

A comparative grade based on the actual wear of the tire’s tread when tested under specific controlled conditions. All tires are tested under the same conditions to allow for comparison between manufacturers and between different lines of tires from the same manufacturer. The system is fairly easy to understand. A tire with a treadwear grade of 400 should have a useful tread life approximately twice as long as a tire with a treadwear grade of 200. The higher the grade, the better the expected treadwear.

Looking for new tires with optimal traction? Or are long-lasting treads a bigger priority? There’s a simple way to compare tire specs!

The Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) system was developed by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to assist consumers in the purchase of their tires by providing a standard grading system used by all tire manufacturers. Tire manufacturers use the UTQG system to grade their tires in three important areas: treadwear, traction and temperature. The UTQG grade for each tire is shown on the paper label affixed to the tire and is also molded in the sidewall.

Treadwear Grade – A comparative grade based on the actual wear of the tire’s tread when tested under specific controlled conditions. All tires are tested under the same conditions to allow for comparison between manufacturers and between different lines of tires from the same manufacturer. The system is fairly easy to understand. A tire with a treadwear grade of 400 should have a useful tread life approximately twice as long as a tire with a treadwear grade of 200. The higher the grade, the better the expected treadwear.

Traction Grade – A comparative grade based on the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement, again as measured under controlled conditions on wet asphalt and concrete surfaces. The grades, from highest to lowest, are designated AA ABC. A tire that is graded AA should have better traction or stopping performance than a tire with a lower grade, based on the specific straight-ahead braking tests.

Temperature Grade – A comparative grade based on the tire’s resistance to heat and its ability to dissipate heat, again as measured under controlled conditions. The grades, from highest to lowest, are designated ABC. An A-rated tire is the coolest running, while a C-rating meets the minimum federal performance standards. These temperature grades are set based on a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.

UTQG is a great way to compare tires from various manufacturers and between specific lines from the same manufacturer. Remember: The UTQG isn’t a safety rating and it doesn’t guarantee a tire’s mileage performance - but you can use the UTQG in conjunction with price, warranty, appearance and recommendations to make the right tire choice for your needs. If you have any questions about UTQG or various tire lines, the Big O Tires team is always ready to help!

Hauling groceries – or bricks? The Load Rating or Load Index indicates how much weight each tire can safely support.

Every tire’s load rating is stamped into its sidewall. Once you know the load rating, you can use the chart below to determine the amount of weight that one tire can support. Then just multiply the weight by four - or the number of wheels on your vehicle - to determine your vehicle’s maximum load-carrying capacity.

Load Rating Table

Sometimes the maximum load (for example, 1060 kg) will be stamped into the sidewall so that you don't have to decipher the load rating. Remember: never install tires with a lower load-carrying capacity than the tires that were installed on your vehicle by the manufacturer!

Load Range:

The load rating is a measure of the tire's strength — its ability to hold air pressure under load.

The load rating influences the sidewall strength of a vehicle tire. If a tire has a load rating that is too low, the handling of the vehicle could become unstable as the sidewall buckles under the vehicle's weight. Conversely, a much higher load rating than needed can dramatically harshen ride quality.

The recommended load rating for a vehicle's tires can be found in its owner's manual. It is also normally affixed to a sticker located on one of the vehicle's door jams. If you are replacing tires supplied with the vehicle from the manufacturer, the load rating written on the tires is an appropriate guide.

Sidewall:

There are other codes on some tires that provide you with additional information, some of which are specific to light truck tire applications. Some of the other codes that you might find on your tires include:

LT = Stands for light truck application. Example: LT235/85R16
C, D or E = Load range indication for light truck applications
REIN = Reinforced
OWL = Outlined White Letters
RWL = Raised White Letters
ORWL = Outlined Raised White Letters
B, BLK, BW, BSW = Blackwall or Black Sidewall
W, WW, WSE – Whitewall or White Sidewall
XNW = Extra Narrow White Width
XL = Extra Load Capacity

Section Width:

The linear distance between the outside sidewalls of an inflated tire without any load (exclusive of protruding side ribs and decorations).

Sidewall Aspect Ratio:

The ratio between tire height and width.

Important note on quoted prices:

Prices quoted do not include additional charges for sales taxes, mounting and balancing, valve stems, tire disposal fees, state recycling fees, tire protection plans and other charges. Prices may vary from one store to another or from one date to another. Tires listed may not be in stock at the identified store. Prices listed were received from individual stores and have not been verified by Big O Tires. Please call the Big O Store of your choice for up-to-date information and details on pricing, additional charges and product availability.

How Are Tire Sizes Specified?
The first number describes width of the tire (section), the second number describes the aspect ratio (profile), and the third number the wheel diameter (rim size).
Alignment makes a big difference in how long tires last, how much gas you use, and steering and safety. When you buy new tires, we'll make sure they're properly aligned with a free alignment check!

What is TPMS?


TPMS is an electronic system that monitors the air pressure in your tires and alerts you when they are under- or over-inflated. Proper tire inflation not only boosts your safety, but also the life of the tire and its fuel economy.

TPMS

Some components of the TPMS sensor may need to be replaced due to wear and corrosion over time. Our TPMS rebuild kit includes all the necessary parts to service your TPMS sensor and keep this important safety feature functioning properly.

About TPMS

Protect Your Purchase!

Have you considered our Tire Protection Package?

Available with purchase of new, non-Big O brand tires, TPP includes the following comprehensive coverage:


  • 3-Year Full Free Repair or Replacement Road Hazard

  • 3-Year Full Free Replacement Workmanship & Materials

  • 3-Year Free 24/7 Flat Tire Change

  • Limited Lifetime Prorated Repair
    or Replacement Coverage

  • Free Rotations and Rebalance for the Useful Life of Tire

  • Limited Mileage Warranty

Tire Protection ... On Us!


Your Big O brand tire purchase includes our Tire Protection Package, free of charge. Protection includes complimentary rotations and rebalances for the life of the tire, as well as 24-hour Roadside Assistance, available nationwide. Plus, we'll repair, replace or refund your tire in the event that it is damaged, free of charge for 3 years (pro-rated after).

TPMS

Drive away with confidence and peace of mind. We've got you covered. See Tire Warranty terms for details.

Protect Your Investment!


Available with the purchase of qualifying new tires, our Tire Protection Package provides comprehensive coverage you can count on. It includes complimentary rotations and rebalances for the life of the tire, as well as 24-hour Roadside Assistance, available nationwide. Plus, we'll repair, replace or refund your tire in the event that it is damaged, free of charge for 3 years (pro-rated after).

TPMS

Add TPP to your purchase today, and drive away with confidence and peace of mind. We've got you covered. See Tire Warranty terms for details.

Rim Diamter:

The wheel diamter (rim size).