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Nitto Unveils Ridge Grappler Light Truck Tire

Posted on June 7, 2016
The dual sidewall designs of Nitto's new Ridge Grappler LT tire enable consumers to customize the look of their vehicles. The new tire will be offered in 30 sizes.
The dual sidewall designs of Nitto's new Ridge Grappler LT tire enable consumers to customize the look of their vehicles. The new tire will be offered in 30 sizes.

Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has added the Ridge Grappler to its Grappler line of light truck tires. Situated between the Nitto Trail Grappler mud terrain and the Nitto Terra Grappler G2 all terrain, the Ridge will be available in 30 sizes.

Nitto says the Ridge Grappler uses of a host of innovative technologies to make it the perfect balance between an off-road capable tire and a comfortable, quiet all-terrain tire.

Setting the Ridge Grappler apart is its dynamic hybrid tread pattern. To minimize the highway hum inherent in most aggressive tread designs, the Ridge Grappler has noise-reducing variable-pitch tread blocks. The company says this design was created through the use of advanced sound equipment with the goal of creating a pattern that provides a quiet and smooth highway ride.

When taken off-road, the alternating shoulder grooves help to clear mud quickly while the Lateral Z grooves give more biting edges for traction, according to Nitto. Reinforced block foundations also add rigidity to reduce tread flex and the integrated stone ejectors work to reduce stone drilling and help protect the bottom of the groove.

The Ridge Grappler also is available in an F load range rating in select sizes, which allows for higher carrying capacity at a higher inflation pressure compared to an E load range size.

“The Ridge Grappler offers our truck customers the perfect balance between aggressive tread design, capable off-road performance, and day-to-day ride comfort,” says Alan Ngo, senior staff engineer. “The Ridge Grappler is packed with exciting new technology that makes it one of the most capable and livable Grappler tires we’ve ever offered.”

The Ridge Grappler will be available in 30 sizes including fitments for Jeep Wranglers as well as 3/4 and 1-ton trucks and features two unique sidewall designs that lets drivers chose what look works best for their vehicle.

The new Ridge Grappler will be available starting in July 2016 with select sizes, and many more to follow throughout the year. A full size listing follows.

Available July 2016:
LT285/70R17 C 116/113Q
LT285/70R17 E 121/118Q
37x12.50R17LT D 124Q
37x12.50R20LT E 126Q
35x12.50R22LT F 121Q

Coming soon:
LT265/70R17 E 121/118QLT275/65R20 E 126/123Q
LT285/75R17 C 117/114QLT295/55R20 E 123/120Q
LT285/75R17 E 121/118QLT295/60R20 E 126/123Q
LT295/70R17 E 121/118QLT295/65R20 E 129/126Q
LT305/70R17 E 121/118QLT305/55R20 F 125/122Q
33x12.50R17LT E 120Q33x12.50R20LT F 119Q
35x12.50R17LT E 121Q35x11.50R20LT E 124Q
LT275/65R18 E 123/120Q35x12.50R20LT F 125Q
LT275/70R18 E 125/122Q35x13.50R20LT F 126Q

To learn more about the new Nitto Ridge Grappler or the rest of the Nitto Tire line, please visit www.nittotire.com. Join Nitto Tire on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NittoTire and on Twitter at @NittoTire.

Related Topics: light truck tires, Nitto Ridge Grappler, Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc.

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