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Nitte Exo Grappler AWT

Has anyone tried these out? The P275/55R20 should fit my 2014 Overland w/20"wheels. This will be my first season driving in the snow and ice, as I have just moved up to Pittsburgh area from Louisiana. I work in the oil field and often drive on rocky/muddy lease roads. I figured this would be a good fit for my needs. Any general comments on how a tire like this would handle compared to the stocks?

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Has anyone tried these out? The P275/55R20 should fit my 2014 Overland w/20"wheels. This will be my first season driving in the snow and ice, as I have just moved up to Pittsburgh area from Louisiana. I work in the oil field and often drive on rocky/muddy lease roads. I figured this would be a good fit for my needs. Any general comments on how a tire like this would handle compared to the stocks?
Take a look at the BFG T/A KO2 tires. I picked up a set and love them. Sounds like they would work great with the type of driving you do.

I've tested mine in the mud and all I have to say is "Fantastic!"
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cherokee-gym, what did you do for your spare?

I run P275/65R18 Duratracs since I don't need an LT tire. I was initially between the Duratracs, BFG KO2, and the Nitto Exo Grappler. I ruled out the Nitto simply because of availability and lack of reviews. I ended up with the Duratracs because they have a P255/70R18 available for the spare. It has the same outer diameter as the 275/65R18, but fits in the spare tire cargo well better. The lid doesn't quite latch, but there's no void to see inside either.

I honestly haven't had much of a chance to test it in the elements, but they are well received around here.
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Re: Nitte Exo Grappler AWT

Greetings,

OP, it depends on the type of driving you will doing in SW PA area year round. Are you going to be carrying a heavy load in the JGC? Remember, it is Q rated and you have to watch your speed so that you do not run over the limit for a long period of time.

As for winter driving, the specs indicate you should have no problem and the option to add studs if you need them. Typical an AT of any sort that is geared for snow and ice with the mountain flake symbol are not as soft in the tire compound as a dedicated winter tire for that increased traction. But they are far better than the standard AT tire that many use in the non snow belt areas. Here in the Northeast and Midwest, you should not have a problem.

Over the last couple of years, Nitto has refined their product line with various improvements. Also from, Nitto look at the ECO Grappler and others here in the forum have suggested the GY Duratracs and BFG KO2. Plenty of threads to search and get options on.

Best for now.
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