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Summit with Terra Grappler G2's Pics

Here are a few pictures of my newly installed Nitto Terra Grappler G2's (stock size). Sorry for the quality of the pictures, but I just took them real quick. Also pictured is one of my coworkers HA.

Initial Impression of the Terra Grapplers: Massive improvement over GY OEM tires. I have had 7 jeeps including an SRT and have experimented with multiple different upgrades (some good and some terrible including a variety of tires). The Terra Grapplers look aggressive (not overly aggressive) and still drive great. Gives the vehicle a great stance from all angles. I think these tires would look even better on different wheels (too much chrome on the summit).

Noise Level: The noise level is minimal. I would assume that as the tires wear there will be more noise. Currently, at all speeds, the noise is not bad at all. I was concerned about the noise level having had AT tires in the past that literally sounded like you were in a wind tunnel when driving, but the Terra Grapplers are fine. You will def notice a slight increase in sound at highway speeds, but you will get over it real quick with a slight adjustment of the radio (it's really negligible).

Bottom line: I highly recommend these tires if you're looking for an AT tire without sacrificing comfort and noise.

At some point, I will prob be switching the summit wheels, but everything I have found that is decent will not work with the summit (i.e., backspacing, etc.).
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Re: Summit with Terra Grappler G2's Pics

Thanks for posting. I have a black summit as well and am getting some 18"s powdercoated as we speak. That said I'm in the market for tires and so far I think I may go with the Nokian Rotivva AT's. The G2's were considered and actually look great. If you get any snow or weather report back on how they perform. Thanks.

Also, I see you went with the "lug" sidewall over the lightning bolts. Was that your choice or the installer?
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Re: Summit with Terra Grappler G2's Pics

I will def post an update after we get some snow. I am located in Baltimore, MD and we have not had a decent snowfall yet. When it snows and everyone is supposed to be off the street I am typically that guy driving around, so I should have some good info regarding the performance of the tires.

Can you send me a pic of the 18's powdercoated once completed? Part of me wants to blackout all the chrome...

I chose the sidewall. I went up and back about which sidewall I liked. I thought the lightning bolts were a little cheesy, but I know a lot of people on the forum seem to like that sidewall more. The installer agreed and pretty much closed me on the sidewall choice. I really was trying to figure out which sidewall looked more aggressive, but it was hard to determine.
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Re: Summit with Terra Grappler G2's Pics

nice, will do. Like I said tires are still up in the air for me. My last pair I bought on the LR3 were Yoko Geolander AT's. Great looking sidewall, a little noisy and only "ok" in the snow. It is a Summit so the "off-roading" is more of a look for me than actually getting too dirty. Sand and Snow all day, and some pocono trails maybe, but nothing beyond that. So it's more of mildly aggressive appearance vs how well the lugs actually clean out in the swamp.

I'll post some pics once I get the wheels back.
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Re: Summit with Terra Grappler G2's Pics

what size G2 are you running?
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Those look great. Any balance issues? all smooth on the highway?
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Re: Summit with Terra Grappler G2's Pics

Nice pics

The TGs always look good. I have them in 285/50 and 265/50 on different wheels and switch them every several months

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Re: Summit with Terra Grappler G2's Pics

Thanks for posting. I'm still running the stock 265/50/20 GY forteras on my 14 Summit, with 16k miles. I do notice some road noise on my tires and going over bumps could be smoother. I had been considering spacers to help with the stance of the vehicle but maybe just getting some better tires would help. I don't drive in any snow or sand. Mostly just highway. Is there something I can get that looks meatier but is also quieter??


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Thanks for posting. I'm still running the stock 265/50/20 GY forteras on my 14 Summit, with 16k miles. I do notice some road noise on my tires and going over bumps could be smoother. I had been considering spacers to help with the stance of the vehicle but maybe just getting some better tires would help. I don't drive in any snow or sand. Mostly just highway. Is there something I can get that looks meatier but is also quieter??


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Michelin Defender LTX M/S 265/50R20 - its a great all around tire. smooth quiet on road but also ok for mild to medium off road. tread has a little bit of chunkiness but is still a quiet cruiser on road. these will be the next ones on my summit.
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Michelin Defender LTX M/S 265/50R20 - its a great all around tire. smooth quiet on road but also ok for mild to medium off road. tread has a little bit of chunkiness but is still a quiet cruiser on road. these will be the next ones on my summit.

The terra grapplers and the Michelin defenders are two of the top choices for my 15 altitude. Which ones do you think are better in the snow?


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The terra grapplers and the Michelin defenders are two of the top choices for my 15 altitude. Which ones do you think are better in the snow?


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Neither are actual snow tires and compounds will be a little harder, grapplers are chunkier so maybe them. I have not had any direct experience with the grapplers so cannot comment on them as much. If you want a heavier flair to the all terrain off road performance go with grappler, they maybe a little noisier though on road compared to defender. if you want more of a flair to on road manors and quietness while giving some mild to medium off road then go with the defender.

I like the defenders because they give you a little bit of all worlds, ok on snow, ok mild-medium off road, ok highway cruiser, ok sand beach cruiser. maybe not an expert of any one thing but a decent tire to leave on year round and use your jeep as a jeep for multiple things. there are certainly better purpose built tires but if you are not an extremist in any areas and want a one size fits all Defender is a good choice. Tirerack currently has them in the #1 position for all season highway SUV

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Thanks it's the wife's so I'm leaning towards the defenders or maybe the toyo Celsius. I definitely like the look of the Nittos. I'll give the fortera's one maybe two winters the they will have to go.


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