Nitto Trail Grapplers MT 35x12.50x17 (weight a problem?) - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 03-09-2015, 10:19 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 14
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 830
jsdjr53 is on a distinguished road
Nitto Trail Grapplers MT 35x12.50x17 (weight a problem?)

Newb here....just got a 2015 JKHR. I'm going to put a 2.5" short arm lift on it. I'm also looking at Nitto Trailer Grapplers MT 35x12.50x17. I see that they weigh in at 80lbs. each and with the wheel it will be a little over 100lbs.
This seems like a lot of weight per tire for the Jeep. I know it's a durable vehicle but I worry about that much weight. I don't plan on regearing.
So I was looking for anyone running these tires and 4.10 gears....wanting some input on power loss, loss of acceleration, etc....I plan on doing some wheeling in Colorado and Moab. Also wanting to know what long term (or short term) problems I am looking at running a tire this heavy?
Actually input from anyone running any tire this heavy with 4.10 gears would be a great help.

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-10-2015, 01:19 PM
WaltA's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L JK
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,312
Thanks: 34
Thanked 253 Times in 205 Posts
Rep Power: 2300
WaltA has a reputation beyond reputeWaltA has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Nitto Trail Grapplers MT 35x12.50x17 (weight a problem?)

You didn't mention such either way, but I would be pretty concerned about putting such on the standard factory spare tire mount on the tailgate.
__________________
Current Jeep:
2014 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon X
Previous Jeeps:
1987 Wrangler Laredo
1999 Cherokee Limited (Up Country,Trailer Tow)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-10-2015, 03:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 14
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 830
jsdjr53 is on a distinguished road
Re: Nitto Trail Grapplers MT 35x12.50x17 (weight a problem?)

Quote:
Originally Posted by WaltA View Post
You didn't mention such either way, but I would be pretty concerned about putting such on the standard factory spare tire mount on the tailgate.
That was one of my concerns. So I'm installing a Maximus 3 spare tire carrier.
I called them and they said it would work just fine with a tire/wheel combo that heavy.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-15-2015, 02:38 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: New River, AZ
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Rep Power: 802
Tonopah is on a distinguished road
Re: Nitto Trail Grapplers MT 35x12.50x17 (weight a problem?)

2015 2dr JK 6spd here with 2.5 in AEV lift and 35 inch Nitto Trail tires. Plus AEV tire carrier. Drives just fine. If your alignment is off just a little bit you will notice that much more with heavy, 12.5 inch tread tires though. Mine drifts left a bit.
__________________
-- 2015 Rubicon HR 2 dr 6 spd hardtop; 2.5" AEV Dualsport lift, 35" Nitto Trail Grabbers, Warn Zeon 10.5 S winch, AEV tire carrier with fuel caddy
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-25-2015, 10:59 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1561
Smokin is on a distinguished road
Re: Nitto Trail Grapplers MT 35x12.50x17 (weight a problem?)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jsdjr53 View Post
Newb here....just got a 2015 JKHR. I'm going to put a 2.5" short arm lift on it. I'm also looking at Nitto Trailer Grapplers MT 35x12.50x17. I see that they weigh in at 80lbs. each and with the wheel it will be a little over 100lbs.
This seems like a lot of weight per tire for the Jeep. I know it's a durable vehicle but I worry about that much weight. I don't plan on regearing.
So I was looking for anyone running these tires and 4.10 gears....wanting some input on power loss, loss of acceleration, etc....I plan on doing some wheeling in Colorado and Moab. Also wanting to know what long term (or short term) problems I am looking at running a tire this heavy?
Actually input from anyone running any tire this heavy with 4.10 gears would be a great help.
Its not a problem and its really not that heavy compared with 37" tires or the 40" tires I am running. Ultimately you'll want to gear to 4:88 for 35" tires or 5:13 for 37" tires to make up for the extra rotating mass and increased diameter to keep similar performance to stock. I was fine with 4:10's and 35's. Just to give you some context, I was a GC SRT8 owner so performance is important to me. Just remember its a wrangler and its slow to begin with.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
285/65-18 Nitto Trail Grapplers MuSh Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11 03-14-2014 07:41 PM
New 20" KMC Hoss wheels w/ Nitto Terra Grapplers bweimar2 Interior/Exterior/Visual 16 02-20-2012 07:28 PM
New Tires....Nitto Terra Grapplers 275/55/20 felipito Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 28 02-17-2012 07:21 PM
Nitto Terra Grapplers Are The S@&t! GCL06 Member Product Reviews 9 01-01-2011 11:05 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.