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GiggityGiggity 10-25-2010 10:47 AM

Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks
 
Narrowed down the purchase decision to the Nitto Terra Grapplers and the Falken Wild Peaks. Looking for feedback on these tires if anyone can share.

Needs:
All season All terrain tire
75% road use 25% light off road use
Good in the snow, mud and dirt but equally at home on the pavement

Vehicle will be used mostly during the winter months, some early spring and late fall, occasional use in the summer.


Thanks!

GiggityGiggity 10-26-2010 12:28 PM

Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks
 
Nobody uses nitto or falken tires?
What's everyone running? Likes, dislikes?

hemi.jon 10-26-2010 02:43 PM

Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks
 
Well ive seen a lot of people run terra grapplers and my dad has them on my old wrangler now. They arent really good..but i cant speak for snow.

GiggityGiggity 10-27-2010 08:42 PM

Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks
 
thats good to know cause I am reading mixed reviews on them.

I actually phoned in to order the falkens, they are on back order till the spring so im SOL there too.

Any suggestions?

moosehead 10-27-2010 09:07 PM

Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks
 
Check out Tire Rack review ratings. You can focus on tires by type such as AT's, all-season, or winter depending upon your preferences.

For instance, below link is survey ratings for on/off road AT category:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey....jsp?type=ORAT

I'm prolly going with the Firestone Destination AT for winter and light trail with decent road use getting there. Local Firestone dealer equals or beats Tire Rack prices, they quoted $164 a corner for my 18" setup.

GiggityGiggity 10-28-2010 07:37 AM

Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks
 
Thanks, I've been using tirerack among other resources but tirerack only tests the brands they carry and I also noticed they dont carry all of the models for the manufacturers they distribute for. I use their tests as base line before I ask around on forums like this. The one thing about the AT tires tire rack sells, most of them arent very aggressive, they more of an OEM style tire. I'm looking for something with a more aggressive tread pattern and sidewall. Something like a MT but blends HWY drive ability and offers mileage ratings which most MT tires wont. I thought the Falkens were a perfect compromise.

I found two more tires in my research last night that tirerack doesnt carrry:

Cooper ZEON LTZ and the Hankook Dynapro RF10ATM

Both look like a great blend of what I'm looking for and individual reviews seem decent, people seem to really really love the Hankook especially for the snow. I found that on Discounttire.com but cant find any real life comparo testing on either the Cooper or the Hankook.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...yp=Truck%2FSUV

http://www.coopertire.com/html/produ...?page=zeon_ltz


both of those tires are similar to the falkens tread pattern and wear characteristics.

moosehead 10-28-2010 09:49 AM

Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks
 
+1 to the Coopers, had a set on a Touareg and they went 45k in combined highway speed, deep winter, and light AT. They stayed quiet and smooth until about 40k miles.

GiggityGiggity 10-28-2010 10:15 AM

Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by moosehead (Post 292031)
+1 to the Coopers, had a set on a Touareg and they went 45k in combined highway speed, deep winter, and light AT. They stayed quiet and smooth until about 40k miles.

BAH! I just found out they dont make the coopers in 245/65/17 :mad:

Any comments on the Hankook Dynapro ATMs?

I found another tire made by Kelly which is essentially a Goodyear division, it's called a Trail Mark Max. Any comment on this tire?

I really like the looks of the Kelly Safari ATR but again, does not come in my size.

On a side note, if I wanted to go with a "bigger" tire on my WJ, lets say like a 33X12.50R17 I would probably need to get into regearing and a suspension lift to make these work correct? Any advice on upsizing while still maintain the factory 17" wheels and suspension? I might look at this as an alternative to the 245s.

moosehead 10-28-2010 12:00 PM

Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks
 
These will read like commercials sometimes, but four wheeler is typically biased against AT tire setups. Sounds very favorable.

The Ford truck guys also seem to swear by these or the TG's.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/techartic...est/index.html

Some of the other more experienced WJ guys will have to chime in on the sizing questions, but I thought you had more leeway to upsize slightly than the latest model rigs?

GiggityGiggity 10-28-2010 12:23 PM

Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks
 
Thanks man! I also found this link on their page....

http://www.fourwheeler.com/techartic...est/index.html


I'm starting to really like the Hankook but I know its been around for a couple of years now. The Falken I'm thinking maybe a better tire since its technology is 2 years newer but I can't find any tests on it to prove that theory.

Frankie 10-28-2010 08:45 PM

Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GiggityGiggity (Post 292046)
BAH! I just found out they dont make the coopers in 245/65/17 :mad:

Go 245/70!

NHWK05 10-28-2010 08:49 PM

Re: Terra Grapplers VS Wild Peaks
 
Just a little tid bit, Nitto Tires are mand/owned by Toyo Tires and the Terra Grappler is essentially the Toyo Open Country AT. Both are good tires. (i work at a tire dealer)

245/70/17 265/65/17 255/65/17 235/70/17 235/75/17 all fit on a stock wk with stock wheels.


The Hancook Dynapro ATM RF10 is a great tire and great price for what you get. We sell a ton of those.


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