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    Default Which Nitto Terra Grapplers should I get?

    Hi guys, I haven't posted in a few months, but I have a question.

    I am looking at replacing my Falkens with one of these sets of Nittos:

    Nitto Terra Grappler AT : LT285/70R-17E1 126R B
    • Treadwear: N/A
    • Speed Rating: R
    • Load Range: E1


    or

    Nitto Terra Grappler AT : P285/70R-17 117S B

    • Treadwear: 500
    • Traction: A
    • Temperature: B
    • Speed Rating: S
    • Load Range: SL



    What is the main difference in these two? From what I can see it is the Speed and Load ratings.

    I have a 1500 series Crew Cab. I don't pull a trailer very often.

    Do you guys think the higher load rating model is worth it on a 1500?

    Or would those be more recommended for an 2500+ ?


    Any input is appreciated, as this is only the 2nd set of tires I have bought for a pickup.

    2012 Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 4.8L 4x4
    - Nitto Tera Grapler 265/70R17, Line-X bed liner, Black Bowties, Stampede front deflector, DeeZee black diamond plate bed rails, TonnoPro Lo-roll cover, Antenna deleted, Spyder Projection Headlights with Phillips CrystalVision Ultra bulbs, Spyder Tail Lights & 3rd Brake Light, Rough Country leveling kit, PlastiDip'd emblems, and wheel hubs, Diablosport Trinity, 20% tint, Black OEM grill


    "Coming through in a new Chevy, droppin' game like it's too heavy."

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    When i got my Nittos i got the load range E

    2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Z71 Crew Cab "All-Star Edition"

    Line-X'd Bed
    Line-X'd Custom Brush Guard(Heavy Duty)
    5.3L Flex Fuel
    Factory Black Running Boards
    BF Goodrich All-Terrain KO's(265/65R18)
    2" Rough Country Leveling Kit
    EGR In-Channel Vent Visors
    Exterior PLUS Package
    Interior PLUS Package
    K&N Drop-In Air Filter
    Bowtie Mud Flaps
    Cat-Back Dual Exhaust
    Black Bowties
    DeeZee Toolbox(Debadged)
    Diablo Sport Predator(AFM Disabled)
    ProFlaps
    Towing Mirrors
    Next Planned Mods
    Bigger Tires
    Aftermarket Rims

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    What's your goal for getting these? Style, all-weather, snow & ice, durability?

    Steve
    10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
    78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
    62 GMC 3/4 ton Pickup (350 police interceptor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    What's your goal for getting these? Style, all-weather, snow & ice, durability?
    Everything you listed.

    The Falkens I have were great both on road and off road, dry or snow. However, they wore really fast, especially up front.

    The Falkens have something like 40,000 miles at the very most and the front tires look like hockey pucks. The back are starting to lose enough tread that they slip in the rain when I take off quickly from a stop.

    I do some light off-roading in the spring and summer. We also get some pretty bad winter weather up in Calgary, and I travel to Montana a lot in the winter too.

    2012 Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 4.8L 4x4
    - Nitto Tera Grapler 265/70R17, Line-X bed liner, Black Bowties, Stampede front deflector, DeeZee black diamond plate bed rails, TonnoPro Lo-roll cover, Antenna deleted, Spyder Projection Headlights with Phillips CrystalVision Ultra bulbs, Spyder Tail Lights & 3rd Brake Light, Rough Country leveling kit, PlastiDip'd emblems, and wheel hubs, Diablosport Trinity, 20% tint, Black OEM grill


    "Coming through in a new Chevy, droppin' game like it's too heavy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyBoy2009 View Post
    When i got my Nittos i got the load range E
    What are your thoughts on the Nittos?

    How many miles do you have on them?


    *EDIT* Looks like I found the main difference, aside from the SL load rating and E load rating.

    The SL rated tire has a 13mm tread depth. https://shop.kaltire.com/tiresdetail...brandsearch/1/

    The E rated tire has a 17mm tread depth. https://shop.kaltire.com/tiresdetail...brandsearch/1/
    Last edited by UpsetProps; 09-03-2013 at 12:26 PM.

    2012 Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 4.8L 4x4
    - Nitto Tera Grapler 265/70R17, Line-X bed liner, Black Bowties, Stampede front deflector, DeeZee black diamond plate bed rails, TonnoPro Lo-roll cover, Antenna deleted, Spyder Projection Headlights with Phillips CrystalVision Ultra bulbs, Spyder Tail Lights & 3rd Brake Light, Rough Country leveling kit, PlastiDip'd emblems, and wheel hubs, Diablosport Trinity, 20% tint, Black OEM grill


    "Coming through in a new Chevy, droppin' game like it's too heavy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by UpsetProps View Post
    What are your thoughts on the Nittos?

    How many miles do you have on them?


    *EDIT* Looks like I found the main difference, aside from the SL load rating and E load rating.

    The SL rated tire has a 13mm tread depth. https://shop.kaltire.com/tiresdetail...brandsearch/1/

    The E rated tire has a 17mm tread depth. https://shop.kaltire.com/tiresdetail...brandsearch/1/
    I loved my Nittos...i traded my truck in with them on and i would say i had 20k on them...when these tires run out of life on my new truck,ill go back to the Nittos...no uneven wear in those 20k

    2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Z71 Crew Cab "All-Star Edition"

    Line-X'd Bed
    Line-X'd Custom Brush Guard(Heavy Duty)
    5.3L Flex Fuel
    Factory Black Running Boards
    BF Goodrich All-Terrain KO's(265/65R18)
    2" Rough Country Leveling Kit
    EGR In-Channel Vent Visors
    Exterior PLUS Package
    Interior PLUS Package
    K&N Drop-In Air Filter
    Bowtie Mud Flaps
    Cat-Back Dual Exhaust
    Black Bowties
    DeeZee Toolbox(Debadged)
    Diablo Sport Predator(AFM Disabled)
    ProFlaps
    Towing Mirrors
    Next Planned Mods
    Bigger Tires
    Aftermarket Rims

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    Just about everyone who I've know with almost any type of nittos has lived them.

    Steve
    10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
    78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
    62 GMC 3/4 ton Pickup (350 police interceptor)

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    Thanks for the input guys. I'm heading to a tire shop today to inquire about some TOYO Open Country A/T's....since I can't seem to find them on any of my favorite tire websites.

    Barring some incredible deal on the Toyo's in store, I will be picking up the Nitto's online soon.

    2012 Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 4.8L 4x4
    - Nitto Tera Grapler 265/70R17, Line-X bed liner, Black Bowties, Stampede front deflector, DeeZee black diamond plate bed rails, TonnoPro Lo-roll cover, Antenna deleted, Spyder Projection Headlights with Phillips CrystalVision Ultra bulbs, Spyder Tail Lights & 3rd Brake Light, Rough Country leveling kit, PlastiDip'd emblems, and wheel hubs, Diablosport Trinity, 20% tint, Black OEM grill


    "Coming through in a new Chevy, droppin' game like it's too heavy."

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    I had both Terra Grapplers and Open Country AT's, and I can say that you can't go wrong with either of them.

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