Nitto Terra Grappler G2 Review 2021 | Best In-Depth Review

From going on a road trip to going to the office daily, bikes are the most lovable vehicle among youngsters. However,  including all spare parts – Tire is also an important part of a bike. Not only for bikes but also other vehicles such as cars, jeeps, trucks tires are a crucial part of all the vehicles.

When it comes to tires it is not all about performance, and price but also it is about longevity, how long it is going to work. Whatever is the bike you ride or what type of your tire you use, it is going to cost you between 4600 to $1,700. With a limited tread wear warranty of 65,000-mile, the Nitto brand offers Terra Grappler G2 tires. 

Nitto Terra Grappler G2 tires have a rating of 4 to 5. It meets the expectation of any vehicle owner for their tire. The tire holds good ratings in wet performance, dry performance, quietness, tacky dirt, sand, and snow. It is a good performer even in the cases of rain, sleet, snow, sunshine, or ice. 

Specifications Of Nitto Terra Grappler G2:

  • The size of the Terra Grappler G2 is 245/65R17.
  • It features an inflated diameter of 29.53 inches.
  • Also, the inflated width of the tire is 9.76 inches. 
  • It comes with a rim width of 7.0 – 8.5 inches. 
  • The maximum air pressure of the tire is 50 psi. 
  • The load index is 111.
  • The capacity of carrying is 2,403 lbs.
  • The weight of the tire is 34.35 lbs.
  • Tread depth in the factory is 12.6/32”.
  • Currently, the tread depth is 13/32”.
  • The limited tread warranty of the Nitto Terra Grappler G2 is 65,000 miles.

Complete Nitto Terra Grappler G2 Review

Test Mules

This ‘16 all-wheel-drive RAV4  has 66,000 miles on the clock. They will be shortly finding out if the Nitto Terra Grappler G2 can outlive the factory Micheline’s which it comes with. We have a hunch that will be with the odometer piling for each month on an extra 1,700  miles.

It will be not taking much time to find out. Through Illinois winters and mid-off road excursions, we are looking forward to how much it will navigate us.  

Tread Warranty

It features a limited warranty of 65,000 miles. Also with hard metric size, the tread warranty is the reason behind the highly capable Nitto Terra Grappler G2’s most selling point. Also with a 50,000 miles tread warranty, Nitto Terra Grappler G2 has its LT metric and flotation size.

Nitto Terra Grappler G2 has exceptional Uniform Tire Quality Grading or UTQG which is 600, The Nitto Terra Grappler G2 has a superior trade wear rate which is designed and tested also. 

Coupling Joints

Nitto Terra Grappler G2 has reinforced coupling joints that are meant to improve the original Nitto Terra Grappler tread design. Tread block edge rigidity was improved vastly since the strengthening measures connected to the outermost tread block with the centrally located block. 

Full Depth Sipes

A tire resists hydroplaning by evacuating water. It does so with the help of siping and lateral voids. The Nitto Terra Grappler G2 performs so well in wet conditions because of its full depth siping.

Also, it is the reason behind Nitto Terra Grappler G2’s getting an A grade in traction. A UTQG test that is Uniform Tire Quality Grading. It helps to measure a tire’s straight line wet coefficient of traction. And it ranges from C to AA that is bad to good. The deep sipes also offer the original appearance of the design after it wears down besides effective functionality. 

Staggered Shoulder Lugs

In off-road condition to add traction, Nitto Terra Grappler G2 features staggered shoulder lugs. In the staggered shoulder lugs, the outermost tread blocks transition to sidewalls. The design of the sidewall helps to link the sidewall lugs from the shoulder block effectively on down to the middle of the sidewall surface. 

Variable Pitch Tread Blocks

Nitto uses a variable pitch tread block pattern on Terra Grappler G2. It uses the pattern to make it perfect on the hybrid-terrain Ridge Grappler. The pattern helps to reduce the tire noise which is generally heard at the time when the vehicle is at high speed. The noise is louder in G2’s tire when compared to the RAV4 factory tires at 75-80 mph. 

Dual Sidewall Design

On each Nitto Terra Grappler G2’s sidewall, there are two different designs. One of the designs is the thunderbolt, which is similar to the sidewall which was used on the sidewall of the original Terra Grappler.

But the pattern is modified to be more aggressive than that one. On the other hand, another sidewall design is a new style that is a blade style. It is designed with incorporated sidewall lugs. It helps in spanning from the shoulder block to the sidewall.  

245/65R17

The Nitto Terra Grappler G2 features a 245/65R17 size tire. The diameter of each inflated tire is 29.53 inches and its overall width is 9.76 inches. The maximum carrying capacity of the Nitto Terra Grappler G2 tire is 2,403 pounds per its load index of 111.

The tire ranges with a rim width of 7.0 to 8.5 inches. Currently, there are 68 different sizes available from a variation of 17 inches to 24 inches wheels. 

Tracking Tread Depth

The tread depth of Nitto Terra Grappler G2 tends to be slightly higher than 12.6/32” which is according to the factory. And according to the test by Godeson Gauge the tread depth is 13/32”. A tread depth gauge is a worthy purchase to be bought to keep tabs on tires that you can buy from a local part house.

50 PSI

50 psi is the maximum air pressure in the Nitto Terra Grappler G2 tires. When it comes to temperature resistance the tire has a grade of B (i.e. 100 to 115 mph). When other tires have a C grade(i.e. 85 to 100 mph) in case of temperature resistance.

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