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Discount Tire rips Nitto...twice.

On two separate occasions at different locations in the past 3 months, DT reps really did their hardest to steer me away from Nitto Terra Grapplers. I have read lots of good things over the past few years and not much bad. I went to the store today to order a set and get the BF rebate and the guy was almost offended I wanted to order them. He said things like "we've taken 7 sets off truck this year because guys hated them." "They are like marshmallows and your truck will drive really weird." "I don't know where you did your research but there are a lot better tires out there."

He really pushed me toward BFGoodrich KO2s, which I know a lot of people really love, but I don't like the aggressive sidewall. He said the sidewall on the "Nitto sidewall was just as aggressive." That's when he lost me, and I didn't buy anything. He also flat out lied and said the rebate offer expired today, when their website clearly states they expire tomorrow. I didn't end up buying anything and those kind of tactics, really piss me off.

I really like they way the Nitto's look and have read a lot of good things, granted that has been more about the old version and not the G2. But I don't want to buy a tire that looks good to me, but is a piece of crap. Has the G2 version really gone downhill? Is this guy right?

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Don't know why they would have said that. They probably make more on other tires. I have 13 k on my G2's and love them both on and off road.
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They told me the same about Nittos and recommended Toyo Open Country AT2s. I got KO2s instead and I couldn't be happier.


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You should get them online I usually find them cheaper and don't have to deal with buying anything from dumb salesman
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I have 20,000 miles on my G2's and they have been great both on and off road. If they hold up this well for the next 20,000 miles I will buy the again.


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You can always just buy online and set your whole appointment up there
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Count me as one of those that had a bad set of nitto terra grapplers. Discount tire could not get them to balance, after four different retry's. They finally gave up and gave me full credit towards any other brand/model tire. Switched to goodyear duratracs, and they have been great from day one.

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i have about 10,000 on G2s and no issues whatsoever and use my on trails quite a bit


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I had trail graps that lasted about 60K just replaced with BFG ko2 love them

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original TG have very little complaints that i've ever seen. I cant imagine the new ones are any different. Nitto been around forever and is also now owned by Toyo. Both are companies who know what they're doing.

I havent come across any negative reviews though i havent really looked to hard. I just now changed my mind to G2's from cooper st maxx.
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I ran a set of the terra grapples on my old tacoma they were alright. I would buy the toyo at2 before I ever bought a set of nittos tho but that's because I think toyo is a better quality tire and they look better then then the g2s .. I have also owned a set of toyo mt they were good but they were heavy as hell and loud. having said all that I'm running the bfg ko2's and they are prob my favorite tire I've ever owned before. They are quite as can be on the road yet perform extremely well offroad. I think the aggressive sidewall makes them look good but that's my opinion.
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I worked in tire shops for about 10 years before getting a better career and in my experience with nitto was never good. They were hell to get balanced and would never wear very well. In my opinion the BFGs are a much better tire.
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I worked in tire shops for about 10 years before getting a better career and in my experience with nitto was never good. They were hell to get balanced and would never wear very well. In my opinion the BFGs are a much better tire.
i've ran two sets previously. both had 45k ish miles. first set i sold the tahoe before i replaced and tires had decent tread left. second set i had to pull off my silverado as my alignment went off on rt front. before i realized it/did anything it had been a month or so and i shredded the inner tread bald. pulled entire set off and other 3 tires looked good still.


but being you worked ina tire shop, i'd assume youve seen way more than 2 sets! maybe i got lucky.
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I put Nitto TGs on my truck at 55K. I now have 132K on the truck. I just had them rotated and they still have tread on them. I am replacing them later this month with the TG2.

Everyone told me they would only last 30K.

My SIL is a tire store manager and he is ordering them for me. I won't be changing to a different brand.

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And these tires have a 50,000 mile warranty, which is a good thing


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