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Looking for a new set of tires for my 2014 crew max.

I've narrowed it down to Cooper St Maxx in LT315/70r17 or Nitto Ridge grapplers in 35x12.50x17. Discount Tire Direct's ebay account is running a $100 off right now, so the price is very close between the two.

Noise is a slight concern, wet weather is a concern and the truck is on pavement 95% of the time as it's also my daily driver.

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I would go with the Nittos. I was looking at the Ridge Grapplers for mine but decided to go with the Terra Grappler G2's instead. I was wanting to keep my price under $1,000 for a set of tires. I got the Terra Grapplers (275/65/R18) for $830 out the door at Discount.
 

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Coopers. Mine don't make any appreciable noise in 295/70r18, they wear like iron, have good road manners while working great off road. Mine spent all summer in the sugar sand while surf fishing, awesome.

 

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20k on Two sets of cooper discover failed just wore them out,now on my first set of nitto terra graplers with XL load range and my mileage is up and they handle towing the camper much better.
$750 a NTB with alignment package.
 

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I had trail grapplers and they last forever. Even with 50k miles they still had tread way over Abes head on a penny. I traded and now have Toyo Open Country RT. They look similar to those Coopers in this post. Much quieter to me than the Nitto. Cheaper too. I like how these look but nothing compares to the look of that Nitto.
 

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I have had 295/70 18 ridge grapplers coming up on a year and they have been great. Not sure how many miles I have on them maybe 7-8k but no signs of wear.
 

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I have about 8K on my ridge graps and they have worn really well, slightly noisy (but I like it) and they do seem a little slippery in the wet but so far have been an outstanding tire
 

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I have a little over 30K miles on the ST Maxx and I think they're a great tire.
They are a good tire, but are made for off road toughness and puncture resistance. For predominantly street use you'll pay quite a bit more in gas $$$ compared to a good AT.
 

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They are a good tire, but are made for off road toughness and puncture resistance. For predominantly street use you'll pay quite a bit more in gas $$$ compared to a good AT.
Might be true but I only lost about 1 mpg going from the p tires that came on it to these so it wasn't that big a deal to me. I don't off road much except for getting back to some of our hunting leases but having the added toughness gives me peace of mind. Maybe not needed for others.
 

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I would go with Ridge Grapplers. Only reason i say that is, my buddy has the coopers on his truck and he complained about them wearing out in 30k miles. Lots of highway driving. He went to the ridge grapplers and loves em, they wear great and not as soft of a compound as the coopers.
 

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It is a tough decision between the Coopers and the Nitto's, we get a lot of good customer feedback from each of them. They are both solid tires. As rruff mentioned if you happen to have 2 different Paypal accounts and split up your order you can save $100.00 on each order over $400.00, plus shipping is Free, The e-bay Motors sale is good until 10-30-14. Here is a link to the site:

e-bay Motors

Please let us know if we can be of assistance.
 

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I have about 8K on my ridge graps and they have worn really well, slightly noisy (but I like it) and they do seem a little slippery in the wet but so far have been an outstanding tire
I agree with this. I replaced the original BFG AT2s on my RW with the Ridge Grapplers this past May. I was hoping for a little better wet traction than my worn out BFGs, but the improvement was small. I understand the trade off of running a more aggressive hybrid (mud/AT) tire and wasn't expecting a great rain tire.

I have about 6K on them now and will be rotating them for the first time when I change the oil in the near future. They still look new to me. Since I got them right before the summer camping season, I would say half my miles so far have been towing our 7K lb, 32 ft. travel trailer. I have the load range E version of them and am very satisfied with the towing performance.

They don't seem any more noisy than the BFGs to me. I think people's ears are sensitive to differ tones though. As long as the tires are not deafening, I don't mind the hum. I'm more sensitive to exhaust drone myself.

I didn't really notice a big loss in MPG compared to the old BFGs. Maybe 1/2 MPG difference, but both were load range E tires and heavy to begin with.

I guess you just have to really decide what your priorities are and what trade offs you are willing to make to get what you want in other areas. I will fully admit a big part of my purchasing choice was for looks, and the Nittos look amazing on my truck. So it came down to how much cost and negative consequences was I willing to deal with to get that look?

My final 2 choices were either the Nittos or the Toyo Open Country ATs. So far I'm satisfied with my decision.
 

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They don't seem any more noisy than the BFGs to me.
Just a FYI, most tires get noisier as the tread wears down. So if you are comparing to worn BFGs then it probably isn't a fair comparison. Lot's of people have said the Ridge Grapplers are pretty quiet, but I don't think anyone has a lot of miles on them yet.
 

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Just a FYI, most tires get noisier as the tread wears down. So if you are comparing to worn BFGs then it probably isn't a fair comparison. Lot's of people have said the Ridge Grapplers are pretty quiet, but I don't think anyone has a lot of miles on them yet.
Interesting, I've never heard that. I agree that comparing worn down tires to new tires of a different brand/model does not tell you the whole story.

I would have thought that tires might get quieter as they wear down if we are talking about a tire with a very aggressive block pattern like the Ridge Grapplers. However, I would guess that as the softer/newer tread wears down and the tire becomes harder, it might get noisier. Maybe the tone of sound changes. Not sure, just some ideas.
 

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Before I bought mine I looked at lots of tire reviews for various ATs. Progressively louder noise (along with reduced traction) was a common complaint; seemed like around the half-worn point. I wonder if part of that is due to dual compound where the inner layer of rubber is harder.
 

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It is a tough decision between the Coopers and the Nitto's, we get a lot of good customer feedback from each of them. They are both solid tires. As rruff mentioned if you happen to have 2 different Paypal accounts and split up your order you can save $100.00 on each order over $400.00, plus shipping is Free, The e-bay Motors sale is good until 10-30-14. Here is a link to the site:

e-bay Motors

Please let us know if we can be of assistance.

Do you know when you guys will stock the Nitto Ridge Grappler in 285/70/18? Stock number 217370
 

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