Nitto Tire U.S.A. released the latest addition to its Grappler line of light truck tires, the Ridge Grappler.
Situated in between the Nitto Trail Grappler mud terrain and the Nitto Terra Grappler G2 all terrain, the Ridge Grappler offers drivers the best of both worlds, according to the tiremaker.
The Ridge Grappler features noise-reducing variable-pitch tread blocks for a quiet and smooth highway ride. When taken off-road, alternating shoulder grooves clear mud quickly while Lateral Z grooves give more biting edges for traction. Reinforced block foundations also add rigidity to reduce tread flex and the integrated stone ejectors work to reduce stone drilling and help protect the bottom of the groove, Nitto added.
The tire also is available in an F load range rating in select sizes, which allows for higher carrying capacity at a higher inflation pressure compared to an E load range size.
“The Ridge Grappler offers our truck customers the perfect balance between aggressive tread design, capable off-road performance, and day-to-day ride comfort,” said Alan Ngo, senior staff engineer of Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. “The Ridge Grappler is packed with exciting new technology that makes it one of the most capable and livable Grappler tires we’ve ever offered.”
The Ridge Grappler will be available in 30 popular sizes ranging from 17- to 22-inch wheel diameters, including fitments for Jeep Wranglers, as well as 3/4- and 1-ton trucks and features two unique sidewall designs. The tire will be available starting in July with select sizes, and the remainder of sizes will be released throughout the year.