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Prelude to a Test - Nitto Terra Grappler Tire Review

Posted in How To on September 15, 2006
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Photographers: Collette Blumer

Want a quick way to change your truck's personality? A new wheel-and-tire combination is one of the easiest and best ways to fortify your truck for the dirt and for the road that leads to the dirt.

Far from a mere aluminum-and-rubber donut bolted to an axle, your truck's wheels and tires are often the difference between a fun off-road foray and an exercise in misery. Think about it. If your tires are grippy enough, you'll make it all the way through the trail in time to drive home in the daylight. No grip? You'll spend the day and probably part of the night slippin' and slidin' and diggin' and winchin'. If your tires are strong enough, they'll take you all the way from home to the trail and back again without ripping, tearing, shredding, or otherwise going flat. Weak tires self-destruct when the going gets nasty. Weak wheels? Weak wheels will crack, bend, or otherwise fail at the most inopportune time, again slowing your off-road trip to a crawl, or if you're out crawlin' you'll be slowed to a complete halt. Bottom line? Better rolling stock is more fun.

We'll be giving this wheel-and-tire combo a real-world, on-truck, off-road test very soon. In the meantime, we'd like to begin by highlighting the best features of the Nitto Terra Grappler tire and Pro Comp's Xtreme Alloy Series 1059 wheel. Remember, better rolling stock is more fun.

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