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Nitto Tire: 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Front Three Quarter
Ali Mansour
| Brand Manager, 4Wheel Drive & Sport Utility
Posted November 1, 2011
Photographers: 4 Wheel & Off-Road Staff

The Ultimate Rigs of UA 2011

Driver: Mel Wade
Co-Driver: Tim Coltey
Stomping grounds: Johnson Valley, CA
With a full line of terrain-specific off-road tires, Nitto was excited about grappling its way into the spot of official tire sponsor of this year’s Ultimate Adventure. Representing Nitto were longtime wheeler and Evo Manufacturing owner Mel Wade and Nitto marketing rep Tim Coltey. Mel and Tim exchanged driving duties in the King of the Hammers–prepped JK and did a great job demonstrating just how capable the Mud Grapplers are. On mud, rock, loose dirt, and highway, the Nittos continued to impress and work great all UA long.


  • Engine: 3.8L Ripp headers
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic
  • Transfer Case: Stack 3-speed
  • Front Axle: Dynatrac Pro Rock 60, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears
  • Rear Axle: Dynatrac full-float Pro Rock 60, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears


  • Springs & Such: Evo Manufacturing long arm and double throw-down with King coilovers and triple-bypass shocks at all four corners, Evo-lever rear
  • Tires & Wheels: 40x13.50 Nitto Mud Grapplers on 17-inch ATX Slab beadlocks
  • Steering: High steer with PSC hydraulic assist


  • Evo Pro-Lite hood and armor, Evo front bumper and sliders, Warn winch, Master Craft seats, JE Reel Drivelines