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#4560859 - 11/01/17 05:35 AM Dueler HTs are off the Colorado - Nittos on...
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 39914
Loc: 'Stralia
My 2003 Nissan had Dueler HTs, and were one of my least favourite tyre.

14 years later, the Colorado, I bought as a demo with a few thousand miles on it, and factory is Dueler HTs...wasn't a fan over winter, but it's been raining recently, quite heavily, and I became REALLY not a fan. Yesterday morning, the truck was wriggling around on damp corners, a little under, and little oversteer didn't grip in the back until it got a little angle on it.

Last week, they aquaplaned at sillily low speeds on standing water...throwing the water forward and thence onto the windscreen as you drove through it was a real highlight.

So at less than 10,000 miles on them, installed yesterday some Nitto Grappler G2s...

http://nittotyre.com.au/tyres/4x4-tyres/terra-grappler-g2/

Initial reports..
* yes, there is a tad more road noise...has to be, but it's barely perceptable.
* yes, more "bump thump"
* If I take a corner reasonably vigorously with a tyre(s) on a white line, they don't scream like a banshee (the duelers were embarrasing - people turned and looked).

Size 265 60 R18

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#4560911 - 11/01/17 06:52 AM Re: Dueler HTs are off the Colorado - Nittos on... [Re: Shannow]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
I love Terra Grapplers. Between my Liberty and LR3, I think I've had 4 or 5 sets.
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05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
96 Jeep XJ Country: STP HM 5W30 (winter)

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#4560954 - 11/01/17 07:50 AM Re: Dueler HTs are off the Colorado - Nittos on... [Re: Shannow]
cpayne5 Offline


Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 605
Loc: Virginia
I just put a set of G2s on our new 4Runner.

I've gone through a few sets of the original TGs, so I'm curious to see how these new G2s compare.

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#4561042 - 11/01/17 09:35 AM Re: Dueler HTs are off the Colorado - Nittos on... [Re: Shannow]
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 4060
Loc: Midwest USA
Scratched my head for a moment until realized the seasons in Australia vs here are oppositely related. You drain water swirls the wrong way too. wink
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#4561087 - 11/01/17 10:18 AM Re: Dueler HTs are off the Colorado - Nittos on... [Re: Shannow]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
My only gripe about the G2 is that for my Liberty's size (245/70/17), they only make it in an LT now, which adds about 10 lbs per tire over the P rated ones I have now. The P ones have been great off road and aired down, no cuts. And they don't make the G2 in my LR3's size either.

Post up pics when you get a chance! The difference is subtle with the new vs old, but why would they mess much with a good thing? smile


Edited by HoosierJeeper (11/01/17 10:18 AM)
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#4561164 - 11/01/17 12:01 PM Re: Dueler HTs are off the Colorado - Nittos on... [Re: Shannow]
cpayne5 Offline


Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 605
Loc: Virginia
Here's a pic of the new 4R with the G2s. I think I'm going to put a set on our old 4R, too. Not super happy with the Cooper AT3s that are on there right now.

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#4561803 - 11/02/17 05:44 AM Re: Dueler HTs are off the Colorado - Nittos on... [Re: HoosierJeeper]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 39914
Loc: 'Stralia
Originally Posted By: HoosierJeeper
Post up pics when you get a chance! The difference is subtle with the new vs old, but why would they mess much with a good thing? smile




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