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Nitto Tire

June 07, 2016 09:00 ET

Nitto Introduces the All New Ridge Grappler™ Light Truck Tire

CYPRESS, CA--(Marketwired - June 07, 2016) -

Fast Facts:

  • Brand new Nitto Grappler light truck offering with an unparalleled balance of off-road and on-road capabilities.
  • Dual sidewall designs allow customers to customize the look of their vehicle.
  • Will be available in 30 popular sizes for a wide range of vehicle applications.

Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, has announced the release of 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. The Ridge Grappler makes use of a host of innovative technologies that set it in a class all to itself and make it the perfect balance between an off-road capable tire and a comfortable, quiet all-terrain tire.

Setting the Ridge Grappler apart is its dynamic hybrid tread pattern. To minimize the highway hum inherent in most aggressive tread designs, Nitto gave the Ridge Grappler noise-reducing variable-pitch tread blocks. This design was created through the use of advanced sound equipment with the goal of creating a pattern that provides a quiet and smooth highway ride.

When taken off-road, the alternating shoulder grooves help to clear mud quickly while the 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.

The Ridge Grappler also comes 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 including fitments for Jeep Wranglers as well as 3/4 and 1-ton trucks and features two unique sidewall designs that let you chose what look works best for your vehicle. The product will be available starting in July 2016 with select sizes, and many more to follow throughout the year.

Full size listing:

Available July, 2016   Coming Soon   
LT285/70R17 C 116/113Q   LT265/70R17 E 121/118Q   LT275/65R20 E 126/123Q
LT285/70R17 E 121/118Q   LT285/75R17 C 117/114Q   LT295/55R20 E 123/120Q
37x12.50R17LT D 124Q   LT285/75R17 E 121/118Q   LT295/60R20 E 126/123Q
37x12.50R20LT E 126Q   LT295/70R17 E 121/118Q   LT295/65R20 E 129/126Q
35x12.50R22LT F 121Q   LT305/70R17 E 121/118Q   LT305/55R20 F 125/122Q
    33x12.50R17LT E 120Q   33x12.50R20LT F 119Q
    35x12.50R17LT E 121Q   35x11.50R20LT E 124Q
    LT275/65R18 E 123/120Q   35x12.50R20LT F 125Q
    LT275/70R18 E 125/122Q   35x13.50R20LT F 126Q
    LT285/65R18 E 125/122Q   33x12.50R22LT F 114Q
    LT295/70R18 E 129/126Q   37x12.50R22LT F 127Q
    33x12.50R18LT F 122Q   
    35x12.50R18LT F 128Q   
    37x12.50R18LT E 128Q   

To learn more about the new Nitto Ridge Grappler or the rest of the Nitto Tire line, please visit www.nittotire.com. Join Nitto Tire on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NittoTire and on Twitter at @NittoTire.

About Nitto Tire
Nitto Tire (www.nittotire.com) develops performance tires for all uses, including racing, off-road and street. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facilities in both Japan and the United States, Nitto provides innovative and high-quality performance tires for the most demanding automotive enthusiasts. For more information about Nitto or its products, visit the company's web site or contact the company directly. Nitto is a registered trademark of Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., located at 5665 Plaza Drive, Ste. 250, Cypress, CA 90630.

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