CYPRESS, Calif. (June 8, 2016) — Nitto's latest addition to its Grappler line offers drivers a balance between off-road performance and ride comfort.
The tire maker said the Ridge Grappler employs a variety of design technologies, allowing it to meet off-road tire needs while maintaining quiet all-terrain tire qualities.
A hybrid tread pattern includes noise-reducing, variable-pitch tread blocks that work to minimize highway hum inherent in most aggressive tread patterns, the Cypress, Calif.-based tire maker said.
Off-road, the alternate shoulder grooves work to clear mud quickly while the Lateral Z grooves create biting edges for better traction, according to Nitto. Reinforced block foundations add rigidity, reducing tread flex while integrated stone ejectors reduce stone drilling and protect the bottom groove. Nitto's Ridge Grappler also features two unique sidewall designs that allow buyers to choose the best look for their vehicles.