Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > GX Models > GX - First Generation
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

New Tires!

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-13-14, 08:27 AM   #1
TWillz
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
TWillz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6
TWillz TWillz
Default New Tires!

Got some Nitto Terra Grapplers installed yesterday on my 2008 GX470. I've only put about 60 miles on them so far, but I'm loving them. They ride smooth for an A/T tire and I think they look good. These are 265/65/17's - same size as stock. Gas mileage seems to have improved a bit over the General Grabbers that were replaced, but that could just be because the alignment was off and has been corrected.

Looking forward to seeing how these things do in the snow!

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
TWillz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-14, 08:36 AM   #2
RCsGX
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
RCsGX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ★ᚱᚱ★
Posts: 1,797
Default

I have somewhere between 30K-40K miles on mine and they're still doing great.

__________________

▲ click the pic to view my mods ▲
- Lifted 2.5" Front Icon Coilovers w/ CDC Valve ❚ Rear Bilstein 5100s
18" BFD Wheels ❚ 285/60/18 Nitto Terra Grapplers
HID Retro *SC430 Projectors* ❚ Interior & Exterior LEDs
VaisTech ❚ Coastal Lockpick
Sport Taillights
5% Llumar CTX Tint All Around
RCsGX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-14, 09:02 AM   #3
TWillz
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
TWillz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6
TWillz TWillz
Default

Good to hear RC. I plan on rotating every other oil change, so hopefully mine will last that long!
TWillz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-14, 06:12 PM   #4
burny
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: VA
Posts: 996
Default

I can't wait to get those on my rig. Just put another set of Nitto NT555's on wifes GS350 Wednesday. Nitto has some awesome tires.
__________________
2009 GX470
2007 GS350
2002 GS300
burny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-14, 06:42 PM   #5
RCsGX
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
RCsGX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ★ᚱᚱ★
Posts: 1,797
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TWillz View Post
Good to hear RC. I plan on rotating every other oil change, so hopefully mine will last that long!
They should easily last that long. I've read of people getting 50-70K out of them! I measured my tread back in March 2014;

Quote:
Originally Posted by RCsGX View Post
Regarding the Nittos, there are two 285/60/18 terra grappler tires. One is an XL load (4 ply) and the other is an E load (10 ply), I'm running the XL load. I have almost 30K miles on them. I measured them two weeks ago and there's 7/32" of tread left, new is 13.6/32", so slightly more than half left. If I can get another 15K miles out of them I'll be happy.

This was my first set of A/T tires and I love these Nittos. They ride excellent on dry pavement and do great on wet pavement too. It rains here almost every day in the Summer and I was surprised at how well they gripped on wet pavement. I've used them driving on the beach and dry / wet sand is no problem either. The only thing I haven't had them in is mud.

Noise is almost non-existent. They do make a little noise when going around 40MPH+ but it's not bad at all, nothing like a mud tire humming. I love having a quiet cabin and the noise doesn't bother me at all. If you're listening to the radio at a low volume or talking with a passenger(s) you wouldn't even notice it.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.
__________________

▲ click the pic to view my mods ▲
- Lifted 2.5" Front Icon Coilovers w/ CDC Valve ❚ Rear Bilstein 5100s
18" BFD Wheels ❚ 285/60/18 Nitto Terra Grapplers
HID Retro *SC430 Projectors* ❚ Interior & Exterior LEDs
VaisTech ❚ Coastal Lockpick
Sport Taillights
5% Llumar CTX Tint All Around
RCsGX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-14, 06:42 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
grappler, gx470, nitto, terra, tires

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
92 sc400 build Jgarbacz Build Threads 0 06-23-14 12:51 PM
Need Help !Quality Issues! 2014GS350F Fsmile GS - Fourth Generation 12 05-28-14 09:05 AM
New to the fourm, slow build KingAmen Build Threads 24 04-21-14 12:34 AM
92 ls400 part identification please mjatondo LS400 1 04-09-14 04:03 PM
GS350 fsport on RSV wheels golfpunks GS - Fourth Generation 19 03-05-14 12:54 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:23 AM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info