VIDEO : BIGGER is BIGGER - 38x12.50R17 Nitto Ridge Grapplers

wayoflife

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Let's face it, bigger is bigger, even if it's just by an inch. And, while a 37 has been a great, "go to" big tire size for a Jeep running factory axles, there's been a growing demand for something, just a little bigger. Fortunately, Nitto has been listening and as of today, they're now offering their ever popular Ridge Grapplers in a 38x12.50 and for a standard 17" wheel. That means, most any Jeep JL Wrangler or JT Gladiator owner can run them on their rig and without having to buy a new set of larger wheels.

As luck would have it, Nitto was nice enough to send Cindy and I a set of these awesome hybrid tires, ahead of the official release and for the purposes of testing and review. In this video, you'll get to see what they look like, how they measure up, how much they weigh and how to get them installed on a brand new set of KMC Tank Beadlock wheels.


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wayoflife

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Here are a few shots of what wheels and tires look like installed on JET.

The first of 5! As I mention in the video, in spite of what KMC shows on their website, our Tank beadlock wheels came with black bolts and washers. However, Cindy and I prefer the zinc plated gold color and so that's what we installed.
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Here are a couple of shots that show what this new 38" Ridge Grappler looks like next to a 40" Trail Grappler and a 37" one as well.
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All mounted up on JET and ready to roll!
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A few close up shots to highlight details and show off the wheels.
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Robar

The Enforcer
Let's face it, bigger is bigger, even if it's just by an inch.
An inch can be the difference between an ouuuuu and an ahaaaa.
Here are a few shots of what wheels and tires look like installed on JET.

The first of 5! As I mention in the video, in spite of what KMC shows on their website, our Tank beadlock wheels came with black bolts and washers. However, Cindy and I prefer the zinc plated gold color and so that's what we installed.
20210801210654-45843464-me.jpg


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Here are a couple of shots that show what this new 38" Ridge Grappler looks like next to a 40" Trail Grappler and a 37" one as well.
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All mounted up on JET and ready to roll!
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A few close up shots to highlight details and show off the wheels.
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Those look great on Jet.
 

upnover

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Looks great! I like the new tank wheels too.
I will take the old Beadlocks off your hands if you don’t need them anymore!
 

benatc1

Active Member
That was quick lol! about to watch the video but the pics look awesome, going to be buying wheels too, might give those a look.
 

benatc1

Active Member
Great video as always, This its a nice touch for Jet being he's a little on the taller side, looks great overall! looking fwd to hearing how you like the performance of them.
 

jeeeep

Active Member
They look good, i was really hoping they wouldn't make any difference on the stance but it's noticeable.

looking forward to your on trail testing!

good choice on the zinc bolts (y)
 

wayoflife

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Great video as always, This its a nice touch for Jet being he's a little on the taller side, looks great overall! looking fwd to hearing how you like the performance of them.
Granted, they are brand new but honestly, they are super quite and I fully expect them to stay that way or more so than Trail Grapplers.
 

wayoflife

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They look good, i was really hoping they wouldn't make any difference on the stance but it's noticeable.

looking forward to your on trail testing!

good choice on the zinc bolts (y)
:ROFLMAO: Yeah, the stance difference is noticeable for sure.

Glad you like the zinc :)
 

wayoflife

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Great video. This makes it hard not to get these wheels and sale my 231's
The XD231 are nice but I really wanted to ditch the wheel spacers and pull my tires in just a bit. But, I'm glad we made the change as I do think they look great.
 

Dale72

Active Member
The XD231 are nice but I really wanted to ditch the wheel spacers and pull my tires in just a bit. But, I'm glad we made the change as I do think they look great.
I know that the XD231 will work for the 2.5 Enforcer lift I'm going to run for a few years. But I still don't know if I going to get the 4.5 Enforcer or the 4.5 Fusion and I don't know if they will work with the Fusion
 

RCC

Active Member
The new wheel and tire combo looks great. Looking forward to hear your performance review of them.
 
Eddie. I’m all lost when it comes to backspacing. Would these exact specs be fine on say a JT with a standard coil lift? And are they going to be up on the amazon store??😎
 
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