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Nitto Terra Grappler G2s feel unstable

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by iamluckyb, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. Jan 9, 2021 at 10:08 AM
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    iamluckyb

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    Nitto Terra Grappler G2 265/70/17; front/rear Bilstein 5100 w/2” leveling lift, TRD Pro wheels
    **If there is already a thread somewhere on this (which I’m sure there is) that I just haven’t been able to find, feel free to direct me there!**

    I’m discouraged as I’m having problems with *significant* feelings of instability at highway speeds with my 265/70/17 Nitto Terra Grappler G2s. Like scary sway and feeling as if I’m driving on marbles. If the road is not completely smooth or there is a little bit of wind? Forget it. It gives me such anxiety to drive above 65mph that I have to pull over sometimes. I’ve just had the lugs re-torqued and the alignment is (or so I’m told) spot on.

    I’d say these tires have probably 500 miles or so on them at this point, and overall I have a much smoother ride after recent transition to the TRD Pro wheels and suspension upgrade to Bilstein 5100s all around. I’m new to all of this and don’t do my own work SO... what should I talk to my tire shop or lift shop about to help with this? I expected some trade-offs at highway speeds with getting AT tires but this is just depressing. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jan 9, 2021 at 10:25 AM
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    SlvrSlug

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    If i were you, i would take it to a different place, explain to them how it feels to you. Don’t mention the alignment, let them tell you what they think, see how they handle it.
     
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  3. Jan 9, 2021 at 11:20 AM
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    Somewhere to start. Thank you!
     
  4. Jan 9, 2021 at 11:21 AM
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    Sometimes psi can cause issues if too high or low.
     
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  5. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:35 AM
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    Agent_Outside

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    Did you lift it without upper control arms? This sounds like the effect of to little caster.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:47 AM
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    iamluckyb

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    Nitto Terra Grappler G2 265/70/17; front/rear Bilstein 5100 w/2” leveling lift, TRD Pro wheels
    Interesting. I was told by the shop that I wouldn’t need to change out the upper control arms unless I went up to a 3” lift. Right now it’s only lifted 2” in the front.
     

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