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Are you looking for a great daily driver tire? Nitto Crosstek fits the bill!

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I was provided a set of these 265/70R17s Nitto Crossteks for review by Nitto back in March of 2011. I initially noticed a gain in MPG's over the 285 Nitto Terra Grapplers that I had been running. I'm still getting 16+ in city driving with a 6MT. They are definitely better than the stock tires and I would put them as far as ride quality up there with the Michellin LTXs. I now have ~55k on these tires and I will be purchasing a set of identical tires to replace them. These tires are exactly what you need if youíre driving primarily on-road and are concerned with good mileage, a quiet, comfortable ride and looking good while doing so without breaking the bank. They have great wet traction, awesome grip in the dry and work well off-road on the rocks, sand, trails and everywhere else except mudding (but they aren't a mud tire). I have just under 150k on the odometer and 99.75% of that has been on pavement. These Crosstek tires give me exactly what I need and want without breaking the bank. Your tires are arguably the most important part of your vehicle but you don't have to spend all of your grocery money to get a great all-around tire that looks good. I'm going to be buying a replacement set of tires soon as I'm down to the recommended replacement tread depth and I will be getting some Crosstek's.

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Re: Are you looking for a great daily driver tire? Nitto Crosstek fits the bill!

I'm running Crossteks also and love them!

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Re: Are you looking for a great daily driver tire? Nitto Crosstek fits the bill!

I feel the same way about my Cooper tires, wearing great good ride etc.

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Re: Are you looking for a great daily driver tire? Nitto Crosstek fits the bill!

Have you taken them on rough terrain for any distance? I had Nitto Terra Grapplers on mine and as soon as I came back from the Summit last year they came off. They chunked out like crazy. I couldn't give them away. I went to Nitto and to Discount Tire and their answer was they they were not suited for "my driving style".

Not saying the ones you tried are not quality or otherwise but curious if they got a good offroad evaluation.
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Re: Are you looking for a great daily driver tire? Nitto Crosstek fits the bill!

I've had two sets of Nitto Terra Grappler's (265's & 285's, R17's) on my FJ and none of them had an issue with chunking. I ran them in everything from lowered pressure sandy trips to the granite rock of the Texas Hill Country. It appears that you may have a heavy foot while off-road. I baby my go pedal, as fast as necessary, slow as possible.
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