: Got my new rims and tires on! Ready for the snow!



Lu Scola
11-28-08, 01:40 AM
It has been an expensive week for me. I took off my 26"s for the winter. So first I wanted to have rims on even in the winter so I bought a set of 24" ASA/BBS rims. Then I decided that I was going to take off the 24"s and use the new factory 08 Escalade factory rims with some snow tires. I didnt have tires yet so I went thru the new tire book, and found Nitto's new DUNE GRAPPLER. These tires are awesome! They look cool and they work/handle unbelievable. Now I just need to sell the 24"s. I have no room or use for them. If any of you guys are going to order new tires for your truck anytime soon, I recommend getting yourself a set of these tires. You wont be dissapointed. I have gotten so many compliments on the tires. I paid $671.32 for all 4 tires. The tread looks like flames, and they come out onto the sidewall. I cant wait for it to snow!!!

The first pic is of the 24"s I had on for a week that I need to get rid of.

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh121/stinkypinky112/iphizzone071.jpg

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh121/stinkypinky112/iphizzone065.jpg


Here is my truck and one of the 2 new scooters I just bought the other day

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh121/stinkypinky112/Dunegrapplerpics065.jpg

Heres my Lade, Scooter, and my Lexus SC400

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh121/stinkypinky112/Dunegrapplerpics063.jpg

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh121/stinkypinky112/Dunegrapplerpics058.jpg


http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh121/stinkypinky112/Dunegrapplerpics061.jpg

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh121/stinkypinky112/Dunegrapplerpics060.jpg

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh121/stinkypinky112/Dunegrapplerpics059.jpg

tonio25
11-28-08, 02:56 AM
Very Nice Lu Damn thats Hott LOL hey how much for the 24's ?? Those will handle well on 495 HAHA!~~!

CAD-E!
11-28-08, 03:40 AM
those 24's look good on your EXT Lu! you got police lights on your on dash?

1class
11-28-08, 11:22 AM
Hey Lu, ouch!!!! they burn! lol

I've never seen tire like that before looking :cool2:

I know you are going to have them on for winter and snow but how are they on road noise.

Lu Scola
11-29-08, 04:59 AM
May be hard to believe but these are as quiet as a mouse fart. They desinged these tires for off raod and street use. I am very happy with these tires. Im selling the 24"s for 1200 to the first person to come up with the money. At this price these wheels ar a steal.

As for the dash lights, no they are like tow truck lights. They are amber, and clear dual flask with real clear Whalen police kits/strobes in the headlights and fog lights. I have them on youtube, just type in escalade strobe kit ad check them out in action.


Anybody want dibs on the factory wheels with the dune grapplers in the spring when they come off let me know. I dont drive much so the tires will be very fresh when I take them off. I am gonna get a new factory wheel with a Dune Grappler as a matching spare which I doubt Ill ever need.


ATTENTION: Any East Coast/Mid Atlantic forum members. I am thinking about forming/starting my own Cadillac Owners Club Chapter for our area. If any of you guys or gals are seriously interested PM me for my cell # and info. Id like to set up a meet, and maybe a Cadillac Owners event. This club will be open to all models/years of Cadillac cars and trucks. I cant wait to meet some of you guys and check out your Lades. I know theres a VW club around here in my area and they do alot of meets and cool stuff like shows, trips, BBQ's at parks, ect. I have alot of cool stuff/info to show you guys. Let me know what you guys think!

Rolex
11-29-08, 11:54 PM
Those are very :cool2: tires. I considered them when I bought AT tires for my truck, but they weren't aggressive enough for me. That's one of the coolest tire designs on the market and Nitto makes good rubber. They look good on the EXT. :thumbsup:

Lu Scola
11-30-08, 12:38 AM
Thanks, I seen some other tires that were a little more beefy but they dont have good tread life on the road. These are a more road use tire, no road noise with good off road capabilities, and long tread life. The tread pattern is what sold me!!! The price is not too bad either $671 all the way around. I have had more compliments about these tires than I got when I had my 26"s on the truck.

Which AT tire did you decide to go with?

These Nitto Grapplers look good in bigger tire sizes also. I seen a FJ Cruiser with 22" Lorenzo rims wrapped with Nitto grapplers, they looked really good.

mikracer
11-30-08, 12:56 AM
How much tread is left on the 24's? What brand/model are the wheels?

Rolex
11-30-08, 01:05 AM
Which AT tire did you decide to go with?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/rolex/PA170321.jpg

Cooper Discoverer ST. They're sort of a hybrid AT/MT tire. These are a 10 ply tire, heavy, and they're loud compared to most AT tires. They have a good off road bite and do better then average in mud. I expect good snow traction this winter. These are a replacement for the BFG Rugged Trail T/A tires that came on the truck. I only had 10k on the factory rubber so they were in good shape. I gave them to the BIL to put on his truck.

eta: road manners = not so great: loud, stiff ride, -1 mpg. Off road capability :thumbsup:

Lu Scola
11-30-08, 03:12 AM
They look really nice. The only thing about the Dune grapplers thats annoying is the application of tire wet. I usually use a sponge, but its a pain in the a** with the flames on the sidewalls.



As for the 24's they are ASA's which are made by BBS. There is plenty of tread left on the tires. All of them are great. Plenty of driving left on them. The center cap reads ASA by BBS. They looked real good on my EXT. I just wanted some snow tires so I can do some snow driving this winter up in the mountains. I had new factory wheels so I just decided to order tires for them and put em on. I wish I would have thought of that a week before and I wouldnt have spent $1200 on a set of wheels I dont need, and dont have room for. My 26"s barely fit in the storage closet in my basement. I rather sell them locally, rather than shipping them out.

mbovinet
11-30-08, 11:03 AM
Great looking tires. I'm sure they will handle the snow with ease

Esco04
04-20-09, 03:10 AM
Hey Lu, how did your Grapplers handle the winter snow & ice? I've got 20's on my truck with Kumho Ecsta tires, I want to get some 24's for the summer & keep the 20's for winter. I do want to get better winter tires, the Kumho's are not that great in deep snow. They are 305's so they may be too wide for winter use.

pcguy760
04-20-09, 10:51 AM
LOL, I just realised this thread was created in the middle of winter cos when I first saw it I was like wtf - it's spring!! Anyway, yeah I am wondering how those tires worked out for you in the snow? BTW, did you have to cut some of the bottom of your bumper and some of those black covers under the front fenders for the 24's and 26's?

Those are some cool looking tires too :)

Lu Scola
04-20-09, 10:13 PM
They were very nice tires. Unfortunatly I didnt get any snow use out of them. I bought a set of factory 2008 22"s for my truck a few days before it snowed. Im back on the 26"s for the spring/summer/fall.

shore
04-20-09, 10:24 PM
is your truck rusting already?

Lu Scola
04-20-09, 10:32 PM
There was a little on the bottom above the exhaust, but not anymore. I had the truck custom painted