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post #1 of 28 Old 11-18-2005, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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General Grabber AT2 Tires.... anyone running them? have opinions?

I had an order for 30x9.5 15 bfg at ta's. But when I went there to have them installed they could only find 3, but they have a set of General Grabber AT2's there, and the tread is well damn near identical to the point that if I couldnt see the side I wouldnt be able to pick one being different then the others.

The other thing about these tires is they are far cheaper, and have a 125k km gaurrantee. I can get a set of 5 and a steelie for the 5th tire for less then the 4 BFG's.

So I know that there has to be differences in tire compound and stuff, but are these tires still good? they will be or winter, lots of snow, packed ice, etc. and light offroad, no hge mud holes, but more like trails that get rained on.

If these tires are close to the same as the BFG's I will go with them for sure. But the BFG has some winter driving approved thing from CSA and the generals dont, now I dont know if this is simply because they havent been tested or what.

So whats your opinion?


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post #2 of 28 Old 11-18-2005, 10:53 AM
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I got them on my '01 Tahoe. $105/tire for 265/75/16. Compared to the BFG at $150. So far I like them a lot. Had them on a year. Got them last winter. Tread wear for me is great. I rotate every 5000. Go for the Generals no matter what the others say.

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damn, now i am thinking of going with these...
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http://www.generaltire.com/generator...master_en.html

hmm looking at that it does have the snowflake approval even.


Damn, ok one person liking, and another wanting to buy, and the fact that they have the snowflake too I am sold.

Called, and they have 30x9.5 15 and 30x10.5 15 in, so i will mount one of each and check for fitment
But whats your guys opinion on stock wheels? 9.5 or 10.5?

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I had good luck with General over the years. I had some that came OEM on a new suv and they weather cracked really bad after a year or so. General replaced all 4 for free! They have excellent service. I have BF Goodrich on all my trucks now and they work ok, I doubt you will go wrong either way.

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I believe the tread patterns of both were designed by the same person.
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hmm looking at that it does have the snowflake approval even.


Damn, ok one person liking, and another wanting to buy, and the fact that they have the snowflake too I am sold.

Called, and they have 30x9.5 15 and 30x10.5 15 in, so i will mount one of each and check for fitment
But whats your guys opinion on stock wheels? 9.5 or 10.5?
I would go with the 10.5... but if it is snow you are concerned about go with 9.5.

used to be a jeep guy... sorry I crossed over to the Land Rover world. Best 4x4xfar... ;p
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post #8 of 28 Old 07-08-2011, 08:36 AM
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Very old thread, I know. I ran these on my TJ for two years or so, almost no wear except for misalignment up front. the rears looked brandy new. They were an awesome tire all around, did great in the snow. I had 31x10.50's on factory ravine rims.

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post #9 of 28 Old 07-08-2011, 11:05 AM
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Well i just price checked them they are only 10$ cheaper a tire for 31s
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post #10 of 28 Old 07-10-2011, 06:35 AM
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Yeah the General's really arent that expensive. Im looking at 31s or 33s for when I do the 4.5" lift on my XJ, these are top runners. they did pretty well in everything I'd wheeled, and drove in, little bit of hydroplane action in standing water though. (to be expected I guess with this pattern of tread) Overall though they are great for the price and last a long time when rotated. Id get them again but Im considering duratrac's for their more MT like tread.

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post #11 of 28 Old 07-10-2011, 09:04 AM
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I had a set of these mounted on my '97 TJ a few months ago. So far, they have been great tires, and I've got no complaints about them.

Will be replacing the tires on my '98 XJ before winter, and will be going with the Grabber AT2's on it as well.

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post #12 of 28 Old 07-10-2011, 11:20 AM
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These will be my next tires in a 30x9.5 or 31x10.5 size
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post #13 of 28 Old 07-13-2011, 12:31 PM
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I have them all around on my XJ. I LOVE these tires. Excellent traction in everything, not loud at freeway speeds - good tread life.

Have to say - they hit the ball out of the park on this tire.
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post #14 of 28 Old 07-13-2011, 05:29 PM
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I have these on my '97 in the 255/70x 15 size.30K miles so far at 50% tread wear. Great tire for wet roads, excellent hydroplane resistance compared to BFG's, Studdable for snow and ice, great dry traction, durable sidewalls and rim protector. The tread has bigger voids than BFG, which I think helps in the rain and mud. Only downside I have is that they take alot of weight to balance. Overall, I love em.

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post #15 of 28 Old 07-13-2011, 05:32 PM
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i love my at2's their great on my grand. i have not had a problem with them in all conditions. They do fine in the mud, i have never gotten stuck with them unless i was high centered. I run 31x10.5x15.
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