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post #1 of 16 Old 01-02-2009, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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General Grabber AT2 & Firestone Destination A/T

I'm looking at getting 31x10.5R15 tires for my 94 XJ. Which of those tires would be more aggressive looking and perform best?

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i would rather take the general grabber at2's over the firestones...

neither all terrain will perform great off road...

but the general grabbers design is very similar to the bfg a/t... and they look alot tougher...

and from what i have seen more people wheel with the grabber at2's over the firestones...


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i have 30x9.5s on my wrangler and i love them..great in the snow and not loud on the road

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I have the General Grabber AT2 31x10.50x15 on my Jeep, and I have yet to have a problem with them. Rain, sun, gravel, dirt, around town and 80+mph on the interstate.
I've had them since August.
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Y'all running the grabbers - can you post some pics? I want to see if they are aggressive enough for my plans. I plan to run some 285/75/16s ("33s" I guess) on my stock height (other than 1" leveling lift in front) JK... I want something aggressive looking, but not an MT. I drive about 50 miles round trip per day, so I need a good compromise...

Other good thing is they are very affordable - $144 on tirerack for the 33s (for 16" rim)...
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I'll take some pics tomorrow mornin/early afternoon.
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The grabber AT2's would be killer on rocks for a AT. The rubber they are made of is butter soft but lasts a long time. Now as far as the sidewall strength goes, Im not so sure. Never really checked that out. IMO they would rival the BFG AT in all-terrain mud traction because the voids are very high for a AT.

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I just bought 4 30/9.5/15 grabbers from treadepot.com for 475 ship to my house cant beat that I pick the jeep up today so I will probly take some pics if I still have some light.

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I bought some Destination ATs last week and they are amazing. Before I was running stock Hankook radials and the difference is like night and day. The Destinations are quieter, improved handling/turning, and smoother. The traction is excellent. I'm very happy with them.
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Well, for what it's worth, I've heard a lot of good things about the General AT2. Never heard anything before about the Destination.

I have BFG AT. By the look of the tread pattern and sipes, I think the AT2 would probably outperform my BFG AT on ice (tighter tread and more sipes than BFG AT). In mud, I think my BFG AT would outperform the AT2 (wider spaced tread, especially on shoulders).

I think both would be dandy on all other offroad surfaces, and dandy on highway.

Don't know if that helps, but that's my opinion based on an educated guess.
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Thanks all for the pics - I think I am going to go with them.
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Thanks all for the pics - I think I am going to go with them.
me too! Thanks.
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By the look of the tread pattern and sipes, I think the AT2 would probably outperform my BFG AT on ice (tighter tread and more sipes than BFG AT). In mud, I think my BFG AT would outperform the AT2 (wider spaced tread, especially on shoulders).

I think both would be dandy on all other offroad surfaces, and dandy on highway.

Don't know if that helps, but that's my opinion based on an educated guess.
I've been running the Grabber AT2's since June '08 ---- about 25,000 miles. They're 265/70-18 which is almost a 32" when you measure it; General calls it 32.6".
They started off fine. I drove from GA to Jasper, Alberta and back through the Rockies; I hit as many podunk rocky roads as possible. They were fine on loose surfaces, big rocks, snow, and respectable in runny mud.
But as they wore they got slippery. On/off ramps in the rain are scary. Hardpack snow and/or ice is very scary. In the mornings they have flat spots until they heat up. And they cake-up with mud terribly. I'm sick of them, sick of going sideways, and don't really feel like crashing again.
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