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Old 08-06-2010
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I wish they had siping...I'd have a set!!!
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Old 08-08-2010
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well here is my first update on my tires. i have ab out 250 miles on them and they are still great! nothing has changed in the tires to note. they are suprisingly quite but definetly have a hum. i can cruise at 60 with the windows down and have a conversation easy. took it on gravel for the first time and was impressed. does well in the corners and doesnt get squirly under hard breaking. i havent pushed it on the gravel yet and got side ways but in time.








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I wish they had siping...I'd have a set!!!
if you buy form a local company they generally can sipe them for you.
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Old 08-14-2010
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are those the competition tires?? cuz i thought that General only put red on the letters for their competition tires(not intended for street use). i could be wrong though
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wow these may be my new tires.. they look so nice... how much was it for the set??
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dunno how i missed this but those look dope.

i wonder how well they'd hold up against my mtr's......hm...
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Old 08-15-2010
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What kind of General tire are they?
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Old 08-18-2010
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are those the competition tires?? cuz i thought that General only put red on the letters for their competition tires(not intended for street use). i could be wrong though
the new ones are DOT approved. they kept the red letters because everyone loves them so much. pretty good call. i get so many questions and compliments

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wow these may be my new tires.. they look so nice... how much was it for the set??
through les schwab they were 1052 mounted and balanced

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dunno how i missed this but those look dope.

i wonder how well they'd hold up against my mtr's......hm...
we will see, im super partial to the old mtr's, i had 2 sets so ill keep you posted. but they are comprible to them on ride and sound....they both look pretty dope... i dunno

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What kind of General tire are they?
they are just know as the grabber DOT as far as i know.
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how do they handle in the rain?
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hasnt rained yet...kinda waiting for it. trust me tho, living in oregon ill have plety to say. i think they will do alright.
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Old 09-22-2010
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update


i now have about 2300 miles on them. they are still kickin butt, but i did notice i have a damn nail in one of them... right in the center through one of the tread blocks. shouldnt be an issue. one of the reasons i go through Les Schwab any way.

i got a chance to drive them in the rain, they seem to handle ok, but i still havent had a chance to drive them in the heavy rains we tend to get up here yet, but i think they will be ok. the road noise has gotten a toutch louder but its still not bad in the cab. maybe i will get some drive by vids.
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Old 09-22-2010
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I found discount tire does tire siping...$15 for a 31" size...maximum charge of $18. I think they may be my next set.
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Old 09-23-2010
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do so you will not regret
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Old 11-05-2010
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thought i would give an update. i have aobut 3600 miles on the tires now, driven them in different terrains, and still very pleased. they have gotten a slight bit louder, but they also need to be rotated.

In the wet these tires are doing well. i have gone through ruts in the highway with a good amount of standing water on them, at speed and felt nothing at all. not even a wiggle. most other tires i have had tend to push for a sec then hook again.

Offroad they seem to do extremly well on gravel and loose dirt (as expected), i have even got on some rock and crawled right up the shelve i was going up.


the one thing i can say that could possibly be consived as a complaint is how they hold rocks. they deffinetly pick up and hold on to some rocks. they come out just fine, but i have a pet pieve with that lol.

so far so good
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lol they are called "grabbers" :P
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yeah man, look em up
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yeah man, look em up
I think he means they "Grab" rocks. Thats how I took it. I may be wrong.
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lol yeah i was poking fun. but i will be sure to look them up when i start looking at bigger tires
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How big are they? 33's on 16's? Just wanna know cause im tire shopping right now and would like to see how they fit for my truck! thanks

edit: Also are you t bars cranked? stock keys or different ones?
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Old 11-22-2010
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Update. 4000 miles and snow use...

tires are holding up, nothing major to report. i did get some snow use with them today. over all i give them a 3.75 outta 5 in the snow. they clean really well, but when you hit ice there is nothing you can do. air down, add weight and start shoveling... i was in about 2 feet, but when i hit a patch of ice on an off camber spot it sucked me right in. momentum is key in the situation. so i have mixed feeling atm on the snow topic.



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How big are they? 33's on 16's? Just wanna know cause im tire shopping right now and would like to see how they fit for my truck! thanks

edit: Also are you t bars cranked? stock keys or different ones?
#1 bars-factory. no keys slight crank. 33x12.50x15
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Not gunan read through all the posts here im too lazy... but are those the General Grabber MT's? i didnt know they made mud terrains anymore i havnt seen em in a while. And they dont look liek the AT2's.. so must be MTs, pretty trippy lookin
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u should probly check out the OP to get an idea... not trying to be a jerk... i wouldnt toutch anything else from general...
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Another Update

it snower here lastnight and basically froze over. truck does really well on the hard pack icy surfaces (aside from the crap ABS on rangers). it grips fairly well and if you want to walk sideways down the street its pretty easy. giver a stab on the throttle and couter steer and catch with the gas. held a good side ways walk for about 3 blocks today. was aobut 2 rotations on the wheel!

i suspect if they were siped they would be exellent on the ice. however it would defeat the main reason i got them, being for gravel.
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