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Highly acclaimed new style of AT tire

See the all-terrain tire in the link below. This tire was developed for General Tire in Germany. It first came on the market in about 2004. It has a 60,000 mile warranty and in most sizes has 17/32 of an inch of tread, which is a lot of tread. It is NOT a snow tire. Its an all-terrain tire. Yet, like no AT tire I've seen, it has holes for studs, although only for 2 rows, instead of the usual 4 rows. If you Google for "general tire grabber at2" you'll get quite a few reviews, all of which praise the tire. I think that this is one of the best AT tires now available in view of the price, apparent traction capabilities, warranty, and the fact that it can be studded with two rows of studs. Note the tread pattern, which is VERY similar to the BFG All Terrain T/A KO that's so popular. Its cheaper, sometimes a lot cheaper, than most if not all of the currently most popular AT tires. For example, at Tirerack.com it costs $95 (not including shipping) for the 245/75R16 size, while the BFG All Terrain T/A KO is $145 at Tirerack.com.

http://www.generaltire.com/generator...tition_en.html

Here's the Tirerack.com link to the tire. For some strange reason, the Tirerack description to the left of the pics of the tire does not in fact describe the tire, but you get all the other Tirerack info:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....l=Grabber+AT+2

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cool, but they are DEFINATELY not the first studdable AT tires, sorry to break it to you. and I dont know if these are as well but the BFG AT kos are severe weather rated, meaning that if there's a warning to put on snow chains, bfg at ko owners dont have to...
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honistly i have 2wd truck in mich in the winter which can be hell and it was till i bought BFG A/T's i will never run any other tire but this in the winter it just kicks *** it loves winter... spend the money and buy the good tire plus you get over easy 65000+ on these tires easy some guys on here has pulled 80000.

just cause it looks similar does not in anyway mean it will acked the same do yourself a favor and get the BFG's
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i have to agree with zach, BFG T/as are great in winter but we will see what trexus M/Ts are like this winter(they clam to be unbelivable in the snow and ice).....
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There's a difference between a true "snow tire" and an all-terrain tire. A true snow tire is made to be used only in the winter in snow country and is made of a softer compound than an AT, MT, all-season, or summer tire. The softer compound makes the snow tire grip better in cold weather. The hard compound AT tire will not grip as good as a true snow tire in cold weather. The tradeoff is that because of the softer compound a snow tire wears out a lot faster than any other type of tire. The fact that most AT tires are rated for snow, or have the severe weather rating, does not make them a true snow tire. Studies have shown that true snow tires give better traction than AT tires. That said, I still say that I've never seen a studdable AT tire. In fact, a lot of the true snow tires are not studdable.
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i have to agree with zach, BFG T/as are great in winter but we will see what trexus M/Ts are like this winter(they clam to be unbelivable in the snow and ice).....
i will never recommend a M/T in the winter on a 2wd truck ever with a 4x4 you can make it work but after owning my coopers in the winter white nickeling it all day i will never do that one agian
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There's a difference between a true "snow tire" and an all-terrain tire. A true snow tire is made to be used only in the winter in snow country and is made of a softer compound than an AT, MT, all-season, or summer tire. The softer compound makes the snow tire grip better in cold weather. The hard compound AT tire will not grip as good as a true snow tire in cold weather. The tradeoff is that because of the softer compound a snow tire wears out a lot faster than any other type of tire. The fact that most AT tires are rated for snow, or have the severe weather rating, does not make them a true snow tire. Studies have shown that true snow tires give better traction than AT tires. That said, I still say that I've never seen a studdable AT tire. In fact, a lot of the true snow tires are not studdable.
well the BFG AT ko is the only full depth siped AT on the market. which if you can identify is a feature only found in true snow tires. although the BFG AT is not a true snow tire, good luck finding any true snow tire in bigger sizes. ALL tires are rate M+S which mean mud and snow, but MOST AT TIRES DO NOT (!) have a severe weather rating. the only two that pop up are BFG at ko and the pro comp at. And i will restate, i have seen a few different brands of studdable AT tires, and a couple studdable MT tires...
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