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Corbet
03-04-2011, 05:33 PM
The new summer tires showed up today at the tire shop. Can't wait to give them a try on the pre-run.

General Grabber 315/75r16

coax
03-04-2011, 05:57 PM
Very :cool: The seem like a bit more aggressive version of the Terra grappler? And out of curiosity what led you to those tires in particular? Discount shows them as the most expensive tire in a 315, even more than the KM2's and MTR's.

Corbet
03-04-2011, 06:09 PM
A few things.

I tend to like to be different and no one is running these things on an 80 yet that I can find.

The sidewalls seem to be thicker than anything else out there.

The tread looks to be mild on the MT type so I'm hoping they don't make too much noise as my truck is the family rig too. And I like the look but the red letters are going in;)

Price :rolleyes: I did not do too bad at my local shop. He knows my truck is running around town every day all day. So he cut me a little bit of a deal I think in the hopes others will see them on the road.

RockRunner
03-04-2011, 07:06 PM
I wanted to get those tires for the Dodge but they did not have the load capacity I needed. I think you will really like those, only good reports that I have read. They are basically their race tire with a few minor changes.

I guess we will see how they do on slickrock;)

Woodsman
03-04-2011, 08:04 PM
Andy Cohen of Stonehinge/Finish Line West has them on a Lexus LX450 and they look AOK in my book.

Here's a linky to pics. Log in and hopefully you can see them.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/album.php?id=1385629073&aid=2106107

MDH33
03-06-2011, 08:31 AM
Just saw those on the 4WheelParts site. They were pretty reasonable in the smaller sizes. I'll be curious to hear what you think. Post up the "mounted" pics too. :thumb:

Corbet
03-07-2011, 12:01 PM
Teaser shot from my phone. They measure 34.75" mounted.

Corbet
03-08-2011, 03:14 PM
Few shots at home with a real camera. I plan to put them on the truck this weekend in prep for the CM11 pre-run. We got snow last night and I'm glad to still have my studded Duratracs on the truck. Last pic next to my spare Duratrac. The General is about a 1/2" taller. The Duratrac has about 3000 miles on it I think?

FJBRADY
03-08-2011, 03:24 PM
I would like to see you run studded tires on Moab slickrock :D

Woodsman
03-08-2011, 03:39 PM
I'm anxious to hear how these new Grabbers wear and how they handle wet and slick pavement conditions.

Corbet
03-08-2011, 06:33 PM
I think they will be pretty good. I can flex the lugs easier than the Duratracs. So the rubber feels softer to me. Probably not a good sign on wear but good on traction.

Old40Dog
03-08-2011, 07:31 PM
A few things.

I tend to like to be different and no one is running these things on an 80 yet that I can find.

The sidewalls seem to be thicker than anything else out there.

The tread looks to be mild on the MT type so I'm hoping they don't make too much noise as my truck is the family rig too. And I like the look but the red letters are going in;)

Price :rolleyes: I did not do too bad at my local shop. He knows my truck is running around town every day all day. So he cut me a little bit of a deal I think in the hopes others will see them on the road.


Very interesting....will be watching for future reports.

Any optional letter colors? Like Rising Sun Yellow?

Woodsman
03-08-2011, 08:19 PM
I think they will be pretty good. I can flex the lugs easier than the Duratracs. So the rubber feels softer to me. Probably not a good sign on wear but good on traction.

I don't mind so much if a tire only goes 40K vs 50-60K miles. Since my ride primarily gets used for trips out west the long wearing tires (like my Nittos) will be all cracked and stuff before the tread is all gone. I would be even more attracted to them if they had some sipes in the tread.

Corbet
03-10-2011, 06:21 PM
OK, I could not wait anymore. I put them on this morning. Drove around today. Very happy so far. Don't really make much more noise than my studded Duratracs just a different frequency of noise.

Pics for your enjoyment.

nakman
03-11-2011, 07:14 AM
now that's a happy looking 80! :thumb:

DaveInDenver
03-11-2011, 07:20 AM
Got those bling digity raised red walls and you turn them in? I'm embarrassed for you. :-)

Woodsman
03-11-2011, 08:09 AM
Looking good !

simps80
03-11-2011, 04:20 PM
those look great!
so does the whole truck!

Corbet
03-20-2011, 09:51 PM
So far so good on the new tires. They did not do well at 16psi but down to 14 and they started hooking up real good. I'll play with air pressure some more but I'm very happy with them so far. On the HWY very quiet, (like AT)

MDH33
03-20-2011, 10:58 PM
14?! that's high speed hwy pressure. :rolleyes:

but then, I do run swamper bias ply in a 40. :hill:

Uncle Ben
03-21-2011, 08:11 AM
Even Truxs MT's need to be around 14 or lower to get sticky! 10-12 in the snow.

Corbet
08-15-2011, 08:10 PM
Figured I'd report back now that I've probably got 10,000 miles on the tires.

I've really liked them. Noise still is not bad but has gotten louder as they have worn. We run them to Myrtle Beach, SC and back in June. Hit some serious rain near Asheville, NC. They handled it great at 70 MPH including standing water. Also had a major hail storm in eastern CO that also gave the Generals no issue. However they suck in snow, a late May stormed proved it.

Wear is hard to judge as the first 3000 miles was very hard on them. CM-prerun, Farmington NM, Arch Canyon, and CM11. All took their toll on them. Since then wear has hardly been noticeable. No chunking, just rounding off the sharp block edges as expected. I've settled on 13psi for trail service.

Mud, have not seen any but I would guess they would be average at best. I consider these an aggressive AT tire which is perfect for my DD truck.