Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic LT

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sierra K2500 Ext Cab
4.5
Miles Driven on Tires: 4,000
Location: PLYMOUTH, MA
Driving Condition: Combined Off Road/Highway
Driving Style: Average
General Altimax Arctic LT
Follow-Up Review: 8,000 miles on tires
December 31, 2014
Moved to New Hampshire this year and have faced 20 of snow and ice so far. With these studded tires my truck goes anywhere I want to and climbs up dirt roads as if they were paved. Only caution is on dry roads the studs will skid quickly on paved roads and cause the anti lock to kick in.
Initial Review: 4,000 miles on tires
March 17, 2014

I purchased these tires pre-mounted on new alloy rims and had them studded by tire rack. What a difference all around. My truck is only 2 wheel drive and with the 6.0 liter V8 had huge traction problems in snow and ice. Now it will climb the dirt road hill near my home no matter what is on the ground, I can go places that many front wheel drive cars can't get through. Only caution is the studs need serious break in time before you get aggressive as they tend to float the tires on top of the pavement until they wear in. Steering feels VERY light and disconnected until they bed down.

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