Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

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Vehicle: 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
4.5
Miles Driven on Tires: 55,000
Location: CHATHAM, NJ
Driving Condition: Combined Off Road/Highway
Driving Style: Average
General Altimax Arctic
Initial Review: 55,000 miles on tires
December 26, 2013

Very solid winter tire with excellent traction in snow. I would rate these on par with the Nokian Hakkepelita, but the Altimax costs half as much. The bonus is they last as long as regular street tire--my last set went 60,000 miles, and I also leave them on in the summer. They do double duty as a decent light offroad and gravel tire as the sidewalls seem quite tough. It doesn't get mentioned much in the reviews, but some snow and A/T tires are hard to balance. I expected due to the low price the shop would have balance problems. I'm happy to report that I never had a balance problem with these and all had to be minimally weighted. I've tried 4 different brands of snow tires. These are the best I've found. Just ordered my third set.

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