Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

General Altimax HP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.18
 
 

2002 Honda Accord Coupe EX V6
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Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 40,000
Location: Bellmawr, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 40,000 Miles on Tires
September 03, 2012

Based on reviews, I decided to give these tires a try with an open mind that there's has to be tires out there just as good, if not...better than the Michelin Primacy MXV4s at a bargained price... I've been loyal to Michelin for a decade,but wholesale prices does talk were Michelins seems to lack on giving loyal customers a deal. (not that I can't afford them...as I recently mentioned, had an open mind that othere's got to be some competitors giving just as good tires for a better bargaining price).

So far, these tires (General HP...rating H) from BRAND NEW, are DECENTLY par up to the Michelins Primacy MXV4...Maybe lack a little on noise compared to primacy, but when it comes down to driving and handling on dry, its a little above good (as in NOT BAD AT ALL) , but where I truely believe these tires shines are in the rain/wet grounds...with the 02 Accord V6, it was SUPERB imo...hyoplanin was a breeze, especially in the highway doing 90+(don't try this at home kids, I'm a professional). Cornering slides was decently predicting. I also had a nce to test it out on 2inches of snow and 6inches of snow, for snow...they actually handle above averagely good,...once again, FROM BRAND NEW, they're a good bargain vs Primacy MXV4...and I can safely & confidently say a noticeable BETTER UPGRADE than Michelin Energy MXV4 green X.

Now for the bad...I started noticing a little more tire noise after 12-15k... Still handles as good, especially on rough driving styles and rain...but road noise was becoming a little more noticeable as the milages keeps getting higher.
Also, when it comes down to tire rotations, it's only ment to swap only one side since they're one directional tires.
How the threads wear out or noise levels isn't as great as Michelins Primacy, but for the price ...It's a thumbs up.

Would I buy again? Possibly, I'm testing what's out there first...but wouldn't mind them again tho.
Recommend? For performance on a budget, Yup! But life time & road noises PRIMACY leads.

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