Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V90
4.5
Miles Driven on Tires: 70
Location: NEW YORK, NY
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)
Follow-Up Review: 2,000 miles on tires
December 19, 2013
Drove through a 6 snow-storm without a problem on my RWD wagon. No issues. Tried them on an empty snow + ice-covered parking lot -- traction was amazing, did some drifting and tires held on. I am was impressed also with hard-braking on black-ice at a highway ramp.
Initial Review: 70 miles on tires
November 12, 2013

General's engineers designed this tire to address flaws on snow traction and long wear of previous model - RT, which was mediocre in snow, compared to other All-Season Standard Touring tires.

For some reason RT43's tread design and compound, although very different from previous model (RT) does not inspire confidence for winter driving. Yet, I have to believe that engineers through modeling and testing know better than my eye-balling.

Tested these new RT43-s through a small and early snowstorm in NYC and Long Island this morning. Wanted to really try them on a snow-covered empty parking lot, but snow did not stick. However, during snow, I did not slow down on highway driving, and these tires performed very well on my RWD car, and driving was assured. In a couple of emergency maneuvers these tires did not give out.

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