Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43

Monday, February 3, 2014 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 RT43 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.62

2002 Dodge Intrepid ES
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Woodbridge, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
December 14, 2013

I just got these tires. They are ok, but I'm not terribly impressed. I think they are overpriced probably by about $10/ea. Perhaps it is due to me going from a grand touring to a standard touring tire. There is a lot of flex in the sidewall of this tire. For about $15 more you can get a better performing, higher speed rated tire (600 A A) with a road hazard warranty included instead of these (700 A A). Least impressive it's hydroplaning resistance. For a brand new tire, they don't pump much water at 72MPH. If you are the type to drive 5-10MPH under in the rain, these tires might be more up your alley. I read the road test results and was concerned about it's dry stopping distance, but I haven't noticed a problem with that. General tires seem to have a characteristic of developing a flat spot when parked overnight. These are no exception but that seems to go away after riding a very short distance (1/4 mile.) What also may be due to note is that if the tire is repaired from a puncture, the warranty is voided. I opted for a cheaper tire on my older car. It did lessen the impact on my wallet. I think I revealed how this tire is not a Michelin, and if you are attracted by a lower price tag how this tire might be ok for you. I'm a bit surprised how well it did in test results, perhaps it was tested against tires that are just average or below average.


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