Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

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Vehicle: 2006 Mazda MazdaSpeed6
Miles Driven on Tires: 3,000
Location: Eldridge, IA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
General G-MAX AS-03
Initial Review: 3,000 miles on tires
December 29, 2012

Actually purchased these in the summer to use as winter skins, as my previous Pirelli Subzero was not available in my weird tire size anymore. On initial install (after storage for three months), experienced vibration and poor wet performance. However, after the first 1000 miles these gremlins vanished. Now wet performance is a good 80% of my autocross Yokes and snow performance is comforting. Was worried that the Generals would be poor in the cold and ice/snow, but this is not the case. Drove through the most recent Iowa blizzard at reasonable pace, easily out maneuvering most of the snow bound traffic. Roads are ice covered now and the G-Max does very well in stopping (most important) and have not had an issue with getting started. Very satisfied with the tire and the price is competitive. Compared to Continental Extreme Contact DWS (my daughters cars), performance is slightly better in the wet/dry and almost equal in the snow, for less money. Cannot comment on wear, as I have just started the winter season. However, I always default to better performance vs. longer life. Life is too short to buy cheap tires.

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