Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

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Vehicle: 1993 Ford F250 4wd Pick-up
Miles Driven on Tires: 5,000
Location: Terre Haute, IN
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
General Grabber AT 2
Follow-Up Review: 31,000 miles on tires
December 04, 2012
This tire has preformed well for be, but I've only had them on the rear of the truck and I will need them replaced before the snow flies. Less than 35,000 miles on them.
Initial Review: 5,000 miles on tires
November 10, 2010

I put the tires on the front of my F250 ext cab 4x4 diesel truck for about a month to see how I liked them. Not too bad, but I moved them to the rear and put a set of Michilen AT2 on the front. The Michilen tires are quieter, but have noticably less grip off road. I suspect that the Michilen tires will wear a lot longer. With a heavy 7.3L diesel sitting on them all the time, I figured they were a better option for the front end based on tread wear alone. The handling seems to be identical between the two tires. They both grip very well on wet roads.

With the General's on the rear I've driven up some decent inclines in some wet pastures with about 400 lbs in the bed and never had a problem slipping a tire. Never even Bothered to lock the hubs in. With over 4000K of firewood in the back, I did find a wet spot one day and got stuck. I didn't have the hubs locked in, and I was just easing along around a pond in 1st gear, so I didn't have any speed or momentum either. I was impressed with how far I got before I slipped a tire. I almost made it all the way through (over 20 feet). Antoher 5 feet and I could have got out and locked the hubs and let the front tires pull me out. As it was, I had cut a 6 or 7 inch rut with the tires before they started to slip. Others are right about the mud though. Once they slip, they pack full and dig a hole in a hurry. I look forward to seeing how these do on the snow and ice this winter. I will be reporting back on the tread wear also.

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