Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS
Friday, September 7, 2012 by
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Vehicle: 1993 GMC Jimmy 2wd 4dr
Miles Driven on Tires: 600
Location: PALMETTO, FL
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
General Grabber HTS
Follow-Up Review: 12,000 miles on tires
Buyers remorse.....<br> The Generals started out great but quickly faded. The wet traction being the biggest problem. No balance issues or pulling to one side. Tread wear has been good also.<br>What happened to the grip on wet roads? These things are like the dry-roted Uniroyals I replaced when I first got this thing.<br>I replaced the Uniroyals with Sumitomo HTR200 summer radials...Excellent tire, stuck like glue wet or dry but only lasted 20k miles. Next - Yokohama AVID-ST...almost as good traction as the Sumo's but lasted 2-1/2 times longer.<br>Sadly both of the aforementioned are no longer available.<br>The General Grabbers got glowing reviews both here and at Cons-Reports. I don't get it, what happened?<br>Next tires won't be Generals!
Initial Review: 600 miles on tires
General Tire has always been a brand I wouldn't even consider. My notion of General was they're cheap-black-and round, they hold air and will probably dry rot off the rims long before the tread wears out.
So far so good, the traction is very good in the dry and excellent in the wet which is probably my biggest concern here in Florida with our summer downpours. The handling is good but I can't be critical about it as the vehicle is an old turd work truck. One thing I did notice is how quiet they are.
So, my opinion of General tires has changed and hopefully they'll last as long and deliver great service as the Yokohama's they replaced. Time will tell.