Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

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Vehicle: 2009 Lexus IS250 AWD
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,200
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
General Altimax Arctic
Initial Review: 2,200 miles on tires
March 23, 2012

- Winter Tires -
Please forgive me... 2200 miles is not a lot of miles.

However, these tire have performed just as the other reviews and articles suggested. Snow traction has been very, very good. Ride has been impressive and I will be purchasing another set for my daughters Subaru Forster XT. Could they be better, yes. Maybe a higher speed rating but out side of that I would recommend them in a heart beat. Get tire warranty as I did hit a pot hole at low speed and blow a side wall. My fault. The soft rubber provides that great cold weather traction and ride comfort. With a 225/45/17 tire there is not a lot of side wall to take the shock, punishment, and pinch.

Turn in and turn out are accurate in the cold, snow, and icy conditions. Stopping was sure and consistent in all conditions. Ride improved with these tires which made for a happy wife.

Overall my personal rating is an 8/10 nothing is a 10/10. Buy! Speed rating of Q.

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