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

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Vehicle: 1986 BMW 535i
Miles Driven on Tires: 1,500
Location: Forest Hills, NY
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
General G-MAX AS-03
Initial Review: 1,500 miles on tires
May 16, 2012

I was looking to replace Toyo Proxes 4 all seasons with another more up to date ultra high performance all season. My top priority was wet traction and resistance to hydroplaning, since my BMW has no electronic stability programs. After reading extensive reviews and studying the tread patterns and designs, I was attracted to the very aggressive v-groove design of the Generals which is similar to what Formula 1 racers use for racing in the rain. This design allows huge amounts of water to be pumped out from the contact area of the tread to the sides of the tires. I just recently drove through torrential downpours, deep puddles at highway speeds and a very deep pool of water, in excess of 6 at about 25-30 mph with stellar results. At the highway speeds there was minimal deflection when hitting the standing water and when I went through the deep puddle, the tires generated an immense stream of high pressure water shooting straight up at about a 45 degree angle, like a deep V offshore fishing or speed boat, and the car steered straight like an arrow. Steering feel and grip in the wet was exceptionally good, feeling as good in the wet as in the dry.

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