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

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Vehicle: 1998 Volkswagen Jetta
Miles Driven on Tires: 3,000
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
General G-MAX AS-03
Initial Review: 3,000 miles on tires
January 04, 2014

Great all around tire for your car. It copes with light snow well enough and delviers excellent traction in the wet and dry. I am lowered about 3 on coilovers but the car uses stock alignment settings so it is not stanced and the camber and toe angles are stock. The car rides really well over light bumps and debris in the road despite being so low. My old tires were some potenzas with rock hard sidewalls that made the car undriveable due to the harshness. A switch to the G-maxes fixed all my ride issues from the second I rolled out of the shop. I think the dry grip is a touch lower than other high performance all seasons but it is definitely worlds above any grand touring tire. Deep snow gives this tire some issues but light snow and cold temperatures don't phase it. My car remained planted and controllable in the recent bouts of snow and ice we've gotten in the midwest.

The price can;t be beat. 50,000 miles on a tire this good is unheard of. The softer sidewalls make it a poor choice for the hardcore enthusiasts but everyone else should consider these tires for upgrading your typical boring car in the handling department. You will stop, accelerate, and turn faster than the average stock tire provided. And for those who have lowered and slammed cars like mine, they do a real good job of absorbing the bumps and whatnot that normally ruin cars on coils like mine.

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