Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Durango 2wd
Miles Driven on Tires: 10,000
Location: Miami, FL
Driving Condition: Mostly City
Driving Style: Average
General Grabber HTS
Initial Review: 10,000 miles on tires
March 19, 2012

The General Grabber HTS was mounted on the front axle of my 2001 Durango 2WD, a set of Michelin LTX M/S2 were mounted on the rear axle. After 5000 miles, tires were rotated. 10,000 miles on both sets of tires now. Both tires started with 12/32 of tread per their Specs. Grabber HTS has about 7/32 left, M/S2 has about 9/32 left. Most of the driving is in the city of Miami. Tire Rack road test of the General Grabber HTS is relatively accurate. The main difference I notice, is that the General tire is a quicker responding tire to steering inputs, and gives a bouncier ride at the same tire pressures. The Michelin LTX M/S2 gives a more pleasant ride, but responds slower to steering inputs, which is not an altogether bad thing with the nervous and archaic suspension of my 2001 Durango! Both tires excellent in the wet, considering they are SUV tires! Durango has recently installed Bilstein shocks on front, Monroe Sensa-Tracs on rear. Generals have a built-in rim guard, and a hard plastic covering on the tire sidewall, which may protect the tire better than the Michelin's basic rubber sidewall. I notice that the new Continental LX20 is quite similar to the General, and I believe Continental owns General. In about 10,000 miles, the General Grabber HTS will probably have to be replaced. I would chose either the Continental LX20 or the Michelin LTX M/S2 at this time. I would consider the Goodyear Assurance CS Tripletread, but I am not sure it is made in my size. Hope this review was helpful.

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