Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

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Vehicle: 2002 Ford Escape 4wd XLT V6
Miles Driven on Tires: 24,000
Location: Palmerton, Pa
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
General Grabber HTS
Initial Review: 24,000 miles on tires
December 30, 2012

How do people get 50,000 miles on tires??? In all my years of driving I have NEVER gotten anywhere near the tires rated mileage! These general hts are 60k rated and I have 25k on them and they are shot. I was anal about my tire psi, I had at least 1 wheel alignment a year sometimes 2. I don't drive like a maniac. Anyways, that being said these tires are very good! I would say they are the best tires I have ever owned. I am considering buying them again, if the price is right. Even now with tread down to the wear bars the traction is acceptable even in snow. I do have to be carefull and slow down gradually and anticipate but considering how worn they are I am surprised how they still grip. I would definitely recommend these tires for the Escape! My only small gripe is the ride harshness... since they are 106 load range and the escape calls for 104, you will have a harsher ride at the oem tire psi of 30 vs a 104 rated tire. I compensated by reducing the psi to 28 as per the tire psi load chart available on the internet to match the original 104 weight index.

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