Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

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Vehicle: 2006 Jeep Commander
Miles Driven on Tires: 12,500
Location: Alexandria, VA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
General Grabber HTS
Follow-Up Review: 22,000 miles on tires
January 13, 2014
since my last review at 12,500 miles, the noise and cupping have NOT gotten any worse but the tread wear is surprisingly bad. I am at 22,000 and am looking for another set of tires due to excessive wear on the edges of the tires despite using a high (38psi) tire pressure. Fuel economy never really surfaced. So, I would call this a fair option for the Jeep Commander but I think there are better tires out there for the bigger / heavier SUVs. It seems the owner of smaller SUVs find these tires work fine.
Initial Review: 12,500 miles on tires
January 25, 2013

I wanted to love these tires but they just don't deliver for me. At my earliest chance, I am going to switch back to the Goodyear OEM tire, it was much better overall. So here is the run-down: As mentioned in other reviews, my tires are beginning to cup. I am sure that minor vibration and increased noise will only get worse. My suspension, by the way, checks fine. Fuel economy: I saw no benefit by using these tires over the OEM Goodyears at all reasonable tire pressures from 30 psi to 40 psi. Below 32psi, they are mushy, above 34psi, the ride is very harsh compared to OEM. Dry traction and handling are wonderful! Wet traction and handling is very good. Hydroplaning is average, snow traction is limited but they do OK on ice compared to OEM.

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