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Old 10-29-2006, 12:36 AM
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Default General Grabber AT2 Tires

Well, I decided to take the plunge and put a hopefully better tire on the V that would give me better rain performance, and also be better on the occasional dirt road that I navigate to get to riding trailheads. The stock B'Stones were awful, and loud to boot. I went with a more aggressive tread with the Grabber AT2 from General in the stock 215/65-16 size. Only have a bit of driving with them so far, but the initial take is this:

The tires are quieter than the OEM B'Stones. No "roar" from the tire over the road. There IS a hum that is pretty pronounced between about 32 - 37 mph that then seems to get quiet again. Even then, I am not sure it's louder than the stock tires. I'll put about 100 miles on them tomorrow with a fair amount of freeway, and let you know. Thet feel really good cornering, but have not pushed them in the turns as they were just mounted yesterday. They DO look really nice and a lot like a BFG All-Terrain KO. I will also be checking mileage too. See what it comes out like after a couple of tanks. Ive been getting a pretty consistent average of 25 mpg in my '05 manual for 23K miles. Hopefully that will not change, or if so, not much. I know a few people on the forums have mentioned this tire - I guess I'm your ginuea pig!
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Old 10-29-2006, 08:29 AM
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Cool man

Post some pictures of them....

EDIT: They come in 215/75/15 These will be my next tires!!! :twisted:
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:27 AM
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Here are a couple of pics of the new tires...

These are 215/65-16 - OEM sized and should only be .1" larger than the stock B'Stones. Mainly because of the slightly deeper tread I am guessing. Very happy with the way they drive so far.
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:48 AM
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They look good! I like chunky tires

Thanks for the pictures....
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:17 PM
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Those are good looking tires. They are also about the cheapest tire that comes on the stock size, has a severe snow rating, and can be used year round. Can you let us know if they change your mileage at all ?


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Old 11-11-2006, 08:37 AM
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Howdy - Just a quick update on these tires for anyone who cares...

I really like them overall. There is a buzz from the tread between the low - 30s to almost 40 mph, and it differs a bit depending on the road surface. Overall, they are quieter than the OEM B'Stones. Not drastically, but it is impressive with the knobbier tread!

My first tank seemed to see a small drop in mileage - maybe 1 mpg. We have now gone to the "Winter Blend" that always affects my mileage negatively, so it may be hard to get a comparison - but last year my mileage dropped to about 23 mpg during the winter, and my fill-up yesterday netted me 22.8 mpg (260.6 miles - 11.43 Gal), so maybe it is not that bad. Now that we have our Ethanol blend going I'll compare to a ~ 23 mpg figure from last year and see if it changes.

They are great in rain, and seem to overall hook up better on the street than OEM. I have only had them on one short stretch of dirt road at a trailhead, so there is nothing conclusive there, but they did feel much more 'planted' - as expected. That's it for now!
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:59 AM
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What kind of treadlife do you expect from these? I'm looking for something to replace the stock tires now & want tires that will last a while.
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:51 AM
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These are rated at 60,000 miles - to be honest, if I get much over 40K out of them I'll be satisfied. Quite a few years ago, I had General All-Seasons on a Subaru and they not only worked very well everywhere (even decent off-road) they lasted! I put about 45K on them and sold the car with them on, and the guy that I sold it to put about another 20k on before he bought new tires. Considering that I am generally not hard on tires, and that I was on track to get 40K off the OEM crap, I could get more than I expect off of these - fairly deep tread @ 14/32nds. I am sure that road conditions and driving styles will drastically affect the miles that can be accrued. How are your stock tires wearing?
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Old 11-11-2006, 12:01 PM
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The stock Duelers are just about bare after 29k. I'm not the easiest on my tires, but I keep them rotated, inflated, and don't squeal on take-offs.

They performed the worst after the first rotation - went from a fairly smooth ride to the sound of a garbage disposal (hyperbole) & very bumpy.

Just put some GY Comfortreads on my wife's corolla last week, looking at the Tripletreads now.
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Old 11-11-2006, 12:05 PM
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Those are some good looking tires. I especially like the little knobbies on the sidewall right next to the tread. I can see how those would give extra traction in mud and sand. I will consider those when the time comes.
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