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Thoughts on the General Grabber ATX?

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Anyone have any experience with the General Grabber ATX now that they have been out for a while? I noticed that they now have a P275/55/20 which is new but I can’t find anything on it. Even the General website doesn’t have that size listed. It’s there on TireBuyer and TireRack and my local shop can get them after I called and confirmed. It’s just strange to me that it’s not listed on Generals website. I’m not really interested in an LT tire.

 

My current set is the Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S and it’s been good with the exception of a bad alignment which was my fault. Thinking about my next set which may come sooner rather than later and I was either going to go with the Coopers again or I was looking at the Toyo Open Country AT III. Would like the 3 peak snow rating as well. The Grabber ATX caught my eye when it was released but it was an LT tire and didn’t come in my size. Now they do, so I was curious if anyone caught wind of them and purchased or has any inside info. Maybe they’re too new for that!

 

Thanks all!

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Took a chance this time on the Grabbers. Figured with the high ratings on TireRack and the $100 rebate going on at the moment I’d give them a try. Obviously no review since I just got back from the tire shop (a whopping 6 miles) but I love the way they look and I was really surprised at how quiet they were.

 

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Hey Cupton are you still happy with the Grabbers?  I know it's only been a few more weeks but I'm seriously considering them and I don't know anyone else besides you that has them!  Thanks.

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1 hour ago, 03 Cobra said:

Hey Cupton are you still happy with the Grabbers?  I know it's only been a few more weeks but I'm seriously considering them and I don't know anyone else besides you that has them!  Thanks.

Not many miles on them yet. Maybe a couple hundred. But off the bat I really like them and compared to my Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S which I really liked they are way quieter despite the deeper tread. The Coopers got noisy after I had a tread issue due to a misalignment but even when they were new I don’t remember them being as quiet as the Generals. They also seem to be a softer riding tire on the pavement and bumps. Maybe because they are an SL tire compared to the Coopers which were an XL tire. Obviously no snow test yet but we had a lot of rain this past weekend and the grabbers stuck to the pavement just like my Coopers did. They are a couple pounds heavier according to TireRack compared to my Coopers but I haven’t noticed any MPG change since the switch.

 

Last I checked the General website still didn’t have this tire listed in my 275/55/20 size. I thought that was weird that other places listed the specs but General still hasn’t. Must be a slow IT dept. ?

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Thought I'd share how my truck with the ATX's did the other night. Got about 4 inches of snow here in western Pennsylvania and I had to head to the airport to pick up my wife from her flight. I was cruising down the highway before the snow plows got around to clearing them and there was about 2-3 inches of unplowed highway I was cruising down. I was watching cars spinning their wheels and sliding backwards on one particular hill and my truck wasn't even breaking a sweat. Granted I was only going about 45 mph because of all the cars that were around, but still. I was very impressed. What impressed me more than that was when I realized I wasn't even in 4WD at the time. Whoops! Normally, when I can no longer see the pavement because it's covered, thats when I turn the dial to 4Hi. This time it completely slipped my mind because the truck and the ATX's were playing so nicely together. 

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