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A Little Help - General Grabber Info

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Hollywood22, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Hollywood22

    Hollywood22 [OP] Wranglin the Badger

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    My stock Dunlops AT20's are at 90,000km's and I have been doing some research in the Wheels and Tires section for a tire replacement.

    I'm looking at going up in size to a 265/70R17's and something that has more of an aggressive look, but won't crush my mpg's.

    I've narrowed it down to a few tires but the General Grabber AT2's are on sale right now for a good price. $172.49each.

    Any feedback from the guys/gals who are running this tire would be greatly appreciated. ride/change in mpg's/durability etc.

    I did try and do a search but with no luck.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    they are great
     
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    Hollywood22 [OP] Wranglin the Badger

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    Hollywood22 [OP] Wranglin the Badger

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    Did you try Discount Tires direct website for reviews ??? or any other on-line tire stores site for the same.???

    I have Grabber 2's BUT this is their 1st storm...so out of 8-10" of wet snow to move for the plow..just fine..out to the mailbox and back just fine...;) Now for real life ..my Michelin's LTX are the "Balls"...pulled my Ridgeline through blizzard conditions without a problem...:D

    My advice, find a dealer you trust that will service all 3; tires ,vehicle and CUSTOMER for the life of the tires and make the purchase..

    For the snow flakes...1) Nitto Terra Grapplers, 2) Grabber 2's or if $$$ is no problem MICHELIN's- these LTX's wear like iron ,no road noise and have traveled I-95 corridor for 50k...
     
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    I've had the Grabber AT2's on for about 2000 miles (~1 month). I use 265R16 on a TRD OR. My initial observations:

    About .4 less mpg then the OEM tires (this may fluctuate slightly as I get more miles on)

    During the recent storm I drove 85 miles on the highway in poor road conditions a few inches of snow/slush/ice. There were a few accidents the the traffic varied from people doing 15mph to semis trying to do 60. I was able to hold the reduced speed limit of 45mph without any problem (where conditions permitted). The Tacoma felt sure footed but you are still subject to those around you.

    Road noise is slightly greater, grip is great, wet performance is good.
     
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    Hollywood22 [OP] Wranglin the Badger

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    Thanks for the input. Ya I've been looking at a couple of different sites for reviews but the ones I have been on haven't really covered fuel efficiency. I will definitely take a look at those michelins. Thanks again.
     
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    Thanks for the info man. That gives me a good idea what to expect if I end up pulling the trigger on these tires. That doesn't seem like that much of a change from the OEM tires. Are your tires 265/70r16 or 265/75r16?
     
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    265/70r16 same as stock
     
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    Also, the majority of my miles is highway, I would expect the mpg to be worse with a more city bias as the tires are heavier than stock.
     
  11. Hollywood22

    Hollywood22 [OP] Wranglin the Badger

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    I want to bump up a size from stock and go with the 265/70R17's. I drive mostly on the highway but I'm sure with the bigger size my mileage will suffer. Something I can except as long as its not too drastic.
     
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    Love my Grabber AT2's! I am no tire expert, but I think the big hit in gas mileage comes in width changes rather than height. I am sure it will be affected some, but not near as much as if you were going from 265 to 285. Could be wrong though? I went from 265/65/16 Michelin LTX MS2 to 285/60/18 AT2's and I did take a hit in mpg. You will definitely notice the ride quality difference going from the C load range to the E. Its not as smooth as the highway tires, obviously, and is a little bit noisier. As most people say though, it feels more like a truck. Neither are bad enough to make me want to go back, nor would I want to buy any other tire. These are wearing great, look friggin awesome, and get the job done in all weather. I do live in TX, so I dont have much experience with snow, but other than that.... good stuff! For prices on these, I would check out tirebuyer.com. I was going to purchase from here but found a user on here that had a slightly used set for sale and grabbed those instead so I cant give them a good rating, but their prices were better than anyone else I could find. Hope this helps!
     
  13. Hollywood22

    Hollywood22 [OP] Wranglin the Badger

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    Helps a lot....thanks for your feedback.
     
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