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General Grabber AT2 P-Rated tires SUCK.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Priddle, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Jan 10, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    Priddle

    Priddle [OP] And now for something completely different....

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    I got these tires for my 18" Monsters because I didn't want the Load E BFG AT's. I knew these tires were more at risk for off-road punctures but this takes the cake.

    I was going down a gravel road, probably 1-2kms long and doing 20-40kph. I got back to pavement, and 5min later stopped at a store to hear a hissing. I found a rock punctured a tire, right in between the threads. It was sticking out perhaps 1/4". It looked like the rock had cracked off. Three months with these tires with little off-roading and already punctured one. I had BFG AT's on my old 03, 2 sets, and never punctured them and I went over large sharp rocks, glass, brushed rocks on the sidewalls, etc. No issues.

    I attached a pic of the rock....the pen is a Bic pen. The bottom half of that rock (left to right in pic = top to bottom) was in rubber. So there isn't much rubber there at all. I had a local garage put a plug in it for me.

    Oh well, live and learn.

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  2. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    thats insane, imagine what some broken glass would do.

    I guess i'll scratch those off possible tire options
     
  3. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    Grande

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    i was loking at those tires too, kinda glad i didnt get them....sry to hear that....i guess its back to bfg for u lol
     
  4. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    why would you go with p rated on a truck? only person i know who would do that is...toyota
     
  5. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Wow, they sound as bad as the stock rugged FAILS. I had one puncture from a twig! No word of a lie, it was a small enough twig that it only took one tire plug to fix, but it was apparently a million times stronger than rugged fail tires.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    travelingman What would Scooby do?

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  7. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    I have these tires and love them. Haven't had an issue and are great in snow.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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  9. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    travelingman What would Scooby do?

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  10. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    nah im sure they did it for cost and gas mileage reasons. hell even the raptor comes with rugged trails although im sure their rated to carry much more weight
     
  11. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    Priddle [OP] And now for something completely different....

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    I got the tires for 2 reasons:

    1) the 265/70r18 would not rub against the UCA's with the 18mm offset rim. I have 1/2" space to spare it seems

    2) with load E tires, I didn't want the ride of a dump truck. There's no such thing as Loaf C with BFG or General for a 18" rim
     
  12. Jan 11, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    The Raptor comes equipped with BFG All Terrain T/A's, not Rugged Trails.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    I had these on my last 05 in 265/70/16 and absolutely loved them. After 30k miles they still looked new when I sold the truck and they were awesome in the snow. I'll probably put another set on my "new" double cab when the rugged trails wear out. Chances are that rock was a lot larger to have enough force to puncture the tire. Should be just fine now that it's plugged. You got unlucky, tomorrow will be a better day.
     
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