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General Grabber AT2 Studdable.....worth it?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TacoTitan11, May 24, 2012.

  1. May 24, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    it looks like Discount Tire is running a nice Memorial Day Sale this weekend and I might pull the trigger and order them. I mainly do 80% highway, i dont plan on offroading....so would this be a good tire? I am mostly interested in looks but also a tire that's not too loud :oldglory: by the way...what does "studdable" mean?


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  2. May 24, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    ok, i looked up online was studdable was
     
  3. May 24, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    I'm looking at the same tire. I'm tore between these a cooper at BFg ats it th BFg rugged terrain
     
  4. May 25, 2012 at 4:57 AM
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    Studable means you can put metal studs in the tire for better traction on ice.

    Those tires seem to be fairly well liked so I don't think you can go wrong. If you're looking for a quiet, highway tire, I think they are much more aggressive than you need.
     
  5. May 25, 2012 at 4:59 AM
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    Lol, you don't need studs in North Carolina.

    You can also take a look at Goodyear Wrangler Authority tires. They're only available at Walmart, but they look badass, they're in the same price range, and I think they'd suit your needs just fine. I was maybe a day away from buying the AT2s you have listed here until I found the Goodyears. With what you describe you can't go wrong either way. But spend the money on having them studded on something else. Get some led dome lights or something instead.

    Also, when I was shopping the two (the Goodyear aren't studdable by the way) I remember something about studs not being DOT approved everywhere or something. The state of NC might not want you tearing up their roads with studded tires and ticket you. They're like radar detectors, ok some places, not ok others. So that makes it doubly not worth it. The studs, not the tire. Even the tire unstudded gets nothing but praise.
     
  6. May 25, 2012 at 5:35 AM
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  7. May 25, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    any one else?
     
  8. May 25, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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  9. May 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    Had them on my old Ranger a few years ago. Nice tire but one thing, they are not quiet. I also lost about 2 mpg.
     
  10. May 25, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    i dont know if i want to lose 2 miles per gallon....is that common when moving up to the 265 series?
     
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    What size you going to. 265/75/16? The 265/75 grabbers are load e and are 57lbs each tire. Way to heavy. I had that tire and it was good. Great in snow, offroad,wet and pavement but its heavy. I have same size tire but in bfgs. There still load e but there 53 lbs a tire. Thats 4lbs loss in each tire so its better. Not a huge difference but I can tell when im driving it. There isn't much tire selection for a 265/75 in load c. The only tire i can find in load c is the duratracs. All the other tires are load e so be peppered for that. you will get a loss of 1-2 mpg. Thats not too bad if you dont drive alot but you will see it
     
  13. May 26, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    If you're looking for a quiet, mostly highway tire with decent off-road manners then check out the Michelin LTX M/S2, the Bridgestone Dueler Revo2, or the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the General Grabber AT2, I just don't think it will suit your needs.
     
  15. May 26, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    i like my at2's...had them on about a year...not noisy at all....95% around town driver.
     
  16. May 26, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    good suggestions!
     
  17. May 28, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    I put mine on in November....love them thus far
     
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    Those are definately NOT a good highway tire, but for average off-road use they are great.
     
  19. Jul 22, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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    Did you get them? I ran the BF Goodrich that looks the same and they were fantastic on my FJ in 2008. The newer manufactured models of the BF (2010 and up) are crap, and a lot of guys are swapping out the BFG's for these due to liking the tread pattern. I drove with the BFG's on the freeway constantly and they were way quiet and were incredible in the snow, great on dry roads, and wore extremely evenly. I'm going to put a set on my Tacoma very soon. I have a grand total of a 1000 on my BFG Rugged Trails on a 2012 and absolutely HATE them. They wobble and are just not good tires. Time to try something else.
     
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    I have the general grabber at2 on 17" xd wheels an they ride an look awesome they came on my truck when I bought so I haven't tried anything else. But I love mine there quite an they seem to get good mileage for me!
     
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